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Utah lawmaker wants to require BYU police to follow open records rules or risk decertification

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:24pm

A bill aimed at forcing the BYU Police Department to follow the same open records rules that all other law enforcement agencies are subjected to or risk decertification has been introduced in the Utah Legislature.

Utah Senate panel backs incentives for students to do well on standardized tests

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:24am

The Senate Education Committee endorsed Wednesday a bill that would allow students to receive class credit for their efforts on standardized tests.

Student journalists reveal U. transportation passes cost more than counterparts

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:11pm

Not that the University of Utah needs another reason to be competitive with BYU, but according to a report in this week’s The Daily Utah Chronicle the state is “Getting the Best Price for the U.”

Utah Senate passes overhaul to process of appropriating $ for college buildings

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:40pm

The Utah Senate passed the latest version of SB102 Wednesday, which would overhaul the process the Utah Legislature uses to appropriate funding for buildings on state college, university and technical college campuses.

USU officials: Alert of 'armed aggressor' on campus was false alarm

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:21pm

A technician installing a new safety alert system accidentally triggered an alert to students that said an "armed aggressor" was on campus Wednesday afternoon, Utah State University officials said.

Bennion Elementary community urges Salt Lake board to spare school from closure recommendation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:14pm

Parents, teachers and young professionals who were alumni of M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School urged the Salt Lake City Board of Education Tuesday to spare the school from a building utilization committee's recommendation to close the school.

Utah K-12 education funding drops for first time in 7 years, report states

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:00am

Voices for Utah Children, a nonprofit focused on children's healthy development, released its Utah Children's Budget Report Tuesday.

U. study: 80 percent of sex misconduct victims didn't report incidents to school

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:02pm

Eighty percent of victims of sexual assault and sexual misconduct at the University of Utah did not report the incidents to the school, a new university study shows.

3 Utah schools deemed safe on lead, copper levels after Sandy water woes

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:47pm

Independent testing at Alta High and Sunrise and Altara elementary schools by a private laboratory show the drinking water is safe, with no elevated levels of lead or copper. The testing was done over the holiday weekend by the Canyon district.

Lawmaker seeks to add 4 psychiatry residencies at University of Utah medical school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:57am

A Sandy Republican lawmaker is seeking funding to increase the number of psychiatry residencies offered by the University of Utah Health Sciences.

Fix for widespread violations of Utah school fees laws? Complying with with 1994 injunction, lawmaker says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:52am

After two audits found "widespread and varied violations of state law" on school fees, a state lawmaker sponsoring legislation intended to bring Utah schools into compliance said the answer is found in a 1994 permanent injunction.

White nationalist group attempts to recruit at University of Utah

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 14th - 5:47pm

A white nationalist group that has focused its recruiting efforts on college campuses recently posted flyers and unfurled banners at the University of Utah and around Salt Lake City in an attempt to recruit in the Beehive State.

Utah House passes bill to eliminate letter grades from state's school report card

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 9:35am

The Utah House of Representatives gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to legislation that would eliminate letter grades from the state's public school report card.

Police presence increased at South Jordan Middle School after unfounded threat discovered

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 13th - 5:47pm

A message found at South Jordan Middle School threatening a school shooting this week was determined not valid, but there is an increased police presence at the school this week nonetheless, officials say.

More than 27K Utah students not fully immunized for measles, health officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 13th - 3:39pm

While Utah wasn’t one of the 10 states that were affected by the U.S. outbreak, state health officials worry it’s only a matter of time before a similar outbreak reaches the state.

Utah Valley University to partner with Silicon Slopes to offer tech management MBA

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 13th - 2:09pm

Starting this fall, Utah Valley University will partner with Silicon Slopes to offer a technology management emphasis master's in business administration at the nonprofit organization's headquarters in Lehi.

Thousands of SLCC students' tax documents were lost

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 13th - 11:57am

Forty-two thousand students at Salt Lake Community College are learning that their tax documents got lost.

Teen threatened to shoot up Utah school with AR-15, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 13th - 10:59am

A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested after police say he threatened a mass shooting at Payson Junior High School.

Utah lawmaker pulls back proposed constitutional amendment to create appointed State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:26am

A freshman representative pulled back Monday a proposed constitutional amendment to ask voters whether to change the elected State School Board to a nine-member board appointed by the governor.

Qualifying college students would pay no tuition or fees under 'access scholarship' OK'd by committee

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:21am

The House Education Committee on Monday gave unanimous support to HB260, which creates the Access Utah Promise Scholarship. It which would cover costs of tuition and student fees where federal financial aid falls short for low-income students.