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Granite board votes unanimously to close 2 elementary schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 7:44am

The Granite School District Board of Education voted unanimously to close Westbrook Elementary School and Carl Sandburg Elementary School.

Interim principal named at West High School

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 8:51pm

A district-level administrator and veteran school principal has been named interim principal of West High School. Principal Ford White has been paid administrative leave since mid-November.

Rumor of Tooele High shooting threat unfounded, police say

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Dec 1st - 9:07pm

Extra police officers will be patrolling Tooele High School and Blue Peak High School on Monday after rumors of a possible shooting spread over social media.

Salt Lake City School District superintendent among finalists for Arizona position

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 1:17pm

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Alexa Cunningham is on a list of finalists for the Peoria Unified School District in Arizona, where she taught and served as a principal 17 years of her career.

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in US

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 9:59am

International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. It's among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year.

Gratitude for the harvest: Agriculture is ‘big business in Utah,’ Gov. Herbert tells students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 27th - 10:32pm

While Utah farmers and ranchers fill people’s plates and bellies, their work is also a key economic driver, Gov. Gary Herbert says.

'White supremacist' propaganda found on BYU campus

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 12:29pm

Stickers and posters promoting a white supremacist group were found on Brigham Young University's campus Wednesday, according to a series of tweets from the university.

At University of Utah engineering day, high schoolers get glimpse of different fields

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 8:22pm

Nearly 500 teens got a glimpse into the life of an engineering major at the University of Utah on Saturday.

Salt Lake debate coach charged with 8 felonies in sex with student case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 9:31pm

A volunteer assistant debate coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student was charged with numerous felonies on Thursday.

Boy made false school threat, prompting hundreds of absences, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:26pm

A 15-year-old boy is under investigation for spreading false rumors about a possible school shooting, prompting an increased police presence and an even larger number of students staying home from school, according to police.

‘I did not kidnap a child,' says Utah teacher facing criminal charge

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:11pm

A sixth grade teacher charged with child kidnapping after allegedly taking an unauthorized walk with a student off of school property calls the incident a huge misunderstanding.

SLC school board member defends West High principal

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:06am

A Salt Lake City school board member came to the defense of West High School Principal Ford White, nearly a week after a teacher reported in an email that the principal drove intoxicated students home instead of calling the police.

Proposed law allows Utah schools to take, destroy students’ vaping devices

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:01pm

Sen. Mitt Romney questions nominated FDA commissioner, who fails to commit to flavor ban.

Volunteer debate coach accused of sexual activity with student

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:31pm

Henry Steven Olson, 23, of Taylorsville, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Building bridges: Binational Education Week providing Utah Latinos with ways to achieve success

Jennifer Guzman,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 8:01pm

Utah’s ever-growing Latino community is being offered support and resources to help members gain academic success with the help of the Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City's Binational Education Week.

West High students walk out in support of principal placed on leave

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 19th - 11:24am

Hundreds of students walked out of West High School on Tuesday morning to support the school’s principal, who has been placed on paid administrative leave.

West Jordan teacher facing child kidnapping charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 19th - 7:21am

A teacher who allegedly took an autistic student for an unauthorized walk outside the school has been charged with child kidnapping.

West High School principal placed on leave

Marjorie Cortez, KSL and Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov 19th - 6:51am

West High School Principal Ford White has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to Salt Lake City School District officials.

Drug operation hit nearly every high school in Salt Lake Valley, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 18th - 7:29pm

Police say his drugs were getting into nearly every high school in Salt Lake County and multiple middle schools.