Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Jun 26th - 8:08pm
The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch spots for kids from low-income families.
Gov. Herbert says in order to continue establishing Utah as one of the foremost leaders in technology development for years into the future, the state will have to make a sustained, concerted effort to create a workforce pipeline through education.
There are eight Utah State Board of Education seats up for election this year. Of those, seven are in a primary. The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools has organized debates for every district facing a primary.
Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care program. Kavita, who is Congolese, is also a refugee.
The Utah State Board of Education began a discussion Friday in advance of meetings with lawmakers next week on how data should inform policy initiatives to bring more teachers into the classrooms and keep them there.
Several schools in the Salt Lake City School District welcomed back former students prior to their high school graduation this week in a graduation walk to celebrate their accomplishments while inspiring younger students.
Ten percent of Utah students are progressing through dual immersion language programs, but right now no options exist beyond middle school. The state is working to make sure the investment in dual immersion not a waste.
School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing, accountability and Utah's teacher shortage.
Barbara Langford can tell you what made each of her students special. In her 17-year career spent mostly at Manila Elementary School in Pleasant Grove, Langford estimates she has taught more than 500 students in 4th and 5th grades.