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Improving early learning: Millions more needed for teacher coaching, student testing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:37am

If Utah wants to improve learning outcomes from preschool through the third grade, it needs teaching coaches, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

A first-grader lost his tooth, literally, so his principal vouched for him to the Tooth Fairy

Maddie Capron and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:32am

A first-grader in Wisconsin lost his tooth. And, in an upsetting turn, he lost his lost tooth.

California mandates later school start times

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:09pm

The bell doesn't ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours.

Former Utah teacher charged with illegal sex with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:55am

A junior high school band teacher from the Granite School District accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy now faces 16 felonies.

Utah records committee sides with student journalists in fight over campus police reports

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:38am

Should campus police charge student journalists to look at the police blotter?

UVU offers emergency scholarships to students facing food insecurity

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:02pm

The announcement came after school officials said a new study reported that 10% of UVU’s student body has gone without food for a day or longer.

2 of Torrey Green's rape accusers sue Utah State, allege a 'dangerous environment existed'

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:31am

A lawsuit filed against Utah State University alleges that the university created a dangerous environment, violated Title IX and violated two women’s civil rights.

Possible closure of 2 Granite District elementary schools to be considered in November

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 8th - 7:12am

The Granite School District Board of Education will vote in November whether to close one school in Taylorsville and one in West Valley City.

Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 10:21pm

From carrying reusable water bottles to eliminating single-use plastics to combating racial and religious discrimination, middle-school aged students brainstormed ideas on how they can improve their own communities.

Task force weighs how to best connect youths to treatment

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:02am

Juvenile courts are no longer the go-between for youngsters who are accused of minor offenses but need behavioral treatment.

Process launched to update teacher discipline rules

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:48pm

The Utah State Board of Education has launched a process to update board rules pertaining to the discipline of and standards for licensed school teachers.

Utah fourth-grader pushes for eco-friendly lunch room

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:15am

More than a year after she set her mind to do more to help the environment, a Utah fourth-grader has convinced her elementary school to switch from foam trays to biodegradable ones.

Concerns about test data could mean reprieve in letter grades to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:09pm

State-level RISE testing results are strikingly similar to previous years’ SAGE test data, according to state and national assessment experts, but local officials point to “red flags.”

Unaffordable Utah: Are student loans the next debt crisis?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:30am

The bad news came when Mike Long arrived at the halfway point of a 10-year program to get his student loans forgiven.

Hunger on campus: How college students can get help

Anna Helhoski Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:22am

When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap

Which Utah colleges are growing and which are shrinking?

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 10:29pm

Overall, the Utah System of Higher Education grew about 3%, gaining about 5,400 students for a total enrollment of 189,351.

Utah’s $60,000 solution to keep school teachers from fleeing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 10:01pm

Noting that teacher compensation is key to addressing Utah’s teacher shortage, a new Envision Utah report recommends that the state boost teacher starting pay.

University of Utah students make safety recommendations to school leaders

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 9:02pm

Lauren McCluskey’s murder nearly a year ago was the only murder reported among Utah universities' annual campus safety reports.

Aerospace pathways program expands to Tooele

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 29th - 5:32pm

When Makayla Lear, 17, began her senior year at the Community Learning Center at Blue Peak High School in Tooele, she enrolled in the engineering and manufacturing curriculum with an eye on one day going into biomedical engineering to design prosthetics.