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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.

Quiz: Can you pass a grammar quiz?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 10:01am

Good grammar is very important, to say the least. Think you can pass our quiz? Take it and test your grammar skills.

Local elementary teacher plans to brings classroom outside

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 5:10pm

Imagine a classroom with no roof, no desks and no chalkboard. Indian Hills Elementary School teacher Catherine Woolf is using that as her inspiration for a new learning space on campus.

Audit: Credit card spending at Washington County school district is 'risky behavior'

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Apr 12th - 9:29pm

Footing personal credit card bills with district funds and taking months to repay personal expenditures are part of a "pattern of weak compliance" among administrators at the Washington County School District, a report states.

Dixie State now home of the Trailblazers

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Apr 11th - 10:31pm

Say goodbye to the Red Storm and hello to the Trailblazers. Dixie State University is rebranding itself — again.

Salt Lake City school board names 3 finalists for superintendent

KSL.com  |  Posted  Apr 10th - 5:20pm

The Salt Lake City Board of Education has narrowed the field of applicants in its search for a new superintendent to three finalists. They are Rhonda Corr, Alexa Cunningham,and Krish Mohip.

3-D printing gives 'cutting-edge' opportunities to WSU business students

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 9th - 8:02pm

Students at John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State are learning firsthand how to use 3-D printing technology to bring their creative product ideas to life.

Squad of students trains to recognize suicide warnings

McKenzie Romero and Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Apr 5th - 10:41am

Ramirez is one of several students in the Ogden School District who belong to a HOPE Squad — teams of students trained to recognize suicide warning signs and identified as someone their peers can come to if they or a friend are struggling.

Testing time at schools: Is there a better way?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 4th - 8:30am

My husband and I try not to talk about the "state tests," as my girls, 8 and 9, call them, but our daughters still bring them up fairly often.

Utah chosen to receive grant to better align schoolwork with industry needs

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 2nd - 7:32pm

Utah is one of 24 states chosen to receive a $100,000 grant to examine how well schools are preparing students for employment and to develop a plan to improve.