More than 67 percent of Utah students who took Advanced Placement exams in 2017 earned college credit, which ranked the Beehive State fifth in the nation, according to data released Wednesday by the College Board.
"This is something that we've gone to school with our entire lives," said Elizabeth Love, a senior at West High School and one of the organizers of a planned student march on the Capitol. "We're gonna fix it."
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.