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2nd year of SAGE testing in Utah schools shows growth

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:45pm

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement happening consistently across the state.

Report: Utah colleges producing degrees with high earning potential

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:40am

Graduates from Utah's colleges and universities are among the most well-paid in the country in several non-STEM fields, according to a PayScale report released this week.

First expanded class of medical students welcomed to U of U

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:15am

The University of Utah welcomed 122 first-year medical students Friday, the first expanded medical class at the U. since the passage of SB42, legislation meant to address the shortage of physicians in Utah.

New North Ogden playground is accessible to special needs students

Morgan Wilkins  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

The first day of school in the Weber School District included a new playground for students at Green Acres Elementary.

Survey: More college freshmen struggling with their mental health

Katie Larsen  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:50am

A 2014 survey published by "The American Freshman" shows the lowest emotional health statistics among college freshmen in nearly 50 years.

This is your child's brain on reading

Carina Storrs, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 8:49pm

When parents read to their children the difference shows in children's behavior and academic performance. And according to a new study, the difference also shows in their brain activity.

Charter school shuttered days after school begins

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 5:33pm

Alianza Academy, a K-8 charter school in West Valley City and South Salt Lake, will be closing at the end of this week after the Utah State Charter School Board proposed last week to close the school, school leaders announced late Wednesday.

SL school district under investigation for claims of discrimination

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 9:39pm

Federal education authorities are looking into allegations of racial discrimination and unfair treatment against minority students in the Salt Lake School District.

Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Lyndsi Frandsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 7:31pm

In some way or another, you are probably saying "goodbye" to summer and "hello" to a brand new school year. Reminiscing of school years gone by, teachers reveal their classroom confessions — both humorous and heartfelt.

2 charter school closures proposed, school year in jeopardy

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 12:30pm

The Utah State Charter School board on Thursday proposed closing two charter schools in Salt Lake County that were on probation for budget and academic problems, among others.

Kids have 3 times too much homework, study finds

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 10:14am

Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments.

Kids should ditch carpools and walk to school, gov. says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 7:57am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wants kids to ditch carpools and start walking to school instead.

Grant from author James Patterson helps Utah reading program

Angelique Reed  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 9:31pm

A school in West Jordan is thinking outside the box to help get books into the hands of its students who don't have access to them — and it's doing it all with the help of a well-known author.

Geek Squad teaches students the wonders of technology

Cassidy Hansen  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 12:35pm

Kids ages 9-13 gathered at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum Thursday to participate in the Geek Squad Summer Academy — a program working in conjunction with Junior Achievement of Utah.

Underperforming Utah schools begin new turnaround program next week

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 10:50am

Next week, Utah's lowest-performing schools will begin a new process for improving their students' academic performance thanks to a law passed by legislators this year and implemented in policy by the Utah State Board of Education on Friday.

School Board set to rewrite science standards after public comment

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 1:20pm

Members of the Utah State Board of Education agreed Thursday that a proposed set of science and engineering standards for sixth, seventh and eighth grades needs revision.

Teens inspired to pursue science after summer of research at the U.

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Aug 7th - 9:03pm

How do you get teenagers, especially girls, interested in science? Educators at the University of Utah have come up with one encouraging answer: a summer of intense research under some of the school's top scientists.

Back to school: Why August is the new September

Daphne Sashin, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 7th - 7:36pm

Many kids across the United States will be back in school by mid August, some starting back as early as July. A lot of parents have the same question: What happened to school starting after Labor Day? Turns out, there are answers.

BYU named No. 1 stone-cold sober school by Princeton Review

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:46pm

For the 18th straight year, BYU has been named as the top "stone-cold sober" school by The Princeton Review, based on a survey of 136,000 students at 380 colleges.

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.