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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 the Utah State Board of Education.

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Utah Schools in the News

2021 Press Releases

November 9

Utah State Board of Education Names New Student Advisory Council Members

November 2

School Food Service Supply-chain Disruptions Being Addressed

October 29

Utah State Board of Education Approves Settlement with Assessment Vendor

October 20

Kids are Back in School as Utah Public Schools Add 8,638 Students in 2021

October 18

Biting into Local: It’s Utah Apple Crunch Time

October 13

Utah ACT Scores Rise for Class of 2021 as National Results Fall

September 22

September is Adult and Family Literacy Awareness Month in Utah

September 8

USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Will Benefit Almost 50,000 Utah Students

September 2

Weber High Theatre Teacher Named 2022 Utah Teacher of the Year

August 30

Utah State Superintendent Statement on OCR Letter on Mask Mandates

August 25

2022 Utah Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

August 24

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on Board Member’s Recent Social Media Post

August 5

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on Educational Equity Rule

July 22

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on R277-328 Public Hearing

June 3

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on the Passage of Educational Equity in Schools Rule

May 17

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on Critical Race Theory

May 7

Utah Names Finalists for National Math, Science Teaching Award

February 24

Percentage of Utah Students Taking, Passing AP Exams Increases Over 10 Years

February 18

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Statement on Board Member's Social Media Post

February 1

Utah State Board of Education Leadership Responds to Requests for Member Election and Removal Process

January 8

State Superintendent’s Statement on Accelerated Timeline to Vaccinate K-12 Educators

2020 Press Releases

December 9

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

December 8

USBE Reelects Mark Huntsman as Chair for 2021 - 2022

December 7

Utah Names Finalists for National Mathematics and Science Teaching Award

December 2

State Superintendent’s Statement on the Appointment of Brittney Cummins as Senior Advisor for Education for Governor-elect Cox

November 24

Child and Adult Care Food Program

November 13

Utah Seeks USDA Child Nutrition Program Monitoring Waivers to Assist Schools During COVID-19 Operations

November 10

Utah State Board of Education Announces State-wide Access to Scrible to Support Utah Schools with Research and Writing Amid Distance Learning

November 9

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Eligibility Announced

November 5

Utah Public School Enrollment Declines for First Time Since 2000

October 30

CyberStart America Competition Begins in Utah

October 14

Utah Tops Among States Testing All Students on ACT

October 1

Salt Lake City Sixth Grade Teacher Named 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year

September 3

2021 Utah Teacher of the Year Finalists Named

August 31

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

July 22

Superintendent Thanks State’s Congressional Delegation for Help in Getting Dual Immersion Teachers to Utah Classrooms

June 29

Governor OKs Board of Education Reopening Requirements, Recommendations

April 23

Utah’s Do the Write Thing Announces 2020 Youth Anti-Violence Challenge Winners

March 23

State Issues Extension on K-12 and Technical College Dismissal

March 19

Utah State Board of Education Votes to Waive Requirements and Suspend Assessment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 14

State Issues Clarification on K-12 Dismissal

March 13

Governor Herbert Announces Two-Week Dismissal of Utah’s Public Schools

March 12

State Superintendent’s Statement on Coronavirus and Utah’s Public Schools

March 10

Utah Seeks USDA School Lunch Waivers to Assist Schools in Emergency Planning

March 5

State Board of Education Endorses Proposal to Stabilize Public Education Funding

2019 Press Releases

2018 Press Releases

2016 Press Releases