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    State Board releases secondary social studies standards for 90-day review

    The Utah State Board of Education voted May 13, 2016, to release proposed secondary social studies standards for public comment. Those standards are now available for public comment, and members of the public are invited to provide feedback. Read the standards here: Standards for Utah Studies, U.S. History I, World History, World Geography, U.S. History II, and U.S. Government and […]

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    Response to U.S. Department of Education and Justice Release of Joint Guidance to Ensure the Civic Rights of Transgender Students

    The following was sent to district superintendents and charter school directors on Monday, May 16, 2016: Education Leaders, On May 13, 2016, the Utah State Board of Education and local education agencies (LEAs) throughout the state received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights outlining guidance in regard to accommodations for transgender student use of […]

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    State Board takes action on Core Standards, SAGE in high school

      K-12 Math and English Standards to Undergo Review Utah State Board of Education also votes to support discontinuing SAGE testing in high school The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday, May 13, to begin a review of English language arts and mathematics standards and move toward discontinuing SAGE testing in high schools. With a 13-2 vote, State Board members will begin a […]

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    State Board Chair Responds to Governor on Standards, Testing

    Utah State Board of Education Chair David Crandall issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gary Herbert’s letter to the Board dated May 4, 2016: “The Utah State Board of Education is cognizant of the issues surrounding the 2010 adoption and implementation of new mathematics and English language arts standards. We appreciate the governor’s perspective on this issue and his […]

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    Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: USOR/Advisory Council to the Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Name of organization: USOR/Advisory Council to the Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Date Posted: May 3, 2016 Date nominations are due to Board Secretary: May 31, 2016 Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: Pursuant to the UCA 53A-24-405 and its current Bylaws, the Advisory Council to the Division of […]

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