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Student safety summit at University of Utah begins with moment to ‘remember individual students lost on our campuses’

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:44pm

The first-ever student safety summit at the University of Utah started on a somber note, with a moment of silence to remember “individual students lost on our campuses,” said U. President Ruth Watkins.

To reach collegiate attainment goals, consultant says Utah needs to reevaluate

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:33pm

If Utah plans to revisit its earlier goal that 66% of adults earn a degree or certificate after high school, it needs to broaden the net of stakeholders who are invested in the plan, a consultant told members of a legislative commission Thursday.

EPA awards Utah $434K for testing lead in schools, childcare facilities

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:09pm

The EPA awarded Utah's environmental quality department $434K to pay for lead testing in the water of Utah schools and childcare facilities.

Regents, University of Utah to host campus safety forum at the U.

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:42pm

The Utah State Board of Regents and the University of Utah will host a student safety forum Friday on the U. campus, addressing issues such as campus safety, healthy relationships, mental health and Title IX.

Gen. James Mattis talks diplomacy and patriotism with USU students

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:00pm

Amid a country steeped in raucous and divisive politics and on the first day of his former boss’ impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, retired four-star Gen. James Mattis called the United States the “greatest experiment” in the history of the world — and one worth not giving up on.

Child abuse prevention advocate appointed to state school board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:25am

A child abuse prevention advocate has been appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert to the Utah State Board of Education to fill the elected office previously held by Linda Hansen, who has moved from District 3 boundaries.

Is preschool the new kindergarten? The United Way says it should be

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:17pm

Nonprofit United Way presented its 2020 policy agenda Tuesday and highlighted several bills centered around early childhood education.

Alpine School District launches esports clubs at 5 schools

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

Some might call a bunch of kids gathered around a TV while holding controllers a “waste of time” while others might call it a “pointless way to rot your brain.”

Alta High students could face charges after fight

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:55pm

An Alta High School student was hospitalized in serious condition following a fight in a school locker room, according to officials with the Canyons School District and Sandy City Police Department.

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,  |  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.