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Timothy Gadson III resigns as Salt Lake City School District superintendent

Timothy Gadson III resigns as Salt Lake City School District superintendent

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 6:07 p.m.

Timothy Gadson III resigned as superintendent for the Salt Lake City School District on Friday, ending the monthslong speculation about a dispute between him and the school board.
BYU study finds hands-on experience is best for children to learn financial responsibility

BYU study finds hands-on experience is best for children to learn financial responsibility

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 8:20 a.m.

A new study from BYU researchers shows children who have hands-on experience with money when they are young are better prepared to be financially responsible in the future. The data also found that those who were effectively prepared for financial independence have better relationships and mental health outcomes.
'It's a mess': Dog poop on school grounds a growing problem in Murray District

'It's a mess': Dog poop on school grounds a growing problem in Murray District

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 10:35 p.m.

Recess is supposed to be fun, but lately, it's turning into a stinky mess for students in the Murray School District because of dog feces littering the playground.
No discrimination found in investigation triggered by Utah teacher's social media video

No discrimination found in investigation triggered by Utah teacher's social media video

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 10:15 p.m.

An investigation found no discrimination in the classroom of a Granite School District teacher who posted a video saying her classroom was "built for nonwhite students."
Love Hard Foundation making positive difference in Utah teens' mental health

Love Hard Foundation making positive difference in Utah teens' mental health

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 1:05 p.m.

The Love Hard Foundation aims to provide additional mental health support for teens in our schools and communities.
Intermountain event seeks to inspire Black students to consider careers in medicine

Intermountain event seeks to inspire Black students to consider careers in medicine

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 6:21 a.m.

Black high school seniors and college students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in medicine in an upcoming mentorship event hosted by Alta View Hospital and Black Physicians of Utah.
Bill could address major concern of Orem splitting from Alpine School District

Bill could address major concern of Orem splitting from Alpine School District

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 7:04 p.m.

State Sen. Keith Grover is proposing legislation that he says would address some of the concerns about voters in Orem potentially deciding to split from the Alpine School District.
Mike Pence calls for stricter abortion laws, strengthening military during Utah visit

Mike Pence calls for stricter abortion laws, strengthening military during Utah visit

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 20 - 1:57 p.m.

Former Vice President Mike Pence visited the Beehive State Tuesday to speak to a packed audience at Utah Valley University's Gary R. Herbert Institute for Public Policy Fall Forum.
Anonymous donor pledges nearly $100K to cover meals at Utah elementary school

Anonymous donor pledges nearly $100K to cover meals at Utah elementary school

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:10 a.m.

An anonymous donation will provide breakfast and lunch for the students at Manila Elementary School, after a free lunch program offered during the pandemic has ended.
Some Utah students get back to the basics, reduce technology use on 'Mindful Monday'

Some Utah students get back to the basics, reduce technology use on 'Mindful Monday'

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 6:55 a.m.

As teachers and students look for ways to balance the use of technology in the classroom, one school in Sandy starts the week off by getting back to the basics with "Mindful Mondays."
At least 50 groups in the US advocated to ban books in the past year

At least 50 groups in the US advocated to ban books in the past year

Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 9:42 p.m.

At least 50 groups have recently played a role in the evolving movement to have books removed from schools, a new PEN America analysis shows.
University of Utah updating climate action plan as it sets new goal to reach net-zero emissions

University of Utah updating climate action plan as it sets new goal to reach net-zero emissions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 7:07 p.m.

The University of Utah has a new goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, moving up the old target date by a full decade.
No longer a college, Westminster gains university distinction

No longer a college, Westminster gains university distinction

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 5:54 p.m.

Westminster College will usher in its next era as Westminster University after the university's board of trustees unanimously approved the change in a meeting last week.
Artists share works of religious devotion in new exhibit at the BYU museum of art

Artists share works of religious devotion in new exhibit at the BYU museum of art

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 9:55 a.m.

The BYU Museum of Art combines both historical and contemporary interpretations of religion and the soul in its new exhibit "Of Souls and Sacraments."
Davis District investigating allegations that special needs student was abused at school

Davis District investigating allegations that special needs student was abused at school

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 7:49 p.m.

