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WSU professor put on leave after posting ‘abhorrent’ tweets in aftermath of George Floyd’s death

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:18am

A Weber State University professor whose tweets following the death of George Floyd were described by university officials as “abhorrent” is on administrative leave.

More than 1,000 sign petition calling to oust Weber State professor over 'abhorrent' tweets

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:22pm

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ouster of Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo.

Legislative committee recommends 2%, 5% and 10% cuts to public education’s budget

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 7:45am

After nearly 3 1/2 hours of discussion, the Utah Legislature’s Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee Monday agreed on three tiers of recommended cuts to the $3.8 billion public education base budget that totals some $380 million.

Weber State professor accused of inciting violence on social media

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:01pm

A Weber State University professor is under investigation for some of his posts on social media which many people complained incited violence.

Private collectors donate rare Book of Mormon collection to BYU

Jen Riess,  |  Posted May 31st - 9:31pm

The BYU Library has just announced that an alumni couple's rare collection of first-edition Book of Mormons has been donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections department of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Unique graduation sets twin brothers from Syracuse, Clearfield apart

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 30th - 7:08am

While thousands of seniors graduated from the Davis School District this week, having a sibling among the masses — even one that went to another school — has been a unifying experience.

Alpine, Canyons graduates celebrate year's end as 'one for the books'

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 28th - 9:20pm

Nearly 600 seniors filed through Corner Canyon beginning early Thursday morning, and each one earned a social distance-acceptable walk across the stage while family members honked and screamed and blared air horns from the nearby car.

Masks? Split sessions? State wants local school officials to play role in reopening

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 8:14pm

Governor, State School Board working on guidance but no one’s made the call to reopen K-12 schools yet.

Any cuts to state education budget 'will be devastating to Utah students,' UEA president warns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 7:22am

A 10% cut in state funding would mean the loss of 97 full-time positions at Salt Lake Community College, president says.

School board calls off proposed 'Jordan Cup' citing safety concerns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 6:13am

Citing “safety concerns for everyone involved,” the Jordan Board of Education halted the proposed “Jordan Cup,” which was intended to provide district-level competitions for spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short by COVID-19.

USU, SUU and UVU join University of Utah in return to in-person classes this fall, with modifications

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 8:30pm

Utah System of Higher Education guidelines say campus plans should include process to shut down operations in event of ‘serious outbreak’ or under order of the governor.

Davis County students cap off 'best 2½ years' with unique live-streamed commencement

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 27th - 5:15pm

Ninety-six percent of seniors graduated from the Davis School District Tuesday night. For the first time, and in large part due to the coronavirus pandemic, all 10 high schools streamed virtual commencement ceremonies on

Utah mother worries her son with autism will struggle to catch up after pandemic

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted May 27th - 10:07am

An American Fork mom is worried that her 6-year-old son’s transition to homeschooling will leave him far, far behind the rest of the kids his age.

University of Utah plans to resume in-person learning this fall

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 9:29pm

The University of Utah plans to resume on-campus classes this fall, albeit with modifications to ensure safety of students, employees and visitors.

High school athletes missing out on scholarships due to pandemic

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 24th - 5:14pm

Some high school athletes are missing possible scholarship opportunities due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Children help historians document life during a global pandemic

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 8:31am

Schoolchildren are helping Utah historians record how the coronavirus pandemic has shaped their lives, information that will go on to teach future generations about life today.

For seniors at RSL Academy High School, graduation was unique because they are, too

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:43pm

Simon Askren was one of seven Magna Cum Laude graduates from the Griffins’ 46-member graduating class to be recognized Friday, a list that also includes senior class president Grace Fox.

Granite schools' 4,020 graduates accustomed to overcoming obstacles

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08pm

Across Granite School District, 4,020 seniors donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage set up in empty auditoriums, parking lots, and other heavily sanitized structures in the final bow for the Class of 2020.

3 Utah students named Presidential Scholars

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:31pm

Honorees include home-schooled student, student who attends Waterford School and Logan High student.