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.

Senators share personal stories of abuse during debate of bill

Members of the Utah Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a bill that would provide public school students with instruction on child sexual abuse prevention. Read more »

March 11, 2014


House passes bill allowing State School Board to sanction districts for accepting federal funds

The Utah House voted Monday in favor of a bill that allows the State School Board to restrict the state funding of a local school district that receives unapproved... Read more »

March 10, 2014


House passes bill blocking schools from asking about gun ownership

The Utah House passed a bill Monday to ban schools from asking students if their parents or guardians are gun owners. Read more »

March 10, 2014


Senate passes bill creating student safety tip line

The Utah Senate on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a bill to establish a commission to study the creation of a statewide school safety tip line. Read more »

March 10, 2014


No money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology plan in budget

There is no money for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's education technology initiative in the budget deal worked out over the weekend with Senate leaders that moved... Read more »

March 10, 2014


School board election reform stalls as three bills fall to opposition

In a split 3-3 vote, members of the Senate Education Committee failed to advance a bill that would create direct, nonpartisan elections for members of the State School... Read more »

March 7, 2014


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