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Federal funds for Dual Language Immersion program 'mismanaged,' audit says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:12pm

Federal funds for the state's Dual Language Immersion program, among them grants awarded by the National Security Agency, were "mismanaged" by the Utah State Board of Education, a new state audit says.


The surprising place your student may be getting bullied

Mariana Chrisney, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:55pm

Bully victimization doesn't only happen during school and after classes, but can happen between school and home when children ride the bus. School districts across the country have found different methods to prevent bullying in school buses.

Pathways program connects high school grads with high-tech jobs

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:46pm

In just its first two years, the Utah Aerospace Pathways program has found great success in connecting Utah high school students with good paying, sustainable employment in the state's growing advanced manufacturing sector.


Wanted: Effective, veteran teachers willing to relocate to San Juan County

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:54pm

While on the job, teachers at Montezuma Creek Elementary School face working conditions to which most public school teachers in Utah would be completely unaccustomed.

Majority of Granite school patrons support tax hike for building needs, poll shows

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:06pm

A majority of likely voters in the Granite School District would support a property tax increase to maintain, renovate and build new schools, a public opinion poll shows but most want to keep the tax increase to about a $200 hike on an average home.

Volunteers, Fidelity employees help revitalize Utah's oldest school

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:21pm

Volunteers with local Fidelity Investments firms worked Saturday to enhance the environment at West High School, the oldest public high school in the state of Utah.

After-school programs make a difference for kids and community, group says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:04pm

The Utah Afterschool Network brought about 100 educators, business leaders and local politicians together Friday at the Columbus Community Center to talk about the need for investing in after-school programs in Salt Lake County.

Quiz: Could you pass a 6th grade test?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:01am

The school year is soon coming to a close and students everywhere will be studying for their end-of-year tests. So let’s test your sixth grade knowledge.

Absences, fitness, atmosphere — new ways to track schools

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:10am

How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?

Civil rights activists urge Davis High students to know their history, stand up for others

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 5:50pm

Joanne Bland and Janice Kelsey weren't much older than the Davis High School students they spoke to Thursday when they took part in two key events of the civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery and the Birmingham Children's Crusade.

Audit: Privatizing student information system could cost millions

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 7:47am

A legislative audit released Monday recommends the Utah State Board of Education determine whether a student information system should be privatized given the price tag for eliminating it could reach $7 million the first year.

University of Utah students prepare for counterterrorism scenarios

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 8:02pm

Students with the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah enacted a scenario to see how they might handle the decision-making and crisis response to a terrorist attack, such as a hijacked plane.

A party with a purpose: Whittier Elementary celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 7th - 4:45pm

From playing with gak to knocking down stacked cups with a beanbag, Whittier Elementary School observed World Autism Awareness Day on Friday with a variety of party activities that also helped students diagnosed with autism hone skills.

U. seeking applications for inaugural African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 5th - 10:21pm

The University of Utah will launch an initiative this fall to provide African-American doctoral students a network of peers, mentors, professional development and financial support intended to enhance their success as students and professionals.

Utah school finds success in helping students deal with emotions

Peter Rosen  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 10:42pm

An effort at one Salt Lake elementary school to teach emotional intelligence yields far fewer trips to the principal's office.

New U. research, video show badger's ability to bury large animals

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 2:59pm

University of Utah researchers studying behaviors of badgers found an interesting new habit of badgers previously unknown about the mammals, according to a new study released Friday.

Looking back at the origin of SUU 120 years later

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:02pm

Southern Utah University celebrates 120 years as one of Utah's higher education universities, but that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a difficult trip into the mountains.

Writing conference invites national bestselling authors, helps teen publish her own novel

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:37pm

The Teen Author Boot Camp is an annual conference hosted in Utah that encourages teens to improve and expand their creative writing abilities.

Governor signs education budget into law at Riverton school

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:05am

Oquirrh Hills Middle School students welcomed the governor to their school Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of three education bills passed during the 2017 Legislature, including the education budget.

Road to Understanding: Students at Provo High fear farm way of life may disappear

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:30pm

Provo was once known for its extensive fruit orchards and trees. Now the city is home to successful startups and one of the nation's fastest growing employment rates. But students at Provo High are afraid the farm way of life may disappear completely