Education

Students make their way down the halls at Granger High School on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Matt Gade, Deseret News

Utah students continue to perform at about the middle of the pack nationally in standardized tests. Some see this as a victory, given the state's low level of per pupil funding. But funding has been shown to have little relation to education outcomes worldwide, and Utah could do better.

This year, the Deseret News will focus on education in Utah as part of our specialized legislative coverage, from early childhood education to higher education.

New legislation contributes to education goals, but major reforms remain out of reach

Education officials believe the actions by lawmakers will advance the state's goals of increased grade-level proficiency and college degree completion. But major... Read more »

March 15, 2014

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Legislature meets top priorities of public, higher education

Lawmakers appropriated more than $240 million in additional funding to public and higher education during the 2014 legislative session. Read more »

March 13, 2014

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Legislature approves creation of commission to study school safety tip line

The Utah Legislature passed a bill Thursday that creates a commission to begin the work of creating a school safety tip line. Read more »

March 13, 2014

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Lawmakers approve changes to school grades

Both chambers of the Utah Legislature voted Thursday in a favor of a bill that makes changes to the school grading system. Read more »

March 13, 2014

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Utah lawmakers add $168 million to public education budget

Members of the Utah House gave final approval on Wednesday to budget amendments that add $168 million in additional funding to Utah's public schools. Read more »

March 12, 2014

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House passes bill giving greater autonomy to home-school families

The Utah House on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill that excludes home-schooled children from statewide education requirements. Read more »

March 11, 2014

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