What would it take to raise Utah teacher salaries to a living wage? This week, Envision Utah will convene 21 education stakeholders to consider that question and others, which its CEO hopes will "lead to some real guidance on what ought to happen."
An annual fair hosted at Utah's Hogle Zoo teaches students about the water cycle, stormwater pollution prevention, how water quality impacts health, the environment and quality of life, and the relationship between water and zoo animals.
A group of 30 blind or visually impaired elementary students visited "dreamscapes," an immersive art experience in Salt Lake City, and one fourth-grade student said she loved being able to feel and touch the art.
Qualifying Utah public schools that on average pay teachers below the state weighted average of $57,237 per year will be able to spend up to 40 percent of the new Teacher and Student Success Act funding to increase educator salaries.
F. Wayne Vaught, chief academic officer of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been selected as Utah Valley University's next provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Southern Utah University will launch in January a pilot program that will enable students to complete a bachelor's degree in three years, which will require they are "fully engaged" in the summer sessions following their freshman and sophomore years.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services has opened the application period for the 2019 Talent Ready Utah grant program, which focuses on developing work-based training and career pathways for students and adults competing in the labor force.
Over concerns raised by regents about raising college tuition during a robust economy and after healthy legislative appropriations, the Utah State Board of Regents approved on tuition changes for the coming year.