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BYU adds Native American law professor to committee on racial equality and diversity

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:52pm

Michalyn Steele, a professor in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, has been added to a committee tasked with improving racial equality on campus, according to emails sent by BYU president Kevin Worthen to members of a BYU alumni group for Native Americans.

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Michelle R. Smith and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:15pm

President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed.

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:38pm

The president of the nation’s largest education union said Trump was more interested in scoring points for the November election than in keeping students safe.

What will back to school look like in Salt Lake City? Parental feedback decides

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 8th - 10:46am

There are still a lot of unknowns, but local school boards are moving ahead with plans to reopen public schools this fall and have road maps in place by Aug. 1.

Bountiful High alumni launch petition against school’s mascot; mayor apologizes for response

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:35pm

A push is being made by Bountiful High alumni to change the school's mascot by those who say it is offensive. The city's mayor also apologized for how he responded to a petitioner online.

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 1:22pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons.

Utah System of Higher Education ushers in new commissioner, board leaders

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

The new Utah Board of Higher Education has appointed Dave Woolstenhulme as commissioner of higher education.

Utah delegation urges Trump to exempt dual-language immersion teachers from visa bans

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 7th - 9:30am

Utah’s congressional delegation is urging the Trump administration to consider an exemption to a visa ban for international educators who teach in dual-language immersion programs.

Jordan School District approves plan for 4-day in-person classes in fall

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:45pm

The Jordan School Board unanimously approved a motion Monday that would bring students back to school for in-person classes Monday through Thursday.

Davis School District details plans for fall reopening

Colby Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jul 6th - 9:41am

The Davis School District has shared its plans for reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.

Trump order to block international teachers may have ‘devastating effect’ on language programs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:11pm

Utah officials hope the Trump administration will reconsider its suspension of entry of foreign nationals under J visas and other visas until the end of the year.

Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open

Patrick Whittle and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 4:07am

School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children the new norm.

COVID-19 impacts 2 Utah high school football teams

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 1st - 7:11pm

The coronavirus has made its way to two high school sports teams in Salt Lake County.

Utah university to consider dropping ‘Dixie’ from its name

Sophia Eppolito, The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:06pm

After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name in another example of the nation’s reexamination of the Confederacy and slavery.

Weber State professor again resigns after controversial tweets, rescinding original resignation

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 30th - 3:10pm

Scott Senjo, the former Weber State University professor involved in a Twitter controversy earlier this month, officially no longer works for the school, officials confirmed Tuesday.

University of Utah reorganizes its public safety infrastructure

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 30th - 7:38am

In an effort to improve accountability, the University of Utah announced Monday a reorganization of its public safety infrastructure.

Governor approves school board plan for reopening Utah public schools this fall

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 29th - 8:14pm

The Utah governor has given his seal of approval to the Utah State Board of Education’s requirements and recommendations for K-12 schools to reopen this fall — a document that addresses a host of issues ranging from social distancing to cafeteria practices.

Summer break, COVID-19 shutdown could wipe out school year gains

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 29th - 10:44am

When the front door opened, a big smile welcomed the two educators from Bonneville Elementary on the porch making surprise house calls.

Masks? Riding the bus? Utah districts want to hear school communities’ preferences for fall

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 27th - 7:11pm

With the unorthodox high school graduation season behind them, local school boards are trained on the next major milestone for Utah public schools: reopening this fall.