Three school employees are now on leave, pending an investigation after allegations of abuse at a Davis School District school.
'Pride, Not Prejudice' conference to teach educators inclusion in classroom

'Pride, Not Prejudice' conference to teach educators inclusion in classroom

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 10:07 p.m.

Teachers across the state are seeking support for how to take care of kids who are at a higher rate of suicide risk and need mental, emotional, and social guidance.
Do parents, teachers want Orem to form its own school district? A PTA survey says definitely no

Do parents, teachers want Orem to form its own school district? A PTA survey says definitely no

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 9:01 p.m.

Residents of Orem will vote to split from Alpine School District and form their own school district. The idea isn't popular with a majority of teachers and parents, a PTA survey says.
Weber State puts more resources into serving Hispanic students

Weber State puts more resources into serving Hispanic students

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 6:36 p.m.

Weber State University has created a Hispanic-Serving Initiatives Office and hired Yudi Lewis as its executive director.
'Very violent': Davis District warns parents of inappropriate images, video being shared at school

'Very violent': Davis District warns parents of inappropriate images, video being shared at school

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 16 - 9:30 a.m.

The principal at Farmington Junior High is asking parents for help.
Elizabeth Smart Foundation bringing self-defense class to SUU campus

Elizabeth Smart Foundation bringing self-defense class to SUU campus

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 9:29 p.m.

The self-defense class founded by Elizabeth Smart is now available to Southern Utah University students as a for-credit course beginning this fall.
University of Utah responds after topless women wore body paint to game

University of Utah responds after topless women wore body paint to game

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 8:37 p.m.

After two young women entered the University of Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium during last weekend's football game wearing body paint as tops, the university issued a statement Wednesday that said anyone in violation of Utah's state statute on lewdness involving a child will not be allowed entrance or will be ejected from the stadium.
How well did Utah's colleges, universities rate according to US News rankings?

How well did Utah's colleges, universities rate according to US News rankings?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 7:02 p.m.

The latest U.S. News and World Report's college rankings lift up Brigham Young University above other colleges and universities in Utah.
Chronic absenteeism leads to rise in F grades in most of Utah's largest school districts

Chronic absenteeism leads to rise in F grades in most of Utah's largest school districts

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 14 - 6:21 a.m.

Schools in Utah are dealing with the problem of chronic absenteeism. After the pandemic, educators are seeing thousands of absences, and as a result, failing grades.
BYU and its students must magnify their uniqueness, President Dallin H. Oaks says

BYU and its students must magnify their uniqueness, President Dallin H. Oaks says

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 10:25 p.m.

BYU and its students must continue to secure and magnify their uniqueness, said President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Tuesday at a campus devotional.
Utah Gov. Cox signs joint letter asking Biden to 'immediately' withdraw student loan plan

Utah Gov. Cox signs joint letter asking Biden to 'immediately' withdraw student loan plan

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 12:20 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox joined nearly half of the governors across the nation on Monday in penning a letter to President Joe Biden, denouncing his student loan forgiveness plan.
Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

Teacher shortages are real, but not for the reason you heard

Sharon Lurye and Rebecca Griesbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 11:39 a.m.

Many schools have struggled to find enough educators. But the challenges are related more to hiring, especially for non-teaching staff positions.
This man was named Utah Teacher of the Year — 32 years after his dad won top honor

This man was named Utah Teacher of the Year — 32 years after his dad won top honor

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 10:53 a.m.

Where was Chad Warnick the day after being named 2023 Utah Teacher of the Year during a banquet at a Salt Lake hotel? He was working to enhance his students' education.
Utah student vaccine waivers rose for the first time in 3 years. Is it a trend or a one-off?

Utah student vaccine waivers rose for the first time in 3 years. Is it a trend or a one-off?

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 9:04 a.m.

Utah experienced an increase in school vaccine waivers for kindergartners last year for the first time in three years. Why this happened and if it will continue to happen is less clear.
Alpine School District says bus driver placed on leave after 'threatening' comment to students

Alpine School District says bus driver placed on leave after 'threatening' comment to students

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 9:59 p.m.

