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UVU, Mountainland Technical College pen agreement for 'seamless educational pathways'

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:03am

Utah Valley University and Mountainland Technical College have signed a series of agreements to create “seamless educational pathways” from the technical college to the university.

Teacher who asked student to wipe ash cross from his forehead returns to classroom

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:44pm

A Bountiful elementary school teacher who asked a student to wipe palm ash from his forehead has returned to the classroom after a school district review.

Utah engineers find more efficient way to convert algae into fuel

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:53pm

University of Utah researchers have developed a new approach to turning algae into fuel, which could make the alternative fuel more economically viable.

Cache County schools get $2 million grant for mental health

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 16th - 7:55pm

Teachers in Cache County gathered at Green Canyon High School Friday to get training on school safety.

Utah students rally for action on climate change

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 5:14pm

More than 200 students filled the steps of the state Capitol Friday joining many across the country in a global movement of youth activists striking for action on climate change.

Bill passes requiring 120 days notice of school closure, boundary changes

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 7:38am

The Utah House of Representatives gave final passage to SB245 Thursday, which would require school districts or charter boards to give students' parents at least 120 days notice before closing a school or changing school boundaries.

How did education fare in the 2019 Legislature? 'Very, very well,' Utah Senate president says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted Mar 15th - 6:42am

From researchers' study of an elephant protein's role in cancer resistance to new K-12 program intended to boost student achievement at the school level, fresh initiatives to enhance knowledge and learning got a boost this year from state lawmakers.

Bill to help needy state college students with tuition, fees reaches final passage in House

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 14th - 7:14am

College students of limited means would pay no tuition or fees for four semesters to attend state colleges, universities and technical colleges under HB260, which reached final passage Wednesday.

Utah lawmakers gives final passage to pared-down school safety bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 14th - 7:09am

The sixth version of a bill intended to improve school safety in Utah won final passage in the Utah House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Budget resolution clears path for passage of public education budget

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 13th - 9:58am

House members gave final passage to the state's public education budget Tuesday with their unanimous approval of SB4. The bill fully funds enrollment growth in Utah public schools and increases the value of the weighted pupil unit by 4 percent.

Using income tax for social service programs 'absurd,' UEA president says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 12th - 9:22pm

Introducing a proposed constitutional amendment in the final days of the legislative session to also use income tax to fund some social services programs is "absurd," says Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews.

Payson mother unsure what’s next after Argosy University’s sudden closure

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 11th - 8:38pm

Shelly Christensen figures she was about 30 internship hours shy of graduating from Argosy University when she got an email from the school Friday informing her that all its locations, including one in Utah, were closed effective immediately.

Utah Senate OKs push to teach about 'failed' economic systems of socialism, communism

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 11th - 7:38am

A bill that calls for revision of the state's required semesterlong financial literacy for high schoolers to include units on socialism and communism won final passage in the Utah Senate Friday.

Utah House gives final passage to Teacher and Student Success Act

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:36am

SB149, the Teacher and Student Success Act, won final passage in the Utah House of Representatives Thursday, creating a mechanism to send millions of dollars directly to Utah schools for local plans to improve student achievement.

Study: Timpview High School could suffer earthquake fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 7th - 2:42pm

A structural study conducted at Timpview High School has found that an earthquake could result in collapses and possible fatalities in the building.

Utah school safety bill wins committee OK after threat-assessment teams dropped

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 7th - 11:02am

HB120, the school safety bill, moved out of Senate Education Committee on unanimous vote Thursday after the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, removed language calling for school-level threat assessments.

Parents, local governments would get 120-day notice prior to school closures under Utah bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 6th - 9:39am

Making good on a vow to amend the school turnaround law following the Granite Board of Education's vote to close Oquirrh Hills Elementary School in Kearns, Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, introduced SB245 on Tuesday.

Senate Education Committee defeats school safety bill

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 6th - 7:03am

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday defeated the latest version HB120, a school safety bill developed in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in 2018.

Higher education officials make a case to lawmakers for college access, affordability

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 5th - 9:33am

Utah college presidents, higher education leaders and institutional boards of trustees met with lawmakers Monday to make a case for legislative initiatives intended to enhance access to college and help make it more affordable for needy students.

Teacher and Student Success Act advances on 7-4 committee vote

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 5th - 8:43am

The Teacher and Student Success Act advanced to the House Monday by a 7-4 vote by the House Education Committee. SB149, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, R-Ogden, was part of the 2018 compromise between lawmakers and citizen initiative Our Schools Now.