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Yale rescinds admission of a student whose family paid $1.2 million to get them in

Eric Levenson and Augusta Anthony, CNN  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:16pm

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was admitted as part of the ongoing college admissions scandal, the first instance of a school doing so since the scheme became public two weeks ago.

Amazing Shake puts Utah elementary school students' social graces to the test

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:01pm

A local Amazing Shake contest put elementary students' social graces to the test Wednesday, putting them through three mock scenarios that called for good manners, a firm handshake and thinking on their feet.

Dog being credited for increased test scores at Weber County junior high

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:13pm

Students who go inside the library are getting better reading scores. It’s not that the books are different or even the assignments students are given have changed — it's Bentley.

New welding technology facility at Uintah Basin Tech College 'a big deal,' says system chairman

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 4:58pm

Equipped with plasma arc cutters, Union High School seniors Christopher Nolden and Lyciera Williams got the honor of cutting a sheet metal ribbon marking the opening of the Uintah Basin Technical College's new welding technology building.

Dixie State University newspaper believes it is target of fee cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:44am

A Utah university newspaper believes budget cuts are targeting the publication and could impact the school's journalism program.

UVU, Mountainland Technical College pen agreement for 'seamless educational pathways'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:03am

Utah Valley University and Mountainland Technical College have signed a series of agreements to create “seamless educational pathways” from the technical college to the university.

Teacher who asked student to wipe ash cross from his forehead returns to classroom

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:44pm

A Bountiful elementary school teacher who asked a student to wipe palm ash from his forehead has returned to the classroom after a school district review.

Utah engineers find more efficient way to convert algae into fuel

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:53pm

University of Utah researchers have developed a new approach to turning algae into fuel, which could make the alternative fuel more economically viable.

Cache County schools get $2 million grant for mental health

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 16th - 7:55pm

Teachers in Cache County gathered at Green Canyon High School Friday to get training on school safety.

Utah students rally for action on climate change

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 5:14pm

More than 200 students filled the steps of the state Capitol Friday joining many across the country in a global movement of youth activists striking for action on climate change.

Bill passes requiring 120 days notice of school closure, boundary changes

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 7:38am

The Utah House of Representatives gave final passage to SB245 Thursday, which would require school districts or charter boards to give students' parents at least 120 days notice before closing a school or changing school boundaries.

How did education fare in the 2019 Legislature? 'Very, very well,' Utah Senate president says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted Mar 15th - 6:42am

From researchers' study of an elephant protein's role in cancer resistance to new K-12 program intended to boost student achievement at the school level, fresh initiatives to enhance knowledge and learning got a boost this year from state lawmakers.

Bill to help needy state college students with tuition, fees reaches final passage in House

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

College students of limited means would pay no tuition or fees for four semesters to attend state colleges, universities and technical colleges under HB260, which reached final passage Wednesday.

Utah lawmakers gives final passage to pared-down school safety bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 14th - 7:09am

The sixth version of a bill intended to improve school safety in Utah won final passage in the Utah House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Budget resolution clears path for passage of public education budget

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 13th - 9:58am

House members gave final passage to the state's public education budget Tuesday with their unanimous approval of SB4. The bill fully funds enrollment growth in Utah public schools and increases the value of the weighted pupil unit by 4 percent.

Using income tax for social service programs 'absurd,' UEA president says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 12th - 9:22pm

Introducing a proposed constitutional amendment in the final days of the legislative session to also use income tax to fund some social services programs is "absurd," says Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews.

Payson mother unsure what’s next after Argosy University’s sudden closure

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 11th - 8:38pm

Shelly Christensen figures she was about 30 internship hours shy of graduating from Argosy University when she got an email from the school Friday informing her that all its locations, including one in Utah, were closed effective immediately.

Utah Senate OKs push to teach about 'failed' economic systems of socialism, communism

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 11th - 7:38am

A bill that calls for revision of the state's required semesterlong financial literacy for high schoolers to include units on socialism and communism won final passage in the Utah Senate Friday.

Utah House gives final passage to Teacher and Student Success Act

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:36am

SB149, the Teacher and Student Success Act, won final passage in the Utah House of Representatives Thursday, creating a mechanism to send millions of dollars directly to Utah schools for local plans to improve student achievement.

Study: Timpview High School could suffer earthquake fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 7th - 2:42pm

A structural study conducted at Timpview High School has found that an earthquake could result in collapses and possible fatalities in the building.