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Fallen officers honored with blankets during elementary school graduation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 10:36pm

Students made blankets honoring Draper firefighter Matt Burchett, West Valley code enforcement officer Jill Robinson, Utah National guardsman Brent Taylor, South Salt Lake Police officer David Romrell, and Provo Police officer Joseph Shinners.

Proposed science standards head to State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 9:22pm

New science standards for public school students in grades K through five and nine through 12 advanced to the Utah State Board of Education Friday after a board committee approved the proposed standards largely unchanged.

Utah youth leave school to join global climate protest

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 7:00pm

Dozens of junior high and high school students skipped school and walked to the Utah Capitol as part of a global youth-led climate strike following the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old who led the movement last year in Sweden.

Gov. Gary Herbert appoints/reappoints State School Board members, regents, tech college trustees

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 8:19am

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed or reappointed several Utahns to state-level education boards, filling two unexpired terms on the elected Utah State Board of Education and naming new members to the Board of Regents and Technical College Trustees.

Ogden board, teacher association OK 5.7% teacher pay hike

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 7:33pm

Pay for teachers in the Ogden School District will go up 5.7 percent and starting pay for educators will climb to $45,472, under an agreement approved by the district school board and ratified by members of the Ogden Education Association.

Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:00pm

A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues.

Why Utah needs a spiffy new lab, and what kind of testing will happen there

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:55am

The latest in whiz-bang technology will play out in a shiny new testing lab for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The 21,500-square-foot Technical Support Center will celebrate an official opening Tuesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.

Ogden School Board suspends policy barring graduation memorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:40pm

A Utah school district has suspended a policy that prohibited schools from memorializing deceased students at graduation ceremonies.

Refugee resettled in Utah without parents, accomplishes what she was once told she'd never achieve

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 7:19pm

When Desange Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she had no future and would never even graduate from high school. Wednesday she graduated with her high school diploma and an associate degree.

Graduates at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind overcome unique challenges

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 7:54am

It may be the most anticipated day of every high school senior’s year — graduation day. A culmination of years of hard work and, for a small group of graduates, unique challenges.

Parents upset over eliminated bus routes in Lehi

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted May 17th - 8:39pm

How far is too far for a junior high student to walk to school? That’s the question being asked by concerned parents in Lehi after the district announced plans to eliminate three bus stops that travel to Willowcreek Middle School.

David Woolstenhulme named new interim Utah commissioner of higher ed

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 8:05pm

David Woolstenhulme, an educational leader with experience in higher education and technical college education, was named interim commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education Friday.

Hurricane police investigating after racist photo allegedly involving 2 students surfaces on social media

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 17th - 4:30pm

Police and school district officials are investigating after a racist photo allegedly involving two Hurricane High School students surfaced on social media on Thursday.

Crews restore internet, phone service to schools after 24-hour outage due to damaged fiber

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 17th - 6:41am

Internet and telephone service was restored Friday to Salt Lake County schools affected by a CenturyLink internet outage that resulted from fiber that was damaged during utility construction in Draper.

The SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and the crime level in your neighborhood

Dakin Andone and Lauren Del Valle, CNN  |  Posted May 16th - 12:27pm

The nonprofit group that administers the SAT said Thursday it will assign a score to students who take the test to reflect their social and economic backgrounds.

Utah knew of RISE testing contractor problems

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted May 16th - 9:03am

Utah officials knew its preferred standardized testing contractor had issues in other states, but that did not disqualify the company from winning a contract.

Utah officials, education leaders call for more personalization in schools

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 8:01am

The Sutherland Institute hosted a symposium Wednesday to discuss "Innovation in Education" in Utah and elsewhere.

Using electric pressure cookers for canning doesn't destroy botulism bacteria, study says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 15th - 10:46am

Using electric pressure cookers for small batch, low-acid canning may not destroy bacteria that causes botulism, according to a recently released study from Utah State University Extension.

'Broken system' puts University of Utah lab workers at risk, audit says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 15th - 9:31am

Two students suffered chemical burns in University of Utah labs the past two years despite safety inspections that identified major deficiencies.

Teachers frustrated over RISE testing issues

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 9:52pm

Computer glitches and shutdowns have plagued students taking the RISE assessment test statewide. Now we’re hearing from some teachers who are worried the test scores will be invalid or won’t support the hard work their kids have done in class.