Education Archive

CityViews 12/12/11: Jesus Christ Superstar

Segment 1: A group of business leaders says education funding should be the state’s top priority. What is the Prosperity 2020 movement

State Board of Education Urges Lawmakers to Fund MESA Club Once Again

The Utah State Board of Education is hoping to restore funding for a public school program hailed as one of the most

Board of Regents Tightens Post-Tenure Review

The Utah Board of Regents has approved policy changes to strengthen post-tenure review for professors at Utah’s colleges and universities. As KCPW’s

Politics Up Close: Higher Education and Teacher Compensation Reforms

The economic downturn has certainly taken its toll on higher education in Utah. Utah Valley University says it could have taken thousands

Lawmakers Consider Results of Pay-for-Performance Test

State lawmakers on the Education Interim Committee heard results today from a two-year pilot program that compensates elementary school teachers for student

CityViews 11/17/11: Apa Sherpa on Education, Health and Saving the Planet

Segment 1: Mountaineer Apa Sherpa now lives in Draper, but he continues to feel the tug of Mt. Everest in his native

State School Board Sits Down & Collaborates with Lawmakers

While tension has run high in the past between members of the State Board of Education and the Utah Legislature, the two

Teacher Contract Proposal Draws Mixed Reaction

Major changes could be on the way for Utah teachers. Backed with support from the State Board of Education, Republican Senator Aaron

No Improvement in NAEP Scores for 4th, 8th Graders

Utah’s fourth and eighth graders showed no significant improvement in math or reading in the new results from the National Assessment of

CityViews 11/1/11: Combating Cyberbullying

Segment 1: Bullying is going virtual. A recent survey showed that 19 percent of Utah’s nearly 50,000 elementary and middle school students

Granite Schools Try Vegetarian Lunches

Utah’s largest school district has gone meatless every Monday during October as part of an initiative to introduce kids to more diverse

Highly Educated, No College Loan Debt and Jobless

Today, many young people, and some old, are finding that a college degree doesn’t necessarily lead to a good job. And in

Lawmaker Says Private School is the Answer for Struggling Students

One Utah lawmaker says he wants to make it easier for teachers to focus their attention on their entire classroom by helping

CityViews 10/13/11: Girlhood in Utah/OccupySLC

Segment 1: Girls have more educational and career opportunities than ever before, but that reality often becomes muddied by friends, communities and

CityViews 10/11/11: Learning a Second Language in First Grade

Segment 1: Utah has become a hub for bilingual education, with more schools offering Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese language immersion programs

Educators Consider Why Some Utah College Students are Unprepared

Nearly half of students entering their freshman year at Utah Valley University are required to take remedial courses to prepare for college-level

Leonardo Features Experimental, Responsive Architecture

An experimental piece of architecture just installed in The Leonardo on Library Square isn’t just meant to be looked at – it

CityViews 9/19/11: Higher Ed

Segment 1: The economic downturn has more adults returning to the classroom to beef up their skills and resumes. But the cost

U of U Study Says No Link Between Autism and Household Income

New research from the University of Utah shows there is no link between autism and household income. But as KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Politics Up Close: Redistricting, Best Schools Initiative

In just over two weeks, the Utah Legislature will meet in a special session and vote on the final redistricting maps for

Democrats Introduce Plans to Fund Public Education

A group of Democratic state lawmakers are working on a new plan to produce more funding for public education that they say

How One Elementary is Learning About 9/11

Most elementary school students across the U.S. don’t remember the tragedy of September 11th. But one Salt Lake City teacher is making

Festival Continues to Offer Taste of Greek Culture in Salt Lake City

The annual Greek Festival in downtown Salt Lake City has gone from a bake sale in the basement of the Holy Trinity

School For Deaf Seeks Director With Similar Philosophy

The nationwide search for someone to lead two local schools for deaf students will focus on a candidate whose teaching philosophy is

Leonardo Slated to Open This Fall

A long-awaited museum that blends science, technology and art in Salt Lake City will be open to the public by mid-fall. The

School For the Deaf Celebrates New Playground after Vandalism

After a heartbreaking incident of vandalism, the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf near Salt Lake City kicked off the new school

Utah School Districts Try to Keep up With Rapidly Growing Schools

It’s time for most students across Utah to go back to school, and in keeping up with the state’s rapid growth, some

Politics Up Close: State Superintendent on NCLB

Utah politicians have fought for years against No Child Left Behind. And the end of the much-criticized law may be in sight

Summum Church Wants Seminary on Draper High Campus

The Canyons School District has two religious organizations interested in buying a parcel of land it owns for the purpose of building

No Air Conditioning Still a Big Problem For Many Utah Schools

In a few weeks, public school students across the state will be heading back to school. But with the first day of