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  • Board approves resolution affirming local control of curriculum

    UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01 A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF THE UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGARDING LOCAL CONTROL OF CURRICULUM WHEREAS, the Utah State Board of Education (the “State Board”) exercises “general control and supervision” of the public education system pursuant to Article X, Section 3 of the Utah Constitution; and, WHEREAS, the [...]

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  • Utah State Board of Education appoints Joel Coleman as interim Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman has been named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah. Coleman, who has served as the USDB superintendent for the past year, will transition into the interim position at the Utah State Office of Education over the next week. He will remain in that position until a permanent superintendent [...]

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  • Board conditionally approves ESEA waiver extension

    The Utah State Board of Education issued to following statement following its vote on the ESEA Flexibility Waiver on the morning of August 8, 2014: The Utah State Board of Education has unanimously voted to reapply for a renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, which had previously been granted to Utah and will expire this summer. The state’s application will be [...]

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    Utah State Board of Education meeting agenda: August 7-8, 2014

    The Utah State Board of Education will meet on August 7-8, 2014 in the Utah State Office of Education Board Room, 250 East 500 South, in Salt Lake City. To view the following agenda as a PDF, click here: 08-08-14 USBE Agenda. Agenda items are scheduled as follows: Thursday, August 7, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1.      DISCUSSION: Standards Setting -                         [...]

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    State School Board responds to Governor’s remarks on education

    The following is the statement issued by the Utah State Board of Education in response to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s remarks on education issues: “The State Board of Education appreciates the Governor’s message in support of our commitment to high educational standards for Utah’s children. We share his concern over the proper role of government and look forward to receiving the [...]

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