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    Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP)

    Name of organization: Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP) Date Posted: November 15, 2016 Date nominations are due to Board Secretary: December 1, 2016 Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: Duties: • Advise the USBE of unmet needs within the State in the education of students with disabilities. • Comment […]

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    State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools

    October 7, 2016 The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to support Utah Constitutional Amendment B, a ballot measure that if approved by voters in November would increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. Amendment B allows fund earnings, as defined by statute, to be distributed, instead of solely the current […]

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    New Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Campus Opens in SLC

    October 6, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — A ribbon cutting and celebration on Thursday marked the grand opening for a new Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) campus, which includes 10 additional classrooms and state-of-the-art gymnasium and theater facilities in Salt Lake City. Named the C. Mark Openshaw Education Center in honor of the late member of the Utah State Board of Education, […]

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    Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Competency-based Learning Review Committee

    Name of organization: Competency-based Learning Review Committee Date Posted: September 14, 2016 Date nominations are due to Board Secretary: October 3, 2016 Brief background of what the organization does and the reference in statute or rule establishing the organization: The Competency-based Learning Amendments (S.B. 143) was passed in the 2016 General Legislative Session. This bill calls for […]

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    Utah Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. Results from the 2015-16 year show proficiency rates in math and science increased on average 1.9 percentage points to 46.5 percent and 48.7 percent, […]

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