Utah is one of 17 states that give science or math credit toward high school graduation for computer science classes. In Utah, computer science counts as a third math credit.
Computer science job growth will explode in the next decade, but few U.S. students are studying computer science in high school. In most states, college-bound students have little incentive to take the class because of the way it is credited.
When Comcast and Kahn Academy announced a multimillion-dollar education partnership last December, the companies said it would help low-income families cross the digital divide and gain educational opportunities. Critics suspect other motives.
Hazing rituals continue on U.S. campuses despite efforts to stem them.
Education predictions for the new year continue to roll in.
Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, has bold ideas about higher education innovation, honed during a 10-year stint as president of the New School, a private university in New York.
Alaska, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia did not adopt Common Core State Standards. Minnesota adopted the English standards, but not the math standards.
The optional reading lists that accompany Common Core English standards contain some racy books.
Common Core State Standards for K-12 education were adopted by 45 U.S. states, but controversy continues to rage. The sharpest battle line divides the tea party and business wings of the Republican Party.
Arguments over Common Core fill the hallways of schools and legislative chambers across the nation. What kinds of skills are students required to master as part of the Common Core?
In 2013, the Deseret News looked at education issues at the policy level and through the eyes of those most affected by it: learners, teachers, all of us.
Media pundits look back on 2013’s most notable trends and happenings in the world of education.
As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, the Christmas season becomes more challenging for school administrators. Santa Claus is not immune to the controversy.
Results of a key international assessment of 15-year-old students around the world show no improvement for the U.S.
A new Gallup Student Poll shows that most students start elementary school with enthusiasm, but become less and less engaged throughout junior high and high school. Why?
Computer science jobs are plentiful and well paid and can offer career flexibility and chances to work from home. So why do so few women choose to study computer science?
The most recent carbon monoxide leak at a U.S. school sickened 44 Utah students and teachers. Connecticut and Maryland are the only states that require carbon monoxide detectors in schools.
In the Information Age, some educators rank the ability to use and program computers alongside reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic as basic life skills children should learn.
New test results show reading proficiency of U.S. children remains frustratingly low, limiting futures for children and raising costs for society. The launch of innovative programs may help.
U.S. students improved slightly in reading and mathematics proficiency, according to The Nation’s Report Card, an assessment of students in all states that happens every two years. Is improvement happening fast enough?
The Minerva Project is an ambitious attempt to create an elite university for the 21st century while remaking the higher education model.
A well-designed “gap year” between high school and college can help students make the most of college once they get there.
District of Columbia’s controversial teacher evaluation program is getting many low-rated teachers out of the system and improving performance of those who stay. High-rated teachers’ performance is improving, too.
During Jerry Weast’s 12-year tenure as superintendent of Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools, overall achievement climbed and learning gaps narrowed. Meanwhile, the population of non-English speakers doubled and student poverty increased.
At two universities in the U.S., students earn degrees by proving mastery of skills and concepts instead of earning credit hours. The schools have federal government accreditation and federal approval. Others schools will follow.
Up to 20 percent of U.S. children struggle learning to read. There are exciting new ways to help kids with dyslexia, and some tried-and-true ones.
Fostering self-sufficiency is a worthy goal for public education, but the effects of poverty make that difficult. Renewed emphasis on discouraging out-of-wedlock births to young mothers might help.
A growing number of small private colleges are slashing tuition, but potential students might not be helped as much as they think.
The federal government shutdown hasn’t caused major problems for K-12 schools and higher education yet. If it continues, however, funding streams could dry up.
Since the 2008 recession, most states have reduced funding for K-12 education, some drastically. Also, since 2008, teacher satisfaction has declined precipitously.