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3 ways Utahns can be 'all in' for schools and kids

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted  Jan 30th - 10:50am

KSL devoted a day with stories in every newscast to show how community members can help ensure every child has school success.

'Read it again, Mom!' Enhancing the parent-child reading experience

Julie Nelson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 27th - 7:21pm

Parent-child reading fosters pleasure and relationship bonding as well as impressive educational benefits. Here are some suggestions to enhance your book sharing experiences.

Dems propose taking money from higher ed to fund public schools

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:31am

Education again tops Utah Democratic lawmakers' list of priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including a new idea to get more money into public schools.

DWR, USU partner to get fifth-graders excited about science, writing

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 6:43pm

Small groups of fifth-graders from The Edith Bowen Laboratory School make trips to Hardware Ranch to see and feed live Elk each week. It's part of a program to help get them interested in careers in wildlife biology.

WSU students teach mindset matters in new program

Morgan Wilkins  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 9:46pm

Weber State University psychology students work with students at Washington Terrace Elementary School to change their mindset to help them succeed in the classroom.

Salt Lake City School District considering adjusting start time of high school classes

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 6:35pm

Salt Lake City School District is distributing a survey asking parents, district workers and students about time, in particular, whether or not students are getting enough sleep.

Bill would teach Utah 8th-graders to avoid picking up guns

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 10:45am

A Utah lawmaker wants middle school students to get classroom training on what to do if they encounter a weapon or if a gunman enters their school.

Juan Diego High School seniors share of themselves to aid and comfort others

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:07pm

Juan Diego Catholic High School seniors got a chance to get out of the classroom and spend a week in the community volunteering at 30 local charities. It was a life-changing experience for the 234 seniors.

High school station celebrates 40 years of training radio DJs

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 4:14pm

Pleasant Grove High School is about to be overrun with former disc jockeys. Forty years worth of DJs have been invited to a reunion this week at the school where they cut their teeth and honed their skills at a student radio station.

Utah student-to-counselor ratio high but improving, report says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 4:04pm

A report being discussed by the Utah State Board of Education this week shows Utah's middle and high schools overall are getting closer to having an adequate number of counselors for their students. But additional support is still needed.

'Glitch' keeps $24M in tax revenue from schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 7th - 8:24am

A $75 million property tax increase has helped schools hire more teachers and make needed upgrades, but a legislative "glitch" has prevented schools from receiving about $24 million of the new revenue.

Education leaders weigh in on a new monument's threat to funding

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 3rd - 3:03pm

With the looming possibility of a new national monument or two in Utah, education officials are urging state and national leaders to be mindful of the impacts a new designation could have on schools.

Southern Utah University to offer cyber security master's

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 2nd - 4:44pm

Southern Utah University is planning to offer a master's degree in cyber security starting this spring.

UEA: New regulations deny due process to disciplined teachers

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 2nd - 10:01am

The Utah Education Association says a new set of regulations violates teachers' rights to due process in disciplinary hearings.

Dixie State narrows new nickname finalists to 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 28th - 8:49pm

Dixie State University has narrowed the list of possible new nicknames to three: Trailblazers, Sun Warriors and Raptors.

BYU students create buzzed driving ad campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 27th - 4:51pm

A national ad campaign by students at Brigham Young University is running this week with the intent to inform people that buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Utah aims to draw teachers to schools near reservations

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 24th - 8:57am

Utah lawmakers are working on a $2 million pilot program to attract and keep teachers in remote public schools near American Indian reservations, where turnover can top 50 percent.

How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Dec 20th - 6:13pm

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary students are given the gift of literacy  |  Posted  Dec 18th - 11:20pm

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School students try to get a peek at Santa Claus during an assembly at the Salt Lake City school on Thursday where the students learned they'll be getting new library books.

Santa takes a break to drive for the Jordan School District

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Dec 18th - 10:30pm

For many Utah students, Friday was the last day of classes before the Christmas break. That alone is enough to make many of them smile. But for some kids riding a Jordan School District bus, that smile got even bigger when they saw their bus driver.