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Regents authorize U. public safety building, hotel construction near Dee Events Center

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 28th - 7:47am

The Board of Regents on Friday authorized the univeristy to design and build a public safety building, an adjoining storage building and secured parking structure.

Joe Wicks is the world's PE teacher, helping kids keep active while social distancing

Alicia Lee, CNN  |  Posted Mar 27th - 8:48pm

With millions of children out of school around the world, Joe Wicks, a YouTube fitness instructor, has taken it upon himself to become their PE teacher.

Plans for Utah’s one-stop shop for higher education move forward

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 8:23pm

Regent approve new commissioner’s job description; OK remodeling project to place administration of state’s technical, degree-granting colleges under one roof.

Have You Seen This? Cosmo the Cougar makes home school a bit more exciting

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 27th - 3:00pm

Students from American Heritage in American Fork, who like the rest of Utah are now homeschooling, got a remote pick-me-up from BYU Cougar mascot Cosmo.

With COVID-19 impacts weighing on their minds, Utah regents OK tuition hikes at most colleges

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:57pm

Tuition increases range from 3.5% to 0%; board also defines college affordability.

Yale's massively popular 'happiness' course is available free online

Ryan Prior, CNN  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:27pm

As you're spending more time at home and working to stay sane during the coronavirus pandemic, the dramatic reorientation of your life might actually give you an opportunity in the coming weeks to rethink your daily rituals and therefore rewire your brain toward a happier life.

BYU students grapple with changes, housing contracts amid COVID-19

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 7:22am

Universities with on-campus housing are accommodating students wanting to leave, but off-campus renters are at the mercy of their landlords.

Utah K-12 schools, colleges extend dismissal to May; distance learning continues where possible

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:31pm

Utah’s public K-12 schools will be dismissed through May 1 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic; where possible, distance learning will continue.

Stir-crazy kids at home? Take some virtual field trips

Curt Gresseth, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:19pm

The coronavirus pandemic has closed school for millions of kids across the nation. Even after-school sports have been cancelled. Parents are going to need some help because kids need structure.

First week of online learning in Utah comes with challenges

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:03pm

Parents and students across Utah reported some bumps and technical glitches this week after school districts statewide made the transition to online learning.

Audible is now offering free audiobooks for kids stuck at home

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:45pm

Parents, rejoice.

Don't freak out: Here's how a mama can stay healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:35pm

Unpredictability is in the air, but here are several hacks to staying safe through COVID-19

English language learner who became an award-winning writer, speaker is top Sterling Scholar for 2020

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:52pm

Cindy Phan has been selected General Scholarship winner of the 58th annual Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Program. Phan also was selected winner of the program’s English category.

State School Board to meet via video to consider attendance waiver over pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:45am

The board rule considers pandemic — such as the current fears over COVID-19 — or other public health emergency an acceptable rationales for waivers.

New normal for Utah schools means online instruction, grab-and-go meals, reassuring students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 6:03pm

After its all-hands-on-deck effort to emerge from academic turnaround the past few years, the faculty of Midvale Elementary School knows how to face a challenge.

USU students encouraged to return home for semester

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:10am

Students who live on-campus at Utah State University have been encouraged to go home. The request came just days after officials announced classes will move online, much like other colleges statewide.

You can now graduate from high school from BYU

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:43am

Welcome to BYU Online High School. The university announced Tuesday that students can earn a high school diploma through its independent study program.

Utah schools rush to distribute computers as soft closure begins

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:22am

Classrooms were empty as teachers shifted learning online and schools made sure students had technology for the two-week closure.

New York City schools to close Monday to fight coronavirus

Larry Neumeister and Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 3:22pm

New York City will close the nation’s largest public school system on Monday, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus, the city’s mayor announced Sunday, calling it a “very troubling moment” as he suggested ominously that more restrictions were inevitable.