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Children help historians document life during a global pandemic

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 8:31am

Schoolchildren are helping Utah historians record how the coronavirus pandemic has shaped their lives, information that will go on to teach future generations about life today.

For seniors at RSL Academy High School, graduation was unique because they are, too

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:43pm

Simon Askren was one of seven Magna Cum Laude graduates from the Griffins’ 46-member graduating class to be recognized Friday, a list that also includes senior class president Grace Fox.

Granite schools' 4,020 graduates accustomed to overcoming obstacles

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08pm

Across Granite School District, 4,020 seniors donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage set up in empty auditoriums, parking lots, and other heavily sanitized structures in the final bow for the Class of 2020.

3 Utah students named Presidential Scholars

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:31pm

Honorees include home-schooled student, student who attends Waterford School and Logan High student.

State School Board recommends up to $382 million in budget cuts in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:33am

What a difference a couple of months and a worldwide pandemic make.

Herbert announces inaugural Utah Board of Higher Education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:54pm

The 18-member board succeeds the Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah Technical Colleges Board of Trustees.

Trucks, boats and airhorns: COVID-19 can't take everything from Provo, Timpview graduates

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 21st - 8:55pm

About 515 seniors from Timpview High School walked across the stage to graduate Thursday night in an outdoor procession that started along Timpview Drive and ended in the school’s parking lot.

Nebo schools celebrate Class of 2020 with 'very unique, definitely memorable' graduation

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 20th - 10:01pm

Across Nebo School District, commencement exercises got underway Wednesday, with social distancing, masked teachers and faculty, and processionals involving cars and full families for each graduate of the Class of 2020.

BYU won't take $32.2M in relief funding from the CARES Act

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 20th - 7:37pm

BYU is introducing its own plan to assist students in financial distress caused by the disruption of the winter 2020 semester.

Mediation talks between McCluskeys, University of Utah, end with no agreement

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 6:47pm

With mediation ending without a resolution, the McCluskeys will now go forward with a second lawsuit they are preparing to file in state court.

Temporary move from quake-damaged West Lake STEM Junior High to cost millions

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 7:42am

Temporarily relocating students and faculty from earthquake-damaged West Lake STEM Junior High will cost millions, but insurance will cover most of the costs.

Study: Minority students in Salt Lake County schools breathe dirtier air

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 7:45pm

How clean is the air your children are breathing? It depends on what school they go to, according to a new study by the University of Utah.

KSL Investigates: COVID-19 impact on college applications

Brittany Glas, KSL TV  |  Posted May 19th - 9:18am

Graduation will look very different for the 2020 graduating high school class. However, those students aren’t the only ones impacted by COVID-19.

Granger High graduate succeeds against backdrop of father’s deportation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:18pm

Granger High School faculty formed an applause tunnel to celebrate 2020 graduating class.

Company fired for inability to administer Utah end-of-year testing files $2.6 million lawsuit against State School Board

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 4:08pm

Nearly a year after the state of Utah canceled a contract with a standardized test company, the State School Board is being sued for failure to pay more than $2.6 million in outstanding invoices.

As Utah colleges grapple with reopening, priority turns to containing potential outbreaks in the fall

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 16th - 2:32pm

"Our plan is not to prohibit the virus," Dixie State president Richard Williams said Friday. "It’s going to happen on our campuses. I think our plan is about how we respond."

COVID-19 impacts loom large as Utah colleges, universities approach fall semester

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 8:02am

College freshmen, parents and returning students are looking to Utah’s colleges and universities for guidance whether on-campus classes will resume this fall.

President, other SUU leaders to forgo salaries in effort to save university jobs

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 15th - 7:11pm

Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt informed the university’s faculty last week that he will forgo his salary for the next year in an effort to thwart potential layoffs.

The COVID impact: How your child’s school may look different this fall

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV and Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted May 15th - 8:02am

While most Utah parents are still focused on distance learning right now, educators are already looking to fall.