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Utah records committee sides with student journalists in fight over campus police reports

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:38am

Should campus police charge student journalists to look at the police blotter?

UVU offers emergency scholarships to students facing food insecurity

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:02pm

The announcement came after school officials said a new study reported that 10% of UVU’s student body has gone without food for a day or longer.

2 of Torrey Green's rape accusers sue Utah State, allege a 'dangerous environment existed'

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 8th - 10:31am

A lawsuit filed against Utah State University alleges that the university created a dangerous environment, violated Title IX and violated two women’s civil rights.

Possible closure of 2 Granite District elementary schools to be considered in November

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 8th - 7:12am

The Granite School District Board of Education will vote in November whether to close one school in Taylorsville and one in West Valley City.

Summit encourages Utah junior high students to attend college, become leaders

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 10:21pm

From carrying reusable water bottles to eliminating single-use plastics to combating racial and religious discrimination, middle-school aged students brainstormed ideas on how they can improve their own communities.

Task force weighs how to best connect youths to treatment

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 7th - 9:02am

Juvenile courts are no longer the go-between for youngsters who are accused of minor offenses but need behavioral treatment.

Process launched to update teacher discipline rules

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:48pm

The Utah State Board of Education has launched a process to update board rules pertaining to the discipline of and standards for licensed school teachers.

Utah fourth-grader pushes for eco-friendly lunch room

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:15am

More than a year after she set her mind to do more to help the environment, a Utah fourth-grader has convinced her elementary school to switch from foam trays to biodegradable ones.

Concerns about test data could mean reprieve in letter grades to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:09pm

State-level RISE testing results are strikingly similar to previous years’ SAGE test data, according to state and national assessment experts, but local officials point to “red flags.”

Unaffordable Utah: Are student loans the next debt crisis?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:30am

The bad news came when Mike Long arrived at the halfway point of a 10-year program to get his student loans forgiven.

Hunger on campus: How college students can get help

Anna Helhoski Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:22am

When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap

Which Utah colleges are growing and which are shrinking?

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 10:29pm

Overall, the Utah System of Higher Education grew about 3%, gaining about 5,400 students for a total enrollment of 189,351.

Utah’s $60,000 solution to keep school teachers from fleeing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 10:01pm

Noting that teacher compensation is key to addressing Utah’s teacher shortage, a new Envision Utah report recommends that the state boost teacher starting pay.

University of Utah students make safety recommendations to school leaders

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 9:02pm

Lauren McCluskey’s murder nearly a year ago was the only murder reported among Utah universities' annual campus safety reports.

Aerospace pathways program expands to Tooele

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 29th - 5:32pm

When Makayla Lear, 17, began her senior year at the Community Learning Center at Blue Peak High School in Tooele, she enrolled in the engineering and manufacturing curriculum with an eye on one day going into biomedical engineering to design prosthetics.

3 Utah kids experience a concussion each school day, officials warn

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Sep 28th - 8:22pm

Every school day in Utah, at least three kids experience a concussion, health officials warn, noting that most are reported in the fall.

UVU receives ‘game-changing’ $17.7 million donation from doTerra

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 27th - 6:03pm

Utah Valley University and doTerra, the Utah-based essential oils company, have entered a “game-changing” relationship that “will bolster everything that we have to offer."

Wasatch School District installs vape detectors at Wasatch High

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:26pm

Wasatch High School officials took steps to prevent vaping on campus by installing vape detectors in bathrooms and locker rooms at the school.

Jordan board agrees to forgo $7.3 million in property tax to partner on Herriman community development project

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:33pm

The Jordan School District Board of Education has agreed to partner on a community development project in Herriman, one anchor of which will be a new manufacturing facility for Bullfrog International, a manufacturer of luxury hot tubs.