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This is a public forum where students, their families and educators could spotlight unique success stories. It also provides a central database on Utah high schools that would help inform parents and foster academic competition among schools, much like rankings do for sports and extracurricular activities.
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3rd-grade teacher shares heartbreaking notes from students

Josh Furlong  |  posted Apr 17th - 9:19am
A Colorado elementary teacher has started a Twitter campaign to help other teachers connect with their students after a class project opened her eyes on the needs of children.
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BYU: 'best value college' in Utah, study says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Apr 17th - 8:16am
BYU topped Utah's ranks as the "best value college" in a recent report by SmartAsset, ranking 27th nationally based on tuition, student living costs, average financial aid awarded, student retention rates and starting salaries.
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Retired veteran spends days teaching children to read

Allison Oligschlaeger  |  posted Apr 15th - 6:03pm
Veteran Eugene Ward, 83, known to the children of Redwood Elementary School as "Mr. Gene," is a regular volunteer in the classroom of first-grade teacher Marta Welch. He has been teaching children to read for the past year.
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Student gets jail time for making failing grades all A's

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 12th - 10:21pm
A former student at Brigham Young University's Idaho campus who altered his college transcript to rise from a failing pre-med student to getting $7,000 in academic scholarships has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of supervised probation.
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Zaniac sparks childrens' excitement for science

Jed Boal  |  posted Apr 9th - 10:18pm
Children at The Road Home homeless shelter jump into science and technology projects put on by Zaniac, a science and technology program aimed at getting kids excited about science.
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Online fundraising increasingly popular among educators

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Apr 8th - 4:35pm
Educators are taking to the Internet to raise money for classroom supplies. One Utah teacher says she's used the education fundraising site DonorsChoose.org for years, and her latest request would equip her classroom with 26 Kindles.
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Envision Utah launches survey, wants Utah voices

Jed Boal  |  posted Apr 7th - 6:41pm
Future planning for our communities starts right now. State leaders and Envision Utah want to hear Utahns' voices and want them to weigh in during the next two months.
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Unvaccinated Park City students asked to stay home due to whooping cough in schools

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Apr 3rd - 7:28pm
In a joint decision by Park City schools, parents and the health department, health workers say unvaccinated students are being asked to stay home for a 21-day incubation period to wait out the contagious period from first contact.
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Teaching kids with autistism to code

Hope King, CNN  |  posted Apr 2nd - 3:02pm
LiveCode is raising money to teach people with autism to code mobile apps.
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Some educators skeptical of civics test requirement

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Mar 31st - 10:21pm
Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed a bill into law that will require Utah students to pass a citizenship naturalization test before receiving a high school diploma.
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