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We work to advance the professional and economic well being of our members. We believe in a strong public education system.
We work to advance the professional and economic well being of our members. We believe in a strong public education system.

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Women's Grants from Zions Bank
ZIONS BANK ACCEPTING 2015 SMART WOMEN GRANT APPLICATIONS Deadline to apply for one of six $3,000 micro-grants is July 6   SALT LAKE CITY, Utah; June 17, 2015 — Zions Bank is accepting applications for its 2015 Smart Women Grants, open to anyone whose propos...

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Year Round - Traditional Pay History
On May 11, 2010, seven year round schools found out in a School Board meeting that they would be moving to a traditional calendar for the next year.  The employees at those schools had just three months to figure out how to adjust for the lack of an August ...

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Over Testing Resolution
Over the past few weeks, students have been taking SAGE tests on writing. We have heard from many of you about the challenges your students have experienced with this test and others. The UEA has assisted Rep. Marie Poulson in writing a resolution (numbered...

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UEA Legislative Summary February 2-6
2015 LEGISLATURE WEEK TWO SUMMARY: February 2-6 During Week Two, about a dozen education-related bills of the nearly 70 currently being tracked by the UEA were heard. In addition, the Executive Appropriations Committee approved a base budget that funds the ...

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Extended Day Versus Year Round Schedule
Having attended multiple Jordan Board Study Sessions where elementary schedules have been addressed, I believe the Board would like to phase out the year round schedule over time.  See this KSL article .  The Board decided that 5 schools, Columbia , Mountai...

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UEA Application for Assessment Literacy Task Force
UEA is looking for master
teachers, specialists, and administrators from all levels who have designed
assessments, analyzed assessment data, used data for student progress, and have
a basic understanding of the role of assessments in Student Learning Object...

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Prosperity 2020 Academic Excellence Symposium
Following are my notes from the Symposium.  It was a TED Talk set up with each speaker taking about 10 minutes.  You can see news coverage and read the Prosperity 2020 plan . Attending:  Dr.
Johnson, Peggy Jo Kennett, Susan Pulsipher, Todd Quarnberg, Brian ...

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Walk for Colleen Bliss
Walk for Colleen Bliss! She is a retired Jordan/Canyons teacher who was a career-long UEA member. She is the recommended candidate against Dan McCay in the Riverton/Bluffdale area. See below for her scheduled campaign walk times for this week. Tuesday, O...

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UEA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
Kelley DeHaan , Vocal Music Teacher at West Jordan High, and Bruce Gunn , District Math Specialist, received the UEA Excellence in Teaching Award tonight.  Their wives, also teachers and JEA members, joined them along with Superintendent Johnson and West Jo...

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Letter from UEA President
Dear Fellow UEA
Members, I am writing to you
today about the appointment Brad Smith, current Ogden School District
Superintendent, as the State Superintendent of Instruction. I recognize there is
angst by many over Mr. Smith’s appointment. First, let me...
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