Education Archive

The Bottom Line: Getting Utah Girls to Code

The Bottom Line – Only 102 Utah high school students took Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science during the 2014/2015 school year. Cody

The Bottom Line: Isomer Coding Bootcamp

The Bottom Line – A national lack of computer programmers is holding back growth and new products for many companies.  To address

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 67 (2/12/15)

From the Speaker’s office, Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over cutting back the education budget, the GOP’s closed caucus for Healthy Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 64 (1/22/15)

This week the gang banters about coach Whittingham and football, Utah’s 20-year low tax burden, Jim Matheson turning lobbyist, and Obama’s State

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 63 (1/15/15)

Greg, Natalie and Jim talk about Mitt Romney in 2016, Russia, teetotallers on the alcohol commission, funding education, and Utah drops “Ag-Gag”

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(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers.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

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

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

Salt Lake City Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

Salt Lake City is doing more to stop bullying. Today kicked off an anti-bullying initiative that will include commercials, online resources and

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.

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

CityViews 12/4/12: How to Boost High School Grad Rates/Evaluating Rural Education in Utah

  Segment 1: New stats show that only 76 percent of Utah students are graduating from high school, with much lower rates

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

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,

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

CityViews 8/29/12: The Case for Patenting Genes/Science Goes Hip-Hop

Segment 1: Can a company patent genetic material? That’s the heart of a case against Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics filed by

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

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

State Takes Closer Look At Child Poverty

A new study is tracking intergenerational poverty in Utah for the first time, and this morning, state lawmakers heard some of the

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

“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

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

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

Utah KIDS COUNT Data Shows Climb in Poverty, Teen Sex

New data shows poverty, sexually transmitted diseases and lack of insurance are on the rise among Utah children. The state’s newest KIDS

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

Zions Bank Teaches Kids How to Manage Money

Zions Bank kicked off National Teach Children to Save Day by visiting a group of Madeleine Choir School Kindergarten students to talk

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