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The Public Relations Office helps connect people with information about the Utah State Board of Education 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 the Utah State Board of Education.

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2018 Press Releases

January 18

Statewide Change Gives Students with Disabilities Diploma Options

January 19

Tiffany Stanley Named Chief of Staff at State Board of Education

January 26

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

February 1

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

February 14

Utah Submits ESSA Plan and Waiver Request

February 21

Utah Students Rank Fifth in Nation for Passing AP Exams

April 10

Nation's Report Card: 2017 Utah Fourth, Eighth Grade Mathematics, Reading Scores Stead

June 7

New Statewide Test Providers Selected for Utah Students

June 14

Utah Asks for One-Year Reprieve from ESSA Accountability Provision

June 26

National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

July 12

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

August 22

2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Finalists Named

August 28

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

September 6

First-ever Statewide Student Advisory Council Created in Utah

September 7

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

September 12

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

September 13

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

September 17

State Superintendent Embarks on 3rd Annual ‘Listening Tour’

September 24

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

October 4

Eighteen of 26 Schools Successfully Exit Utah School Turnaround Program

October 10

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

October 12

It’s Apple Crunch Time, Utah

October 17

Utah Public School ACT Composite Scores Rise Slightly in 2018

October 25

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

November 1

Utah High School Students Named to New State Student Council

November 8

Over 36,000 Utah High School Students Participated in Concurrent Enrollment Last Year

November 15

Utah Public Schools Add 7,561 More Students in 2018

December 4

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

December 7

USBE Begins Policy Process to Overhaul School Fees Practices

December 11

USBE Reelects Mark Huntsman as Chair for 2019, 2020

2016 Press Releases

January 6

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

January 15

Six Utah Sites Chosen to Pilot Early Childhood Education Programs

February 2

Utah Winners of Martin Luther King Essay, Video Contest Named

May 19

Utah State Safety Skill Competition Set Saturday for School Bus Drivers

June 23

Sydnee Dickson Named Utah's State Superintendent of Public Instruction

June 29

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

June 30

Utah State Board of Education and Staff to Use One Name

August 2

State Board Seeks Local Flexibility in New Federal Education Regulations

August 3

State Charter School Board Names Finalists for Executive Director

August 12

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

August 24

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

September 6

Utah Schools Aim to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism

Utah Science and Math Teachers Named Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

September 8

State Charter School Board Names Lambert Executive Director

September 9

State Board Changes Rule after Listening to Public Comments

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

West High AVID Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

September 15

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

October 6

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

October 7

State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools

October 24

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

October 27

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

November 10

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

November 22

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

December 9

Mark Huntsman Elected New Chair of Utah State Board of Education