According to the latest enrollment figures, some 666,858 students were enrolled in Utah schools this fall, up from 658,952 a year ago, or a 1.19% increase. Some $55.6 million in new funding is needed to fund growth for the next school year, according to board documents.
Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Alexa Cunningham is on a list of finalists for the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona, where she taught and served as a principal 17 years of her career.
International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. It's among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year.
A 15-year-old boy is under investigation for spreading false rumors about a possible school shooting, prompting an increased police presence and an even larger number of students staying home from school, according to police.
A Salt Lake City school board member came to the defense of West High School Principal Ford White, nearly a week after a teacher reported in an email that the principal drove intoxicated students home instead of calling the police.