The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to an exam site, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Harmons presented a check for $225,000 to Special Olympics Utah at Whittier Elementary School in West Valley City. Read more »
Twenty-five local nonprofit organizations were presented Tuesday with a $2,500 grant from SelectHealth to continue serving communities throughout Utah. Among them was an Alta High student who... Read more »
On April 30, 1945, with Berlin surrounded by the Red Army, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. Germany surrendered to the Allies one week later. Read more »
The old Midvale Elementary School set for demolition has residents in the area concerned after arsonists set several fires inside the building. Read more »
Safe Kids Davis County will host the 13th annual Safe Kids F.I.T. Fair on Saturday. Read more »
A team of researchers led by scientists at BYU and the University of Utah believes they have found a gene linked to migraines in some individuals, and their study suggests several promising leads... Read more »
Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. Read more »
A Clearfield High School agriculture teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a 17-year-old female student. Read more »
Education in U.S. schools is being transformed by new forms of digital learning, tablets, e-textbooks and computerized testing. That leaves schools scrambling for sufficient bandwidth and the know-how to use and maintain new... Read more »
The parents of four of the 20 children killed in the Connecticut school shootings in December stood with the New Jersey Assembly on Tuesday to urge the Senate to limit the number of bullets in... Read more »
United Way of Salt Lake is among just three affiliates worldwide to receive the United Way Common Good Award for Innovation — one of the organization’s highest honors. Read more »
A man refereeing a youth soccer game was hospitalized in critical condition after police say he was punched by a 17-year-old player whome he had just given a yellow card. Read more »
Less than 10 percent of The Economist’s current circulation comes from digital distribution, and the news organization hopes to change that by launching advertising geared toward college... Read more »
Dwindling support from state legislatures over the past two decades pushed more and more college costs onto students and families. In some states, funding increases for higher education might be... Read more »
Children's speech and hearing problems can be best addressed if caught early. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a good time to get children checked if parents suspect a problem. Read more »
The Salt Lake Community College Aviation Maintenance Technician team had a successful showing at the AMT Society Maintenance Skills Competition in Las Vegas. Read more »
State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday. Read more »
Utah's lawmakers have joined the governor, educators and the business community in endorsing a statewide goal to increase the number of adults with degrees or certificates by 2020. With seven years... Read more »
More than two dozen checks written to Bingham High and its basketball program were deposited into a non-school account that belongs to a coach who resigned amid allegations of financial... Read more »
Two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney used life experiences, scriptures and a Mormon pioneer story to encourage Southern Virginia University graduates to live abundantly and in deep waters. Read more »
When the author takes a gig as a substitute teacher teaching third graders he's given a couple tough subjects of his own. Read more »
The resignation of another successful high school coach is linked to allegations of financial improprieties and verbal abuse of players, the Deseret News has learned. Former Bingham High School... Read more »
Families who school children at home are banding together, forming co-ops that provide social and educational opportunities their children might otherwise miss. Read more »
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Utah's Republican Party will vote on a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards on Saturday. The resolution has received an unfavorable recommendation by party leadership who worry the... Read more »
A former Kaysville teacher and basketball coach has been ordered to stand trial on 11 felonies stemming from allegations of a sexual relationship with a student. The girl was 15 and 16 at the time... Read more »
When it comes to meaningful reporting on education, the environment and the family, Deseret News reporters stand out in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more »
The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to an exam site, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deadly bomb attack also caused him to his miss classes — transmitted live via the... Read more »
First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit. Read more »
More than 5,000 students from the Intermountain West participated in a special physics day Friday at Lagoon. Read more »
The Utah Board of Regents has selected former commissioner of higher education Richard Kendell to serve as interim president of Southern Utah University. Read more »
When Utah teenagers want to hit the road this week, they are going to have to hang up their cellphones. On Tuesday a new law prohibiting teens from using a cellphone while driving takes effect. Read more »
That education plays a key role in keeping children and adults out of trouble is widely understood, and yet there has been surprisingly little effort to figure out the role education plays in... Read more »
Demolition crews began removing an east-facing portion of the Wilkinson Center on Wednesday. The canopy and the drop-off area it sheltered were part of the student center's original design when the... Read more »
Georgia Tech is partnering with AT&T and online class provider Udacity to pioneer the first master's degree program taught as a massive open online course — a MOOC. Read more »
One local ballet school finds success and respect for 40 years by sticking to its core principles: a classical ballet focus and a commitment to nurturing all types of students. Read more »
A University of Kansas freshman took a break from shooting hoops with friends outside his dormitory to talk about what some students call "study pills." Read more »
The Salt Lake City School Board is considering a property tax increase that would cost an additional $12.65 per year on a $100,000 home. Read more »
Utah Valley University's 26th annual UVU Auto Expo and Swap Meet will be held May 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thanksgiving Point. Read more »
Utah lawmakers intend to pursue legislation that would regulate the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to children and teens. Read more »
Southern Utah University hosted the 35th annual Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar competition and awards banquet in Cedar City on April 11. One hundred and eighty-seven students representing 17... Read more »
Most of Utah's public university presidents are paid less than the national median. Read more »
Some parents in the Canyons School District say they're concerned about the walk their children may have to take to get to a new elementary school next fall. Read more »
The Davis School District recently honored its top 10 employees during the annual CARE Awards dinner. Read more »
Directed recess programs decrease bullying, result in more physical activity of students and help kids transition from recess to the classroom. Read more »
The 640 third- through sixth-graders traveled to Roy High School to compete in the 22nd annual Math & Science Olympiad. Read more »
BYU, the University of Utah and UVU announce theater lineups for their 2013-14 seasons that include five award-winning musicals, four Shakespeare plays and five new works by local playwrights. Read more »
In a riff on the 1978 "Scared Straight!" program designed to keep kids out of jail, "The Daily Show" conducted an "intervention" with high school students meant to discourage them from racking up... Read more »
Between 20 and 25 early reading interventionist positions will be cut at Ogden School District. The announcement follows similar cuts made in response to a $2.7 million budget deficit and rising... Read more »
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