Allison Gordon and Pamela Brown, CNN | Posted Jan. 29 - 6:24 p.m.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, because although sites allow children of that age to join, kids are still "developing their identity."
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox gave his approval to SB16, a bill banning transgender surgeries for Utah children and teens, and HB215, which tied a $6,000 pay raise for school teachers to an $8,000 private school voucher program.
Pat Reavy and Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com | Posted Jan. 26 - 5:50 p.m.
Three teenage boys are being questioned by police following a report of a shot or shots being fired in the parking lot at Taylorsville High School, prompting the lockdown of several schools on Thursday.
Multiple state lawmakers disavowed comments by a prominent backer of the school choice bill who apologized Monday for saying she wanted to "destroy public education" in a recording that circulated online.
A Utah bill that would create a school choice scholarship (also being called a school voucher) and increase teacher salaries advanced to the full Senate on Monday as rallies were held in support of and opposition to HB215.
The House Education Committee voted Thursday to green-light a bill that ties a proposed teacher compensation increase to a school choice program that allows eligible parents to use state funds for private schools, home schooling or other options.
Vaccination rates for U.S. kindergarteners are down again, and federal officials are launching a new campaign to try to bring them up. Usually, 94% to 95% of kindergarteners nationally are vaccinated against measles, tetanus, and certain other diseases.