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'Being a nerd is maybe not so bad' — 10,000 kids see physics in motion at Lagoon

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:17am

Once every year, students from around Utah and neighboring states converge on Lagoon to put skills they've learned in school to the test and to see physics in motion during what may be the most fun day in science class.

Maple Mountain High yearbook page called 'prank' and 'mistake'

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 5:18pm

Students at Maple Mountain High School had some pretty strong words to describe the Red Devils at Springville High School in their yearbook this year.

Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 4:31pm

A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions.

West Valley preschool granted STEM Imagination Playground

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 19th - 8:34am

Utah Community Action granted a new Imagination Playground system to Catherine C. Hoskins Head Start preschool Monday, consisting of custom-designed, oversized foam pieces allowing children to create and re-create play spaces.

Herriman community searching for solutions after teen suicides

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 17th - 10:41pm

For Utah teen Elijah Dean, it was the fear of worrying his friends and family that kept him silent.

Increasing number of entertainers, teachers put phones on lockdown

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 16th - 11:03am

Concert venues and comedy clubs have been overwhelmed for years by a sea of smartphones, and classrooms have been battling against the constant distraction.

New commission begins talks on long-term vision for higher education in Utah

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 14th - 8:50pm

For the first time Monday, members of a new state commission met at the state Capitol to discuss their work to create a long-term vision for higher education in Utah.

Former Title IX director sues UVU over alleged civil rights violations, retaliation

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 11th - 7:00pm

Utah Valley University's former Title IX director claims in a lawsuit that she was fired in retaliation for alleging the Orem school failed to comply with federal and state civil rights laws.

Ogden elementary school vulnerable to earthquake, firms find

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 6:31pm

Two engineering firms say an Ogden elementary school building is so deteriorated it could not withstand a significant earthquake.

U. mathematics professor elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 7th - 4:13pm

A University of Utah professor of mathematics who has significantly advanced the field of algebraic geometry has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Computational science scholar named U.'s senior VP of academic affairs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 6th - 9:24pm

Daniel Reed, a computational science scholar at the University of Iowa and a former Microsoft executive, has been named senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Utah.

Provo students have their eyes on history through 'Hamilton'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 6th - 7:46pm

Students at a Utah high school are learning about U.S. history through the tunes of the hit musical "Hamilton," while also getting an opportunity to see the show during its Utah stop for just $10.

U. gives 8,568 students an enthusiastic send-off and encouragement to follow their dreams

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 4th - 4:51pm

A record 8,568 University of Utah students earned degrees, a class that included graduates ranging in age from 19 to 69. Commencement exercises were conducted Thursday at the Jon. M. Huntsman Center.

'Take advantage of your passion,' Wolf Blitzer tells UVU grads

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 4th - 8:03am

As esteemed journalist Wolf Blitzer delivered the keynote address at Utah Valley University's 77th graduation ceremony, he urged the new graduates to recognize their parents, family members and those who sacrificed to help them make it there.

School walkout supports gun rights, Second Amendment

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 3rd - 7:02am

About 35 students walked out of Hunter High School Wednesday morning to support of the Second Amendment and show "there is another side to this story," said student organizer Collin Thorup.

Granite teachers to receive 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise, bonus

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 2nd - 7:58am

Starting pay for teachers in Granite School District will be nearly $42,000 in the upcoming school year under an agreement approved by the school board Tuesday. The teachers' association ratified the pact late last week.

Jordan School Board agrees to raise starting pay for teachers to $42,800

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 10:13pm

The Jordan School District plans to boost starting teachers' salary to $42,800 annually in the 2018-19 school year, up from $40,000, under an agreement approved by the school board. The Jordan Education Association has yet to ratify the agreement.

'Dream big!' daughter of Mary Jackson tells students at school named for her mom

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:46pm

The daughter of Mary W. Jackson, NASA's first black woman engineer, told students at the Salt Lake elementary school named for her pioneering mother to "dream big."

500 Utah fifth-graders use STEM skills to go on a ‘Mission to Mars’

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 1:02pm

During their Mission to Mars Link-Up Day, about 500 10- and 11-year-olds put skills they've been practicing in class to use as they constructed inflatable plastic habitats they designed to sustain life on Mars.

Schools fret as teens take to vaping, even in classrooms

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:32am

Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today's teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that's so discreet they can do it without even leaving the classroom.