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State auditor named interim director of shuttered Utah charter school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:16pm

Utah State Auditor John Dougall was appointed interim director of the now-shuttered American International School of Utah Tuesday.

6 U. researchers named Huntsman Presidential Chairs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:17pm

Six University of Utah researchers have joined the ranks of Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs, according to a joint announcement from the U. and the Huntsman Foundation.

Summer Patriot Camp hopes to teach Utah kids about their country's roots

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:02pm

Organizers of the camp say learning about the history of their country inspires kids to be more patriotic.

Utah State professor to be honored with White House award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 9:02am

A Utah State University professor who studies factors that can hinder diverse students in engineering education is being honored by the White House.

Granite board studying possible school closures in West Valley City, Taylorsville

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:08am

Granite school board is studying the possibility of elementary school closures in West Valley City and Taylorsville and has planned open houses in September with the affected school communities.

Salt Lake teachers association, school district reach tentative deal with help of mediator

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:06pm

A tentative agreement was struck Wednesday between the Salt Lake teachers' association and the school district after bargaining teams met with a federal mediator for 5.5 hours.

BYU’s Honor Code website now details the entire investigation process

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:35pm

Following student criticism of BYU’s Honor Code Office, the school’s website now details the office’s entire investigation process and clarifies that Honor Code employees are “not therapists.”

Federal mediation of Salt Lake City teacher contract negotiations starts Wednesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 10:02pm

Federal mediation of the contract negotiations between the Salt Lake Education Association and the Salt Lake City School District begins early Wednesday morning.

SLCC awarded grant to help guide students on intentional 'pathways' of learning, completion

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:29pm

SLCC is one of 20 colleges nationwide awarded a $30,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities that will help support its Pathways initiative intended to enhance learning and improve rates of degree completion.

This gear disrupting the outdoor industry was designed by Utah State students

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 12:16pm

The Utah State University Outdoor Product Design and Development program had its first graduating class this past May — and with that, their first batch of final projects.

AISU must refund more than $400,000 in special education funds by Wednesday, state says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 9:20pm

The now-shuttered American International School of Utah has until Wednesday to repay more than $400,000 in special education funds to the State School Board, but the school's executive director said the issue remains in dispute.

Utah's substance abuse resources by county

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 29th - 7:21pm

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, the following Utah resources may provide the type of assistance you need.

AISU misses deadline to refund $415,000 in state, federal special education funds to state

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 28th - 9:42pm

American International School of Utah missed this week's deadline to refund more than $415,000 in special education funds that state officials said were improperly spent or there was no documentation for the expenditures.

Utah records increase in home-school students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:34am

Data shows the number of students home-schooled in Utah has more than doubled.

Senate confirms Cicero Chairman Randy Shumway as U. trustee; leadership vote on Tuesday

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:43pm

The Utah Senate has confirmed Cicero Group Chairman Randy Shumway as a member of the University of Utah’s board of trustees. The trustees are slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on board leadership.

USU’s outdoor product design students invited to Outdoor Retailer to make chalk bags

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:30pm

Utah State University’s outdoor product design students were invited to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver this year to make chalk bags, on the spot, out of used textiles.

Weber State student takes on hemp study

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:19am

The typical undergraduate thesis project isn’t supposed to attract a lot of attention or controversy. Weber State University student Jeff Colbert, however, chose a subject that did just that.

Granite School District investigates LGBTQ pride flag burning; no charges to be filed

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:00pm

The Granite School District is investigating after a video surfaced online over the weekend showing two students within the district burning an LGBTQ pride flag, district officials said.

Salt Lake City teachers rally amid salary negotiation standstill

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:47pm

Amid an impasse in salary negotiations, about 150 Salt Lake School District teachers rallied Tuesday to ask for more money.

Testing company that lost Utah contract hasn't been paid since January, still working to recover data

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:40pm

Utah lawmakers were told Tuesday there's more than $2 million in unpaid invoices from the testing company whose contract was terminated earlier this month after a series of problems surfaced.