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What should teachers be paid? Group to take hard look at teacher pay

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:03am

What would it take to raise Utah teacher salaries to a living wage? This week, Envision Utah will convene 21 education stakeholders to consider that question and others, which its CEO hopes will "lead to some real guidance on what ought to happen."

Some Sanpete County students asked to stay home from school amid small mumps outbreak

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:07pm

School officials are asking students who aren’t up to date on immunizations to stay home for several weeks as Sanpete County deals with a mumps outbreak.

With end to UEA conventions, some school boards eye eliminating or shortening fall breaks

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 15th - 7:38am

As the Utah Education Association convention sunsets, some Utah school districts are looking at eliminating or shortening their fall breaks.

Cedar High School's new mascot? Reds

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:47pm

Cedar High School students have selected Reds as the school's new mascot after the Iron County School Board voted in February to "respectfully retire" its longtime Redmen mascot.

'This is all about love': BYU students sit in to protest Honor Code

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 12th - 11:07am

Brigham Young University students gathered on campus Friday to protest aspects of the school's Honor Code.

As rains hit Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County elementary students learn about stormwater

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 10th - 7:00pm

An annual fair hosted at Utah's Hogle Zoo teaches students about the water cycle, stormwater pollution prevention, how water quality impacts health, the environment and quality of life, and the relationship between water and zoo animals.

Blind Utah students experience interactive art exhibit 'dreamscapes' in Salt Lake City

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:00pm

A group of 30 blind or visually impaired elementary students visited "dreamscapes," an immersive art experience in Salt Lake City, and one fourth-grade student said she loved being able to feel and touch the art.

Utah PE teacher helps blind student play basketball

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:01am

Coach Kathy Howa, new to Providence Hall High School in Herriman, said her biggest challenge was helping a visually impaired student get involved in playing basketball.

What districts pay teachers makes a difference in how they can use Teacher, Student Success funds

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 6th - 5:33pm

Qualifying Utah public schools that on average pay teachers below the state weighted average of $57,237 per year will be able to spend up to 40 percent of the new Teacher and Student Success Act funding to increase educator salaries.

Over 500 tips of school threats reported through SafeUT app in 2018, officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:01pm

More than 500 potential school threat tips were reported through the SafeUT app in 2018, according to new numbers released by the Utah Office of the Attorney General on Friday.

State school board adopts new K-12 health education standards, the first since 1997

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted Apr 5th - 8:05am

After four hours of debate, the Utah State Board of Education on Thursday adopted new health education standards for Utah grades K-12 Thursday, updating standards dating back to 1997.

Colleges' message to ease student stress: Failure is normal

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 4th - 10:01am

Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening, the school invited students to hear about the failures.

University of Missouri-Kansas City administrator selected as next UVU provost

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:03am

F. Wayne Vaught, chief academic officer of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been selected as Utah Valley University's next provost and vice president of academic affairs.

SUU to launch 3-year bachelor's degree pilot program in January 2020

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 7:49am

Southern Utah University will launch in January a pilot program that will enable students to complete a bachelor's degree in three years, which will require they are "fully engaged" in the summer sessions following their freshman and sophomore years.

63 Utah schools to receive child abuse education

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 6:42am

Thanks to a $35,000 donation from Discover Financial Services, the 63 elementary schools in Granite School District will receive training on child abuse this year.

State accepting applications for $1M in workforce grant programs

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:24pm

The Utah Department of Workforce Services has opened the application period for the 2019 Talent Ready Utah grant program, which focuses on developing work-based training and career pathways for students and adults competing in the labor force.

Is there a wage gap at Utah colleges, universities? Update to 1985 policy will track data

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:12pm

A 33-year old policy on women and minorities in college faculty and administrative positions has undergone substantial revisions and is up for review.

Nationwide search underway for next superintendent of Jordan School District

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 30th - 5:57pm

A nationwide search is underway for the next leader of Jordan School District after Superintendent Patrice Johnson notified the Board of Education of her intention to retire effective July 1.

Some regents cry foul on Utah tuition hikes in face of robust economy, healthy legislative appropriations

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:10pm

Over concerns raised by regents about raising college tuition during a robust economy and after healthy legislative appropriations, the Utah State Board of Regents approved on tuition changes for the coming year.

Refugees make their mark in robotics competition

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 29th - 3:28pm

A team of 14 recently immigrated Utah high school students made up almost entirely of refugees is competing against more than 1,000 other teenagers in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition Utah Regional event.