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US 189 through Provo Canyon reopen after avalanche

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:49am

U.S. 189 through Provo Canyon reopened Friday after crews cleared a massive avalanche. Also, classes were canceled in the Carbon School District due to weather.

Committee votes to recommend changing Cedar High's 'Redmen' mascot

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:45am

The Cedar High School Mascot Committee has voted to recommend changing the school’s “Redmen” mascot.

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, to speak at the U.

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:41pm

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at the University of Utah Feb. 12 as a guest of the Tanner Humanities Center.

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:22am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

Online Mandarin tutoring helps Sunset Elementary students make global connections

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:02am

It's 3:30 a.m. in Beijing where "Jenny," a tutor with Qiao Qiao Chinese, is at her computer enthusiastically leading a fifth-grade class at Fremont Elementary School in an online lesson in Mandarin during its Monday afternoon class.

Children in Utah classrooms get a chance to raise rainbow trout from eggs

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Jan 13th - 2:45pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited delivered about 7,000 rainbow trout eggs to 47 classrooms from Helper to Logan, part of a program that gives children an experience with nature.

Group of Utah high school seniors skipping school — to serve others

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Jan 12th - 8:54pm

Four Juan Diego High School seniors are starting the new year volunteering at a senior center in Sandy. All the school's seniors participate in a variety of different service projects their first week of school after the holiday break.

Utah students to receive funds from national for-profit college lawsuit settlement

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 12th - 4:58pm

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection announced Wednesday the state will receive settlement funds for students from a $494 million nationwide lawsuit against Career Education Corporation, a for-profit education company.

Western Governors University won't face $700M fine, feds say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 11th - 9:40pm

The U.S. Education Department will not impose a $713 million fine that the agency's inspector general previously recommended against an online school.

Regents select Bradley J. Cook as the 17th president of Snow College

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 11th - 8:05pm

Bradley J. Cook was selected the 17th president of Snow College Friday by unanimous vote of the Utah State Board of Regents. He succeeds President Gary Carlston, who is retiring after five years at the helm.

Do too many Utah teachers lack licensure, training?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 11th - 9:01am

Growing numbers of people hired to teach in Utah public schools do not have teaching licenses, nor are they enrolled in a program to earn teaching credentials.

School breakfast, lunch to be funded 'well into March,’ USDA says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 9th - 7:00pm

The partial federal shutdown may be ongoing, but federal support of school breakfast and lunch will be available "well into March," according to a new advisory from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Granite School Board votes to close Oquirrh Hills Elementary School at the end of academic year

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 9th - 7:40am

The Granite School District Board of Education voted 4-2 Tuesday to close Oquirrh Hills Elementary School after a three-year effort to improve student achievement resulted in lower end-of-year test scores and a school grade of "F."

Utah students learn the ups and downs of the stock market

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 6th - 9:48pm

Some of Utah's best and brightest students and teachers were honored Friday for their participation in the Stock Market Game, a statewide competition geared toward educating students about investing and teaching more about financial responsibility.

4 finalists named for the next president of Snow College in Utah

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 4th - 4:40pm

Four men, all current college administrators at state colleges and universities, have been selected as finalists for president of Snow College.

Utah State School Board releases new school report card — without grades

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 3rd - 1:16pm

Want to know how your child's neighborhood or charter school is faring? There's a new, redesigned state report card for that.

Cancer overtaking heart disease as leading cause of death in many states, according to BYU study

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 29th - 3:15pm

After more than a century as the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease is being surpassed by cancer in many states, according to a recent study.

U. researcher's experiment sends bioengineered plants into space

Cara MacDonald, KSL  |  Posted Dec 26th - 7:15pm

University of Utah scientists are sending engineered plants to an international space station for testing. They hope their discoveries may contribute to the field of space travel and putting humans in space.

Weber State awarded federal grant to support suicide prevention

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 23rd - 4:18pm

A $300,000 federal grant will help support suicide prevention efforts at Weber State University starting in the 2019 school year.

Dust is causing Utah's snowpack to melt faster, new U. study says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 21st - 10:02am

A new study says dust blowing from the drying Great Salt Lake and other areas is speeding up how quickly Utah's snowpack melts.