Public Hearing on Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This hearing is being convened to receive public comment on Administrative Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Sept. 7, 2017

In its September 7 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Moved forward a Board plan to restructure the state’s educator licensing system. Approved Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Named Leah Voorhies as Assistant Superintendent of Student Support. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Canceled

Kairos Academy has withdrawn is appeal of a Utah State Charter School Board decision to terminate its charter. The hearing that had been scheduled on Sept. 5, 2017 has consequently been canceled. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Scheduled Sept. 5, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Charter School Appeal Panel will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 on the Utah State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy. . . . → Read More

Instructional Materials Commission Nominations Sought

There is currently an opening on the Instructional Materials Commission for a lay citizen member. Nominees for this position may not be currently employed as Utah educators, but should possess an interest in evaluating K-12 curriculum materials. . . . → Read More

News Release: Paula Plant Appointed as Interim Director of School Children’s Trust

Utah State Board of Education Chair Mark Huntsman authorized the appointment of Paula Plant as interim director of School Children’s Trust Section, effective Aug. 8, 2017. Plant will serve as the interim director until the Utah State Board of Education appoints a new director. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Aug. 4, 2017

In its August 4 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved the use of end-of year SAGE tests for high school freshman and sophomores in spring 2018. Added flexibility to middle school/junior high school course requirements. Forwarded a draft copy of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the Governor and Legislature for their review. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for Aug. 3-4, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, August 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More