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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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Girls awarded 'Granite Gives Back' award for sharing birthday gifts

KSL.com  |  posted Apr 24th - 12:26pm
For the last three years on their birthday, Indy and Willa DeBirk give to others. Instead of a birthday party with gifts for them, the girls ask their guests to bring something for someone else.
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State audit: High school grads not prepared for college

Dennis Romboy  |  posted Apr 22nd - 10:14pm
Although a majority of Utah high school students expect to attend college, most aren't prepared to earn a degree, a new state report shows.
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Utah Valley University offers new autism studies minor

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 20th - 4:04pm
Students at Utah Valley University in Orem can now minor in autism studies.
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Parents all over U.S. 'opting out' of standardized student testing

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  posted Apr 20th - 10:18am
Since one of my daughters is taking the public school state tests for the first time this year, I thought I paid fairly close attention to the debate surrounding the tests themselves, and the concern that schools are too focused on "teaching to the test."
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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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