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'The right thing to do': Civil Rights leader shares story at Utah conference

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 10:35pm

Once a white woman fighting for civil rights in the deep South, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland now she travels the country sharing her story. At a stop in Utah, she met up with a young girl who traveled hours just to see her.

Girl injured in roller skating accident gives back with AED donation

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Oct 15th - 11:14am

The family of Tayton Timothy, the girl who was injured in a freak roller skating accident late last year, is giving back to an elementary school that helped the Timothy family in their time of need.

School making changes after boy with autism left on bus

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:04pm

An 8-year-old boy with autism was left on a school bus Monday for most of the school day.

Enrollment up 3% this year in Utah public colleges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 11:59am

The number of students enrolled in Utah's public colleges and universities is up nearly 3 percent this fall compared with the same time last year.

9-year-old boy receives death threats, physical assault from school bully for months, mother claims

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 1:17pm

On Monday, Sept. 26, Brian Simpson, 9, came home from school in tears. He told his parents that another student had been bullying him for weeks and that on that particular day, the student threatened to kill him.

State school board candidate debates and interviews  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:20pm

There are eight Utah State Board of Education seats up for election this year. Of those, seven are in a primary. The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools has organized debates for every district facing a primary.

Survey: Majority of Utahns think state spends too little on education

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:59pm

More than 70 percent of Utahns think the state spends too little on education, but half say they're either unwilling to pay for more education funding or unsure if they would, according to a recent survey from Envision Utah.

Utah's school nurse shortage a dangerous violation of rights, parents say

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:59am

With one of the worst student-to-nurse ratios in the U.S., Utah school districts are being forced to find other ways to accommodate the needs of students with diabetes, often by relying on teachers and parents.

University of Utah ranks first among academic hospitals for quality, accountability

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 2nd - 7:47am

University of Utah Health Care has made strides in recent years — and a name for itself nationally — through a project that began as an attempt to answer a seemingly simple question four years ago.

New program helps high school students get jobs in life sciences

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:46pm

Utah now has a new streamlined pathway for high school students to get jobs in the booming medical innovations industry.

Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:04pm

Lawmakers are looking at creating a standardized assessment for teachers amid concern over a Utah State Board of Education rule adopted in June that allows schools to hire people without formal training to be teachers.

FAFSA changes: What you need to know to get the most financial aid

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:40am

If you plan to go to college next year, you need to know about two changes to the nationwide financial aid form.

University of Utah unveils a place to live, think and innovate

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:09am

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute officially dedicated the newly opened $45 million Lassonde Studios, a unique facility that allows business-minded students to express their creative ideas and launch companies in state-of-the-art living spaces.

Deanie Wimmer subs at school for a day

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 6:09pm

KSL Anchor Deanie Wimmer became a substitute teacher for a day to learn on the front lines about the challenges facing Utah schools and how they impact our students.

Texas school sign warns teachers may be packing heat

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 7:03pm

They say don't mess with Texas. You probably shouldn't mess with its teachers either, at least in one school district.

From teen runaway to advocate: Attorney shares her story as she serves homeless youths

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 18th - 7:00pm

Assistant attorney general Nicole Lowe's young life was more like those of the teens she now serves. In her new book, she details her experiences as a runaway in a gothic cult, battling psychological demons in the time between hallucinogenic highs.

Primary Children's Hospital helps patients keep their grades up

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 5:52pm

Primary Children's Hospital has always offered educational and tutoring services, but the opening of the School Zone, a one-room school at the hospital, gives patients a sense of normalcy and helps them stay on track with their schoolwork.

For-profit college operator ITT files for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 11:33am

For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

New technology gives schoolchildren more time to cross busy streets

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 7:52am

The Utah Department of Transportation Wednesday unveiled a new technology that lets school crossing guards add extra “walk” time to a crosswalk signal during peak commuting periods, increasing safety for students getting across busy streets.

U of U inspiring Native American students to pursue careers in science and medicine

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Sep 15th - 8:58pm

We talk about getting more students, especially women, into the sciences. But there's a group of Americans facing even tougher challenges. Now, a U of U program is empowering Native American college students to pursue careers in science and medicine.