Education

Bringing More To Life

Aug 15, 2018

Experts weigh in on the changes that come with aging family members and strengthening our bonds with them. Brought to you by the Sunshine Terrance Foundation

Conservation Conversations

Aug 14, 2018

The Earth belongs to all of us, the Conservation Conversation shows us ways we can care for it as we prepare for future generations. Brought to you by the Utah Conservation Core.

Coming To Life

Aug 14, 2018

Some of the newest biological research emerging from the USU College of Science.

Ag Matters

Aug 14, 2018

A conversation around the value of agriculture, and how it applies to Utahns. Supported by the USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

USU Extension

The Food Fun and Reading course is designed to help children from preschool through second grade learn more about eating well through reading and activities.

Busy sidewalk outside the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City
Dani Hayes

Understanding its popularity, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton, wanted to make the musical more accessible to the youth. So, in a partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Miranda created the Hamilton Education Program

Teachers in Canyons School District will recieve bonuses and pay raises starting in the 2018-2019 school year.
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Canyons School District has raised the starting salary for new teachers and will hand out a one-time bonus to licensed educators.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday to hike the starting salary 4.5 percent, to $41,835, for the 2018-19 school year. Educators, including new hires, will also receive a one-time $500 bonus.

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Cori Groth is the associate director of the Utah Education Policy Center. The policy center conducted a study on after-school programs in Utah that were created after the legislature passed a bill in 2014 calling for intergenerational poverty intervention in public schools.

Pocatello High School Students rehearse their song on the Bus
Idaho State Journal

  

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a mobile music and video recording studio. Traveling across the country, the bus is used by small groups of students to create songs, music videos and other media projects.

Utah State University and the College of Education and Human Services is opening a new facility to serve individuals with varying needs
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A 100,000-square-foot clinic is opening in Logan. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence is designed to serve as many as 5,000 clients of varying abilities each year.

Jackson Olsen

When Jackson Olsen graduated from college, he had every intention of going to law school and becoming a lawyer. 

But before pursuing those plans, he took a temporary hiatus from being a student and decided to become a teacher instead. 

A professor at the University of Utah recently co-authored a study exploring challenges faced by black male doctoral students. The six-year study followed 21 students earning doctorate degrees in engineering. It showed these students felt they were at the bottom of the hierarchy when it came to receiving resources from faculty members.

Utah public schools collecting millions in fees.
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A state audit has found that Utah public schools collected $71 million in fees from students last year, increasing by 29 percent over the last five years.

The Deseret News reports the State Board of Education audit released Thursday found that academic fees ranged from a few cents for library fines to more than $100 for lab costs and textbooks.

Utah public schools collecting millions in fees.
change.org

A state audit has found that Utah public schools collected $71 million in fees from students last year, increasing by 29 percent over the last five years.

The Deseret News reports the State Board of Education audit released Thursday found that academic fees ranged from a few cents for library fines to more than $100 for lab costs and textbooks.

Utah public schools collecting millions in fees.
change.org

A state audit has found that Utah public schools collected $71 million in fees from students last year, increasing by 29 percent over the last five years.

The Deseret News reports the State Board of Education audit released Thursday found that academic fees ranged from a few cents for library fines to more than $100 for lab costs and textbooks.

The lawmaker who sponsored the launch of charter schools in Utah says alternative schools have fallen short of a mission to improve education through innovation and competition.

Republican state Sen. Howard Stephenson of Draper said he's looking for a fresh start for charter schools, as their average performance on tests is no better than school district counterparts.

Citizens gather at local town hall meeting to discuss current and upcoming legislation.
Riana Gayle

Republican Utah Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan chairs the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

Gramercy Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, which may be closed down.
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A Utah school district is considering closing schools after voters turned down a $106 million bond.

Ogden School District is considering a lease revenue bond or asking voters to approve another bond to replace and rebuild schools after voters turned down the last bond last November.

Our Schools Now, an education initiative, could potentially be cancelled out.
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A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would void an education initiative if it passes because he says the initiative's goals could be reached without sales and income tax hikes.

Republican state Rep. Mike Schultz of Hooper is sponsoring the bill that would cancel out the Our Schools Now initiative's effort to boost annual education funding by $715 million through a combination of tax increases.

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Idaho lawmakers are holding public hearings Thursday and Friday on proposed science standards for Idaho public schools. 

At issue: how, or whether, those standards should address climate change. 

Dani Hayes

Education is often a topic of discussion during a legislative session and 2018 is no different.

Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams says his top priority is always education.

Jackson Olsen

While volunteering with Teach For America Jackson went from planning to be an attorney to writing a book about his experiences.

Classroom In The Sky on Wild About Utah

Jan 12, 2018
Eric Newell

Edith Bowen third graders recently had the opportunity to visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. The day was chock full of exciting activities meant to engage students’ senses and ground their understanding of core curriculum within the context of the place we were visiting. It was awareness we were after, using the semi-wild freshwater wetlands as a wellspring of imagination and thought.

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Last month, Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Mateo Rueda was fired after students in his class saw nude paintings in a set of printed cards as part of a lesson on color theory. 

Cache County School District

A Cache Valley elementary school art teacher was fired after he had his class pass around prints of classical art from a collection of postcards from the school’s library, which included prints of nude paintings. The teacher, Mateo Rueda said he didn’t know those paintings were part of the set and would not have used them. This story drew international press coverage. Rueda and Cache County School district have reached an agreement in the case. We’ll talk about it on Tuesday’s Access Utah. Our guests will include Mateo Rueda and the mother of one of the students.

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On Dec. 4, an elementary school art lesson led to a controversy that drew international press coverage.

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Recently obtained documents show how a uranium mining company pressured the Trump administration to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. Federal regulators tentatively approve moving forward with the $1 billion Lake Powell Pipeline project. And Utah Gov. Gary Herbert proposes a major bump in education funding for the state.

 

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State education officials say Utah's high school graduation rate grew slightly this year, marking the fifth straight year of increases.

The State Board of Education said Monday that 40,100 students graduated this spring, putting the high school graduation rate at 86 percent.

Breeanne Matheson

Facilitated by an International Initiatives Grant through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, a nine-person research team from Utah State University traveled to Morocco to find their academic objectives spark realizations of global proportions. 

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A new program spearheaded by the University of Utah is reviving higher education classes for incarcerated people at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper, after a ten-year hiatus. 

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