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'We're all going to go far:' Sterling Scholar hopefuls interview for next round

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:59pm

More than 600 Wasatch Region students across 14 categories gave interviews or performed in front of judges, hoping to learn later that they advanced to the final round of consideration in the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards Program.

Utah may face lawsuit over 'inadequate' school funding

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:24am

Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools.

U of U class teaches the linguistics of foul language

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:29pm

You're not supposed to say the words, but at the University of Utah Linguistics Department, you can study them.

Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:32pm

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday.

Little Free Library keeps kids reading

Sharon Woods Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:04am

Felicia Walsh has found a portal in her neighborhood that takes her to places she can only imagine.

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:20pm

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

USU president announces retirement

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:09pm

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after serving 11 years as the institution's leader.

Donations for new UVU performing arts building top $20M

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:17am

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of $15 million.

3 ways Utahns can be 'all in' for schools and kids

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted  Jan 30th - 10:50am

KSL devoted a day with stories in every newscast to show how community members can help ensure every child has school success.

'Read it again, Mom!' Enhancing the parent-child reading experience

Julie Nelson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 27th - 7:21pm

Parent-child reading fosters pleasure and relationship bonding as well as impressive educational benefits. Here are some suggestions to enhance your book sharing experiences.

Dems propose taking money from higher ed to fund public schools

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:31am

Education again tops Utah Democratic lawmakers' list of priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including a new idea to get more money into public schools.

DWR, USU partner to get fifth-graders excited about science, writing

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 6:43pm

Small groups of fifth-graders from The Edith Bowen Laboratory School make trips to Hardware Ranch to see and feed live Elk each week. It's part of a program to help get them interested in careers in wildlife biology.

WSU students teach mindset matters in new program

Morgan Wilkins  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 9:46pm

Weber State University psychology students work with students at Washington Terrace Elementary School to change their mindset to help them succeed in the classroom.

Salt Lake City School District considering adjusting start time of high school classes

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 6:35pm

Salt Lake City School District is distributing a survey asking parents, district workers and students about time, in particular, whether or not students are getting enough sleep.

Bill would teach Utah 8th-graders to avoid picking up guns

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 10:45am

A Utah lawmaker wants middle school students to get classroom training on what to do if they encounter a weapon or if a gunman enters their school.

Juan Diego High School seniors share of themselves to aid and comfort others

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 7:07pm

Juan Diego Catholic High School seniors got a chance to get out of the classroom and spend a week in the community volunteering at 30 local charities. It was a life-changing experience for the 234 seniors.

High school station celebrates 40 years of training radio DJs

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 4:14pm

Pleasant Grove High School is about to be overrun with former disc jockeys. Forty years worth of DJs have been invited to a reunion this week at the school where they cut their teeth and honed their skills at a student radio station.

Utah student-to-counselor ratio high but improving, report says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 4:04pm

A report being discussed by the Utah State Board of Education this week shows Utah's middle and high schools overall are getting closer to having an adequate number of counselors for their students. But additional support is still needed.

'Glitch' keeps $24M in tax revenue from schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 7th - 8:24am

A $75 million property tax increase has helped schools hire more teachers and make needed upgrades, but a legislative "glitch" has prevented schools from receiving about $24 million of the new revenue.

Education leaders weigh in on a new monument's threat to funding

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jan 3rd - 3:03pm

With the looming possibility of a new national monument or two in Utah, education officials are urging state and national leaders to be mindful of the impacts a new designation could have on schools.