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U. to launch new 'quantitative analysis' institute using $20M from Eccles, Koch organizations

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:31am

The University of Utah has announced plans to launch a new center, called the Marriner S. Eccles Institute of Economics and Quantitative Analysis, designed to help top students form early partnerships with prestigious employers.

West Valley School for teen mothers loses appeal for charter

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:20pm

A school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens is shutting down after the State Charter School Board voted for the charter's termination.

Future of Kairos Academy uncertain ahead of school board meeting

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:01pm

The future of a public charter school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens hangs in the balance. The State Charter School Board recently voted to terminate its charter. The school is appealing the ruling.

Discussion whether to revise state sex, health education standards stirs heated debate

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 12:55pm

The state school voted 12-2 Friday to begin revision of the state's health education standards, which one board member described as "primitive" while others expressed concerns that national standards will infiltrate Utah's curriculum.

Kairos Academy to receive state funding while appealing charter termination

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 8:46am

Kairos Academy, a charter school that serves teen moms and pregnant teens, will continue to receive state funding while it appeals the termination of its school charter.

Board OKs rural Box Elder County school's move to four-day week

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 7:45pm

Starting this fall, Park Valley School in rural Box Elder County will operate under a four-day school week. The Utah State Board of Education voted unanimously Friday afternoon to grant a three-year waiver of the state’s attendance rule.

U. team pioneers system to zap breast cancer tumors

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 7:34pm

Along with a breast cancer diagnosis can come depression, anxiety and fear. A team of scientists from the University of Utah hopes to quickly reduce some of that stress.

Kairos Academy to make case to charter school board to remain open

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 8:22am

The State Charter School Board on July 19 will accept public comment and hear a presentation by representatives of Kairos Academy, a charter school for teen moms and pregnant teens. The school is appealing a decision to revoke its charter.

Granite High alumni will get a chance to own piece of old school building

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 11th - 8:05pm

Granite High School alumni will get a chance to own a piece of the school’s campus as crews slowly but surely demolish the vacant buildings.

First-generation college students present their research on human rights

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 8th - 3:34pm

First-generation college students present research on human rights as part of the McNair Scholars Program, which gives low-income and first-generation students the tools to attend graduate school.

Hearings set for Our Schools Now initiative to raise taxes for education

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 6th - 6:46am

Our Schools Now will hold public hearings throughout the state Tuesday on the initiative to increase sales and income tax rates to raise some $700 million annually for education.

How much do parents spend on education?

Alanna Petroff, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 1st - 4:11pm

A good education doesn't come cheap -- especially in Hong Kong.

U. helps victims of nuclear fallout share their stories

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:22pm

Decades after thousands of Utahns suffered the consequences of nuclear radiation, the University of Utah wants to help victims and their families share their stories of loss and government secrecy.

Kairos Academy to ask for hearing over termination of charter

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:49am

The board of directors of Kairos Academy, a public charter school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens, plans to appeal a recent decision by the State Charter School Board to terminate its charter.

South Jordan students perform homemade opera

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:29pm

Students at South Jordan Elementary School showcased their skills last week operas with they wrote and produced.

Lawmakers labor to clean up state education code with 90-plus more bills in pipeline

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Even as Utah lawmakers labor to tidy up the section of the Utah code on education, legislators have filed more than 90 bills for consideration in the 2018 legislative session, and it's only June.

More than 1,400 sign online petition urging reprieve for charter school for teen moms

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:45pm

More than 1,400 people have signed an online petition urging a reprieve for Kairos Academy, a public charter school that serves teen moms or pregnant teens. The Utah State Charter School Board voted Tuesday to terminate its charter.

STEM Best Practices Conference attracts hundreds from all over the state

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:21pm

Almost 700 educators, administrators, industry officials gathered at the Utah Valley Convention Center for the third annual STEM Best Practices Conference.

Bugs and Books: Hogle Zoo Family Fun Festival promotes reading

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 11:25pm

KSL and Read Today began a new summer tradition of pop-up festivals to reward summer reading.

Idea born from iPhone flashlight helping lower cost of some surgeries

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 8:01pm

Five billion people in the world don't have access to basic, affordable surgery. Doctors at the University of Utah are on a mission to help change that.