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New AP US History teaching framework released after controversy

Wyatt Massey, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:36am

The College Board released its new Advanced Placement U.S. History teaching guidelines Thursday, following a year in which the previous framework was attacked for being anti-American.

Overall, Utah schools stack up, report says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:55pm

Utah's education system ranked 14th best overall in a national report published this week by WalletHub. The report measured various metrics, such as reading and math scores, graduation rates and school safety.

School technology task force employs California-based firm

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:48pm

The Utah Digital Learning Task Force, created by the Legislature to form a plan for bringing technology into Utah classrooms, will employ a California-based consulting firm to help develop the plan, state education leaders announced Friday.

2 SLC students who 'beat the odds' invited to White House

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:26am

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education.

SUU hopes for help to house large freshman class

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:25pm

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date.

Native American students embrace challenge of new summer school

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:42pm

A new summer school is a big step into the modern world for some Native American students meeting in Blanding.

New income guidelines announced for free, reduced-price school meals

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:11pm

The Utah State Office of Education on Wednesday announced new income guidelines for families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school.

Utah students participate in tech program taught by MIT, Harvard students

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 9:54pm

About 50 local students took advantage of that opportunity by enrolling in a two-day program on Friday and Saturday at The Leonardo that focused on technology and engineering.

Utah kids in top 10 for wellness, bottom half for education, study shows

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 21st - 7:19am

Children in Utah are in the top 10 among all U.S. states in key wellness indicators, but are worse off than most of their counterparts in education, according an annual report released by charitable organization Annie E. Casey Founda

Utah schools look for kid-friendly solutions to school lunch law

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 19th - 3:16pm

Thousands of school nutritionists from around the country gathered in Salt Lake City on Monday to find innovative solutions that could help them provide meals that are both nutritious and eye-catching for students.

Preschool, all-day kindergarten coming to all Park City schools

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 11:50am

Park City School District overhauls its school structure to focus on youngest learners and close the achievement gap.

$45.8M payout to Utah schools largest in endowment's history

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 7:56pm

In the coming school year, the School LAND Trust program will provide Utah public schools with $45.8 million, a 17 percent increase from last year and the largest payout in the program's 15-year history.

Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success, study says

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 10:33am

A new study found a link between a child's social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood.

3 reasons higher-ed has to adapt to survive

LDS Business College  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 9:00pm

As people and technology become more advanced, higher education will need to keep up with the demands and expectations.

State teachers of the year call for 'transformation' in education policy, practices

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 12th - 2:01pm

Educators gathered Wednesday at a conference hosted by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year to discuss transformations needed in the classroom.

2 more Granite District high schools to include 9th grades

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 10th - 7:12am

The Granite School District Board of Education unanimously approved requests this week to reconfigure Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools as four-year schools.

New law broadens awareness of teacher misconduct

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Jul 9th - 9:13am

There are 33,000 teachers and administrators in Utah public schools. The Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission is investigating 43 cases of impropriety, and three of those cases involve sex with a student.

Colorado schools outperform Utah's; study gives 3 reasons

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Jul 7th - 4:23pm

A new study suggests Utah schools could get better test scores if they followed the example of neighboring Colorado.

Rookie teachers receive help from new mentoring program

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 5th - 9:40am

School leaders in the Salt Lake City School District hope a new mentoring program will help novice teachers hone their skills and become permanent educators, as well as provide assistance to underperforming career teachers.

UVU hopes autism facility, program helps them become 'national leader'

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:06pm

Utah Valley University announced plans Monday to construct a privately funded facility dedicated to autism on its campus.