Education Archive

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

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

University Draws National Grant for Mathematics

A University of Utah professor has received a prestigious award that could give more than a million dollars to the University’s mathematics

Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Plan to Help With Student Loans

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke says if elected, he wants to help students pay off their student loans and create a state

ACLU of Utah Sounds Alarm Over Student Privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says Utah schools aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy. Legal Director John Mejia says

$20 Million Coming to Utah for Water Research

$20 million is coming to Utah to help protect one of the state’s most precious resources: water. The funding is going to

“Education First PAC” Calls Legislative Primaries a Victory for Public, Higher Ed

Organizers of a political action committee called Education First say last week’s primary election results in the Utah Legislature are a good

Utah Approved for No Child Left Behind Waiver

The controversial No Child Left Behind law is no longer the law of the land in Utah. Friday the U.S. Department of

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

Buhler Named New Commissioner of Higher Ed

The Utah State Board of Regents announced that Associate Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler will succeed William Sederberg as commissioner.

Education Budget Error Fixed in Special Session

A $25 million shortfall in the state’s education budget was resolved yesterday in a special session called by the governor. Democratic Senator

Rape Recovery Center and Doctoral Candidate Work to Curb Dating Violence in Schools

Could teaching teens about dating violence actually lead them to be more aggressive? Studies say in certain cases, yes. Now, the Rape

Westminster College Graduates Largest Class in School’s History

More than 900 students will graduate from Westminster College in Salt Lake City this weekend, becoming part of the largest graduating class

Salt Lake City Begins Kids4Trees Program

Hundreds of elementary school students are taking lessons outside the classroom this week, learning about environmental stewardship. Salt Lake City developed the

University of Utah Graduates Class of 2012

More than 7,600 University of Utah students are now graduates. Newly-appointed University President Dr. David Pershing began the commencement ceremony this morning

DECA International Career Development Conference Held in Salt Lake City

Thousands of the world’s next generation of leaders are spending a few days in Utah. DECA, an organization targeted toward students interested

Common Core Draws Supporters & Critics to Public Discussion

The debate over how to best teach Utah children took center stage last night. More than 200 teachers, parents and education officials

Activist Groups Protest Tar Sands Extraction in Utah

Activists groups are protesting tar sands extraction in Utah this afternoon in front of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration or

Elementary Students Learn Important Lessons in Protecting the Environment

(KCPW News) Some of Utah’s youngest residents learned an important lesson today: how to take care of the environment. Hundreds of elementary

Funding Miscalculation Leads to Resignation of Two State Education Employees

Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in

Lawmakers React To Abstinence-Only Bill Veto

Sex education, including discussion of contraception, will continue in Utah schools. Friday night, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed House Bill 363, which would

New University of Utah President Lays Out Plans For the Future

The University of Utah welcomed its new president yesterday. Dr. David W. Pershing was selected to become the school’s fifteenth leader after

Legislative Session Ends with Less Controversy, More Education Funding

After 45 days of negotiating bills and budgets, the Utah Legislature wrapped up its business last night at midnight. KCPW’s Jessica Gail

Utah Colleges May Soon Charge for Concurrent Enrollment

It looks as though many Utah high school students won’t be able to get college credit through concurrent enrollment courses for free

Superintendent Pleased with Response from U.S. Education Secretary

State Superintendent Larry Shumway received a prompt reply to a letter he sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. Shumway wrote

Pledge of Allegiance Bill Clears Another Hurdle

A bill requiring all public school classrooms to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily, led by a student, passed the Utah House

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

A divisive bill that would only allow Utah public schools to teach strictly abstinence-only sexual education is heading to the governor’s desk.