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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.