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.

Jeb Bush guided by Catholic faith, fraternities bad behavior critiqued and more morning links

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First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, was recently granted accreditation. Read more »

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Meet 16-year-old refugee Mezon Almellehan, Syria's own 'Malala' pushing for education

For Mezon Almellehan, a 16-year-old Syrian now living in Jordan, there is a way out of the darkness of life as a refugee. “I think education is the focal point... Read more »

March 18, 2015


Letter: Good teachers

I’d rather teach somewhere where the legislature actually cares. If Utah's Legislature isn’t going to listen, good teachers aren’t going to come there. Read more »

March 18, 2015


People in the South move more than those in other US regions

Southerners moved a bit more last year than people who lived in any other region of the United States. Read more »

March 18, 2015


Sweden: Russia biggest threat, 1/3 of its envoys are spies

Swedish security service SAPO on Wednesday accused Russia of using as many as one-third of its diplomatic staff in the Scandinavian country for clandestine... Read more »

March 18, 2015


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