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Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:48pm

A Utah school district is working to revamp its lessons around Native Americans to tackle stereotypes.

Utah public school enrollment nears 660K

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:17am

Utah public school enrollment has reached nearly 660,000 students, according to new figures released Thursday by the offices of the Utah State Board of Education.

Group urges schools to adopt model policies after 11-year-old girl's hijab pulled off her head by student

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:18am

A nonprofit organization that assists refugees is urging Utah schools to adopt model policy to help prevent incidents of Muslim girls in Utah schools being harassed for wearing hijabs, or in one girl's case, forcibly removed by a fellow student.

'She was at a marvelous point in her life': U. community mourns death of assistant professor

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:01pm

The University of Utah community is mourning the death of a staff member who died from complications related to childbirth.

What's the cost of enhancing school safety in Utah? Proposal seeks more than $195 million

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:19am

A proposal seeks more than $195 million to enhance school safety, mostly for school building improvements and $30 million for mental health and school safety personnel.

Alpine School District preparing for western Utah County growth with property purchases

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:09pm

As the west side of Utah County continues growing at a rapid rate, Alpine School District officials are preparing to handle the influx of students.

Parents support school staff who wore 'border wall' costumes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:19am

Parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at a school board meeting held by a district where 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a "border wall."

Utah high schoolers saved $48.7 million in college tuition by taking concurrent enrollment courses

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 11th - 7:52pm

A record number of students earned college credit during high school this past year, saving $48.7 million in future college tuition costs, according to a new joint report by Utah's public education and higher education systems.

Junior high students remember Vietnam veteran alumni

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Nov 11th - 4:50pm

Students at a South Salt Lake junior high school got a firsthand lesson on the meaning of military sacrifice as they honored a group of fallen veterans who decades earlier had roamed the same halls and sat in the same classrooms as they do today.

U.'s Gardner Commons a home to 'agents of change'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:32am

Dignitaries and University of Utah officials dedicated the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons Friday, a 220,000-square-foot classroom building that Cynthia Berg, College of Social and Behavioral Science dean, says is home to "agents of change."

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 9:15pm

Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

College collaborations better connect Utah to the world, presidents say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 2:49pm

Presidents of five Utah colleges speaking Thursday on a panel during Utah Global Forum at Grand America said higher education institutions engage with the world through international faculty and students and research with international partners.

Vote update tilts in favor of Orem student housing proposition

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 7:33pm

A local ballot initiative aimed at paving the way for a student housing project near UVU jumped to a 200-plus vote lead Friday after a ballot count update.

Audit: Utah schools didn't report sex harassment, assault cases by teachers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 8th - 7:20am

New state audits sheds light on Utah schools failing to report inappropriate conduct of educators to state licensing officials, which means problem educators avoid discipline and may have allowed for further misconduct in subsequent teaching jobs.

Childhood anxiety: How Utah schools are addressing rising mental health challenges

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 6th - 11:03am

The first day of school brought some challenges for Valerie Norton’s daughter. The third grader, who had never before demonstrated signs of anxiety, began having daily meltdowns.

High school students put physics lessons into practice to catch falling pumpkins

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 6th - 7:44am

City Academy physics teacher Dennis Pedersen's students built homemade apparatuses to catch pumpkins dropped off the school’s roof on Monday.

Roots Charter High School — The school where kids learn by working on a farm

Mark Oliver, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Nov 4th - 9:05am

In a time when most schools are rushing to add more technology, Roots Charter High School is taking a different approach.

State School Board appoints inaugural student advisory council

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 6:56pm

The Utah State Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint 15 students to the inaugural Student Advisory Council as well as a student adviser to the group.

Idaho school superintendent to investigate 'inappropriate' staff Halloween costume

Devin Bodkin,  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 9:02am

The Middleton School District superintendent said he will launch an internal investigation after teachers posted what he calls “insensitive and inappropriate” Halloween pictures on the district’s Facebook page.

Trustees 'reopen search' for Utah tech education commissioner

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 7:30am

After meeting twice in executive session in October to interview and consider four finalists for a new state commissioner of technical education, the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees will reopen the search.