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Science as art: U. research featured in European museum

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 8:28pm

When U. cell biologist Jody Rosenblatt organized the Research as Art contest last year, she received 80 submissions from places she "didn't even know existed."

Parental opt-out doesn't apply to civics test graduation requirement, school board says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 11:55am

Members of the State School Board gave preliminary approval Thursday to a policy that would clarify how parents can opt their children out of state-mandated tests at school.

New education policy creating 'conundrum' for students, parents becomes official

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:26pm

Members of the Utah State Board of Education gave final approval Friday to a policy they say could create a "conundrum" for high school students thanks to conflicting state laws passed this year.

Federal investigators to audit Westminster College over handling of sexual assault case

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:13pm

Federal investigators will look into how administrators handled a past sexual assault case after a complaint was filed.

Defining, preventing bullying in Utah schools

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:05pm

KSL helps tackle the tough question of what is bullying versus teasing and explains programs are available in Utah schools to help.

'Buddy Benches' encourage elementary school students to make friends

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:39pm

When one Springville girl learned of the loneliness her brother was feeling each day on the playground, she made a plan to help him and other children in similar situations.

UVU now the largest public university in state, new enrollment numbers show

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 5:59pm

Utah Valley University has become the largest public institution of higher education in Utah, according to enrollment numbers released Wednesday.

'Teacherpreneur:' Educators buy, sell lesson plans online

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:38pm

Utah teachers sell their lesson plans to create full-time business using, an online market for educators that allows teachers to share, sell and buy original educational resources.

U. students, librarians promote freedom to read during Banned Books Week

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:02pm

Students, librarians and community members publicly disclosed their views of the destructive nature of censorship and importance of the freedom to read Wednesday by sharing excerpts from banned and challenged books at the University of Utah.

$32M USU grant seeks to prepare middle schoolers for college

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:10pm

Professors at Utah State University hope to follow about 3,000 middle schoolers over the next seven years to give them the best chance possible at succeeding in college.

Davis School District looks to voters for $298M bond, campus upgrades

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:15am

The Davis School District is hoping voters will approve a $298 million bond to build three or four new schools and make needed upgrades at existing campuses.

Primary Children's Hospital opens new School Zone to aid patient education

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 7:51pm

Primary Children's Hospital's new School Zone provides a classroom environment for patients. The area features computer programs that connect patients to their own teachers, a library and tutoring space.

What is 'digital citizenship'? How a new Utah law will affect you

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 11:44am

Schools, parents and educators are working on implementing HB 213 all around the state. Learn what digital citizenship is and how you can become involved.

State announces high- and low-performing Title I schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:29pm

The highest- and lowest-performing schools with students from low-income families were announced Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education.

Westminster inaugurates Stephen R. Morgan as president

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:15am

Westminster College inaugurated Stephen R. Morgan Saturday as the 18th president in the college's 140-year history.

U. adds to growing number of higher education buildings, opens Sandy Center

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:15am

The U. on Friday opened its Sandy Center as a place to facilitate smaller class sizes for general education courses, as well as students taking noncredit courses.

Teens, parents learn how to pay for college

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:47am

A statewide campaign is underway to help demystify the financial aid process for students and parents.

Program builds bridge between Salt Lake middle, high school

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 7:17pm

Making the transition from middle to high school can be challenging. Now, Salt Lake's Northwest Middle School and West High School are teaming up to help bridge that gap.

Decades of Granite High alumni take last photos at school

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 11:07am

Nearly 70 years of alumni gathered at Granite High School Saturday to capture one last memory at the red-brick school they called home for a few years.

Coalition asks school bus drivers, students' parents to avoid idling

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 2:05pm

The Utah State Office of Education again has accepted a challenge to cut school bus emissions by eliminating idling and by encouraging parents to do so as well.