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Price tag for school enrollment growth at least $90M

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 2:40pm

It will take more than $90 million to cover the cost of an additional 9,730 students expected to enroll in Utah schools next fall, legislative leaders were told Tuesday.

U. leaders invite student feedback on improving social justice

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 9:10pm

Echoing protests and demonstrations from racial tension on campuses across the country, students at the U. shared experiences and asked hard questions at the invitation of university leaders Friday.

3 students suspected of lacing candy with drugs, alcohol at Box Elder High

McKenzie Romero and Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Nov 17th - 6:25pm

Police have identified three teenagers suspected of lacing gummy candies with alcohol or drugs, sending at least one classmate to the hospital.

Michelle Obama praises SLC after-school program

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 16th - 9:33pm

Spy Hop Productions, based in Salt Lake City, is one of 12 after-school programs being recognized on Tuesday by first lady Michelle Obama, who will present each organization with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

Initiative encourages talking, reading, singing to aid kids' brain growth

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Nov 15th - 1:25pm

A nationwide initiative aimed at encouraging parents to talk, read, sing and play with their kids to enhance brain growth launched in Salt Lake County on Tuesday at an all-day, free event hosted at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum.

Utah lawmaker named next president of Utah College of Applied Technology

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 15th - 10:20am

Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, will resign from the Utah Legislature to lead the Utah College of Applied Technology, college leaders announced Thursday.

More student diversity, charter growth shown by latest enrollment counts

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 15th - 9:10am

Charter schools now account for more than 10 percent of Utah's public school student population, and the number of low-income students declined this year by roughly 5,000 students, according to enrollment estimates released Tuesday.

Reading and dental exams? Center to bring health care inside S.L. school

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 14th - 6:03pm

Salt Lake City education leaders on Thursday announced plans for a new community learning center at Lincoln Elementary School thanks to a private donation, as well as services by local health and community organizations.

U. students call for free tuition, debt cancellation

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Nov 12th - 9:48pm

Protesters rallied and marched Thursday, calling for free tuition at public universities, cancellation of all student debt, and implementation of a $15 minimum hourly wage for university employees.

Tooele County school officials planning move to 5-by-5 schedule

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Nov 12th - 8:02pm

School officials are making plans in Tooele County to go to what's known as a 5-by-5 schedule next year in its high schools.

Utah State releases details of Koch Foundation gift

Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 12th - 8:49am

Utah State University has released the terms of its gift agreement with the Charles Koch Foundation after student demonstrations and a public records request.

Some Venezuelan students unable to pay tuition due to international policy

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 9th - 7:50pm

Venezuelan students feel a measure of resistance from their home country while studying abroad, and ripples from Venezuela's turbulent financial state have made it difficult for them to keep their heads above water.

Board recommendation: Lawmakers end funding for Electronic High School

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 7th - 9:10am

Schools that use Utah's Electronic High School, a public program that offers an alternative way for students to earn credit, may have to find another online provider to continue offering those services to students.

New assessment possible for Utah kindergarteners

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 6th - 7:18am

Utah kindergarteners might see a new entrance assessment to help teachers understand their academic readiness before starting school.

Sensitive student information released in 5,500 transactions, report says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 5th - 7:21am

State auditors praised schools for transparent financial reporting but found that sensitive student information was released in 5,500 transactions, according to a report released Wednesday.

Google funds projects for special needs students in Sandy

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 3rd - 8:46am

Representatives of Google and national charity announced funding for more than 50 projects for special needs students in Salt Lake and Utah counties, totaling roughly $60,000 in donations.

$500M in school bonds up for vote Tuesday

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Nov 2nd - 11:28pm

On Tuesday, voters in a handful of school districts are going to be asked to help out with some big bonds in part to compensate for Utah's anticipated population growth.

SLC School District recovering from weekend cyber attack

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Nov 2nd - 8:51pm

A cyber attack that began Friday afternoon overwhelmed the Salt Lake City School District's website, phone system, and PowerSchool grading and homework tool off and on through Monday morning, according to district officials.

Despite national decline, Utah student performance 'holding steady'

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Nov 1st - 9:45am

Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed slight declines in proficiency rates nationwide, but Utah's proficiency rates overall held steady.

Lawmakers give early OK to expanding full-day kindergarten

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 30th - 8:41am

More children could be attending full-day kindergarten after lawmakers gave an early endorsement of two draft bills that would expand kindergarten offerings in Utah schools.