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AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

Michael Melia, Jeff Amy and Larry Fenn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 8:23am

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 7th - 9:04am

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.

After repeated RISE test glitches, Utah has terminated its contract with test provider Questar

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 8:33am

After students experienced repeated glitches during Utah’s spring assessment testing sessions, the state’s contract with test provider Questar Assessment is no more.

New science standards approved for Utah students after 5 hours of debate

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:15pm

After five hours of debate, the State School Board approved new science standards for students in grades K-5 and high school.

Salt Lake district says teachers union rejected $50K starting salary offer

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 4:08pm

Salt Lake City School District announced Thursday that the Salt Lake Education Association has rejected a third contract offer in ongoing negotiations. The latest offer would set starting teacher pay at $50,100, the highest along the Wasatch Front.

Midvale school evacuated due to chlorine leak; students and staff safe

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 6th - 10:48am

A chlorine leak at a Midvale school prompted evacuations Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

AISU could face repaying more than $415,000 in special education funds

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:01am

It's unclear how American International School of Utah could repay more than $415,000 in special education funds if the State School Board directs it to do so.

Salt Lake City School District teachers quietly crash meeting to ask for higher salaries

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:49am

An estimated 150 educators staged a mostly silent demonstration at the Salt Lake City School District board meeting Tuesday.

How to prepare your new college graduate for the 'real world'

Zoe Meeken, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 4th - 8:39pm

College graduation is a bittersweet experience. Students work hard and count down the days until they’re finished with tests and papers, and then it’s over; and in a post-2008 world being a grown-up means moving back into your parent's house.

Utah school officials to meet in executive session to discuss RISE contract, performance

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 4th - 6:39am

The State School Board's deliberations come after growing concerns that the frequency of problems with the vendor's operating platform may impact the board's ability to use test results for accountability purposes.

What 2020 presidential candidates are proposing for the student loan crisis

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:25am

Student debt will be at the forefront of discussion in the 2020 presidential race. This is what some candidates have pitched as their solution.

Jordan District offers up $48K for starting teacher pay in tentative agreement

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 29th - 9:45pm

Contingent on a property tax increase and ratification by the teacher association, Jordan School District will pay starting teachers $48,000 next fall and offer $4.5 million in incentive grants, under a proposed agreement discussed Wednesday.

University of Utah launches Master of Business Creation for entrepreneurs

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29th - 8:05pm

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has created a Master of Business Creation, a master’s program designed for serious, full-time entrepreneurs.

Anthony Godfrey selected as 12th superintendent of Jordan School District

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 29th - 10:15am

Anthony Godfrey, associate superintendent of the Jordan School District, was named the district's 12th superintendent on Tuesday.

Test scores, faculty retention on upswing at restructured Midvale Elementary

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 6:44am

Midvale Elementary School is in the midst of an aggressive restructuring effort that principal Chip Watts sayw is resulting in higher test scores and a school climate that is far more conducive to learning and teaching.

D-Day's 75th anniversary renews interest in some classrooms

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 7:03pm

Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North Carolina — or in many other states.

Kids under pressure: How students deal with end-of-school stress

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted May 27th - 12:17pm

Many school students feel stressed about Advanced Placement tests, end-of-year tests, SAT tests, college acceptance, internships and a list of other things that pile up at the end of the school year.

SUU Sherratt Library makes sizable donation of materials to National Museum of Brazil

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 8:06am

Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library has made a sizable donation of materials to the National Museum of Brazil, which was destroyed by fire in September 2018.

Fallen officers honored with blankets during elementary school graduation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 10:36pm

Students made blankets honoring Draper firefighter Matt Burchett, West Valley code enforcement officer Jill Robinson, Utah National guardsman Brent Taylor, South Salt Lake Police officer David Romrell, and Provo Police officer Joseph Shinners.

Proposed science standards head to State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 9:22pm

New science standards for public school students in grades K through five and nine through 12 advanced to the Utah State Board of Education Friday after a board committee approved the proposed standards largely unchanged.