An Alpine School District bus driver has been placed on administrative leave as the district officials investigate the use of "threatening action or language," district officials said Friday evening.
Will district raze, rebuild Highland High, 100-year-old West High?

Will district raze, rebuild Highland High, 100-year-old West High?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 12:54 p.m.

The Salt Lake City School District launched two new feasibility studies aimed at revamping a pair of its iconic high schools that could be rebuilt in the end.
Heat wave leads to early dismissal at some Utah schools

Heat wave leads to early dismissal at some Utah schools

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 7 - 7:19 a.m.

Now that school is back in session, some administrators were worried enough about the impact this heat wave is having on students that they decided to let them out early Tuesday.
$1M donation for teen centers in Davis County addresses 'silent, pervasive problem'

$1M donation for teen centers in Davis County addresses 'silent, pervasive problem'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 8:27 p.m.

Two prominent foundations announced a donation of $1 million for the construction of teen resource centers for at-risk students in the Davis School District.
Uvalde students go back to school for 1st time since attack

Uvalde students go back to school for 1st time since attack

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 6 - 5:52 p.m.

Students in Uvalde, Texas, are going back to school for the first time, arriving before dawn. At one elementary, students walked through newly installed 8-foot metal fencing that surrounds the campus and past a state trooper standing guard outside an entrance.
Parents struggling with inflation: 'I left that $25 backpack for my preschooler at the checkout.'

Parents struggling with inflation: 'I left that $25 backpack for my preschooler at the checkout.'

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Posted Sept. 5 - 4:02 p.m.

As Sarah Longmore finished her back-to-school shopping, the mother of five looked at a $25 backpack for her preschooler. Soaring inflation had crunched the family's budget, and she decided her daughter could make do with a hand-me-down. She put the backpack back.
How do Utahns feel about student loan relief? Opinions are mixed

How do Utahns feel about student loan relief? Opinions are mixed

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 7:48 p.m.

How do Utahns feel about the student loan forgiveness plan announced by President Joe Biden last week?
Mental health resources are ready, available for University of Utah students

Mental health resources are ready, available for University of Utah students

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 4 - 11:17 a.m.

Navigating a new chapter as an incoming college freshman or even a returning student can be overwhelming. At the University of Utah, mental health first responders are stationed at each residential building, ready to listen and provide support.
 University of Utah: 2 racially motivated incidents have taken place on campus

University of Utah: 2 racially motivated incidents have taken place on campus

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 8:36 p.m.

In the first couple weeks of fall classes, university officials say two racially-motivated incidents occurred on campus.
Utah community raises funds to protect school crossing guards

Utah community raises funds to protect school crossing guards

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 1:38 p.m.

People in one Cache Valley community are working together to protect their crossing guards. This comes after one crossing guard was hit by a car.
Utah teacher hopes to inspire students with her journey to the edge of space

Utah teacher hopes to inspire students with her journey to the edge of space

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 10:44 a.m.

Utah teacher Jennifer Muir was selected to attend a prestigious NASA-affiliated teacher training program that includes a trip to the stratosphere aboard the world's largest flying observatory.
University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science names 1st Latina dean

University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science names 1st Latina dean

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 3 - 7:21 a.m.

Michelle Camacho was named the new dean at University of Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Science in July.
Sweltering classrooms, shortened days: The cost of climate change on schools

Sweltering classrooms, shortened days: The cost of climate change on schools

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 9:14 p.m.

Very likely, Julie Taylor never heard of a "heat dome" when she ran for a seat on the school board in Box Elder County a half-decade ago.
Decorated Utah astronaut Don Lind dies at 92

Decorated Utah astronaut Don Lind dies at 92

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 2:35 p.m.

Astronaut Don Lind died Tuesday in Logan while surrounded by many of his children and grandchildren. He was 92.
Taylorsville High's Wellness Center sees more students in need of basic items

Taylorsville High's Wellness Center sees more students in need of basic items

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 6:55 a.m.

