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.

Immigration: US warns schools against bias

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the administration continues to hear "troubling" reports of school districts raising barriers to enrollment for... Read more »

May 8, 2014


BYU edges U. as most desired school in Utah

BYU edged the University of Utah in the number of applicants for undergraduate programs this year, That data led to cover the state of Utah with a... Read more »

May 7, 2014


State agency announces $6M grant program for STEM education

The Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and the STEM Action Center, has launched a $6 million grant program to... Read more »

May 7, 2014


Nation's report card: 12th-graders show no growth

In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math on a national assessment known as the nation's report card,... Read more »

May 7, 2014


Muslim officials condemn abductions of girls; other international reactions

Here's a look at international reactions to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram. Read more »

May 7, 2014


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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