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Can an app really lead to cleaner air, safer students and less bullying?

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:38am

The Utah Department of Transportation hosts a smartphone app that lets parents organize and track walking trips to and from schools throughout the state.

Utah students hold steady in ACT scores

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:00pm

Utah students held steady in their ACT scores this year, even as the national average slipped, the Utah State Board of Education announced Wednesday.

Armed Forces insignias against dress code in Jordan School District?

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:10pm

Some parents in the Jordan School District are upset over the school dress code their kids brought home. It said students can not wear clothing with military insignia. The district says that is not its policy.

University of Utah's new Thomas S. Monson Center to be 'embassy' to the state

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:59pm

University officials unveiled the newly renovated Wall Mansion on Wednesday, which will now be known as the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Music program may help kids with back-to-school sleep schedule

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:49pm

New program is music to the ears of parents struggling to adjust kids' school sleep schedule.

Skyridge High School opens in booming Lehi with 2,350 students — and counting

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 8:48pm

Whether they were ninth-graders or members of the senior class, all students at Skyridge High School on Monday morning shared the common experience of finding their way around a brand new school, which opened with 2,350 students and counting.

Utahns praise, criticize ruling in Texas blocking transgender bathroom directive

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:03pm

A federal judge's decision in Texas to temporarily block the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand restroom access for transgender students across the country drew praise and criticism in Utah on Monday.

Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 3:21pm

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Spray paint on sidewalks helps keep students safe

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 8:46pm

West Valley City is using stencils and spray paint to help keep kids safe on their way to and from school.

UDOT touts student safety near construction projects

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 6:31pm

With students preparing to return to class on Wednesday, the Utah Department of Transportation is warning people near the Mountain View Corridor to be aware of potential hazards posed by projects near schools.

Canyons launches new initiative to help students graduate

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Aug 14th - 8:33pm

Canyons School District launched a new initiative to help raise student graduation rates. The initiative kicked off with a seven-week boot camp for ninth-grade students prepping for their first year at Hillcrest High School.

State School Board holds off taking position on Facebook data center deal

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 13th - 8:12am

Awaiting word of the Jordan School Board's position on a $240 million tax incentive to entice Facebook to locate a data center in West Jordan, the State School Board held off taking a position on the plan Friday.

State school policy creates new alternative to teacher licensing

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 11:33pm

The State School Board gave final approval Friday to a rule that creates an alternate path to teacher licensing. Prospective teachers would be mentored and supervised by veteran teachers for three years to receive a license.

Utah has lowest average student debt, report says

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Aug 7th - 10:30pm

The cost and worth of a college degree can depend on which state students graduate from. Utah has the lowest average student debt in the nation, according to a recent WalletHub study.

Utah districts hoping for new schools to deal with rising capacity concerns

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted  Aug 6th - 8:52am

Skyrocketing growth has schools resorting to desperate measures to accommodate students. Several school districts trying to convince taxpayers to bond for new buildings.

Canyons District buses equipped with potentially life-saving technology

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:10pm

The Canyons School District has a new tool to help bus drivers keep children safe. It comes in response to several cases where students were left behind on buses earlier this year.

Satanism group making push to host after-school meetings at Vista Elementary in Taylorsville

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:33pm

An after-school club focusing on Satanism could be coming to a Utah school. A controversial religious group is making a push to hold meetings with students in some the Granite School District.

Latino youths gain leadership experience at camp

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:00pm

Latinos in Action student leaders attended a leadership training boot camp Monday and Tuesday at Camp Tracy in Millcreek Canyon.

Utah communities are working to stop alcohol sales to minors

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:56pm

Police say more local businesses are failing compliance checks for underage alcohol sales this year than in years past.

New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:24am

A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers, administrators and education organizations.