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The student loan debt is $1.6 trillion and people are struggling to pay it down

Harmeet Kaur, CNN  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:11pm

The student loan burden in the US is about $1.6 trillion and rising, mostly because people have barely made a dent in paying down their loans.

West High students honored for saving stranger from car accident

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:01am

Felix Ortiz’s popularity was unquestioned Friday. The West High School senior navigated a mob of family, friends and reporters after accepting his award for saving the life of assistant attorney general David Carlson.

Proposal for late starts at Salt Lake high schools gets chilly reception

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:04am

After a public meeting earlier this week where the vast majority of participants backed a proposal to push back start times, the plan got a chilly reception Thursday night from parents, teachers and even students.

Disney taps Utah HS band for ‘High School Musical’ streaming series

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:46pm

It’s hard to imagine practically anything remaining a secret in high school for a week—let alone SEVEN months, but somehow that’s what 40 band students did in order to take part in a popular streaming TV show.

Utah activist launches campaign to save oceanic wildlife

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:56pm

Speaking to a full room at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, humanitarian activist Danny Quintana announced the launch of global education campaign to save the ocean’s wildlife on Wednesday.

High schoolers give lawmakers low grades on gun control

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 6:26pm

“We are tired of seeing our friends die. ... We are tired of being ignored,” one student said, citing gun violence as one of the leading causes of death for young people.

If every kid learns differently, why does cookie-cutter approach to K-12 education persist?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:22am

Humans are “profoundly individual,” not only in how they differ from one another but how they learn, an education expert said.

USU develops mental health app, makes it free for students

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 14th - 11:04am

Faced with the challenge of a growing demand for mental health care and not enough resources, one Utah State University professor came up with a way to put some of the tools that psychologists often use with their clients into an online program.

University of Utah announces new campus police chief

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 9th - 11:20am

Rodney Chatman has been selected as the new police chief for the University of Utah Department of Public Safety, the U. announced Thursday.

Weber State President announces $10M scholarship initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 8th - 10:48am

The president of Weber State University has announced a $10 million scholarship initiative will soon be accessible for students encountering financial difficulties.

Utah governor set to propose $4.9 billion for public education

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 7th - 12:46pm

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday he’s recommending close to $4.9 billion for public education in the upcoming budget.

KSL investigates overcrowding on Utah school buses

Mike Headrick, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 7th - 8:48am

In the Davis School District, some parents believe buses aren’t so safe, and it has nothing to do with the mechanics.

Two-thirds of Utahns want to keep constitutional earmark on income taxes for education

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 6th - 7:29pm

A poll show nearly two-thirds of Utah voters oppose amending the state constitution to remove a requirement that income taxes be used only for education.

SITLA deputy director leaves legacy of collaboration, compromise, negotiation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jan 4th - 5:59pm

Kim Christy retired last week.

Utah flight school manager stole $220K in tuition, payroll, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 3rd - 4:37pm

A former administrative manager for a Woods Cross flight school has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 in tuition and payroll money.

Should high school start later? The Salt Lake School District wants to know what you think

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 5:23pm

The Salt Lake City School District is considering pushing high school start times back 30 minutes or more.

State report card documents the ‘turnaround’ of Midvale Elementary School

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 1:38pm

How did your school fare on new state report card?

Seattle school system says if students aren't vaccinated, they can't return to classes

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Dec 30th - 8:34pm

Public school students in Seattle have until Jan. 8 to get vaccinated or they cannot return to school, according to an announcement by the city's school system.

No letter grades will be on Utah school report Thursday, but stay tuned

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 30th - 7:02pm

School report cards will soon be released to the public and initially, at least, they will be issued without letter grades for Utah’s public schools.