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1 in 5 Utahns is a public school student; fall ’19 enrollment tops 666,000

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:38pm

The Oct. 1 head count of 666,858 represents an enrollment increase of 1.19%, or 7,906 students, over the previous year’s head count of 658,952.

State School Board member Linda Hansen steps down

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 11th - 12:23pm

Linda Hansen, who has represented District 3 on the Utah State Board of Education since 2014, has stepped down because she is moving outside her precinct boundaries.

Utah schools using innovative approach to improve student mental health

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:10am

Just weeks into first grade, Declan Milligan was already telling his dad he hated school.

State Charter School Board votes to close Capstone Classical Academy charter

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:22am

The State Charter School Board voted unanimously Monday to close Capstone Classical Academy, a public charter school in Weber County, effective at the end of the academic year.

Utah youth lead rally at Capitol over climate change

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:11pm

The event was part of the Fridays For Future Global Climate Strike, which is a simultaneous movement across the country and around the world to call attention to a changing climate.

State School Board’s funding priorities: growth, 6% bump in per-pupil funding and optional extended-day kindergarten

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:03am

According to the latest enrollment figures, some 666,858 students were enrolled in Utah schools this fall, up from 658,952 a year ago, or a 1.19% increase. Some $55.6 million in new funding is needed to fund growth for the next school year, according to board documents.

South Salt Lake elementary school named for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:52pm

Granite School District’s new elementary school in South Salt Lake will be named for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker.

Utah Supreme Court punts on BYU records fight

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:07pm

Court says a decision would not be useful because a new law has reshaped the legal battle waged by journalists.

Tooele County launches campaign aimed at decreasing underage drinking

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:17pm

All of Tooele County's school buses will feature new signs with slogans designed to remind parents about the risks involved with binge drinking.

Students sent home after Hillcrest High School in Midvale evacuated due to gas leak

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 4th - 8:37am

Hillcrest High School students were sent home after the school was evacuated due to a gas leak on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

Granite board votes unanimously to close 2 elementary schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 7:44am

The Granite School District Board of Education voted unanimously to close Westbrook Elementary School and Carl Sandburg Elementary School.

Interim principal named at West High School

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 8:51pm

A district-level administrator and veteran school principal has been named interim principal of West High School. Principal Ford White has been paid administrative leave since mid-November.

Rumor of Tooele High shooting threat unfounded, police say

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:07pm

Extra police officers will be patrolling Tooele High School and Blue Peak High School on Monday after rumors of a possible shooting spread over social media.

Salt Lake City School District superintendent among finalists for Arizona position

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 1:17pm

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Alexa Cunningham is on a list of finalists for the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona, where she taught and served as a principal 17 years of her career.

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in US

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 9:59am

International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. It's among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year.

Gratitude for the harvest: Agriculture is ‘big business in Utah,’ Gov. Herbert tells students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 27th - 10:32pm

While Utah farmers and ranchers fill people’s plates and bellies, their work is also a key economic driver, Gov. Gary Herbert says.

'White supremacist' propaganda found on BYU campus

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 12:29pm

Stickers and posters promoting a white supremacist group were found on Brigham Young University's campus Wednesday, according to a series of tweets from the university.

At University of Utah engineering day, high schoolers get glimpse of different fields

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 8:22pm

Nearly 500 teens got a glimpse into the life of an engineering major at the University of Utah on Saturday.

Salt Lake debate coach charged with 8 felonies in sex with student case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 9:31pm

A volunteer assistant debate coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was charged with numerous felonies on Thursday.