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Alta High launches investigation after students allegedly taunt opposing soccer team with racial slurs

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:42am

Alta High School has launched an investigation after reports of heckling at a girls’ soccer game, where students allegedly got out of hand. But instead of being defensive, Alta High is now playing offense.

Utah's Board of Education asks for alternatives to letter grades on Utah schools report card

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:01am

With the state's new school report card a work in progress, Utah State Board of Education staff asked lawmakers Wednesday for alternatives to letter grades so constituents get an accurate picture of academic progress of Utah schools.

Utah schools make safety improvements ahead of 2018-2019 school year

Tania Dean, KSL TV and Mike Headrick, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:55am

School safety has been on people’s minds for decades, but six months ago, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida was a solemn reminder that violence in our schools is still a huge concern.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

As students go back to school, Salt Lake improves city crosswalks

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:43pm

With students scheduled to start school in the coming weeks, nearly 1,500 crosswalks throughout Salt Lake City have been stripped and replaced for the new year.

Park City’s Bright Future program helps first-generation college students stay on track

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 12th - 7:11pm

For first-generation college students, the challenges can be overwhelming. However, a program in Park City gets young students on a college track, starting in high school.

These two BYU professors are going to help build a new super antenna on the 'Goldeneye' telescope

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:47am

Two BYU engineering professors have been tasked with a $5.8 million project to build a super antenna for the giant telescope dish featured in the 1995 James Bond film, "GoldenEye."

State Charter School Board rescinds approval of LEAP Academy

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 11th - 8:11pm

The Utah State Charter School Board has withdrawn its approval of LEAP Academy, a nascent charter school in Davis County.

Utah State president's salary to increase next school year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 10th - 10:04am

The president of Utah State University will see a salary increase next year.

Police urge crosswalk safety on eve of new school year

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 8th - 6:59am

Police want both motorists and pedestrians to start being more alert around crosswalks.

New Provo High School completed in time for new school year

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:12pm

Teachers started moving into their classrooms at the new Provo High School on Tuesday, even as workers rushed to put the finishing touches on the building before school starts.

Fired professor: Signing reinstatement doc would be like having 'gun pointed at my head'

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 7th - 11:34am

A Dixie State University music professor who was fired and subsequently recommended for reinstatement says a condition of his reinstatement would force him to sign an agreement that would prevent him from teaching in his specialized field and otherwise tightly restrict his ability to function as a faculty member.

Unaffordable Utah: Should public schools charge students $71M in fees?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:33am

In Utah, heading back to school doesn’t just include buying new shoes and backpacks. It also means parents forking over hundreds of dollars in fees to register their children at public schools.

Utah has desperate need for highly educated, skilled workers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 6:28am

Even as a legislative commission works to chart the future of the state's higher education system, Utah executives say the need for a highly educated, skilled workforce is acute.

Utah Valley University releases salary of incoming president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 6th - 10:02am

Utah Valley University's first female president will start on Sept. 16, with an annual salary of just under $300,000.

Why do Utah students opt out of state testing? Proposed state audit to seek answers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 8:37am

The State School Board's internal auditors will conduct an audit or survey to determine why growing numbers of Utah schoolchildren have opted out of standardized testing in recent years. The proposal is not without controversy.

School board: No required parent-student reunification drills, but schools must publish plans

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 7:19am

The Utah State Board of Education stopped short of mandating that public schools conduct annual parent-child reunification drills, but it will require they publish reunification plans on school websites and distribute them during school registration.

Parent, child reunification drill next step in school safety? State School Board to consider policy

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 2nd - 6:40am

Are parent-child reunification drills the next step in school safety? The State School Board is considering a policy that would require public schools to conduct such drills "so everyone is on the same page" in the event of a school evacuation.

Regents OK $1.8M barn for USU's growing equine programs, veterinary school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:57pm

The student body — and the horse herd — are growing at Utah State University, necessitating the addition of a $1.8 million horse barn at the university's 26-acre South Farm in Wellsville.