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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">A summary of the Utah State Board of Education meeting is below.  Of particular interest to curriculum directors, please note:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary/materials/R277-700-June2015.aspx"><span style="color:#336699">R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary
 Core Curriculum</span></a>. This rule is being amended in light of recent legislative action in the subject areas of
<a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0060.html" target="_blank"><span style="color:#336699">civics</span></a> and
<a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0196.html" target="_blank"><span style="color:#336699">math</span></a>. Because these changes need to be in place for the upcoming school year, this rule was passed on both second and third reading for final
 approval by the Board.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4CC.aspx"><span style="color:#336699">R277-406 Reading Improvement Program and the State Reading Goal</span></a>
 (with <a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary/materials/R277-406-June2015.aspx">
<span style="color:#336699">addendum</span></a>). This rules is being amended to take into account an approach to calculating the uniform growth goal for districts and charter schools based on a reading test and student growth.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4EE.aspx"><span style="color:#336699">R277-498 Grant for Math Teaching Training</span></a>. This rule
 is being amended for technical change and to keep it current with recent changes in
<a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0030.html" target="_blank"><span style="color:#336699">Utah law</span></a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.5pt;line-height:125%;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="http://schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Agenda/docs/TAB4GG.aspx"><span style="color:#336699">R277-444 Distribution of Funds to Arts and Science Organizations</span></a>.
 This rule is being repealed and reenacted to provide technical changes and clarification for the request for proposals (RFP) process.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Brush Script MT";color:#1F497D">Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning</span></i><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">Utah State Office of Education<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">President, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">250 E. 500 South</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">PO Box 144200</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">801-538-7739 </span>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#1F497D"><a href="mailto:diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:blue">diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov</span></a></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:#1F497D">
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 State Board of Education Meeting Summary<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">In its June 19, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in"><a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Appoint"><span style="color:#336699">Approved the appointments</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>of
 Ogden School District Assessment Director Rich Nye as new Utah State Office of Education associate superintendent for data, assessment, and accountability, and Community Development Corporation of Utah Executive Director Darin Brush as executive director of
 the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Budget"><span style="color:#336699;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Approved the budgets</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>for
 the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;color:black"><a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx#Openshaw"><span style="color:#336699;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in">Mourned the loss</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>of
 Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw who died, along with his wife and two of this children, in a plane crash in Missouri on June 12. The Board also announced that a scholarship fund named for C. Mark and Amy Openshaw has been set up at Utah
 Valley University.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">View the full summary at: <a href="http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx">
http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Meetings/Summary.aspx</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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