State Board’s May Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary Briefly

In its May 13, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

Agreed, conditionally, to review the state’s math and English language arts standards and to support Gov. Gary Herbert in his request to look at replacing Utah’s SAGE tests in high school with the ACT . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 13, 2016

Utah State Board of Education/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education and Governor discuss Utah Core Standards and SAGE testing. U.S. Department of Education issues guidance on transgender students and access to bathrooms. Texas lieutenant governor does not care for the guidance. Obama Administration says it won’t cut off federal funding over North Carolina’s bathroom law. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2015




In today’s ENR: KUTV looks at the problems of a rural school district that is losing population. In this case, it’s Garfield District. Utah colleges and universities are expecting more students. Congratulations to Indiana Coyle, Utah’s winner of the “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” for her Mix It Up Sushi recipe. New poll finds most teachers nationally see poverty as a barrier to learning in their school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 9. . . . → Read More

Utah NCLB flexibility waiver Approved




The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). . . . → Read More

AG’s analysis of Common Core standards




The Utah State Board of Education appreciates and affirms the report issued Tuesday by the Utah Attorney General’s Office. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 15, 2014




In today’s ENR: State Board of Education names Joel Coleman as interim superintendent. St. George Spectrum wrongly opines that Utah’s core lacks requirements for handwriting. You’ll find the standards by doing a keyword search on “handwriting” in the standards. State Board Members Johnson and Moss discuss the ESEA waiver. Washington superintendents aren’t keen on NCLB designations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 18, 2014




State School Board postpones its decision on whether to file for an extension of its ESEA waiver. There’s plenty of follow up on the Governor’s call for more information on Utah’s standards. Utah teachers travel to Finland to see what they can learn about schools there. Wisconsin Gov. Walker asks the legislature there to repeal Common Core. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Seeking Public Comment

"School Library" by Seniwati/CC/flickr




The Utah State Board of Education is seeking public comment on a proposed update to the grades 6-12 Core Standards for Library Media in public schools. . . . → Read More

2014 Summer ELA Secondary Courses

Christelle Estrada, Secondary Language Arts Specialist




Just a reminder that 2014 Summer ELA Secondary Courses (2-day sessions) are as follows: . . . → Read More