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.

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


Plight of kidnapped Nigerian girls sends Utah woman into action

Utahns have an opportunity to join a global movement demanding the rescue of 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by a militant Islamic group in Nigeria on April 14. A Bring Back... Read more »

May 8, 2014


Westminster basketball: 2 Utah high school stars, 1 UVU transfer set to join Griffins next season

The Westminster College women’s basketball team signed three student-athletes to a NAIA/Frontier Conference Letter of Intent, head coach Shelley Jarrard... Read more »

May 8, 2014


To be happy and engaged at work, pick the right college

A Gallup poll released this week suggests that job and life satisfaction after college may hinge on often-overlooked factors, including how engaged a student was and... Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Judge reduces sentence for convicted Brigham City pill doctor

A federal judge has drastically reduced the prison sentence for a Brigham City pill doctor convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers. Read more »

May 8, 2014


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