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Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:27pm

Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday.

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

Carole Feldman and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:47am

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

Garance Burke and Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:28am

Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 5:23pm

President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."

Report: Funding gap between district and charter schools narrows, but complete equity unlikely

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 1st - 4:01pm

The gap in per-pupil funding between district schools and charter schools continues to narrow thanks to past efforts and recent legislation, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday.

Technology program 'a huge deal' for low-income Salt Lake students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:32pm

Jackson Elementary School is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple's ConnectED program.

‘Don't be afraid to unmask yourself,' Westminster graduates urged

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 3:20pm

Bibek Neupane, the student speaker at Westminster College's graduation ceremony at the Maverik Center Saturday, said he saw himself differently when he first arrived in the United States four years ago from Nepal.

Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son

Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:29am

The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.

BYU announces plans for new engineering building

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 12:45pm

A new engineering building is expected to be finished in time for the fall 2018 semester, BYU announced Tuesday. Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 9.

Have You Seen This? BYU students studying for finals surprised with puppies

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 1:19pm

One Utah couple saw fit to bring a little happiness into the lives of Brigham Young University students during finals week by inviting them to see what was in their van: puppies.

USU expands land grant mission under outgoing presidency

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 24th - 10:01pm

Stan Albrecht, USU's 11-year president, is retiring. But he hopes the institution's land grant mission will be a priority for the next leader.

Student diversity, equity among resident priorities for next leader of Salt Lake schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 23rd - 9:34pm

Three final candidates to be the next superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District underwent final job interviews with the Board of Education and forums with the public Monday and Tuesday.

Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 23rd - 8:36pm

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent national study.

Elementary school students get a taste of opera

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 9:55pm

Opera might look and sound like a tough form of art to master, but some Salt Lake City fourth-graders are proving it can be tackled. A program promoting arts education in the schools is empowering kids to write and perform their own operas.

Have You Seen This? BYU students want to send Nana social media posts by mail

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 1:16pm

A group of students from Brigham Young University banded together to create a clever video campaign ultimately advocating for millennials to get in touch with their grandparents.

American Fork celebrates family literacy

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 8:51am

KSL's Read Today program marks the end of a statewide family reading pizza incentive with a Chopper 5 Literacy Landing. Greenwood Gators have enjoyed a lot of books — and pepperoni.

Is personalized learning the future of school?

Dan Simon, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 9:35pm

Looking for a new challenge, Max Ventilla pondered how one might rethink the entire school experience and apply personalization to a pre-K through eighth-grade school. In essence, he's applying what he learned in Silicon Valley and merging that with education.

U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 8:36pm

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday.

State School Board: New math standards show state flexibility in education

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 6:25pm

The Utah State Board of Education on Friday adopted a new set of mathematics standards for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Fundraising campaign at Weber State 'fantastically successful,' exceeding $125M goal

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 16th - 5:18pm

Weber State University leaders on Wednesday announced a successful fundraising campaign culminating in the university's 125th anniversary this year.