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SUU and USU Extension awarded $1 million grants to help fight the opioid crisis

St. George News  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:35pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded millions in grants to Utah organizations to fight the growing opioid crisis.

BYU students will know why they're being called to Honor Code Office beforehand

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:41am

Following student criticism, Brigham Young University will now tell students why they’re being called into the Honor Code Office before they get there.

Utah legislative leaders call for ‘comprehensive performance audit’ of public schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:01am

State legislative leaders on Tuesday called for a “comprehensive performance audit” of Utah’s public education system.

Here’s how your child’s school curriculum is going to change in the next 4 years

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:45pm

There are about 5,000 open computing jobs in Utah right now but not nearly enough trained people to fill them. Here's how your child's changing school curriculum will close that gap.

Is Utah falling short of its potential by spending least per pupil nationally?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:50am

Utah spends less – and in most cases far less – per student than surrounding states and its peer states, yet performs “respectably overall in terms of outcomes,” according to a new Utah Foundation report.

Salt Lake officers help remind drivers that school is back in session

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:32pm

It was back to school for most students in Salt Lake County on Monday.

15 million children don't have money for school supplies. Here's how you can help them

Amy Chillag, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:45am

Going back to school can be scary for kids, especially for 15 million children in the U.S. who are living in extreme poverty.

U. announces chief safety officer, nearly $1M in other new safety measures

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:51am

University of Utah officials on Thursday announced a nearly $1 million investment in new campus safety measures that will be implemented.

The high price of belonging: School commitments can take a toll on families

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:00am

If your job required mandatory sleepovers, you would draw the line. But that’s what many schools are requiring of their students if they want to take part in sports and activities.

Westminster dedicates Holt Home, a 1926 French chateau gifted to the college

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:01am

Dale and Sheri Holt planted every tree and shrub in the front yard of their former home in the Gilmer Park Historic District.

Record $82.6M in school trust lands funds coming to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:45pm

A record $82.6 million in school trust funds will be distributed to Utah schools this academic year and state education officials are urging parents to join their school community councils to determine how to best spend the funds allotted to their neighborhood schools.

Housing development for UVU students underway despite delay, increased costs

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 11th - 9:55pm

The project, originally referred to as Palos Verdes, will include four five-story buildings to house students in 1,604 beds, and a parking structure.

More Utah women are graduating with STEM degrees, but not at the same rate as men

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 11th - 8:04pm

According to Utah Women in STEM Education, Utah women make up 44% of the state's workforce and their numbers in STEM fields remain "particularly low."

Changes at U of U campus save millions of gallons of water

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 9th - 9:03am

The University of Utah has historically been the largest water user in Salt Lake City and has taken criticism as a water waster over the years. Campus officials hope a new effort may change that.

Salt Lake teachers offered 4.1% pay hike; $46,846 starting pay under tentative deal

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted Aug 8th - 1:41pm

Salt Lake teachers would receive a 4.1% raise and retain their step and lane system, which compensates them years of experience and education attainment, under the teacher association’s tentative agreement with the school district.

As Utah refugee population grows, so does the need for assistance

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 8th - 8:05am

At least 200 people lined up Wednesday for Refugee Day, where the Granite School District invited several organizations to help refugees feel more welcome.

Back to school: 5 free apps to help students

Lori Prichard, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 8th - 7:36am

Heading back to school can be stressful for students and parents. However, there is some relief to be found through technology.

Districts get an earful on tax increases, but 3 Utah boards OK teacher pay raises

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 6th - 10:10pm

School boards in three school districts — Canyons, Jordan and Davis — OKed property tax increases Tuesday to boost teacher salaries.

How to give kids with anxiety, depression the tools to succeed in school

Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 7:32pm

Back-to-school can be stressful not just for parents, but also for children. Those stresses are amplified for kids who experience anxiety.

'Panic Button' app lets teachers alert police immediately

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 10:41am

Think of it like a panic button. It’s an alert that can get officers to a school faster than calling 911.