The family of a teen who killed himself outside a Taylorsville junior high school in 2012 announced a settlement.
A slight majority of Utahns oppose House Speaker Becky Lockhart being chosen as the new state superintendent of public schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll released Monday. Read more »
A federal judge ruled that Utah's process of selecting State School Board candidates is unconstitutional. An alternative method for selecting candidates has not yet been ordered, renewing debate... Read more »
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals has begun its search for Utah’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Read more »
A on Monday lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Read more »
Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still living in schools where they took refuge during seven weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended late last month. Read more »
Both sides agree that the science on class size is settled. They just disagree on what it says. Read more »
Students gain little useful learning, colleges offer little help making transition, and graduates flounder. Read more »
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A federal judge on Friday ruled that Utah's process of selecting candidates for the State School Board, in which candidates are vetted by committee and chosen by the governor, unconstitutionally... Read more »
We know more than you might think about what makes a great school, a new study finds. Read more »
When students propose, design and create projects at Florida Polytechnic University, they will have a state-of-the-art, 3-D printing lab available to help them along. Read more »
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em — or get 'em to join you. Read more »
Religious knowledge is important to understanding the world around us, according to experts on religion and culture. Here's how some are working to further this understanding. Read more »
North Star Elementary School teacher Mohsen Ghaffari was named Utah's Teacher of the Year during a banquet Friday in Salt Lake City. Read more »
The state's new year-end test, SAGE, holds students to a higher standard and has resulted in lower proficiency scores. Because of that drop in scores, more schools are expected to be designated as... Read more »
El Sistema, a Venezuelan youth music program that for 40 years has transformed the lives of kids in impoverished barrios and turned out world-class musicians, has recently broken into... Read more »
With minority students now making up a majority of public school enrollments, a national group of Hispanic evangelicals is calling for strong ties between churches and schools to encourage better... Read more »
You might be pleasantly surprised to find that the books that you didn't enjoy as a kid are actually fantastic as an adult. Read more »
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor. Read more »
When believing students find connection and community on a college campus -- particularly secular ones such as state universities -- they're more likely to remain faithful, students and campus... Read more »
Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »
The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »
Today, in addition to math, English and science, schools are including technology in the subject matter, as both a tool to lean and a tool to be learned. Read more »
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The family of a teen who killed himself outside a Taylorsville junior high school in 2012 announced a settlement with the school district Monday. Read more »
The Bike for Beards "protest" started Friday night in Provo as about 50 students gathered at the city library, donned paper beards and biked, skateboarded or rollerbladed their way to campus as a... Read more »
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau illustrates a decline in college enrollment, especially among two-year colleges like Salt Lake Community College. Officials attribute the drop, in part, to... Read more »
One-third of Utah children are either experiencing intergenerational poverty or are risk of becoming impoverished adults, according to the state's third annual report on intergenerational poverty. Read more »
Over the next five weeks, 110 elementary students from Las Vegas are participating in three-day, two-night experiences at Zion National Park called Concrete to Canyons. Read more »
Schools that don't offer results should be shut down, former president says Read more »
The Smithsonian exhibit "Journey Stories" is making five stops in Utah, giving local museums the opportunity to incorporate their own personal history. Read more »
Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test... Read more »
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life is the latest exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. The exhibit opens at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 27. Read more »
If teachers are going to carry concealed weapons, they shouldn't advertise it, according to the Granite School District. Read more »
A 500-word essay due Monday could win a Utah university and college student a $2,500 prize. Read more »
Test scores and teacher quality are only part of the story Read more »
It could cost as much as $451 million to put a personal computer in the hands of every Utah public school student and teacher, and state lawmakers could raise taxes to help pay for it. Read more »
Low-income families depending on federal child-care support got a boost last week. Read more »
Volunteers gave back to their community by performing remodeling at Kearns Junior High School on Thursday. The volunteers also sorted library books into grade levels and assembled hygiene kits for... Read more »
Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. Read more »
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