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SUU president embarks on 170-mile 'Grand to Grand' run for campus child care center

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:24pm

On Sunday, Southern Utah University President Scott L. Wyatt embarked on a 170-mile, seven-day run through the Grand Canyon and culminates at the summit of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Inauguration symposium explores future of America's public universities

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:47am

A U. symposium Thursday brought experts from around the country together to weigh-in on the future of America's public universities. The event was part of a slate of activities planned to celebrate the upcoming inauguration of President Ruth Watkins.

Regents to ask lawmakers for $6M to place college advisers in every Utah high school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:41am

The Utah State Board of Regents will ask Utah lawmakers for an appropriation of nearly $6 million to begin the process of placing college access advisers in every high school in the state by the 2021-22 school year.

New president Tuminez takes over at Utah Valley University

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:34am

A new leader took over Utah Valley University this week.

University of Utah inaugurates Ruth Watkins, its 16th — and first woman — president

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:47pm

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins was inaugurated the 16th leader of the state’s flagship institution Friday afternoon during a ceremony in Kingsbury Hall.

BYU law school welcomes first predominantly female class

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:49pm

Brigham Young University’s law school just admitted its first predominantly female class, and both religion and politics may have something to do with it.

SLCC Westpointe Center aims to 'close gap' of Utah's workforce needs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:45am

Wednesday was the grand opening of Salt Lake Community College's $43 million, 121,000-square-foot Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center.

Support slipping slightly for gas tax hike to raise money for schools, poll shows

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:19am

Support is slipping slightly for the nonbinding question on the November ballot about raising state gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon to help fund schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll.

Rice University to offer free tuition to low-income and middle-income undergraduate students

Gisela Crespo, CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:00am

Rice University will award scholarships that will cover the cost of tuition to students from low-income and middle-income families starting next fall, the school announced Tuesday.

Lincoln and King John feature in Constitution Day tales for kids

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:10pm

Students celebrated Constitution Day with a mock trial and talks by legal experts at Matheson Courthouse on Monday.

School fees audit finds 'widespread violations' of Utah law by school boards

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:34am

A legislative audit of secondary school fees found "widespread and varied violations of state law" by the State School Board and local boards of education, high schools and charter schools, according the audit made public on Tuesday.

Generation Orphan: How drug addiction has impacted a growing number of Utah students

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

When Alyssa Woodward accepted her diploma at West Jordan High School’s graduation last spring, her parents weren’t in the audience cheering for her. They’ve both been out of the picture since she started kindergarten.

Highly contagious norovirus reported at 2 Salt Lake City schools

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:25pm

A highly contagious norovirus that has wreaked havoc across the Wasatch Front the past few weeks has made its way to two schools in the Salt Lake City School District, officials said Monday.

Elementary school recycling nearly 50 tons of paper, cardboard

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:39pm

At Country View Elementary, it’s not unusual to see students getting excited about recycling. Several sixth-graders get time to round up the paper products around the school each day.

Partisan State School Board elections? Utah Supreme Court weighing constitutionality

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:02am

The Utah Supreme Court took under advisement Friday oral arguments over the constitutionality of a statute passed by the Utah Legislature in 2016 that calls for partisan State School Board elections.

North Summit School District leader named 2019 Utah Superintendent of the Year

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 15th - 4:27pm

Jerre Holmes, superintendent of the North Summit School District, has been named 2019 Utah School Superintendent of the Year.

Reported SAGE scores largely unchanged from 2017, but fewer students opt out

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 14th - 7:45am

The percentage of Utah public school students proficient in language arts and mathematics was largely unchanged from 2017, according to 2018 SAGE test data released Thursday by the Utah State Board of Education.

Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 4:05pm

Utah's governor says there's a statewide shortage of teachers and he's pushing for better salaries to retain the ones in the classrooms and bring back those who have left.

Utah governor, schools superintendent issue plea to former teachers: Come back

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 12th - 3:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson and the CEO of Envision Utah issued a plea Wednesday to Utah educators currently not teaching to return to the profession to help address the state's teacher shortage.

Washington School District puts $125M bond on ballot to meet faster-than-expected growth

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:05am

Population growth in the St. George metropolitan area has outpaced the Washington School District’s projections, prompting officials to propose a $125 million bond to pay for more schools and much-needed maintenance and upkeep projects.