Utah Names Title I Priority, Focus, Reward Schools for 2014-15

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) has identified Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. These determinations were made in accordance with the accountability provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education. . . . → Read More

2012-13 Title I Reward Schools

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The Utah State Office of Education has identified Title I Reward Schools for the 2012‐2013 School Year. In academic performance, these schools are the top 15 percent of Title I schools and all have either above average academic growth or above average academic achievement. . . . → Read More

Utah Schools Show Improvement in UCAS

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Both Utah elementary and high schools showed year-to-year improvement under the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS), according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

School Grading — Harm or Help?

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Recent Utah headlines focus on the turmoil of school grading—of interest to every parent, student, and educator. Although I strongly favor the careful use of measurement to help determine strengths, weaknesses, and improvement, I AM NOT A FAN OF GRADING SCHOOLS. In fact, I fear this system may do more harm than good. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 03, 2012

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In today’s ENR: There’s plenty of follow up on Friday’s release of Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) on Utah’s public schools. New KIDS COUNT report looks at employment opportunities for young people. Congratulations to Dixie Sun Elementary on being named a Blue Ribbon School. WaPo takes a long look at reading and the Common Core. What does the big turnout of the youth vote and the Latino vote harbor for reauthorization of ESEA? Five states look at increasing the time spent in school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 3. . . . → Read More