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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.

State school board candidate debates and interviews  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 8:55am

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.

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.

Utah school grades down overall, amid criticism from educators

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 15th - 5:12pm

Despite modest improvements in SAGE scores last year, schools in Utah received worse grades overall from the Utah State Board of Education based on school rating data released Thursday.

School rallying together to help their therapy dog get back on his feet

Ashton Goodell  |  Posted  Sep 11th - 3:25pm

A school in West Valley City nearly lost one of its most popular and beloved members this weekend. Now the school is rallying together to help their therapy dog get back on his feet.

40 blocks north and 15 years later, a U. surgeon remembers 9/11

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 10th - 9:03am

Twenty-five years old and fresh out of Princeton, Mark Mahan got a thrill every time he emerged from the subway and saw the impossibly tall buildings rising above him.

BYU freshmen averaged 29 on ACT, 1280 on SAT

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Sep 8th - 7:02am

The 2016 BYU freshman class earned an average score of 29 on the ACT, 1280 on the SAT and a 3.85 GPA. BYU accepted 53.5 percent of the 13,408 who applied. Meanwhile, continuing a recent trend, the school has more Utahns and fewer Californians.

Jordan School District seeks support for $245M bond, holds community meetings

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Sep 7th - 9:48pm

The Jordan School District is holding dozens open houses to inform the public and answer questions about a $245 million bond that will be up for vote this November.

Where are they now? Utah Symphony’s first euphoniumist marches with Utah college band

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 7th - 7:19pm

When KSL first featured Rice in 1981, the then-16-year-old Stuart Evan Rice had become the first ever euphoniumist to solo with the Utah Symphony’s “Salute to Youth” program. Thirty-five years later, he'll march with SUU's band.

NeuroVersity preparing young adults with autism for the job world

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Sep 5th - 8:06pm

Finding a good job out of high school can be challenging. For people on the autism spectrum, it can often be a traumatic experience. But a Utah program is helping young adults with autism find friends and jobs.

Utah educator returns from space program for teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 4th - 8:33pm

A Utah educator who attended a space program for teachers is using her experience to add to her curriculum this year.

Risk of school shootings is low, but security industry is growing

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:25pm

Horrific school shootings in recent years have stirred up a big question that many companies, including some in Utah, have been trying to answer: What's the best way to keep kids safe in their classrooms?