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.

Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls' education, she will do so as the world's youngest Nobel laureate. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014


It's 2014: Are all our schools proficient yet?

Original target date of No Child Left Behind is almost gone, but problems remain. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014


South Jordan City Council accepts interlocal agreement, downplays potential for district split

The South Jordan City Council on Wednesday joined with the Jordan School Board and neighboring cities in accepting an agreement designed to stave off a district split. Read more »

July 30, 2014


67 unaccompanied children who crossed U.S.-Mexico border placed with sponsors in Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office has been notified of 67 unaccompanied youths who have been placed with sponsors in Utah between Jan. 1 and July 7 after crossing the... Read more »

July 30, 2014


Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core

A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Read more »

July 30, 2014


First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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