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Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:03am

The board that controls tuition hikes for Utah's eight public colleges and universities is not adequately doing its job, according to a recent audit.

Museum curator desperate for return of stolen research

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 13th - 10:15pm

The director and curator of the Fort Douglas Military Museum has been desperate to get back a carrying case that was stolen from his car.

State school board gets $8.4M grant targeting students' mental health issues

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:34pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Utah State Board of Education a five-year $8.4 million grant to target mental health issues of school-age children.

Campus Cup turns college competitiveness into political participation

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 8:18pm

Every election year since 2012, the Utah Lt. Governor's Office has held the Campus Cup, a competition encouraging students at statewide higher education institutions to get registered to vote.

Logan charter school takes students on 'experiential learning' trips

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:33pm

Fifth-graders from the Edith Bowen School in Logan were in Grand Teton National Park this week, helping gather to scientific data along with graduate students from the Teton Science School in Jackson, Wyoming.

'RedforEd' rally stokes support for education initiative

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 5:46pm

A swarm of red T-shirts was the prominent feature at a rally Saturday at the Utah Education Association's headquarters in Murray, where proponents of a ballot initiative cheered support for more education funding and then went door to door.

Here’s what the U. newspaper looked like in 1892

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 11th - 7:32pm

Every edition of the The Daily Utah Chronicle, University of Utah’s student newspaper, for its first 100 years of existence is now available online, adding to the growing number of Utah newspapers digitized to be available to the public.

Governor works with nonprofit to award Utah schools new fitness centers

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 10th - 4:13pm

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert was on handball assignment to visit hundreds of happy students in Salt Lake City. One organization partnered with the governor to help students stay active through a special gift.

Mitchell, Udoh speak to SLC students about the 'game of life'

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 9th - 10:15pm

Utah Jazz players are doing their part beyond the basketball court. Tuesday, Donovan Mitchell and Ekpe Udoh spoke to West High School students in Salt Lake City about the game of life.

Audit gives good grades to Utah's financial literacy program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 4:47pm

A state audit report gives good grades to Utah's decade-old mandate that high school graduates satisfy a financial literacy requirement but suggests there's room for improvement of the program's effectiveness and oversight.

Volunteer program brings microscopes, scientists into Utah classrooms

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 9th - 11:04am

A new program has brought microscopes and scientists into the classrooms of underserved kids in Utah. Through first-hand experience, they’ve been learning what’s possible.

McBride Foundation helps Utah school initiative 'take little steps to get to big steps'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 8th - 8:36pm

The Ron McBride Foundation is supporting Northwest Middle School's Healthy Learners Initiative, contributing funding and moral support to a program intended to close the achievement gap by increasing students access to healthy learning activities.

After 2 critical audits on school fees, State School Board prepares to step up monitoring, training

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 4:43pm

After two audits critical of Utah public schools' administration of secondary school fees, the State School Board has directed staff to find resources within its office to better monitor schools' compliance to laws and to train educators.

American Dream finalists include single parent shared living, coal country team

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 2:18pm

The 10 finalists in the American Dream Ideas Challenge announced Wednesday include a proposal to address Carbon and Emery counties' challenges as well as shared living arrangements among single parents.

Panel considers how to help former foster kids get college degrees and stable housing

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 11:12am

Covering costs of tuition and a place to live can be difficult for college students, but especially so for those just who are just leaving the foster care system.

State School Board supports restoring access to education database after parent finds inappropriate content

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:07am

The Utah State Board of Education voted Thursday to support restoring public school students' and teachers' access to an educational database shuttered by Utah Education and Telehealth Network after parental complaints about inappropriate content.

Provo awarded $500K through federal programs to enhance school safety

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 4th - 7:00pm

Provo City received $500,000 Tuesday as part of more than $70 million in federal grants the U.S Department of Justice awarded to help various state and local agencies across the country improve school security.

Utah college headcount increases to nearly 184,000 students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 4th - 4:39pm

Fall headcount at Utah's public colleges and universities neared 184,000 this fall, up nearly 4,000 students from a year ago, according to new numbers released Thursday by the Utah System of Higher Education.

Record $82.6 million in trust land funds en route to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 7:21am

A record $82.6 million in interest earnings from the Permanent State School Fund will be distributed to Utah schools in July 2019, a 12 percent increase over this year's distribution, according to the Office of the Utah State Treasurer.

Weber School District tackling race, discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 8:02am

Weber School District is overhauling the way it deals with racism and discrimination with new policies and plans to hire a new administrator to focus on the issues.