Lily Eskelsen García, an elementary school teacher from North Salt Lake, has been elected president of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest union representing nearly 3 million educators, making her the nation’s highest-ranking Latina labor leader.
In May, more than 3,000 UEA members participated in an online survey and shared their experiences with SAGE testing. The UEA recently passed those survey results along to the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).
Most every Utah teacher will be required to complete Student Learning Objectives as part of educator evaluations. Are you ready? The 2014 UEA Leadership Academy focused helping teachers prepare.
Allison Riddle, a third grade teacher in Davis School District and 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year, was named one of five recipients of the 2015 Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence.
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel is angry at people who would treat our children as commodities in order to yield profits, attack educators and create conflict rather than actually work to improve public education for all our students.
UEA has received a multi-year grant from NEA to support UEA members in implementing student learning objectives (SLOs). SLOs will be required as a measurement of student growth for non-tested subjects and grades when the new statewide evaluation framework is implemented.
The Utah State Board of Education approved the announcement of the opening for Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Board also approved sending out a request for proposals (RFP) seeking an executive recruiting firm to provide a minimum of six qualified and interested candidates for the position.
As part of her official 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year duties, fifth-grade teacher and Davis Education Association member Allison Riddle traveled to Washington, DC, in April to attend a conference and meet with politicians and policymakers.
Dedicated teacher Cassie Cox benefits from Office Depot's generous partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org who are helping teachers change lives.
Welcome to the all-new UEA website. In addition to an updated look, the new site includes an exclusive UEA members-only section (login required) with access to professional development materials, bargaining and negotiation data, the UEA evaluation toolkit and much more.
UEA members elected Park City teacher Heidi Matthews to serve a three-year term as NEA State Director.
Education International has launched an innovative survey, Education for All, to assess teaching and learning conditions in classrooms around the world.
It is time that decisions regarding public education are placed with the education experts. The educator voice can no longer be ignored and disrespected.
Salt Lake Tribune Editorial by UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh
Independent task force members ask lawmakers to consider their education policy recommendations, detailed in a new report.
(Salt Lake Tribune) The head of the state school board will give up her seat to become Gov. Gary Herbert’s new education adviser. Herbert named Tami Pyfer, of Logan, as his new adviser on Tuesday.
(Deseret News) Julie Hammari, a sixth-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary in Spanish Fork, has received the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Calling education his highest priority, Utah Governor Gary Herbert asked lawmakers to set aside $157 million in anticipated new state revenue for public education. His proposed budget includes fully funding new student growth and a 2.5 percent increase on the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU).
Congratulations and thank you to UEA members for their recruiting efforts during the UEA's Recruit Today! 2013 Fall Campaign.
Teachers share success they have had using Utah Effective Teaching Standard 7
Meetings help UEA members improve teaching skills, prepare for evaluations
Since its inception, the U.S. has been a melting pot. Nowhere is that more apparent than in our public schools, where we mix, mingle and share with people different than ourselves. School is where we learn about the ideals promised in the Constitution, beginning with “We the people…” School is where teachers open doors of opportunity for all students. School is where students hopefully learn that anything is possible in this great country.
Ten educators each received a $1,500 cash award at the KeyBank Superstars in Education celebration on Oct. 17. UEA Honor Roll and Human & Civil Rights awards were also presented.
Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove announced today that Foxboro Elementary School fifth grade teacher Allison P. Riddle has been named Utah’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.
The UEA, on behalf of teachers, has taken the position that both UCAS, which was developed in response to a previous school grading law, and the current single-grade reporting system are both seriously flawed in the way they measure and report what’s happening in our schools.
(CBS This Morning) Why a high school football coach suspended nearly every player on team...
Leaders learn to improve teaching skills, prepare for educators for new evaluations at Sept. 21 all-day training.
In reality, by nature of our Associations’ structure, the business of our elected representatives and the positions we take at the UEA House of Delegates and the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) can be no more liberal, moderate or conservative than our membership because elected delegates represent their local associations each time we vote.
The Jordan UniServ, which represents teachers in the Jordan and Canyons School Districts, announced that Jessica Dunn has been named a new UniServ Director.
Legislatively mandated school grades miss the mark in school accountability, according to the UEA.
(Blog by State School Board member Kim Burningham) In summary, some charter schools provide outstanding alternatives and may deserve the parent’s and student’s consideration. In general, however, I believe the time and effort a parent may devote to a charter school may be better spent to support your neighborhood school.
Student learning took center stage at the NEA’s annual Representative Assembly July 3-7 in Atlanta. More than 70 Utah educators joined their colleagues from across the nation in Atlanta during the first week of July to supercharge the drive for public education and student success.
(Salt Lake Tribune) Leigh VandenAkker spent the last week in Brazil learning global competency.
As part of a commitment to ensure every UEA member is successful in their evaluation, the entire focus of the two-day 2013 Leadership Academy was the educator evaluation system required by a state law passed in 2012 (Senate Bill 64). Teams of leaders from every local/UniServ were trained on ways to help UEA members succeed on the evaluations and improve their teaching skills, including details about the Utah Effective Teaching Standards, types of evidence required, student growth plans (SGP) and student learning objectives (SLO).
(NEA Today Express) As the Common Core debate heats up, we’ve heard a lot from policy makers, politicians, and even TV talk show hosts about the challenges posed by the new standards and whether they’ll help or hurt education. With all the chatter, the voices of the professionals who are actually responsible for implementing the Common Core has been all but drowned out in the mainstream media.
UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh and Gov. Gary Herbert joined Arch Coal Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Lang as he presented trophies, classroom plaques and checks to the winners.
What we as teachers do matters in ways we can sometimes only imagine.
The Utah Core Standards are based on the Common Core State Standards, a state-led effort adopted in 44 states to better prepare students to compete in a global economy.