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Idea born from iPhone flashlight helping lower cost of some surgeries

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 8:01pm

Five billion people in the world don't have access to basic, affordable surgery. Doctors at the University of Utah are on a mission to help change that.

Private transportation provider could replace school bus in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 17th - 8:26pm

The Canyons Board of Education voted late Tuesday to direct school administrators to explore entering a contract with a private transportation provider to serve schoolchildren in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

24-member committee will search for next University of Utah president

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 4:09pm

A 24-member committee will conduct the search for the next president of the University of Utah. The Utah State Board of Regents announced the committee members names Thursday.

University of Utah commits to new student safety plan

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 7:06am

The University of Utah will commit more than $380,000 to an enhanced campus safety plan that will require students to take an online sexual assault prevention course; calls for hiring an additional victim advocate among other changes.

Canyons: Policy changed to eliminate school lunch debt conversations

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 7:37am

In keeping with a new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirement, the Canyons Board of Education's new policy on school lunch debt ensures children are kept out of the loop in conversations about owed money, even high schoolers.

Google to teach school kids about online safety, etiquette

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 12:16pm

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble.

Jordan High administrators call audible, move graduation over hot temps

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 10:14pm

With temperatures expected to approach the upper 90s in the coming days, Jordan High School administrators elected on Monday to move the school’s commencement ceremony indoors.

U. launches center dedicated to studying mindfulness

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 4th - 5:57pm

The University of Utah on Wednesday announced the launch of a research center on campus that will study the effects of a psychological wellness concept called mindfulness.

Provo School District to provide ed services at Utah State Hospital for another year

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 4th - 7:32am

The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to extend by one year Provo City School District's contract to provide educational services to youths hospitalized at the Utah State Hospital. The current agreement was set to expire June 30.

Passport program helps kids explore S.L. County culture

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 3rd - 3:29pm

Salt Lake County leaders want young residents to learn and explore the area while having fun, which is why they created the Kids Summer Passport tour.

Former student surprises 3rd grade teacher 40 years later

Candice Madsen and Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted   May 31st - 9:30am

Cindy Davis shares the same birthday week as her favorite teacher. This year Davis's only birthday wish was to track her down and say thank you.

U., medical students express thanks for donated bodies

Alison Berg  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:01pm

University of Utah officials and medical students shared their gratitude for body donations with family members of the deceased at the school's annual donor memorial service on Friday.

U. College of Education among top secondary teacher preparation programs nationwide

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:32pm

The University of Utah's College of Education is one of the top secondary teacher preparation programs nationwide, according to the latest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Davis High 'Band Man' named district's Teacher of the Year

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:21am

Davis School District named Steven Hendricks as Teacher of the Year at an awards assembly at Davis High School. In addition to the nomination, the district awarded Hendricks with a one-year lease and insurance coverage on a Kia Forte EX.

Some Canyons School District kindergartners spending more time in the classroom

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:02pm

Kindergarten might be the most important year in a child's education. That is why the Canyons School District decided to try expanding the number of hours some of its kindergartners spend in the classroom.

Ogden students take artistic talents to new level with prosthetics and real-life models

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:45pm

Students at Highland Junior High School in Ogden are taking their artistic talents to a whole new level. Instead of watercolors and canvasses, they use prosthetics and real-life models in their Stagecraft class.

New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:26pm

New revisions to Idaho's K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change as part of the latest attempt to appease Idaho's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Juvenile justice reforms stirring concerns among educators, law enforcement

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:11pm

With an Aug. 1 implementation looming, some Utah educators are concerned about the practical implications of a new initiative that substantially changes how youths are treated in the juvenile justice system.

Next task on Utah school districts' plates: Passing policies to end 'lunch shaming'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:38pm

School districts across the country have until July 1 to have policies in place intended to end "lunch shaming" of students whose parents owe money for school lunches. Local school boards in Utah are working to meet the federal deadline.

Mentor program keeps Salt Lake teachers on the job

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:50am

The teacher turnover rate in Salt Lake City School District is about one-third lower than across the state. Leaders attribute a first-of-its-kind teacher mentor program.