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Does 'border bias' lull policymakers, people into thinking they’re safe from coronavirus?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 10th - 6:44am

A pair of University of Utah professors say some policymakers are falling prey to what they call “border bias” as they make rules for slowing the spread of coronavirus in their states.

State superintendent: Utah students not likely to return to school any time soon

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Apr 9th - 6:26pm

It is looking more likely that Utah students won’t be back in a physical school classroom before summer vacation.

Granite teachers to receive 5% pay hike, bonuses in coming year

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:31pm

Granite School District teachers will receive a 5% cost of living raise for the 2020-21 school year in a negotiated agreement that will increase starting pay for teachers to $50,380 annually.

Tips from an experienced homeschooler: How to survive your kids' distance education at home

Elizabeth Reid, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 7th - 4:02pm

Finding yourself suddenly homeschooling can be stressful. An experienced homeschooling mom shares her suggestions.

5.7 magnitude earthquake, aftershocks caused estimated $1 million damage to Cyprus High School

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 6th - 8:01pm

The Magna area was the epicenter of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Salt Lake Valley the morning of March 18.

Crossing guards continue services amid pandemic, helping students access meals

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:09am

Despite the statewide dismissal of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, school crossing guards are still manning crosswalks as students shuffle in and out to collect homework packets and school meals.

State School Board upholds revocation of Capstone Classical Academy’s charter

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 4th - 2:40pm

The Utah State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to uphold the revocation of Capstone Classical Academy’s charter, effectively shuttering the public charter school at the end of the academic year.

Utah’s State School Board considers more rule waivers to address school dismissals necessitated by pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 4th - 7:31am

From teacher evaluations to the civics test high school seniors must pass to earn their diplomas, the Utah State Board of Education on Thursday addressed numerous issues affected by the ongoing school dismissal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes special needs scholarship program bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:33am

Herbert’s action comes after multiple requests by state education leaders and organizations to veto the legislation.

Utah students do not have to repeat their current grade next year — that screenshot is fake

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Apr 1st - 1:01pm

A doctored screenshot surfaced Wednesday morning of a fake KSL news story reporting that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said students will have to repeat their current grade next year.

6 ways to manage homeschooling while working from home

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 30th - 7:34pm

Trying to work from home and simultaneously educate our kids is nothing short of complicated. Here are some success tips to get you through the next five weeks.

University of Utah, Weber State to offer just digital courses for summer terms

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 30th - 4:05pm

With Utah colleges and universities already using distance learning for the remainder of the spring term, the University of Utah and Weber State University are planning summer term, when both will continue to offer classes digitally only.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Meg Kinnard and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:31pm

As schools shut down while coronavirus spreads, the digital divide widens between students with the tools to work remotely and those without.

Landlords working with BYU students on a ‘case-by-case’ basis on ending leases over COVID-19

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Mar 28th - 8:42am

Some property owners are working with BYU students on a case-by-case basis to release them from housing contracts because of COVID-19 concerns.

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.