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Senate confirms Cicero Chairman Randy Shumway as U. trustee; leadership vote on Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:43pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed Cicero Group Chairman Randy Shumway as a member of the University of Utah’s board of trustees. The trustees are slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on board leadership.

USU’s outdoor product design students invited to Outdoor Retailer to make chalk bags

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:30pm

Utah State University’s outdoor product design students were invited to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver this year to make chalk bags, on the spot, out of used textiles.

Weber State student takes on hemp study

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:19am

The typical undergraduate thesis project isn’t supposed to attract a lot of attention or controversy. Weber State University student Jeff Colbert, however, chose a subject that did just that.

Granite School District investigates LGBTQ pride flag burning; no charges to be filed

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:00pm

The Granite School District is investigating after a video surfaced online over the weekend showing two students within the district burning an LGBTQ pride flag, district officials said.

Salt Lake City teachers rally amid salary negotiation standstill

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:47pm

Amid an impasse in salary negotiations, about 150 Salt Lake School District teachers rallied Tuesday to ask for more money.

Testing company that lost Utah contract hasn't been paid since January, still working to recover data

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:40pm

Utah lawmakers were told Tuesday there's more than $2 million in unpaid invoices from the testing company whose contract was terminated earlier this month after a series of problems surfaced.

Dixie State University offers fingerprinting for DACA recipients

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:36pm

Police at Dixie State University are offering people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and others fingerprinting services — a required step to secure driving privileges in Utah.

'Pay it forward' brings together rival high schools in memory of Bear River coach

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:40pm

An anonymous letter containing $100 was sent to a Box Elder Middle School teacher just a day after a high school principal's husband suddenly passed away. Within 24 hours, that money grew to $1,000 to be used in a scholarship.

Up close: 14-year-old’s invention helps premature babies hear

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:38am

Fourteen-year-old Olivia Washburn is hoping to help premature babies across the world through her newborn intensive care unit caps.

AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

Michael Melia, Jeff Amy and Larry Fenn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 8:23am

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 7th - 9:04am

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.

After repeated RISE test glitches, Utah has terminated its contract with test provider Questar

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 8:33am

After students experienced repeated glitches during Utah’s spring assessment testing sessions, the state’s contract with test provider Questar Assessment is no more.

New science standards approved for Utah students after 5 hours of debate

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:15pm

After five hours of debate, the State School Board approved new science standards for students in grades K-5 and high school.

Salt Lake district says teachers union rejected $50K starting salary offer

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 4:08pm

Salt Lake City School District announced Thursday that the Salt Lake Education Association has rejected a third contract offer in ongoing negotiations. The latest offer would set starting teacher pay at $50,100, the highest along the Wasatch Front.

Midvale school evacuated due to chlorine leak; students and staff safe

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:48am

A chlorine leak at a Midvale school prompted evacuations Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

AISU could face repaying more than $415,000 in special education funds

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:01am

It's unclear how American International School of Utah could repay more than $415,000 in special education funds if the State School Board directs it to do so.

Salt Lake City School District teachers quietly crash meeting to ask for higher salaries

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:49am

An estimated 150 educators staged a mostly silent demonstration at the Salt Lake City School District board meeting Tuesday.

How to prepare your new college graduate for the 'real world'

Zoe Meeken, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 4th - 8:39pm

College graduation is a bittersweet experience. Students work hard and count down the days until they’re finished with tests and papers, and then it’s over; and in a post-2008 world being a grown-up means moving back into your parent's house.

Utah school officials to meet in executive session to discuss RISE contract, performance

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 4th - 6:39am

The State School Board's deliberations come after growing concerns that the frequency of problems with the vendor's operating platform may impact the board's ability to use test results for accountability purposes.

What 2020 presidential candidates are proposing for the student loan crisis

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:25am

Student debt will be at the forefront of discussion in the 2020 presidential race. This is what some candidates have pitched as their solution.