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.

Why public special education programs are flopping in NYC

New York City is now spending $200 million on private schools for special education. Critics argue that this is sapping the city's ability to provide special education... Read more »

July 30, 2014


Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and... Read more »

July 30, 2014


Elder Ballard becomes first apostle to tweet, others are following

Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, both of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sent a "tweet" to followers this past week. Read more »

May 9, 2014


Letter: Occupational therapy

Our profession is often omitted from the media or confused with physical therapy, and I felt it was important to correct this oversight on behalf of thousands of... Read more »

May 9, 2014


The truth about the ‘war on women’

Our congressional leaders have long replaced bipartisanship with self-serving manipulation. It is no longer about representing constituents, it’s about... Read more »

May 9, 2014


Teachers spending out of pocket for supplies, projects and field trips

Teachers are spending more money out of pocket on their students than ever before. The seemingly scant school budgets are proving insufficient for the needs of students. Read more »

May 8, 2014


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