Utah Selects New Statewide School Testing Provider

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) will begin negotiations with Questar Assessment Inc. for a five-year, computer-adaptive testing contract that will begin being used in schools in the 2018-19 school year. . . . → Read More

In its October 12 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Delayed setting an effective date for approved changes to core course requirements for grades 7 and 8 and referred the rule back to committee for further consideration. Revised its funding priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Priorities include funding growth and a 5.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit. Appointed Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 6, 2017

Equality Utah and the State Board of Education settle the lawsuit over sex-ed policy in Utah. Utah Business looks at the outlook for education in Utah. Of the 700,000 DACA recipients in the U.S., an estimated 20,000 of them are teachers. What does this mean for schools? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2017

High School Activities Association sues the State Board of Education and the state. Latest state intergenerational poverty report shows some gains in education. Latest poll shows weakening support for Our Schools Now tax plan. Ed Week takes a look at how states plan to handle opt outs in their ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2017

Utah State Board of Education releases 2017 school grades. College Board releases 2017 SAT scores and Utah public school 2017 AP scores. The Utah scores are looking good. Utah Policy looks at Our Schools Now ahead of the 2018 election. 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell discusses how she got there. New ECS study looks at the portability of teaching licenses. Is ninth grade the key to high school success? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2017

Utah State Board of Education hears from both sides about the new middle school course flexibility rule. Legislators discuss school report cards. Are changes coming for educator licensing? Learning Policy Institute takes a national look at why teachers are quitting. Report finds U.S. spending on education is dropping relative to other nations. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

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