A House resolution that urges the state's school system to implement restorative justice programs to better address student discipline was endorsed Friday by the House Education Committee. The bill moves to the full House for further consideration.
To help the University of Utah continue to train future doctors and combat the state's shortage, Intermountain Healthcare is stepping in with a gift of $15 million for a new School of Medicine building.
From Ogden to Draper, the Wasatch Front's top high school seniors competed in the semifinals of the Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholars program Thursday. The scholarship and recognition program started in the 1960s.
Legislation trying to balance confidentiality for college students who report sexual assaults to administrators and informing police to protect against potential campus predators drew criticism from victim advocates in a House committee Thursday.
Qualifying low-level offenders could undergo job training instead of serving jail time under a pilot program that would be expanded under HB106, which sailed through the Senate Education Committee Monday.
A House committee approved a proposal Monday that would create a $2.5 million tech scholarship program that trades tuition retirement benefits for Utah students who stay in-state to work following graduation.
Most public schools offer the major sports — football, basketball, baseball. Far fewer schools in Utah offer badminton as more than an occasional P.E. activity. That’s not the case at Payson Junior High School.
One elementary school in the Alpine School District reported 150 kids absent Monday due to sickness — and they're not alone. Several other schools in Utah County have been hit hard during this cold and flu season.
Are hopes for sizable teacher pay raises in the coming year overly optimistic? A Utah Senate leader told the the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Friday "there's not the money around everyone thinks there is."
The Senate passed a joint resolution Thursday recognizing educators of the deaf and instructors of American Sign Language while a class from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind applauded from the balcony.
After "scrubbing" ongoing budgets of state agencies, Utah lawmakers found millions under the couch cushions — enough that legislators are considering significant pay raises for educators, possibly, $6,200 per teacher.
In an effort to help Utah’s lowest-performing schools improve, lawmakers now require those schools to hire consultants. But this program that is using millions of Utah tax dollars to hire consultants has many asking if the money is well spent.
In the Salt Lake City School District, NASA engineer Mary Jackson has trumped President Andrew Jackson. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the school in honor of the space agency's first black female engineer.