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Committee passes bill to empower schools to tackle e-cigarette usage

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:05am

A committee unanimously passed a bill that would establish clearer policies for vaping on school property.

Dixie State University, St. George seamstress agree to ‘tailor-made’ real estate transaction

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:37am

As the growing school moved closer and closer to her home, Alice Hiatt knew she couldn’t move until she found a solution that fit just right.

Funeral held for Fred C. Adams, founder of Utah Shakespeare Festival

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:50am

The funeral for Fred C. Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, will be held Friday.

Bill to expand optional enhanced kindergarten passes House on 48-21 vote

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:22am

A bill that would expand opportunities for enhanced kindergarten early intervention programs statewide passed the Utah House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 48-21.

Bill to eliminate letter grades from state school report cards passes committee — again

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:22pm

This is Rep. Marie Poulson’s third attempt to purge letter grades from the school accountability report.

University of Utah to construct new $13M public safety building

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 12th - 5:00pm

The University of Utah will construct a new $13.8 million public safety building. The university's board of trustees unanimously approved designing and constructing the building at a meeting Tuesday.

University of Utah seeks $1.5 million more for security, other costs of vice presidential debate

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 4:22pm

Hosting the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah will be a “unique and amazing” opportunity for the entire state, but it comes at a price, lawmakers learned Wednesday.

Utah House approves resolution encouraging study of later high school start times

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 12th - 3:12pm

The Utah House of Representatives on Monday approved a resolution to encourage local solutions for later high school start times, driven by an effort to reduce depression and suicide rates in Utah schools.

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Pat Eaton-robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 2:56pm

The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.

Vaping in schools remains a top concern for administrators, police

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 11th - 12:48pm

Administrators and police say vaping remains a top concern for Utah’s schools due, in part, to how accessible devices are and how easily they can be concealed.

How does your kid’s school count absenteeism, truancy? State lawmaker seeks uniform reporting

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 9th - 10:56am

In some Utah schools, if a student sluffs six class periods, they are counted truant six times.

BYU investigates after 'racist, anonymous' comments flood race and immigration panel

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 7th - 9:14pm

BYU officials say they are investigating a flood of "racist, anonymous comments" made in a panel meant to address diversity Thursday evening.

Wendover schools to move to 4-day weeks next fall

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 7th - 9:03am

Wendover High School and Anna Smith Elementary School will move to four-day school schedules starting this fall.

Canyons School District will make up for ‘snow day’ on Presidents Day

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Feb 6th - 12:52pm

The Canyons School District announced the make-up day for classes canceled due to Monday’s snowstorm: Feb. 17, Presidents Day.

Eliminate letter grades from state school report cards? Bill passes committee —again

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 10:33am

The Utah Legislature’s House Education Committee unanimously endorsed HB175 on Wednesday, the latest attempt by Rep. Marie Poulson to eliminate letter grades from the state report card.

Groups seek $2.5 million from Utah Legislature for Jordan River rehab

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 6th - 6:35am

Money would continue preservation, improvement project.

Here's when Utah schools will make up Monday's missed snow day

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 4th - 7:03pm

Here’s a roundup of when schools around Utah have scheduled make-up days.

Junior HOPE Squads combating bullying, suicide in elementary schools

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 4th - 7:01am

Nearly 800 elementary school kids were learning how to be better friends and reach out to others at a special junior HOPE Squad event held at Clearfield High School.

Resolution encouraging schools to study late start to school gets House committee endorsement

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 3rd - 9:40pm

A House committee on Monday gave unanimous approval to HCR3, which encourages school districts, charter schools, and school community councils to consider the possible benefits and consequences of a later start to the school day for high schoolers.