Students at Taylorsville High School have enjoyed Warrior Wellness Center, a place for them to find mental health resources. But now the center is in need of donations.
Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 2:26 p.m.

A new national study finds math and reading scores for America's 9-year-old students fell sharply during the pandemic, underscoring the impact of two years of learning disruptions.
Utah State University forms new division, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion

Utah State University forms new division, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 1:15 p.m.

Utah State University is pushing toward better diversity, equity, and inclusion with an all-new department bearing that name.
Why this Utah high school dress code allows pajamas, ripped jeans

Why this Utah high school dress code allows pajamas, ripped jeans

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 9:00 a.m.

West High School in Salt Lake City has a little different take on how students should dress for school.
Utah professor who refused to use certain pronouns sues SUU leaders over sanctions

Utah professor who refused to use certain pronouns sues SUU leaders over sanctions

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 5:55 p.m.

A Southern Utah University professor is suing university leaders over sanctions he said he received after refusing to use a student's preferred pronouns.
Davis School District works to keep students cool during heat wave

Davis School District works to keep students cool during heat wave

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 1:02 p.m.

As temperatures climbed into the upper 90s Tuesday, fans and swamp coolers lined the hallways and classrooms at a school in the Davis School District.
How to stay protected from student loan forgiveness scams

How to stay protected from student loan forgiveness scams

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 9:02 a.m.

As soon as Pres. Joe Biden announced student loan debt relief, scammers started to set out the traps, experts say.
'First Day Jitters' and other back-to-school reads for kids

'First Day Jitters' and other back-to-school reads for kids

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 11:02 a.m.

Whatever your child's emotions are about school, reading a stack of relatable back-to-school books can help gear up their minds for a fresh start. Take a look at our booklist for some fun reads!
Creating healthy habits for families as kids return to school

Creating healthy habits for families as kids return to school

Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 7:45 a.m.

Intermountain Healthcare is sharing tips on how to create new healthy routines as your kids head back to the classroom.
Parents outraged after preferred pronouns posted by Farmington Jr. High counselors

Parents outraged after preferred pronouns posted by Farmington Jr. High counselors

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 30 - 7:21 a.m.

There was outrage at Farmington Junior High School after school counselors had new placards made that showed their preferred pronouns.
Safe Passage Initiative aims to make students feel 'safe and supported' on their school commutes

Safe Passage Initiative aims to make students feel 'safe and supported' on their school commutes

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 4:12 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is partnering with the Salt Lake City School District to enhance police patrols along the routes students take to and from school.
California provides free meals to all public school students. What options exist in Utah?

California provides free meals to all public school students. What options exist in Utah?

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 28 - 7:11 a.m.

California is the first state in the nation to provide free meals to all public school students, but what programs exist in Utah to assist students whose families may be unable to pay?
Search underway for man in attempted kidnapping of girl in North Ogden

Search underway for man in attempted kidnapping of girl in North Ogden

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 27 - 2:32 p.m.

Parents are on high alert in North Ogden after two scary encounters near North Ogden Elementary in less than 24 hours.
BYU removes LGBTQ materials intended for new on-campus students

BYU removes LGBTQ materials intended for new on-campus students

Sean Walker and Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 4:45 p.m.

BYU officials removed LGBTQ resource pamphlets from gift bags prepared for on-campus students, saying they prefer to direct students to on-campus resources through the Office of Belonging.
Help your child ease into new routines by communicating what's to come

Help your child ease into new routines by communicating what's to come

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 12:55 p.m.

We all know change can be difficult, but it can be especially challenging for our little ones. Experts share how to prepare children for transitions to new schedules and routines.
Do I qualify for student loan forgiveness? Here's a primer

Do I qualify for student loan forgiveness? Here's a primer

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 6:19 a.m.

Pres. Biden's announcement to cancel some federal student loan debt has been met with celebration by some but grumbling by others who believe it will increase the federal deficit.
How to qualify for Biden's new student loan forgiveness plan

How to qualify for Biden's new student loan forgiveness plan

Chandelis Duster, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 12:16 p.m.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his plan to address student loan debt, which includes debt forgiveness for certain borrowers and extending the pandemic-related payment pause.