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USU taps Wyoming dean as new executive vice president

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:18pm

Francis D. Galey, who is a veterinarian and dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, has been selected executive vice president and provost of Utah State University.

Brawl breaks out at Logan lacrosse game, parents claim racial tensions

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:17pm

Police are investigating a fight that broke out during a lacrosse game at Logan High School Wednesday night. Spectators said players from the opposing team from Roy suddenly started rushing the bleachers.

Utah students rally for gun reform on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:35pm

More than 200 students in Salt Lake City chose the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre to say they're not giving up the fight for gun reform during a rally held at the state Capitol Friday.

Microsoft executive named president of Utah Valley University

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:03pm

Astrid S. Tuminez, regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft, has been selected the next president of Utah Valley University. She will succeed Matthew S. Holland.

Utah student walkout to honor Columbine victims, push for gun reforms

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:20pm

Utah students plan to walk out of school Friday and meet at the Utah Capitol to honor the victims of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and to call on elected officials to enact common sense gun reforms.

Herbert signs Our Schools Now compromise legislation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 8:15am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, at the head of the class in the Meadowbrook Elementary School multipurpose room, signed legislation Monday celebrating the Our Schools Now compromise.

NAACP calls for Utah schools to address rise in racial bullying

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 7:32pm

Incidents in which white students target black classmates with racial slurs is rising in Utah, according to the local NAACP chapter.

SafeUT app used to help kids in crisis can now be used to report acts of kindness

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 9:37pm

The SafeUT app was designed to help kids deal with crises in their lives at home and at school. Now, students can also use the SafeUT app to report acts of kindness.

High school students unite to help family of 7th grade boy get wheelchair accessible van

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 10:59pm

High schools each have their rivalries, but in Utah County right now, two longtime rivals are coming together to help a family in need and a 13-year-old boy is helping to unite them.

'Fight back' program against active shooters gains traction in Utah charter schools

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 14th - 8:42pm

While efforts to arm teachers have been no stranger to headlines in recent years, a far broader, “fight back” approach to school safety now appears to be gaining traction.

4 finalists named for next president of Utah Valley University

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 13th - 9:02am

One woman and three men have been selected as finalists as the next president of Utah Valley University, according to a statement from the Utah State Board of Regents.

U. community purchasing program offering steep discounts on e-bikes

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 6:29pm

Many students, professors and community members were out riding e-bikes on the University of Utah campus Wednesday as part of the school's U. Bike Electric program, which offers discounts on e-bikes from five dealerships to community members.

Nation's report card: Utahns above average but 'not well enough,' superintendent says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 10:25pm

Utah fourth- and eighth-graders outperformed their U.S. peers in math and reading in 2017, but 40 percent and less of students nationally were proficient in either subject, according to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress.

National report card shows flat results in reading, math

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 10th - 9:31am

The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good.

'There is opportunity here' and other takeaways from the 2nd annual Utah Black Affairs Summit

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 11:59pm

The University of Utah hosted the 2018 State of Utah Black Affairs Summit Saturday, featuring lectures and workshops from black leaders throughout the state.

WSU and Ogden spreading kindness with ‘Civility Quest’ challenges

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 8th - 8:22am

Students at Weber State University are partnering with Ogden on a campaign to make the world a better place.

Weber State President Charles Wight appointed president of Maryland's Salisbury University

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 4th - 4:45pm

Weber State University President Charles Wight, who is stepping down effective May 1, has been appointed president of Salisbury University in Adelphi, Maryland. Campus meetings to solicit input about Wight's successor planned Wednesday.

Cellphones gaining acceptance inside US schools

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 10:25pm

Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.

KSL Investigates: Which new schools may be putting students in ‘smog zone’

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 3rd - 7:40am

Utah is known for having some of the worst air in the country at times, and that bad air can be especially bad for kids.

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Sean Murphy and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 2nd - 8:48pm

The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states.