December Meeting Summary

In its December 4, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Approved updates to middle school science and engineering standards. • Reelected its leadership: David Crandall as chair, and David Thomas and Jennifer Johnson as first and second vice chairs respectively. • Adopted a resolution establishing the Board’s official position regarding federal land policy including national monuments and School Trust Lands. . . . → Read More

State Board August Meeting Summary

In its August 7, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Directed staff to incorporate changes suggested during a 90-day public comment period on draft Utah Science and Engineering Education Standards for Grades 6-8 and agreed to allow an additional 30-day comment period on the updated draft. • Gave preliminary approval to a new rule establishing procedures for turning around low-performing schools. • Swore in new Board Member Stan Lockhart who represents District 13 in Utah County. . . . → Read More