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BYU, U. grad programs rank in top 10 nationwide

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:05pm

Brigham Young University's graduate-level accounting program and the University of Utah's graduate programs in nursing informatics and environmental law rank among the top 10 nationally, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

St. Mary's College of California provost emeritus named 19th president of Westminster

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:32pm

Bethami Dobkin, provost emeritus of St. Mary's College of California, has been selected as the 19th president of Westminster College.

Should teenagers have smartphones? Utah teacher weighs in on viral social media post

Ashley Imlay  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 2:47pm

The latest batch of teens, otherwise known as Gen Z, is maturing in a world where most of them have a smartphone and social media is right at their fingertips 24/7. What are they really doing when their eyes are glued to the screen?

Juab School Board member's lockdown experience called 'timely,' illuminating

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:54am

A Juab School Board member's routine visit to Red Cliffs Elementary School took a turn she didn't anticipate: a school lockdown.

Orem Police offer concealed carry permit course to teachers

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 6:54pm

In light of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, Orem Police offered Alpine School District teachers an opportunity: complete a training course and receive a concealed carry permit.

Students walk to support the plight of the undocumented

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 5:48pm

Hundreds of students gathered Saturday at President's Circle on the University of Utah campus, to stage a walking demonstration to highlight "the authentic reality" of undocumented community members in Utah and the need for change.

'I couldn't breathe': Match Day emotions run high as U. medical students are placed into residencies

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:42pm

Following a lifetime of preparation and four years of scrupulous training, Douglas Chan had finally opened the letter informing him where he would have an opportunity to begin his career in psychiatry.

Utah colleges and universities offer affordable food services to students in need

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 5:17pm

From food pantries to community gardens, here is what Utah schools are doing to increase student access to healthy and affordable food.

Utah schools to see record $74M in trust land funding

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 9:25pm

As Utah officials prepare to disburse $74.5 million in investment earnings to Utah schools, legislation recently passed by the Utah Legislature moves oversight of the state schoolchildren's trust out from under the State School Board.

Many Utah students stayed indoors while classmates walked out to honor Florida victims

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 9:42pm

Not all students participated in Wednesday’s nationwide walkout. It’s not that they didn’t want to honor the Florida victims, it was, rather, the opportunity to express a different point of view.

USU gives students head start with 1st outdoor design program in the country

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 11:19am

Utah State University’s Outdoor Design Program is only three years old, but it has more than 180 students enrolled. And even though their first graduates won’t come until 2019, they are already placing students with jobs.

Sterling Scholars: Top winner created robotic intermediary between police, civilians

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 10:39pm

On Tuesday night, Skyline High School senior Vikrant Ragula added another accomplishment to his lengthy resume: General Sterling Scholar of the 2018 Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Program.

Utahns weigh in on 'rigorous firearms training' for school employees

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 7:21am

A Utah Education Association leader calls the Trump administration's plan to work with states to provide "rigorous firearms training" to school employees "absurd." The chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council says leave the matter to the states.

Coming soon to a school near you: A higher bar for third-grade reading

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 8:42am

Utah lawmakers appropriated record levels of funding for public education and set higher expectations for early reading. New standards call for stepped up local accountability and action to improve on Utah's 50 percent proficiency statewide.

Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 8:56am

As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.

Designing the body: Real-life 'Bionic Man' visits Utah Valley University

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 10:03pm

If you think bionic people only exist in popular 1970s television, you probably haven't met Dr. Hugh Herr. "I'm basically a power tool," Herr joked as he addressed Utah Valley University students Wednesday.

‘Be the change’ motto reflected in East High program to help homeless students

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 6:29pm

It all started with a conversation with a student who told the East High School principal she was sleeping behind a grocery store. That led to the creation of a very special program to help the school's approximately 80 homeless students.

Special needs school principal uses technology to help students exercise more

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 6:28pm

Special education students at the Summit Center in Springville are finding it easier to work out more often with help of a Fitbit.

Record $ 'injected' into public education; move to eliminate elected state school board fails

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 8:11am

Utah lawmakers "injected" record funding into education during the 2018 Legislature, which ended Thursday, and Gov. Gary Herbert said it was cause for educators to "clap" for joy.

Father of Parkland shooting victim says things need to be different this time

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 7:33pm

As Ryan Petty watched the Florida Legislature debate a school safety bill this week in the wake of the tragic shooting that took his daughter's life, he and other victims' families decided they want this time to be different.