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Utah Tech Council gets $4M for job expansion

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:36pm

A new funding boost from the state Legislature is expected to help the Utah Technology Council grow the number of STEM-area college grads and help address growing, unmet demand in the state's tech sector.

Push to raise Utah income tax to help schools moving ahead

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:48pm

A group backed by business leaders said this week they plan to move ahead with a push to get Utah voters to raise the state income tax to generate an extra $750 million annually to address a teacher shortage, crowded classrooms and other school needs.

Rich Nye named superintendent of the Ogden School District

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:04am

Rich K. Nye, a career educator and a deputy state superintendent, has been appointed superintendent of the Ogden School District.

2 Davis County high schools receive major STEM donation

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:58pm

Two Davis County high schools received a $1.7 million donation for STEM education and training over the next three years. The schools were selected based on their large population of military dependents.

Prescription to play: U. working to improve your health with apps, games

Peter Rosen  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:03pm

Game developers, doctors and medical researchers at the University of Utah are working together to create apps and games in hopes of providing better health care.

Knee surgery can't stop U. med student from making it to Match Day

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:38pm

Friday was Match Day, when fourth-year medical students across the country, among them 92 members of the University of Utah School of Medicine's Class of 2017, found out where they will conduct their medical residencies.

U. School of Medicine jumps 20 spots on U.S. News’ annual rankings

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:09am

The University of Utah’s health colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation in primary care, research, physician assistant training, nurse midwifery, pharmacy and other areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Teacher turnover in Utah exceeded 55% over 8 years

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 10:02pm

Utah's rate of teacher turnover exceeds national levels and young, inexperienced teachers are most likely to leave the profession, according to a recent Utah Education Public Policy Center analysis.

Idaho elementary school offers rare preschool for English language learners

Kevin Trevellyan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 7:47pm

A group of Madison School District 321 preschoolers had just finished free play in the Burton Elementary School gym when they were told to line up in the hallway outside.

Journalist Bob Schieffer to speak at SUU commencement

Mar 11th - 8:45pm

Emmy-award winning political commentator and TV journalist Bob Schieffer will give Southern Utah University’s 2017 commencement address on Friday, April 28, at the Centrum Arena.

Legislature commits nearly $240 million in new money for public education

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 7:58am

Utah lawmakers approved nearly $240 million in new money for public education Tuesday, including $68 million for growth and a 4 percent increase in the value of the weighted pupil unit.

Senate passes bill offering $5K performance-based bonus for teachers

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 9:57pm

The Utah Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a bill that creates a bonus program for effective teachers in high-poverty schools.

Bingham High among 4 finalists to win $25K national award for best school spirit

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 7:07pm

Bingham High School is, along with three schools across the country, a finalist for $25,000 in a competition for the best school spirit.

State of college athletics: An in-depth look at the $154M cost of Utah's athletic programs

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 9:41am

The cost of college athletics is rising across the country and within public institutions at Utah, regardless of program size. With expenses on the rise comes the importance to spend wisely.

Supreme Court won't say if transgender teen can pick bathroom

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 6th - 3:21pm

The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of a Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom.

CAMEX brings thousands of college retailers to SLC

Keith McCord  |  Posted   Mar 4th - 8:33pm

Thousands of people are in Salt Lake City this weekend to attend the CAmpus Market EXpo — an annual educational conference and trade show that deals with everything students and fans will find in a college bookstore.

Utah girls get hands-on experience at SheTech

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Mar 4th - 8:39am

1,200 Utah high school girls gathered at UVU Friday for a daylong conference aimed at giving them positive exposure to, and interactive experience with, a wide range of technology and advanced-industry career paths.

Construction begins on new Eagle Mountain high school

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:26pm

A community that’s only been in existence for 20 years will soon have its very own public high school.

Anonymous donor gives teacher $10K in memory of Ogden woman

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 7:02pm

Heidi Martin inspired those who knew her. After Martin's death in January, an anonymous donor wanted to honor her by granting $10,000 in her name to a Bountiful teacher.

Rodeo assembly aims to rope in young readers  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:06pm

Rodeo clown Kevin Higley watches as Stephanie Benson, a teacher at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork, climbs into a rodeo clown barrel on Monday during the school's Champion Challenge Rodeo assembly, which challenged students to read more.