Education Archive

Utah’s High School Graduation Rates in Bottom Half of Country

New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Utah’s high school graduation rate sits in the bottom half of the

Utah’s Underage Drinking Rate Lowest in the Nation

A national survey shows Utah has the lowest number of underage drinkers in the country. The National Survey on Drug Use

College Students Will Pay More for Waffling on Choice of Major

Utah college students who wait too long to pick a major will soon have to pay more to complete their degree due

Davis School District Going to Court Over Library Book

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is taking the Davis School District to court over a library book. The ACLU filed

High School Students Explore University Science

On Saturday, hundreds of high school students got their first taste of being on a college campus, and heard about scientific research

Matheson Takes Love to Task on Federal Special Ed Funding

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson took aim today at the plan of his Republican opponent to cut $750 billion dollars in federal spending,

Utah Lawmakers Consider New Sex Ed Training

Utah students may no longer be the only ones getting a lesson in sex education. Lawmakers are considering new human sexuality and

Governor Holds Education Summit

A high school education is not enough. That was the message being echoed at the Governor’s Education Summit Today (Monday) at Salt

Overall Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities Dips Slightly for Fall Semester

Since 2008, Utah’s public colleges and universities have seen record enrollment increases, averaging about 18 percent. But this year paints a different

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

Weber State University Gets New President

Weber State University has a new President. The state Board of Regents has selected Dr. Charles A. Wight, who is currently Associate

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop Returns to the Classroom For a Day

Before he was a politician, he was a teacher, and Tuesday, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop took on that role again by holding

Deputy Superintendent Picked to Succeed Shumway

The next leader of Utah’s public schools has been chosen. Monday, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Martell Menlove,

New Mission Age Requirements Likely to Affect University Enrollment

At this past weekend’s 182nd semi-annual Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference in Salt Lake City, Church President Thomas

State School Board Will Pick New Superintendent Monday

On Monday, the State Board of Education will choose Utah’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing Larry Shumway, who is set to

SL County Mayoral Hopefuls Differ on Education Plans

Utah’s education system is run by the legislature, the state school board, the state superintendent as well as elected representatives in each

Supt. Larry Shumway Announces His Retirement

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway announced today that he we will retire at the beginning of the new year. KCPW’s

Report Says Utah Cut Per-Pupil Spending More than 26 Other States During Downturn

While Utah is increasing its per-pupil education spending by $40 this school year, adjusted for inflation, it’s still down by $372 since

State Office of Education Reaffirms Data Release Policy

A recent State Board of Education meeting raised the question of whether student and teacher evaluation data should be released by the

Jordan School District Votes in Favor of Play Policy Changes

Despite concerns voiced by theater teachers, the Jordan School District Board of Education unanimously passed changes to its policy on selecting school

Financial Aid Becomes Issue in Matheson/Love Race

With the November election 10 weeks away, the criticism going back and forth between six-term Congressman Jim Matheson and Saratoga Springs Mayor

Jordan School District Considers Changes to School Play Policy

The Jordan School District Board of Education will consider changes to its policy on selecting school plays at its meeting tonight. This

Higher Education Experts Offer Advice on Planning for College

A new school year just got underway, but higher education experts say high school students should already be planning for next year.

More Utah Students Taking ACT Test; State’s Overall Score Drops

The number of Utah high-school students taking the ACT college entrance exam is on the rise. 97 percent of 2012 graduates took

Trust Lands Generate $29 Million for Utah Schools

Utah’s public schools are about to split $29 million dollars as the school year gets underway. Margaret Bird, Director of the School

U of U Professor Ditches Term Papers for Wikipedia Articles

A University of Utah professor is ditching the end-of-semester term paper and instead assigning her students the task of creating a Wikipedia

Matheson Visits For-Profit School, Praises Students & Administrators

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson offered praise to administrators at Fortis College and students studying in fields like nursing there as he

Native American Summit Focuses On Education

Utah’s Indian tribes are concerned about dropout rates and are working to develop stronger support systems for Native American youth. Those are

Parents Angry After Murray School District Cancels Portuguese Immersion Program

Dozens of Murray School District families who enrolled their children in a Portuguese dual immersion program are now being told it’s not

Board of Ed Meets with Common Core Sponsor

Although supporters of the Common Core Standards say they’re raising the bar for education, controversy still remains here in Utah, as state