Utah Education http://kpcw.org en Powell Reviews Utah Education Proposals http://kpcw.org/post/powell-reviews-utah-education-proposals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Education is always a big topic for state legislators, and House Rep. Kraig Powell reviewed some of the major proposals. &nbsp;Rick Brough has more.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:39:59 +0000 Rick Brough 10889 at http://kpcw.org Powell Reviews Utah Education Proposals Senator Pat Jones Looks For Lasting Education Legacy http://kpcw.org/post/senator-pat-jones-looks-lasting-education-legacy <p>In her final year in the Utah legislature Senator Pat Jones is looking for a lasting education legacy. She thinks she's come up with a bill that many on both sides of the aisle can get behind and will pump an additional 400-million dollars into schools statewide. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the story.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:42:23 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 7761 at http://kpcw.org Senator Pat Jones Looks For Lasting Education Legacy GED Test Being Updated Nationwide for 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/ged-test-being-updated-nationwide-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Taking the GED test in Utah will be a bit different in 2014. The high school equivalency test is being updated nationwide, with a focus on better preparing students for secondary education and workforce readiness. </span>KPCW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Leslie Thatcher has more.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:55:54 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 7527 at http://kpcw.org GED Test Being Updated Nationwide for 2014 Kraig Powell Talks Educational Issues http://kpcw.org/post/kraig-powell-talks-educational-issues <p>Next month, the Utah Education Interim committee will consider a bill that would raise $400,000,000 to provide ongoing funding for Utah schools by eliminating a tax exemption that favors large families. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:49:04 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 4358 at http://kpcw.org Kraig Powell Talks Educational Issues Repeal Of Compulsory Education Law Debated http://kpcw.org/post/repeal-compulsory-education-law-debated <p><em>Originally aired on July 23, 2013.</em></p><p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah education officers say a Republican state senator's idea to scrap the state's compulsory education law would put already-vulnerable students further at risk. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Leslie Thatcher 1923 at http://kpcw.org Repeal Of Compulsory Education Law Debated