State Board of Education Meeting Summary for May 5, 2017




In its May 5 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave final approval to a rule change that removes language prohibiting the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah public schools. Began looking at potential changes giving student and parents more latitude in middle school course selection. Agreed to wait until the Board receives an opinion from the Attorney General’s Office before making a decision on the future of the Board’s Aspire student information system. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for May 4-5, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 4, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, May 5 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

USBE Standards & Assessment Committee Meeting




The Utah State Board of Education Standards and Assessment Committee will hold hold a meeting at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. . . . → Read More

What’s Next for School Grades?




If you’re one of the educators, parents, or students wondering what comes next in school grading, student testing, and education accountability in Utah, the Utah State Board of Education has a new two-page flyer that may be of help. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 17, 2017




Media outlets locally and nationally are trying to parse out what President Trump’s education budget means for programs moving forward. Deputy Superintendent Rich Nye named Superintendent in Ogden. OECD encourages the U.S. to spend more on infrastructure including education. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria wants “more focus on the type of education and the type of skills that you need that are being demanded by the productive sector, not merely more diplomas.” Should whole classes still be reading a novel together? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 14, 2017




Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah finds teacher turnover in Utah really is high. Utah State Board of Education keeps the Utah High School Activities Association rule in its amended form. Latino advocates in Ogden seek action on the immigration issue from the Ogden School District. Secretary DeVos speaks with urban district superintendents. President Trump will be in Nashville tomorrow to tout school choice. And in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Pi Day today. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Meeting Summary




In its March 13, 2017 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Agreed to not seek any veto action from the 2017 legislative session. Let stand the previously amended administrative rule dealing with the Utah High School Activities Association. The Board will continue to review the rule moving forward. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for March 13, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will hold its March meeting at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Monday, March 13, 2017 beginning at 4 p.m. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Legislative Meeting Agenda




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss issues pending before the Utah Legislature in Room 210 of the East Senate Building, 120 E Capitol St., Salt Lake City, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from noon to 1:45 p.m. Please note that while this meeting will be recorded, it will not be streamed. You will have to be in attendance to hear it live. . . . → Read More