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Junior high students remember Vietnam veteran alumni

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Nov 11th - 4:50pm

Students at a South Salt Lake junior high school got a firsthand lesson on the meaning of military sacrifice as they honored a group of fallen veterans who decades earlier had roamed the same halls and sat in the same classrooms as they do today.

U.'s Gardner Commons a home to 'agents of change'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:32am

Dignitaries and University of Utah officials dedicated the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons Friday, a 220,000-square-foot classroom building that Cynthia Berg, College of Social and Behavioral Science dean, says is home to "agents of change."

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 9:15pm

Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

College collaborations better connect Utah to the world, presidents say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 2:49pm

Presidents of five Utah colleges speaking Thursday on a panel during Utah Global Forum at Grand America said higher education institutions engage with the world through international faculty and students and research with international partners.

Vote update tilts in favor of Orem student housing proposition

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 7:33pm

A local ballot initiative aimed at paving the way for a student housing project near UVU jumped to a 200-plus vote lead Friday after a ballot count update.

Audit: Utah schools didn't report sex harassment, assault cases by teachers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 8th - 7:20am

New state audits sheds light on Utah schools failing to report inappropriate conduct of educators to state licensing officials, which means problem educators avoid discipline and may have allowed for further misconduct in subsequent teaching jobs.

Childhood anxiety: How Utah schools are addressing rising mental health challenges

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 6th - 11:03am

The first day of school brought some challenges for Valerie Norton’s daughter. The third grader, who had never before demonstrated signs of anxiety, began having daily meltdowns.

High school students put physics lessons into practice to catch falling pumpkins

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 6th - 7:44am

City Academy physics teacher Dennis Pedersen's students built homemade apparatuses to catch pumpkins dropped off the school’s roof on Monday.

Roots Charter High School — The school where kids learn by working on a farm

Mark Oliver, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Nov 4th - 9:05am

In a time when most schools are rushing to add more technology, Roots Charter High School is taking a different approach.

State School Board appoints inaugural student advisory council

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 6:56pm

The Utah State Board of Education voted Thursday to appoint 15 students to the inaugural Student Advisory Council as well as a student adviser to the group.

Idaho school superintendent to investigate 'inappropriate' staff Halloween costume

Devin Bodkin,  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 9:02am

The Middleton School District superintendent said he will launch an internal investigation after teachers posted what he calls “insensitive and inappropriate” Halloween pictures on the district’s Facebook page.

Trustees 'reopen search' for Utah tech education commissioner

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 7:30am

After meeting twice in executive session in October to interview and consider four finalists for a new state commissioner of technical education, the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees will reopen the search.

Schools that don't comply with Utah school fees law could lose state money, face other penalties

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 7:38am

Schools that don't comply with Utah laws on school fees could lose state education funding or lose their right to assess instructional and activity fees under recommendations of a task force considered Thursday by the State School Board.

Rich County school district seeks bond support for building improvements

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 1st - 10:00pm

The number of special needs students has more than doubled in recent years in the Rich School District, forcing administrators to come up with creative ways to make new learning spaces.

UVU honors slain U. student in project calling attention to relationship, sexual violence

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 31st - 7:32pm

"This happens to our family, our friends right here in Utah. This is a serious problem."

USU issues safety alert following arrest of funeral home director

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 31st - 4:45pm

A day after a prominent northern Utah businessman was charged and arrested for several sex-related crimes against teenagers, Utah State University officials issued a warning to students.

In the wake of U. shooting, USU emergency managers look to improve their response

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 28th - 9:45am

Judy Crockett, Emergency Manager at Utah State University says almost immediately after she got word of the shooting at the University of Utah, she had to take a critical look.

BYU officials investigating after student wears blackface to costume party on campus

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted Oct 27th - 11:34pm

Brigham Young University officials are investigating after a student attended a costume party earlier this week in blackface.

'An outstanding young woman': University of Utah mourns Lauren McCluskey

Ashley Imlay, KSL and Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 24th - 10:24pm

Hundreds of people gathered on the University of Utah's campus Wednesday evening for a vigil in honor of student athlete Lauren McCluskey who was killed on campus days earlier.

Utah universities wear red in honor of slain U. student

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Oct 24th - 2:05pm

Universities around Utah are showing their support for the University of Utah Wednesday after a student was shot and killed on the U. campus Monday.