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USBE and UPDN will provide a statewide training on Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses, featuring Dr. Edward Schultz. Please see the flyer below for more information, and download the PDF using the link below it.

Registration: MIDAS https://usbe.midaseducation.com. Search for “Patterns of Strengths”.

Instructions on registering in MIDAS can be found on the MIDAS homepage. Contact the MIDAS helpdesk at MIDAS@schools.utah.gov with any login questions.

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Tool of the Week

  • We all seek closure in important aspects of our lives—why not algebra? Student learning will benefit if you take a few minutes at the end of each algebra lesson to close the deal. Do students understand the purpose of the lesson? Do they have a sense of how it will lead to the next lesson? ...

Utah Conference

Save the date for the 2019 Utah CEC General & Special Education Teacher Annual Conference featuring keynote speaker Justin Osmond!!
"Growing Possibility"
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THANK YOU to all who attended last year's conference:
"Be The Change You Wish To See":

2017 Conference Flyer
Printable Conference Resources

Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • The Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real report provides information on state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plans and school improvement efforts. The report, a follow-up to the Learning Policy Institute’s 2017 report Advancing Educational Equity for Underserved Youth, describes which have made advancements in these five indicators: suspension rates, school climate, chronic absenteeism, extended-year graduation rates, and access to a college- and career-ready curriculum. A substantial number of states have begun to incorporate key indicators that can support greater equity in their statewide reporting systems. Some states are using equity indicators to identify schools for comprehensive support and improvement...