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Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:42pm

Books that can help them clarify people's goals, work through an emotional issue, or may even help them turn a page to start a newer, healthier life chapter, according to one expert.

Poll: Voters support raising taxes to help students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 8:22am

The majority of Utahns support paying more in income taxes to provide additional money for students, teachers and classrooms, a new poll shows.

Program gives grandparents more children to care for

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jul 18th - 10:45am

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and longest-serving volunteer at age 93.

Davis School District superintendent announces retirement

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 17th - 8:31am

W. Bryan Bowles announced his retirement late Tuesday after a 14-year tenure as superintendent of the Davis School District.

U. visit provides new experiences for Native American students

Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 16th - 4:46pm

About 20 students in fifth through eighth grades in the Duchesne and Uintah school districts visited the University of Utah on Wednesday afternoon to explore the campus and participate in a dissection of a cow heart.

Keeping teachers in the classroom may bring a 'K-20 conversation'

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 9:19am

In the midst of an intensifying teacher shortage, Utah lawmakers and education leaders are looking for ways to improve collaboration between K-12 and higher education when it comes to preparing new teachers.

Former Cedar City mayor, SUU president Gerald Sherratt dies

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 9th - 2:32pm

Gerald R. Sherratt, former Cedar City mayor and Southern Utah University president, died at age 84 due to health complications Friday night.

Clark Planetarium developing its own gaming exhibits

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 9th - 12:26pm

The Clark Planetarium is among the first institutions of its kind to create and develop its own interactive exhibits that are modeled after the video gaming experience.

Where are they now? Former Utah HS dropout now Harvard faculty member

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 6th - 7:02pm

When KSL last featured Todd Rose in 2000, he had gone from Utah high school dropout to college grad. Now he's a Harvard faculty member with goals to reshape the business and education worlds.

H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 4th - 8:23am

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board.

New program to give Canyons students a head start in college coursework

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 3rd - 5:45pm

Students at Alta High School this fall will be able to apply to a new program through the University of Utah that will allow them to complete their college general education coursework during their final high school years.

Utah education office now called State Office of Education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 3rd - 4:00pm

Utah's 15-member State Board of Education says it's changing the name of the administrative State Office of Education that the board oversees.

How the typical American family pays for college

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 10:25pm

You're thrilled your child got into college, but that doesn't mean you're happy about the tuition bill.

Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:08pm

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20pm

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall.

Portland schools consider simple dress code meant to end judgment calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:49pm

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district's current policy.

Program to fight hunger over summer break doubles in size

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:59pm

Something important is missing from thousands of students' lives once summer break begins in Utah. And it is even more essential to a child's survival and success than reading, writing and math.

45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

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.

Governor touts education as key to state tech future

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 4:00pm

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.

Interim education chief appointed as state superintendent

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 10:34pm

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction.