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Utah Safe Schools Commission report emphasizes mental health, 'red flag' law

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:48pm

The top recommendations of the Utah Safe Schools Commission released Wednesday key on the availability of mental health resources in schools and the consideration of a gun violence restraining order to help enhance safety in Utah schools.

Utah colleges to use consultant to review tuition waivers, aid policies

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:38am

The Utah State Board of Regents will contract with an outside consultant for a comprehensive review of tuition and student aid policies related to resident and nonresident students

FBI explains 2 ways approach to active shooters has changed since Columbine

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:18pm

Active shooter incidents around the country — 250 from 2000 to 2017 — have heightened the public's awareness about protecting themselves and have changed law enforcement's approach to dealing with the bad guys.

USU lab snags grant to develop spider silk

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:03am

Utah State University scientists received a grant of $420,000 from the U.S. Navy Division of Unconventional Warfare aimed at designing and developing synthetic spider silk material that could be used to fight enemy targets during military combat.

Program gives kids passport to STEM summer vacation

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:38pm

For the first time, the education staff at the Hill Aerospace Museum is offering a free summer program with interactive classes for children 8 years old and up to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

Jordan eyes boost in counseling for students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:41am

Jordan School District Board of Education has approved a $710 million budget for the upcoming school year that reflects the district's priorities of student achievement, empowering employees, customer service and safety/security.

Herbert appoints 2 new members to State Charter School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 8:41am

A retired public school superintendent and a school innovation specialist were appointed to the Utah State Charter School Board by Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday.

Tunnels under Lehi High School to be demolished for remodel

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:42am

The tunnels beneath Lehi High School will soon be demolished to make way for a new remodel.

Study: Idaho most tolerant for guns in schools

Devin Bodkin, Idahoednews.org  |  Posted Jun 11th - 5:47pm

A recent nationwide study shows that Idaho is perhaps the most tolerant state in America when it comes to allowing weapons in schools.

'Hero' students may have prevented campus tragedy, USU police say

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 10th - 9:49am

Students at Utah State University may have averted a tragedy. When things weren’t adding up with a classmate, they did the right thing.

Most Utah schools spent $1,000 or less on suicide prevention programs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 9th - 12:54pm

Most Utah schools spent $1,000 or less on suicide prevention programs, a survey conducted by state education officials. One-fifth of respondents said their school has a plan after a suicide, but few people in the school know about it.

Larry H. Miller family and the U. launch 'Wellness Bus' to fight diabetes in underserved populations

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 9th - 10:55am

The "Wellness Bus," decorated with colorful cartoons of smiling people and healthy foods, will provide people in four communities with "free, fast and safe" chronic disease screening, nutrition education and wellness counseling, U. officials said.

Vaping essays: E-cigarette sellers offering scholarships

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 8th - 12:49pm

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write essays about the potential benefits of vaping.

SAGE testing to end as Utah officials select new test provider for grades 3-10

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 6:23pm

Utah students will no longer take the SAGE standardized test as the Utah State Board of Education has selected a new test provider for the 2018-2019 school year, officials announced Thursday.

University of Utah names finalists for senior vice president of health sciences

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 9:17am

The search for the University of Utah's next senior vice president of health sciences has been narrowed to three finalists.

Utah’s tug of war for teachers leads to higher salaries and other incentives

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:51pm

The Quality Teacher Incentive Program, or QTIP, has been a game changer in San Juan School District for a crisis faced by virtually every district in Utah. They need teachers. Hundreds of them.

Initiative to address issue of housing affordability in Salt Lake City

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:16pm

The University of Utah is launching a new initiative aimed at addressing the growing issue of housing affordability. Design+Build Salt Lake will allow architecture students to develop, design and construct affordable, energy-efficient communities.

Murray City School District raises base teaching salary to $43K annually

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 31st - 10:28am

The Murray City School District will increase base pay for teachers to $43,000 annually under recently concluded contract negotiations, district officials have announced.

Connecticut superintendent selected to lead Park City School District

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 4:43pm

A Greenwich, Connecticut, school administrator has been selected superintendent of the Park City School District.

New UVU President Astrid Tuminez to assume duties in September

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 10:54pm

Incoming Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez will assume official duties at the university on Sept. 17. Jeffery E. Olson, senior vice president of academic affairs, will serve as interim president until her arrival, officials said Friday.