Education

Gage Skidmore

Both the U-S House and Senate have now passed versions of a bill to replace the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

Whittney Evans

A Dixie State University professor is calling on university officials to reconsider changing the name of the school in light of a recent national debate over the use of Confederate symbols.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Stan Lockhart to the state school board. Lockhart is the husband of late Republican Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

School is out for many children in Utah, and that means some of them are not getting the free meals they got during the school year. To fill that need, summer meals are now being served at over 200 sites across the state, but organizers say the program doesn’t reach as many families as they would like.

Building-Products.com

Student loans are on the minds of Utah Millennials, along with finding a job to pay off that debt. The latest Utah Foundation study comparing attitudes about work came out Thursday.

Richard Lee via Creative Commons

A new report from Utah Foundation says the state needs a long-range education plan to prepare for population growth.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Young Americans for Liberty

A lawsuit by three Dixie State University students against the school has resulted in the suspension of what the students call unconstitutional free speech codes on campus.

BYU/ Jaren Wilkey

A preoccupation with food at night may be linked to a lower satisfaction from snacking then. New research at Brigham Young University compares 3D Magnetic Resonance Images, or MRI’s, of people looking at various types of food in the morning and at night.

Utah State Library

Supporters say a $75 million property tax increase will benefit Utah’s public education system and it will likely go further to increase funding in the future.

Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Enviromental Planning

A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

Bill Selak via Creative Commons

A new report from the office of the Utah State Auditor shows the state could improve on college graduation rates.

University of Utah Engineering Arts and Entertainment

A group of University of Utah graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program have released their first of four video games for Spring 2015. The game is called 404Sight.

The Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City is home to a new Girl Scout Troop with its first meeting planned Monday.


Classic Film via Creative Commons

A Salt Lake City School Board Member says he’s been dressing as the cartoon mascot Frito Bandito during school board meetings to make a point about the unfair treatment of minority students in the district.

Hans Westerink via Creative Commons

Utah lawmakers and educators have set out on a path to improve education for Native American Students across the state. Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that brings state and tribal leaders together to hash out a plan over the next year. 

Lassonde Institute

A student startup from Brigham Young University won the $40,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge over the weekend.

Alberto G via Creative Commons

The Granite School board voted last week to formalize the termination of a 8th grade English teacher who refused to grade part of a standardized test.

flickr

Hill Air Force Base officials and local dignitaries unveiled the new Ployer P. Hill Exhibit Friday at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The ceremony marked the 75th anniversary of the base and honored its namesake.

Utah State Office of Education

The Utah State Board of Education on Thursday will consider asking the governor to veto a bill that aims to streamline the state’s education code.

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology were announced this week. They include seven individuals and one company.

A bill that would affect parental control of sex education in Utah came up at legislature Wednesday with only two days left in the general session.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is holding out hope that the state legislature will find more money for education before the 2015 legislative session ends on Thursday.

It is a system of automating pastry making.
File: Lassonde Enterpreneur Institute

The University of Utah announced Thursday that the final showcase event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge will be opened to the public for the first time.

Courtesy of University of Utah Sustainability Resource Center

 The University of Utah has committed to include more “real” food on campus.

The House has voted down a bill that would have made State School Board elections partisan.

Photo Courtesy of Julian Gomez

Students, faculty and dignitaries with the University of Utah dedicated the new George S. Eccles Student Life Center on campus on Thursday.

readerwalker via Creative Commons

Two Republican State Senators are asking the Utah State Board of Education to do away with its new computer-adaptive SAGE test and replace it with a different system.

The Utah House of Representatives voted Monday to give a $50 tax credit to public school teachers who use their own money to buy classroom supplies. The small gesture sparked a large debate about education resources.

Photo Dean via Creative Commons

Utah lawmakers are forced to find a new way to elect state school board members this legislative session after a federal judge ruled back in September that the current process is unconstitutional.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help equalize school funding between rich and poor school districts. 

Pages