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5th grader’s grand-prize poster drives home Smokey Bear’s message: ‘Only you can prevent wildfire’

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:44am

Penny Atkinson, a fifth-grader at Howard R. Driggs Elementary School, was honored by the Granite School District Board of Education Tuesday as the national winner of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. poster contest.

Granite School Board starts process that may close Sandburg and Westbrook elementary schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:38am

The Granite School District Board took the first steps that could mean the closure of two elementary schools, one in Taylorsville and another in West Valley City.

UVU breaks ground on the future home of Woodbury School of Business

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 12th - 9:04am

Ground was broken Monday on the Scott C. Keller Building, which will be the new home of Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business.

Empowering teachers, raising expectations key to turning around struggling schools, principal says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 9th - 7:07am

In 2017, Kennedy was identified for school turnaround, which means it was among the lowest 3% of student achievement statewide as measured by end-of-year tests.

Lawsuits allege ‘systemwide failure’ protecting disabled children in Utah schools

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Nov 8th - 8:01pm

One of the lawsuits filed Thursday was on behalf of a blind student with autism who the center says was physically and verbally abused by a bus driver.

State School Board backs option for Utah schools to confiscate, dispose of vaping devices

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 8th - 6:37am

One amendment requires district school boards and charter boards to update their search and seizure policies to include provisions related to confiscation and disposal of electronic cigarette products.

U. announces ‘game-changer’ grant program to cover full 4-year tuition

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 7th - 9:29pm

University of Utah officials announced a new grant program that will allow high school students who qualify the potential of covering their full tuition and fees.

State School Board urges lawmakers to maintain ‘a constitutional guarantee’ for education funding

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 7th - 7:11pm

The statement also lifts up the importance of maintaining stable funding for education and increasing strategic investment in education.

U. among first 3 universities to join Association of American Universities since 2012

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 6th - 4:50pm

The University of Utah is one of the newest members to join the Association of American Universities, an organization made up of the country’s leading research universities, the association announced on Wednesday.

A third victim of ex-football player Torrey Green sues Utah State University

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Nov 5th - 7:11pm

A third victim of former Utah State University football player Torrey Green has sued the college, alleging it tolerated sexual assault and failed to provide her meaningful help after she reported Green raped her.

Mountain lion sighting led to brief shelter-in-place at 2 Millcreek schools

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 5th - 8:15am

Three mountain lions killed a young deer in a Salt Lake County resident's backyard Tuesday morning, which prompted a precautionary shelter-in-place at two Millcreek schools as wildlife biologists searched for the animals, officials said.

17-year-old BYU graduate credits his success to high school college program

Jenny Guzman, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 4th - 8:13pm

This Dec. 17, Spencer Jackman will be walking and receiving his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from BYU at the age of 17, having previously gotten his associate's from UVU's concurrent enrollment program.

Huntsman family pledges ‘historic’ $150M gift to University of Utah to establish mental health institute

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 4th - 10:19am

The Huntsman family has pledged a “historic” $150 million gift to the University of Utah to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

‘Screen time matters less than we think’ in teen depression, BYU researchers say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 9:27pm

The image of a brooding teen with a smartphone attached to her hand and eyes glued to the screen has likely become an archetype for today’s youth.

Huntsman Cancer Institute program aims to increase diversity in science professions, cancer research

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 8:50pm

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is helping to push a few kids ahead of the rest with its PathMaker summer research program.

Should school be canceled the day after Halloween?

Colby Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Nov 1st - 11:18am

Tens of thousands of supporters have pledged their names to call on Utah’s school districts to cancel classes the day after Halloween.

Utah’s dual-mission universities seek to provide ‘on-, off-ramps’ for students into workforce

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 31st - 7:19am

Invariably, when presidents of Utah’s dual-mission universities meet with the business community, the conversation turns to workforce needs.

Average Utah ACT scores dip slightly; most ethnic minority students’ scores continue to lag

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 30th - 7:00am

Within a universe of 42,790 Utah 11th graders taking the ACT college entrance exam, it takes a lot to budge the averages.

Union Middle School to reopen Tuesday on split-session schedule

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 29th - 6:48am

Classes will resume at Union Middle School on Tuesday, although work will continue on the school’s upper floor where a small electrical fire broke out around 5 a.m. Thursday.