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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.

Four-year high school 'a better pedagogical model,' say parents, educators

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:45am

The Granite Board of Education is considering proposals to change Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools into 9-12 schools, a model unlike most schools in the Wasatch Front that include only 10th- through 12th-graders.

Goats provide cheaper, 'greener' landscaping for school district

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:21pm

What costs $2,000, solves a big headache for the Salt Lake City School District and comes with 400 legs? One hundred hungry goats are clearing a hillside the environmentally friendly way — one chomp at a time.

Girls get hands-on experience at STEM camp

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:45am

Hundreds of high school-aged girls are attending an engineering camp this summer at the University of Utah. It's just one way to get more girls interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Herbert denied veto power over Title I funds by School Board

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 1:35pm

Members of the State Board of Education voted Friday not to support a proposal to give the governor the ability to veto or sign off on Title I funding plans and waivers from federal education laws.

State Board of Education discusses further changes to school grading

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 10:18am

Members of the Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to adopt more changes to Utah's school grading system.

Utah college students take out fewer loans, owe less

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 5:46pm

Utah college students are less likely than students elsewhere to have unpaid student loans upon graduation, and indebted graduates in the state usually owe less than the national average, according to a report by the Utah System of Higher Education.

Waterford school leader retires after 33 years

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 12:30pm

Founder of Waterford cites changes in families for rapid shift in education.