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Retired teacher writes letters to former students at graduation one last time

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:28am

Barbara Langford can tell you what made each of her students special. In her 17-year career spent mostly at Manila Elementary School in Pleasant Grove, Langford estimates she has taught more than 500 students in 4th and 5th grades.

Smarty pants: 15 smartest states according to test scores

Nick Selbe, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:43am

State testing is among the most widely used tools for evaluating public schools, with exams given annually to students of all grade levels.

Utah school district takes stand against White House bathroom directive

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:39pm

The Box Elder School District is refusing to abide by President Obama's directive that transgendered students be allowed to choose which bathroom they want to use.

Don't know what's causing your infection? Ask your DNA

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:08pm

Three years in the making, new software from researchers at the University of Utah may be a "game changer" for how doctors diagnose patients in clinic, emergency rooms and in developing countries, according to co-developer Mark Yandell.

Skyline senior to be punished for motorcycle prank

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:01pm

Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday at Skyline High School. But a 17-year-old senior may not be attending because of an end-of-year prank that now has him facing criminal charges.

Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:03pm

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite School District officials.

Small-town teacher shares life-changing lesson with students

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 20th - 10:55pm

A class assignment unlike any you'll find in a textbook has made a huge difference in a small Utah school. A third-grade teacher taught a lesson far beyond reading, writing or math — one that's changing her the lives of her students.

Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 18th - 4:10pm

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to use facilities that align with their gender identity.

Teens learn to box at South Salt Lake after-school program

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 18th - 12:58pm

Due to after-school programs, juvenile crime is down in South Salt Lake, according to officer Jerry Silva with the South Salt Lake Police Department.

Legislature to study state impact of federal directive on transgender students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 17th - 9:43pm

Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

About 200 completed SATs taken at U. go missing

Jed Boal  |  Posted  May 17th - 6:31pm

There are right answers, wrong answers and for some 200 Utah students, there are lost answers. What happened to their SAT exams? Nobody can find them, but test administrators are on the hunt.

Education funding, monument discussion on the agenda for special session this week

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 17th - 7:05am

Lawmakers will meet this week in a special legislative session to vote on restoring more than $4.7 million for several education programs and whether to formally oppose the creation of a national monument in Utah by President Barack Obama.

Students find fun in physics at Lagoon

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  May 15th - 6:25pm

Physics Day at Lagoon attracts an average of 8,000 middle and high school students from more than 200 schools in five states each year. Students and teachers are able to enjoy the park’s attractions while thinking about the physics behind the fun.

11 Utah educators honored for lifelong impact on students

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  May 15th - 10:22am

Utah educators received Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education Friday at the Little America Hotel. Recipients include one administrator and two teachers from elementary, middle and high schools, one volunteer and one special education teacher.

This year's college graduates 'imperative' for vibrant Utah economy

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 14th - 9:04pm

Utah's colleges and universities this year produced more than 40,000 graduates, most of whom will start their careers in the state and put Utah closer to attaining its goal of having 66 percent of working adults with a college education by 2020.

Herbert slams Obama 'bathroom' directive as federal overreach

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 13th - 8:50pm

Utah State Board of Education chairman David Crandall said in a statement that the issue is "best decided by local education agencies" and Gov. Gary Herbert said he "will not hesitate to fight" the president's directive.

Kids in small Utah town make a bold reading challenge to Governor, KSL

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted  May 12th - 11:22pm

La Verkin Elementary invites "leaders to be readers" and are surprised many accept the challenge. Their ambitious program is one of many efforts in southern Utah to spotlight reading.

Jordan School District proposes $245M bond for 6 new schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 10th - 10:22pm

Residents in the Jordan School District could see an increase in their annual property taxes if voters approve a new $245 million bond proposal set to go on the November ballot.

Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda

Lisa Riley Roche and Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 9th - 9:58pm

Gov. Gary Herbert may ask lawmakers to go along with his newly announced opposition to mandatory high school SAGE testing at this month's special session of the Utah Legislature.

Herriman students get peek at Mercury's transit across the sun

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 9th - 7:01pm

Students at Herriman High School got a peek at perspective with a look at Mercury during its leisurely transit across Earth's view of the sun Monday.