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March 10th
Districts to help fund charter school?
August 18th
Funding for New Century and Regents scholarships to be restored
July 1st
Applications for the Carson Smith Scholarship are due

Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
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Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
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Mar. 12
The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
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Did You Know?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
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In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
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Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
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The average class size in Utah is 22.2
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High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
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Utah State Office of Education

The Utah State Office of Education, or USOE, is the state-level bureaucracy that helps the State Board of Education fulfill its constitutional duties to supervise Utah’s public education system.

About the USOE

The USOE is headed by the State Superintendent, who is appointed by the State Board of Education.  Currently, the USOE has over 300 employees who are assigned to 20 departments.

Education Powers & Responsibilities

The USOE works under the direction of the State Superintendent to help the State Board of Education carry out its constitutional duties to supervise Utah’s public education system.  Most rules and regulations created by the State Board of Education and State Legislature require public schools to report compliance data to the USOE.  The USOE then publishes that data in reports for state officials and the public at large. 

Although the USOE does not directly operate school districts, the State Superintendent and USOE staff advise school districts and public schools “upon all matters involving the welfare of the schools.”  However, legal advice must be referred to the State Attorney General.

The State Superintendent and USOE actively lobby the State Legislature to pass or defeat specific bills.  They also provide advice to the State Board of Education.

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