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



Education News Roundup: July 16, 2014

Utah State Board of Education hires Search Group Partners to assist in search for a new State Superintendent. Spanish Fork Library helps teens with writing over the summer. The “every child reading on grade level by third grade” education reform is losing some of its luster, and a Mesa, Arizona charter school comes under criticism for using two of Cleon Skousen’s history texts as part of the curriculum. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More



Superintendent Search Committee Meeting Scheduled

The Utah State Board of Education Superintendent Search Committee will meet beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 to review the RFP for hiring an employment consultant to assist in the search, discuss confidentiality agreements, and look at next steps in the hiring of a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. . . . → Read More



Utah State Board of Education July 17 Meeting Agenda

The Utah State Board of Education will be meeting Thursday, July 17 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Items on the agenda include: A discussion of Utah’s federal ESEA waiver, the search for a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Board’s budget and legislative priorities for 2015, and consideration of a resolution on local control of curriculum. . . . → Read More