State Board Meeting Summary

In its April 15, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Heard a progress report on the appointment of a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. • Agreed to form a steering committee to look at a new contractor for state SAGE assessments. • Adopted updates to the state’s Elementary Math and K-12 Fine Arts standards. . . . → Read More

Request for Proposals

The Utah State Office of Education is announcing the release of the request for proposals for the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program Grant to the community. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 10, 2015

In Today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education gives preliminary approval to a new rule on school turnaround in Utah. Proposed middle school science standards will have 30 more days of public review. New York Times gives a national perspective on the teacher shortage. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 10. . . . → Read More

OER Science Textbooks Udpated

We are excited to announce that the Utah Open Educational Resource (OER) science textbooks have been updated for the 2015-16 school year and are all are now available for download on the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Science website – http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER.aspx. . . . → Read More

2015 Earth Connections Camp

One by one the students and their instructors shared their thoughts of the day’s activities during circle time. “I like learning about my culture and being outside in nature,” said Calora Norton, an 11th grader at Lehi High School. “I liked learning about what people here do for their jobs.” . . . → Read More

2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition

Thank you and congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition. A total of 18 school bus drivers competed in the event held at Alpine School District this month. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2015

In today’s ENR: The proposed middle school science standards get one last public hearing in Salt Lake. John Glenn, by the way, puts in a good word for teaching evolution in schools. D-News looks at the StepUP READY grant program. Standard looks at credit recovery programs ahead of high school graduation. Utah gets some kudos as the U.S. Senate looks at open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 8, 2015

"Mystical Mathematical Mandalas" by South Summit Elementary's fourth grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation looks at how many more kids will be entering Utah schools over the next 35 years. It’s a lot. Alpine Board names Assistant Superintendent Sam Jarman as new superintendent, replacing the retiring Vern Henshaw. KSL looks at salaries in Utah schools and districts. KSL also looks at the starting times of Utah schools. ACT expands computer-based testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

New SAGE Tutorial Tool

A new item type tutorial has been placed on the SAGE portal. The Equation Response tutorial displays a basic numeric keypad or a full array of mathematical operators, symbols, and functions that must be used to demonstrate an answer for this item type. . . . → Read More