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Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:00pm

A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues.

Why Utah needs a spiffy new lab, and what kind of testing will happen there

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:55am

The latest in whiz-bang technology will play out in a shiny new testing lab for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The 21,500-square-foot Technical Support Center will celebrate an official opening Tuesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.

Ogden School Board suspends policy barring graduation memorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:40pm

A Utah school district has suspended a policy that prohibited schools from memorializing deceased students at graduation ceremonies.

Refugee resettled in Utah without parents, accomplishes what she was once told she'd never achieve

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 7:19pm

When Desange Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she had no future and would never even graduate from high school. Wednesday she graduated with her high school diploma and an associate degree.

Graduates at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind overcome unique challenges

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 7:54am

It may be the most anticipated day of every high school senior’s year — graduation day. A culmination of years of hard work and, for a small group of graduates, unique challenges.

Parents upset over eliminated bus routes in Lehi

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted May 17th - 8:39pm

How far is too far for a junior high student to walk to school? That’s the question being asked by concerned parents in Lehi after the district announced plans to eliminate three bus stops that travel to Willowcreek Middle School.

David Woolstenhulme named new interim Utah commissioner of higher ed

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:05pm

David Woolstenhulme, an educational leader with experience in higher education and technical college education, was named interim commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education Friday.

Hurricane police investigating after racist photo allegedly involving 2 students surfaces on social media

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 17th - 4:30pm

Police and school district officials are investigating after a racist photo allegedly involving two Hurricane High School students surfaced on social media on Thursday.

Crews restore internet, phone service to schools after 24-hour outage due to damaged fiber

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 6:41am

Internet and telephone service was restored Friday to Salt Lake County schools affected by a CenturyLink internet outage that resulted from fiber that was damaged during utility construction in Draper.

The SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and the crime level in your neighborhood

Dakin Andone and Lauren Del Valle, CNN  |  Posted May 16th - 12:27pm

The nonprofit group that administers the SAT said Thursday it will assign a score to students who take the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds.

Utah knew of RISE testing contractor problems

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted May 16th - 9:03am

Utah officials knew its preferred standardized testing contractor had issues in other states, but that did not disqualify the company from winning a contract.

Utah officials, education leaders call for more personalization in schools

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 8:01am

The Sutherland Institute hosted a symposium Wednesday to discuss "Innovation in Education" in Utah and elsewhere.

Using electric pressure cookers for canning doesn't destroy botulism bacteria, study says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 15th - 10:46am

Using electric pressure cookers for small batch, low-acid canning may not destroy bacteria that causes botulism, according to a recently released study from Utah State University Extension.

'Broken system' puts University of Utah lab workers at risk, audit says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 15th - 9:31am

Two students suffered chemical burns in University of Utah labs the past two years despite safety inspections that identified major deficiencies.

Teachers frustrated over RISE testing issues

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 9:52pm

Computer glitches and shutdowns have plagued students taking the RISE assessment test statewide. Now we’re hearing from some teachers who are worried the test scores will be invalid or won’t support the hard work their kids have done in class.

BYU announces changes to Honor Code Office following student criticism

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 14th - 1:04pm

Following student criticism of the Honor Code office at BYU, the head of the program announced sweeping changes to the office’s policies on Tuesday.

In push to hire teachers, Granite opens medical clinic next to classrooms

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 14th - 6:44am

The Granite School District has converted a former seminary building at a West Valley junior high into a doctor's office that administrators say is the first of its kind in the Beehive State.

After RISE testing glitches, Utah state education officials will bring in third-party evaluators

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 13th - 5:10pm

KSL TV has learned that state education officials will be working with third-party evaluators to determine how best to deal with RISE testing issues.

State School Board approves aspirational portrait of a Utah public high school graduate

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 12th - 10:27pm

What characteristics should a high school graduates exemplify after attending Utah public schools grades K-12? The new "portrait of a graduate" adopted by the Utah State Board of Education takes "a holistic view" of what is expected of Utah students.

Donation puts new shoes on the feet of Salt Lake elementary students

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted May 12th - 7:15pm

More than 200 eager elementary students in one Salt Lake school received new pairs of name-brand athletic shoes Thursday thanks to a $35,000 donation from Bridge Investment Group and a partnership with Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit based in California.