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Interim education chief appointed as state superintendent

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:34pm

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction.

State school board candidate debates and interviews

KSL.com  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 6:52pm

There are eight Utah State Board of Education seats up for election this year. Of those, seven are in a primary. The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools has organized debates for every district facing a primary.

Utah educators selected as finalists to lead state education office

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 9:58pm

Two Utah educators have been selected as finalists to become the next state superintendent of public instruction, education leaders announced Thursday.

Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 11th - 5:16pm

Some kids like Minecraft so much that they're willing to get graded on how well they play the game.

Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Jun 11th - 9:02am

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care program. Kavita, who is Congolese, is also a refugee.

Rule change: Utah schools can tap experts to fill teaching void

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 10th - 9:31pm

The Utah State Board of Education began a discussion Friday in advance of meetings with lawmakers next week on how data should inform policy initiatives to bring more teachers into the classrooms and keep them there.

4 things your child's teacher wishes you'd do this summer

Lyndsi Frandsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 9th - 2:29pm

The truth is teachers still think about our students during the summer break. Here are a few things you can do with your child during the summer that any teacher would approve of.

'Math Stairs' helping students memorize multiplication equations

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jun 8th - 9:01pm

Daybreak Elementary in South Jordan has a unique way to try to teach students multiplication.

Debates scheduled for State School Board candidates

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 5th - 7:00pm

Utah voters will have opportunities to compare the educational philosophies of candidates vying for the Utah State Board of Education in several debates to be held this month.

'What we became': West High grads visit former schools to celebrate and inspire

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 4th - 7:59am

Several schools in the Salt Lake City School District welcomed back former students prior to their high school graduation this week in a graduation walk to celebrate their accomplishments while inspiring younger students.

Abortion question pulled from Utah high school test, prompts review

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 1:48pm

A test question about abortion that popped up during a 10th grade biology test at Utah Electronic High School is now under review. So is the process behind how test questions are written and selected.

Warriors Over the Wasatch air show is back

Angie Reed  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 7:46pm

The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show is back this month – and educators hope it will help kids become excited about STEM.

Woman graduates from college where she was left as a newborn

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 8:31pm

More than 30 years after she was abandoned as a newborn in a dorm at San Francisco State University, Jillian Sobol has graduated from the school where she began her life.

State scrambling to keep up with dual immersion students

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 5:17pm

Ten percent of Utah students are progressing through dual immersion language programs, but right now no options exist beyond middle school. The state is working to make sure the investment in dual immersion not a waste.

State, education leaders gear up for summer deliberation as school year ends

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:03pm

School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing, accountability and Utah's teacher shortage.

Retired teacher writes letters to former students at graduation one last time

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:28am

Barbara Langford can tell you what made each of her students special. In her 17-year career spent mostly at Manila Elementary School in Pleasant Grove, Langford estimates she has taught more than 500 students in 4th and 5th grades.

Smarty pants: 15 smartest states according to test scores

Nick Selbe, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:43am

State testing is among the most widely used tools for evaluating public schools, with exams given annually to students of all grade levels.

Utah school district takes stand against White House bathroom directive

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:39pm

The Box Elder School District is refusing to abide by President Obama's directive that transgendered students be allowed to choose which bathroom they want to use.

Don't know what's causing your infection? Ask your DNA

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:08pm

Three years in the making, new software from researchers at the University of Utah may be a "game changer" for how doctors diagnose patients in clinic, emergency rooms and in developing countries, according to co-developer Mark Yandell.

Skyline senior to be punished for motorcycle prank

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:01pm

Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday at Skyline High School. But a 17-year-old senior may not be attending because of an end-of-year prank that now has him facing criminal charges.