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High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:24am

As Hillcrest High School seniors look forward to graduating high school in the spring and closing a chapter in their lives, they seem just as excited to open a new chapter in college.

Jeb Bush says kids born in poverty will never hold jobs 'unless we dramatically change' education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:15pm

Unless the United States “dramatically changes how we educate our children,” many of them who are living in poverty “are never going to have jobs,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday.

It's the law: Authorities want drivers to stop when school bus stop arms are out

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:17pm

The Jordan School District is teaming up with law enforcement to raise awareness as concerns grow for student safety around school buses.

U. students stage walkout, say school still isn't safe 1 year after Lauren McCluskey's death

Jacob Klopfenstein, and Tracie Snowder,  |  Posted Oct 21st - 6:36pm

A day before the one-year anniversary of Lauren McCluskey's death, dozens of students at the University of Utah staged a walkout during classes on Monday.

Utah teen’s project on opioid crisis gains national attention

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:55am

A Utah teen’s science project on battling the opioid crisis is gaining national attention after earning a Top 30 spot in a national science competition.

University of Utah students call on passengers to shut down distracted driving

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:22pm

University of Utah students hope their new safety campaign will empower passengers to peer pressure drivers against texting, scrolling or skipping songs while driving.

Improving early learning: Millions more needed for teacher coaching, student testing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:37am

If Utah wants to improve learning outcomes from preschool through the third grade, it needs teaching coaches, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

A first-grader lost his tooth, literally, so his principal vouched for him to the Tooth Fairy

Maddie Capron and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:32am

A first-grader in Wisconsin lost his tooth. And, in an upsetting turn, he lost his lost tooth.

California mandates later school start times

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:09pm

The bell doesn't ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours.

Former Utah teacher charged with illegal sex with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:55am

A junior high school band teacher from the Granite School District accused of engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy now faces 16 felonies.

Utah records committee sides with student journalists in fight over campus police reports

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:38am

Should campus police charge student journalists to look at the police blotter?

UVU offers emergency scholarships to students facing food insecurity

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:02pm

The announcement came after school officials said a new study reported that 10% of UVU’s student body has gone without food for a day or longer.

2 of Torrey Green's rape accusers sue Utah State, allege a 'dangerous environment existed'

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:31am

A lawsuit filed against Utah State University alleges that the university created a dangerous environment, violated Title IX and violated two women’s civil rights.

Possible closure of 2 Granite District elementary schools to be considered in November

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 8th - 7:12am

The Granite School District Board of Education will vote in November whether to close one school in Taylorsville and one in West Valley City.

Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 10:21pm

From carrying reusable water bottles to eliminating single-use plastics to combating racial and religious discrimination, middle-school aged students brainstormed ideas on how they can improve their own communities.

Task force weighs how to best connect youths to treatment

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:02am

Juvenile courts are no longer the go-between for youngsters who are accused of minor offenses but need behavioral treatment.

Process launched to update teacher discipline rules

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:48pm

The Utah State Board of Education has launched a process to update board rules pertaining to the discipline of and standards for licensed school teachers.

Utah fourth-grader pushes for eco-friendly lunch room

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:15am

More than a year after she set her mind to do more to help the environment, a Utah fourth-grader has convinced her elementary school to switch from foam trays to biodegradable ones.

Concerns about test data could mean reprieve in letter grades to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:09pm

State-level RISE testing results are strikingly similar to previous years’ SAGE test data, according to state and national assessment experts, but local officials point to “red flags.”