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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">I hope you will be able to attend the Curriculum Directors Meeting on
<b>January 17 from 9:00am-3:00pm </b>at</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">250 E 500 S, Salt Lake City</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Our agenda will include<span style="color:#1F497D"></span></span></p>
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<li class="x_MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:#1F497D">a preview of upcoming legislation from Deputy Superintendent Patty Norman,
</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:#1F497D">a discussion of R277-717(grade replacement) and R277-700 (middle school requirements),</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:#1F497D">best practices for English language arts,
</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:#1F497D">an opportunity for funding through Title IVA,
</span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:#1F497D">and more! We will also be having a discussion of how work in the field can address the Boardís Strategic Plan and meet the metrics of Education Elevated.  Please review these documents
 (<a href="https://schools.utah.gov/file/90e22951-243e-4ebd-8518-251e863e8a3b">USBE Strategic Plan</a> and
<a href="https://schools.utah.gov/File/01ed1d4a-2612-4e72-ad02-b6969dec5bc3">Education Elevated</a>) and be prepared to share what you are doing to move the needle towards student success.   </span></li></ul>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">If you have other agenda items you wish to discuss, itís not too late to let me know.</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">All invitees please contact my assistant Jon at
<a href="mailto:jonathan.collins@schools.utah.gov">jonathan.collins@schools.utah.gov</a> to register.</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><b><u><span style="font-size:12.0pt">**Please note that registration must be completed no later than Friday, January 12, 2017</span></u></b><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt">. 
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt; color:red">A live webcast of the meeting will be available.  Instructions on how to access the webcast will be distributed during the week of the meeting.</span></b><span style="color:red"></span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; font-family:"Brush Script MT"">Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Utah State Board of Education</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">250 E. 500 S.</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">PO Box 144200</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">801-538-7739</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><a href="mailto:diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov">diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov</a></span>
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