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Jordan School District breaks ground for elementary school where the antelope roam

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:15am

The Jordan District school is one of seven new schools the district needs to keep pace with steady enrollment enrollment growth in the southwest quadrant of Salt Lake County. A new high school in Herriman is on track to open next fall.

Canyons District proposes $50K starting teacher pay and $7,665 raise for all teachers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:00am

Canyons School District would pay teachers a $50,000 starting salary under a tentative agreement with its teachers association.

Clearfield teen’s math skills take her to national competition

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:11pm

Katrina Michael says math is best enjoyed when you just do it for fun. The 14-year-old home-schooled math whiz says she’s always loved numbers.

Rep. Ben McAdams, Zions Bank CEO teach fiscal responsibility to fourth graders

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:12pm

Fourth-grade students at Granger Elementary learned an important lesson Monday about finances taught by Rep. Ben McAdams and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank.

University of Utah math professor elected to Royal Society of London

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 18th - 7:33pm

Christopher Hacon, University of Utah distinguished professor of mathematics, has been elected to the Royal Society of London.

Weber State students unhappy with response to racist stickers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:30am

Students at a Utah university have expressed frustration with the administration's response to racist stickers and posters found at the school.

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.