Education Archive

SLC Library Lunch Program Feeds Mouths, Minds

  (KCPW News) Monday marks the first day of the Summer Food Service Program in Salt Lake City. The city’s school district

New Leonardo Exhibit an ‘Anatomical Safari’

(KCPW News) From Dead Sea scrolls to dead animals. The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City has a new exhibition that

New Living Planet Aquarium Opens in Draper

(KCPW News) After a few months of setbacks, the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper opened its doors to the public

No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Amid Funding Questions, Technology in Education Bill Moves to Full House

(KCPW News) A much-heralded plan to introduce more technology in Utah’s classrooms was heard in a legislative committee on Wednesday. Dubbed the Public

Herbert Critical of Several Legislative Proposals

(KCPW News) In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert expressed some difference in opinion with Utah legislators on several key

Pre-K Extension Proposal Passes Hurdle

(KCPW News) A bill that would extend preschool to at-risk students gained the favor of a House committee on Thursday after about

Utah Democrats Lay Out Priorities for 2014

(KCPW News) In preparation for the Utah legislative session convening next week, Democrats from the House of Representatives and Senate held a

Students March for Youth on MLK Day

(KCPW News) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, created in 1983, has become an occasion to recognize the highest virtues embodied by Dr.

Group: Utah Education Policy Gets a D+

(KCPW News) In an annual state policy report card, Utah wasn’t given much to be proud of. The state received an overall

High Schoolers Jockey to be ‘Fastest Geek’

(KCPW News) Students at Hunter High School in West Valley competed in the sixth annual Fastest Geek Contest on Friday. Students who

Governor Herbert Hosts Education Summit

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held a first-ever after-school faculty meeting on Wednesday. The education summit was meant to shed light on

University of Utah Creates Shoshone Language Video Game

(KCPW-August 23, 2013) August 14 was National Navajo Code Talker Day. It’s a day commemorating the role of Navajo code talkers who

Natural History Museum Explores Science of Natural Disasters

(KCPW News) The Natural History Museum of Utah unveils a new travelling exhibit this weekend. The interactive feature, called Nature Unleashed: Inside

Educators Speak Out Against Utah Efforts to Control Public Lands

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, Governor Herbert testified before a congressional subcommittee about Utah’s bid to manage federal public lands in the state.

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit to Visit Utah

(KCPW News) An exhibit that features some of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls is comin to Utah this Fall. The display, called

Measure to Fund Education With Alcohol Sales Fails Again

(KCPW News) An amended version of a bill that would direct 25% of future profits from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Lawmakers Debate Grants for Tablets and Smartphones in Schools

(KCPW News) Legislation that would increase the number of tablets, smartphones and computers in Utah classrooms was held in the Senate Education

Bill to Require CPR Training in Schools Approved in Committee

(KCPW News) A bill that would require high school students to learn CPR passed out of committee on Wednesday afternoon despite questions

Scholarships Bill Moves Forward After Debate on Diploma Program

(KCPW News) A bill that would increase the minimum standards for getting Regents’ and New Century Scholarships was moved forward from a

Education Task Force Bill Passes in Senate, Sent to House

A bill that would create a task force to improve financial literacy education in Utah schools passed the Senate this morning and

Parents Push for More Choice in Education

Several students and parents looking for more choices in education made their voices heard on Utah’s Capitol Hill Friday. This week marks

Utah Democrats Sound Alarm on Education

(KCPW News) Democrats held a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday decrying the state of education in Utah. The executive committee

Senate Bill Would Increase Medical Student Levels at University of Utah

(KCPW News) The Utah Senate Education Committee unanimously endorsed a bill that would allocate 10 million dollars of annual funding to the

CPR Certification Could Become Mandatory for High Schoolers

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature will be discussing adding a new graduation requirement for Utah high school students during the upcoming session.

Utah Ranks Last in School Breakfast Participation

Utah is in last place when it comes to the number eligible school children eating free and reduced price breakfast each day.

Lawmaker Wants to Boost Education Funding Through Liquor Sales

Liquor sales could begin funding public education, at least if one Utah lawmaker has his way. Republican Representative Jim Bird plans to

Governor Unveils 2014 Budget Proposal

Utah Governor Gary Herbert rolled out his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 yesterday. At the top of his list, education. Herbert’s

Fewer Rural Students Admitted to College than Non-Rural

The percentage of high school students from Utah’s rural areas who attend college is much lower than that of their city and