Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Liberty Bell replica at Utah Capitol

In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson’s digital education bill moves forward in the Senate. Senate Education takes a look at President Niederhauser’s school turnaround bill. Attorney General’s Office clears Iron County School Board of open meeting law allegations. D-News supports nonpartisan school board. Spectrum not so enthusiastic about the citizenship test. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26. . . . → Read More

State Board Legislative Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its legislative meeting Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda can be found here. The meeting will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

Education-Related Bills Passed

Stack of Bills

Take a look at the list of education-related bills passed in both House and Senate as of February 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 19, 2015

Utah State Board of Education Laura Belnap.

In today’s ENR: More than a half million in additional dollars are available for public and higher ed, according to the latest revenue projections. Spectrum profiles USBE Member Laura Belnap. Will the State Board and the four largest districts be moving to partisan school board elections? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 19. . . . → Read More

Reimbursement for CPR/AED Training

With support from the Utah State Legislature, the American Heart Association, and the Utah Department of Health, the Utah State Office of Education will reimburse school districts $6 per student who receives high quality CPR training and learns how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). . . . → Read More

SAGE Family Brochure

Students have been required to take year-end tests for years. In 2008, Utah began to field new computer adaptive tests, and the success of this testing system led the Utah State Legislature to establish a computer adaptive testing system statewide in 2013-14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 21, 2014

In today’s ENR: Utah PTA asks Governor for a veto of the curriculum review bill. Utah State Board of Education takes up the matter at noon today. Stateline takes a look at Granite’s preK education program. Utah Foundation forum touts education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 21. . . . → Read More

Math Vendor Webinars

As a follow up to previous announcements from the Utah STEM Action Center and Utah State Office of Education, in an effort to provide Math Digital Learning Technologies, we are pleased to announce that webinars demonstrating the functionality of the products will be available in advance of the statewide vendor fairs. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2014

Utah House of Representatives

In today’s ENR: Common Core opponents link Speaker Lockhart/Rep. Gibson’s ed tech bill to Common Core. The bill passes committee anyway. Bill allowing conversion of instruction days to professional development days passes. Trib and KSL go over the online education program audit. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26, 2014. . . . → Read More