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The Public Relations Office helps connect people with information about the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and the state’s public school system. Here you will find links to the latest news about Utah schools as well as links to social media outlets used by USBE.

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Utah Schools in the News

2018 Press Releases

December 11
USBE Reelects Mark Huntsman as Chair for 2019, 2020

December 7
USBE Begins Policy Process to Overhaul School Fees Practices

December 4
Utah’s Public High School Graduation Rate Climbs for Sixth Straight Year

November 15
Utah Public Schools Add 7,561 More Students in 2018

November 8
Over 36,000 Utah high school students participated in Concurrent Enrollment last year

November 1
Utah High School Students Named to New State Student Council

October 25
Minority Students Drive Increased AP Participation in Utah as Scores Rise in 2018

October 17
Utah Public School ACT Composite Scores Rise Slightly in 2018

October 12
It’s Apple Crunch Time, Utah

October 10
$8.4 Million Grant Targets Mental Health Issues Among School-aged Youth

October 4
Eighteen of 26 Schools Successfully Exit Utah School Turnaround Program

September 24
Bear River Region AM STEM wins 2018 Utah Excellence in Action Award

September 17
State Superintendent Embarks on 3rd Annual ‘Listening Tour’

September 13
Statewide Scores Show Language Arts Proficiency up Slightly, Math Proficiency Flat

September 12
Utah Names Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

September 7
West High Social Studies and AVID Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

September 6
First-ever Statewide Student Advisory Council Created in Utah

August 28
103 Awards Distributed to Utah Elementary Schools from USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

August 22
2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Finalists Named

July 12
Utah ESSA State Plan Approved by U.S. Secretary of Education

June 26
National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

June 14
Utah Asks for One-Year Reprieve from ESSA Accountability Provision

June 7
New Statewide Test Providers Selected for Utah Students

April 10
Nation's Report Card: 2017 Utah Fourth, Eighth Grade Mathematics, Reading Scores Steady

February 21
Utah Students Rank Fifth in Nation for Passing AP Exams

February 14
Utah Submits ESSA Plan and Waiver Request

February 1
State Board of Education to Pursue Waiver from One Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Provision

January 26
Ogden, Jordan, Canyons District Educators Named Utah Principals of the Year

January 19
Tiffany Stanley Named Chief of Staff at State Board of Education

January 18
Statewide Change Gives Students with Disabilities Diploma Options

2017 Press Releases

December 21
Child and Adult Care Food Program

December 11
Utah's Public High School Graduation Rate Climbs for Fifth Straight Year

December 7
Huntsman Re-elected as Chair of Utah State Board of Education

November 18
102 Awards Distributed to Utah Elementary Schools from USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

October 31
Utah's Public Schools Add 7,872 Students This Year

October 13
Utah Selects New Statewide School Testing Provider

September 11
Utah Student Scores on Annual End-of-level Tests Dip for First Time in Test

September 8
Uintah High English Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

September 7
Utah ACT Composite Scores Rise Slightly in 2017; Reading, Science Scores Up, English Down, Math Holds Steady

September 6
Treasurer Damschen, State Superintendent Dickson Announce Largest Permanent State School Fund Distribution in Utah History

August 30
Utah’s 2017 Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Announced

June 7
Utah's ESSA Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

June 2
State Board Names Patty Norman as Deputy Superintendent

March 16
State Board's Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement to Lead Ogden School District as New Superintendent

February 1
Study: More than Half of New Utah Teachers Quit Within Seven Years

January 27
Nebo, Provo, Alpine District Educators Named Utah Principals of the Year

January 11
Lieutenant Governor to Swear in New State Board of Education Members

2016 Press Releases

December 9
Mark Huntsman Elected New Chair of Utah State Board of Education

November 22
Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016

November 10
Utah’s Public Schools Add 10,580 Students This Year

October 27
Utah Eighth Graders Top Nation in Science; Fourth Graders Ranked Eighth

October 24
More Utah Students Take AP Exams, Passing Rate Still Surpasses Nation

October 7
State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools

October 6
New Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Campus Opens in SLC

September 15
More Students Proficient in Math, Science, But School Grades Down

September 9
State Board to Recommend Legislative Changes to Utah’s Assessment and Accountability Systems

September 9
State Board Changes Rule after Listening to Public Comments

September 9
West High AVID Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

September 8
State Charter School Board Names Lambert Executive Director

September 6
Utah Schools Aim to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism

September 6
Utah Science and Math Teachers Named Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

August 24
Utah ACT Composite Scores Hold Steady in 2016 Amid National Decline; English Scores Up One-tenth; Math Scores Down One-tenth

August 12
State Office of Rehabilitation Opens Waiting List to Serve More than 2,300 Utahns with Disabilities

August 3
State Charter School Board Names Finalists for Executive Director

August 2
State Board Seeks Local Flexibility in New Federal Education Regulations

June 30
Utah State Board of Education and Staff to Use One Name

June 29
National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack and Special Milk Programs Policy Announced

June 23
Sydnee Dickson Named Utah's State Superintendent of Public Instruction

May 19
Utah State Safety Skill Competition Set Saturday for School Bus Drivers

February 2
Utah Winners of Martin Luther King Essay, Video Contest Named

January 15
Six Utah Sites Chosen to Pilot Early Childhood Education Programs

January 6
Canyons, Alpine, Washington District Educators Named Utah Principals of the Year