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Utah Valley University teachers upset with COVID-19 protocols issue censure letter

Utah Valley University teachers upset with COVID-19 protocols issue censure letter

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:01 p.m.

Two UVU teacher groups on Monday issued a censure letter to the Utah Board of Higher Education, expressing dissatisfaction with the "ongoing mismanagement of COVID-19."
Utah governor increased funding for statewide reading clinic

Utah governor increased funding for statewide reading clinic

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 7:25 p.m.

In an effort to boost support for struggling elementary readers and provide professional development for educators, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has increased funding for the University of Utah Reading Clinic, to $1,321,574 — an increase from $968,861 the previous fiscal year.
Weber State changes structure to increase campus diversity

Weber State changes structure to increase campus diversity

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 3:56 p.m.

Weber State University announced Tuesday that it is restructuring for a new division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
University of Utah gets prestigious grant for new, transformative program

University of Utah gets prestigious grant for new, transformative program

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 12:47 p.m.

The University of Utah's newest college is one of five in the nation to receive a $517,000 grant fto create an intersectional studies collective to examine how race, gender, sexual orientation and disability, among other critical entities, intersect.
USU report on Utah women suffering from poverty shows progress, room to improve

USU report on Utah women suffering from poverty shows progress, room to improve

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 8:59 p.m.

A new study revealed that poverty numbers for Utah women have improved, but the current situation of women facing poverty could have long-term implications on the state.
Heres why Utah is in a 'unique position' to handle challenges that come with remote learning

Heres why Utah is in a 'unique position' to handle challenges that come with remote learning

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 1:37 p.m.

Many Utah schools are transitioning to remote learning in the wake of an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases, which creates challenges for teachers and students. But experts say Utah is in a "unique position" to handle those challenges.
Utah teachers can apply for federal COVID relief funds for classroom resources

Utah teachers can apply for federal COVID relief funds for classroom resources

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 18 - 8:09 p.m.

The Utah State Board of Education announced the allocation of $12 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help K-12 public educators get classroom resources for the year.
Conflicting COVID emails in Utah's Davis District create confusion, anger for parents

Conflicting COVID emails in Utah's Davis District create confusion, anger for parents

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 5:10 p.m.

Some parents expressed confusion and frustration after Woods Cross and Layton high schools sent letters saying students who tested positive for COVID-19 could still attend in-person classes on Friday.
How well will education in Utah be funded this year compared to last?

How well will education in Utah be funded this year compared to last?

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 13 - 7:11 p.m.

Members of the Utah Senate and other lawmakers discussed the state of public and higher education on Thursday during the Utah Economic Outlook and Public Policy Summit.
Utah implements Test to Stay protocols for many schools amid COVID surge

Utah implements Test to Stay protocols for many schools amid COVID surge

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 10:52 p.m.

The ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases has led some Utah schools to implement "Test to Stay" protocols, which require students to test negative before they can attend in-person learning.
Davis District releases new student videos addressing racism

Davis District releases new student videos addressing racism

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 7:02 p.m.

Davis School District has released the first student-created videos aimed at improving school culture following an investigation that found "serious and widespread racial harassment."
Utah State University acknowledges unique history of its land ownership

Utah State University acknowledges unique history of its land ownership

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 9 - 7:01 p.m.

Utah State University finalized its first official land acknowledgment statements, indicating that school facilities exist on spaces originally occupied by indigenous peoples.
How the University of Utah has become a 'catalyst for innovation' in the Beehive State

How the University of Utah has become a 'catalyst for innovation' in the Beehive State

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 8 - 10:22 p.m.

A precedent-setting $884 million in investments were raised by University of Utah startup companies in 2021 and technologies developed by university faculty and students contributed to the launch of 14 startup companies last year.
University of Utah students call for more action amid recent racist incidents

University of Utah students call for more action amid recent racist incidents

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 6:22 p.m.

A group of upwards of 40 people gathered at the University of Utah on Friday to speak out against what they deemed as insufficient responses to recent racist incidents on campus and an administration that they claim has been "complacent."
Davis School District superintendent announces retirement

Davis School District superintendent announces retirement

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 7:35 p.m.

Davis School District superintendent Reid Newey announced Wednesday to district and school administrators his intent to retire after more than 30 years in education, effective at the end of the school year.
Elizabeth Smart's Foundation joins Malouf to combat sexual violence, child exploitation

Elizabeth Smart's Foundation joins Malouf to combat sexual violence, child exploitation

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 5 - 5:17 p.m.

Elizabeth Smart announced Wednesday that the Elizabeth Smart Foundation is merging with the Malouf Foundation, a Utah-based non-profit.
'A huge assignment': Davis School District announces partnership to address racism

'A huge assignment': Davis School District announces partnership to address racism

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 4 - 10:08 p.m.

Davis School District administrators have introduced an enhanced partnership to increase inclusion and combat discrimination and racism.
US energy landscape is changing. Here's what it means for the Beehive State

US energy landscape is changing. Here's what it means for the Beehive State

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 7:52 p.m.

Researchers from the multiple universities published a comprehensive renewable energy report to provide an overview of how renewable energy is reshaping the global economy.
Why students engage in violent social media trends and what can be done about them

Why students engage in violent social media trends and what can be done about them

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 1 - 11:20 a.m.

A rise in destructive and sometimes violent student behaviors encouraged by social media trends are occurring in many Utah schools, leaving school administrators searching for solutions.
What prestigious R1 classification means for Utah State University

What prestigious R1 classification means for Utah State University

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 2:05 p.m.

Utah State University last week joined the highest level of research institutions in the country by earning the prestigious R1 Classification.
Police: Man arrested after stealing, crashing Salt Lake officer's patrol car

Police: Man arrested after stealing, crashing Salt Lake officer's patrol car

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 12:02 p.m.

A man was arrested by Salt Lake City police Friday night after allegedly stealing a patrol car and then crashing it within the span of 12 minutes.
'Sky's the limit' for USU undergrad team that sent satellite into space

'Sky's the limit' for USU undergrad team that sent satellite into space

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 7:16 a.m.

Built entirely by undergraduate students, the small satellite uses a custom-built inflatable aerodynamic boom to passively stabilize its orbit.
How one southern Utah man is trying to 're-wild the child' through outdoor excursions

How one southern Utah man is trying to 're-wild the child' through outdoor excursions

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 18 - 11:00 a.m.

Glen Andersen has been taking kids and teenagers on domestic and international outdoor trips and fostering experiences that greatly impact the lives of participants since 2017.
Utah companies provide food to make sure students have enough to eat over holiday break

Utah companies provide food to make sure students have enough to eat over holiday break

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 17 - 9:29 a.m.

USANA Kids Eat, a local program designed to eliminate hunger in Utah schools, distributed 3,600 food bags throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
Violent, viral social media threats continue to impact Utah schools

Violent, viral social media threats continue to impact Utah schools

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 4:31 p.m.

In the wake of violent threats against schools across the country, Utah school districts are on high alert. A student was taken into custody Thursday after a threat was made at a junior high school in the Salt Lake area.