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U. College of Education among top secondary teacher preparation programs nationwide

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:32pm

The University of Utah's College of Education is one of the top secondary teacher preparation programs nationwide, according to the latest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Davis High 'Band Man' named district's Teacher of the Year

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:21am

Davis School District named Steven Hendricks as Teacher of the Year at an awards assembly at Davis High School. In addition to the nomination, the district awarded Hendricks with a one-year lease and insurance coverage on a Kia Forte EX.

Some Canyons School District kindergartners spending more time in the classroom

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:02pm

Kindergarten might be the most important year in a child's education. That is why the Canyons School District decided to try expanding the number of hours some of its kindergartners spend in the classroom.

Ogden students take artistic talents to new level with prosthetics and real-life models

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:45pm

Students at Highland Junior High School in Ogden are taking their artistic talents to a whole new level. Instead of watercolors and canvasses, they use prosthetics and real-life models in their Stagecraft class.

New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:26pm

New revisions to Idaho's K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change as part of the latest attempt to appease Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Juvenile justice reforms stirring concerns among educators, law enforcement

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:11pm

With an Aug. 1 implementation looming, some Utah educators are concerned about the practical implications of a new initiative that substantially changes how youths are treated in the juvenile justice system.

Next task on Utah school districts' plates: Passing policies to end 'lunch shaming'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:38pm

School districts across the country have until July 1 to have policies in place intended to end "lunch shaming" of students whose parents owe money for school lunches. Local school boards in Utah are working to meet the federal deadline.

Mentor program keeps Salt Lake teachers on the job

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:50am

The teacher turnover rate in Salt Lake City School District is about one-third lower than across the state. Leaders attribute a first-of-its-kind teacher mentor program.

Orem grade-schoolers' study finds most drivers make illegal left-hand turns

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:45pm

More than half of drivers make illegal left-hand turns, according to the study cited by Orem Police.

Search for new U. president 'in early stages'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:48pm

The search for a successor to University of Utah President David Pershing is in the "early stages," says Harris Simmons, co-chairman of the search committee and a member of the Utah State Board of Regents.

2 Santaquin Elementary employees say goodbye after decades of service

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:04pm

As the school year comes to a close, an elementary is preparing to say goodbye to two longtime employees. While neither taught in the classroom, colleagues say they have been the glue that has kept the school together.

Lehi adds crossing guard as parents press for more safety near school crosswalk

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:01pm

Lehi City officials are planning to add a crossing guard to an intersection by an elementary school shortly after video shot by neighboring parents showed struggles young students were having crossing the street.

Springville students help put books in Uganda schools

Kat Thornburgh  |  Posted   May 17th - 6:53pm

Picking up a book can easily be taken for granted, but half a world away in the town of Lugazi, Uganda, many children have never opened a book.

Students in Spanish Fork see first-hand the consequences of drunk and distracted driving

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 17th - 6:22pm

Spanish Fork High School’s entire student body gathered Wednesday in a parking lot to watch a mock tragedy unfold.

Granite School Board seeking applicants for Taylorsville-area vacancy

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:11pm

Granite School District is seeking applicants to fill the unexpired term of longtime Precinct 4 board member Sarah Meier, who has tendered her resignation to serve a church mission with her husband.

School board postpones vote on dropping Big Cottonwood Canyon bus service

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:41am

The Canyons Board of Education voted Tuesday to postpone a decision whether to end school bus service to Big Cottonwood Canyon in the face of growing safety concerns and dwindling ridership.

Canyons district proposes new plan to pay overdue school lunch accounts

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted   May 16th - 10:13pm

The Canyons School District has proposed a new policy to pay for school lunches that officials hope will strike a balance between feeding students and holding parents accountable for overdue lunch funds.

Yoga has benefits in the classroom, SL elementary teacher and students say

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted   May 16th - 9:05pm

Third graders at Lincoln Elementary School are doing yoga on a regular basis. They say it helps with concentration, relieves stress and helps them feel better about themselves.

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 7:45am

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday.

Fifth-graders schooled on raising, releasing trout

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 15th - 8:03pm

Since January, fifth-graders at HighMark Charter School in South Weber have been learning the ins, outs and some of the ickiness that can accompany raising trout from eggs. They've learned that big fish eat little fish, but also about stewardship.