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Canyons District's Big Cottonwood Canyon school bus route 'unsafe,' state engineer says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:01pm

The "roadway up Big Cottonwood Canyon is unsafe for bus travel," a State Division of Risk Management engineer wrote in a letter to Canyons School District, which is considering ending school bus service in the canyon at the end of the school year.

Zions Bank executive tells students how to be savvy savers

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:18pm

Zions Bank Chief Financial Officer Kay Hall visited Charter High School in West Valley City to help instill teens with financial knowledge and decision-making skills as part of National Teach Children to Save Day.

Orem home turned into realistic crime scene for UVU forensic science students

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:44pm

In an older part of Orem, near 1138 S and 400 West, sits a home with crime scene tape lining the front entrance. It is a place full of clues, evidence and a lot of cameras.

University of Utah researchers develop virtual reality games for medical uses

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

A group of graduate program students at the University of Utah are working closely with medical experts and patients to develop several therapy-centered video games.

Mother and son graduate from BYU on the same day

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:09pm

BYU’s convocation ceremonies today included a special moment for one family — a mother and youngest son walked across the stage at the same time.

'House on Mango Street' author tells Salt Lake elementary students to 'dream big'

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 4:02pm

Author and National Medal of Arts recipient Sandra Cisneros told fifth-graders at Mountain View Elementary School that they live in a momentous time, but achieving their dreams will take much effort.

Salt Lake principal placed on leave during investigation retires

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:44pm

An elementary school principal who was placed on leave while police investigated a report of misconduct involving a student has decided to retire, Salt Lake City School District officials said Wednesday.

Federal funds for Dual Language Immersion program 'mismanaged,' audit says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:12pm

Federal funds for the state's Dual Language Immersion program, among them grants awarded by the National Security Agency, were "mismanaged" by the Utah State Board of Education, a new state audit says.


The surprising place your student may be getting bullied

Mariana Chrisney, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:55pm

Bully victimization doesn't only happen during school and after classes, but can happen between school and home when children ride the bus. School districts across the country have found different methods to prevent bullying in school buses.

Pathways program connects high school grads with high-tech jobs

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:46pm

In just its first two years, the Utah Aerospace Pathways program has found great success in connecting Utah high school students with good paying, sustainable employment in the state's growing advanced manufacturing sector.


Wanted: Effective, veteran teachers willing to relocate to San Juan County

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:54pm

While on the job, teachers at Montezuma Creek Elementary School face working conditions to which most public school teachers in Utah would be completely unaccustomed.

Majority of Granite school patrons support tax hike for building needs, poll shows

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:06pm

A majority of likely voters in the Granite School District would support a property tax increase to maintain, renovate and build new schools, a public opinion poll shows but most want to keep the tax increase to about a $200 hike on an average home.

Volunteers, Fidelity employees help revitalize Utah's oldest school

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:21pm

Volunteers with local Fidelity Investments firms worked Saturday to enhance the environment at West High School, the oldest public high school in the state of Utah.

After-school programs make a difference for kids and community, group says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:04pm

The Utah Afterschool Network brought about 100 educators, business leaders and local politicians together Friday at the Columbus Community Center to talk about the need for investing in after-school programs in Salt Lake County.

Quiz: Could you pass a 6th grade test?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:01am

The school year is soon coming to a close and students everywhere will be studying for their end-of-year tests. So let’s test your sixth grade knowledge.

Absences, fitness, atmosphere — new ways to track schools

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:10am

How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?

Civil rights activists urge Davis High students to know their history, stand up for others

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 5:50pm

Joanne Bland and Janice Kelsey weren't much older than the Davis High School students they spoke to Thursday when they took part in two key events of the civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery and the Birmingham Children's Crusade.

Audit: Privatizing student information system could cost millions

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 7:47am

A legislative audit released Monday recommends the Utah State Board of Education determine whether a student information system should be privatized given the price tag for eliminating it could reach $7 million the first year.

University of Utah students prepare for counterterrorism scenarios

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 8:02pm

Students with the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah enacted a scenario to see how they might handle the decision-making and crisis response to a terrorist attack, such as a hijacked plane.

A party with a purpose: Whittier Elementary celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 4:45pm

From playing with gak to knocking down stacked cups with a beanbag, Whittier Elementary School observed World Autism Awareness Day on Friday with a variety of party activities that also helped students diagnosed with autism hone skills.