A nonprofit organization that assists refugees is urging Utah schools to adopt model policy to help prevent incidents of Muslim girls in Utah schools being harassed for wearing hijabs, or in one girl's case, forcibly removed by a fellow student.
Parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at a school board meeting held by a district where 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a "border wall."
A record number of students earned college credit during high school this past year, saving $48.7 million in future college tuition costs, according to a new joint report by Utah's public education and higher education systems.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 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.