Deanie Wimmer

Full-day kindergarten shows early return on investment

After the first year, the expansion of full-day kindergarten in Utah shows unprecedented growth and explosive demand.
22 days ago

How Roy High boosted graduation rates from 70% to 92%

Roy High School has accomplished something few thought was possible, by aligning community to invest in the lives of students. Now other schools are taking note.
2 months ago

Softball coach retires after 50 years on the field

While the season is winding down for the Bountiful High School girls’ softball team, it is definitely the end of an era at this game against Roy. Coach Butch Latey is coaching his last game after more than 50 years.
2 months ago

Utah families receive millions of tax dollars for ‘Utah Fits All’ scholarship. Education opportunity or taxpayer subsidy?

Parents of 10,000 Utah students will receive "Utah Fits All' scholarship money for homeschool and private school.
2 months ago

An Olympic legacy brings year-round sporting events to Utah

Utah has capitalized on the Olympic spotlight and demonstrated its ability as a world-class host for winter and summer sporting events. The sports world appears to have taken notice.
3 months ago

Sterling Scholar program’s impressive legacy

From the Navajo reservation to Harvard to the University of Utah – a Utah student makes impressive gain with help from KSL/Deseret News Sterling Scholar program.
4 months ago

Exhausted by bad air: Is smog-eating tech something Utah should consider?

What if Salt Lake could address our pollution problem with technology that “eats” the smog? Several U.S. cities and countries are doing just that with surfaces treated with materials that “neutralize” smog. Is it a solution Utah should consider?
5 months ago

Majority of Americans, especially women, feel overwhelmed by group texts

Group texts can be hard to navigate because they come from our closest family members and friends. A social media researcher and an etiquette expert recommend using boundaries and technology to take control, without ruining relationships.
8 months ago

A ‘lethal combination’: Domestic violence and guns in Utah

Utah isn’t strict on enforcement when it comes to domestic violence protective orders and firearms. The KSL Investigators dig into the state’s approach, along with a legal battle that could upend policies laws nationwide.
8 months ago

New legislation and millions planned to improve safety for students walking to school

Neighbors have resources to make their communities safer if they know where to ask. In addition to money for infrastructure improvements and training, proposed legislation would ticket speeders via radar cameras.
8 months ago

High stakes of kindergarten readiness; what Utah schools are doing to improve student performance

Ready for kindergarten used to mean a child turned five by the cutoff date. But as the stakes and expectations get higher, teachers are encountering some surprising behaviors.
10 months ago

Pickleball turf wars: how a popular sport is creating competition for community court space

The fastest growing sport in the country is creating a growing need for court space. As Utah communities rush to find solutions, it’s creating competition with more established sports.
1 year ago

Utah lawmaker questions schools leaving money on the table for mental health screenings

Schools screen vision and hearing, so why not mental health? While funding is available, most Utah schools do not take part in a state program to provide mental health screenings in school, even though suicide is the number one cause of death among Utah teens.
1 year ago

KSL+: The longest serving woman in the legislature

The 2023 legislative session ended with some historic legislation. It was also historic for another reason.
1 year ago

Former KSL anchor avoids life-changing surgery by learning genetic risk

The country’s largest DNA study, conducted in Utah, shows potential to revolutionize healthcare treatments and costs.
1 year ago

Rep. Carol Spackman Moss makes history as Utah’s longest serving female legislator

Rep. Spackman Moss finds success by winning over her constituency, whether teenage students, Holladay voters or fellow lawmakers.
1 year ago

Win or lose, Rose Bowl boosts U of U at almost every level

Even though the Rose Bowl game didn't go Utah's way, it still delivers what University President Taylor Randall calls a "halo effect" to nearly every aspect of the school. 
2 years ago

‘Team mom’ status brings comfort to aunt of late Utah player, Ty Jordan

Ty Jordan's aunt, Takka Jordan, still keeps in contact with the players and coaches, attends games and relishes the title of "team mom."
2 years ago

After her cousin was killed by an ex, Utah’s Lt. Gov. says Utah must take action on domestic violence

Four months after a Utah woman was killed by an ex-husband, her family hopes the case will spark change to Utah laws to better protect others from domestic violence.
2 years ago

KSL’s Deanie Wimmer sits down with new coach of Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz play their first home game of a new season this week with a mostly new team and a new head coach. KSL's Deanie Wimmer sat down with him for a one-on-one interview.
2 years ago

Chronic Absenteeism leads to rise in F grades in most of Utah’s largest school districts

Schools all over Utah are dealing with the problem of chronic absenteeism. Educators are seeing thousands of absences, and as a result, failing grades.
2 years ago

How Utah schools updated security in the wake of Uvalde

KSL surveyed Utah schools based on the findings of the "Robb Report," Texas lawmakers' analysis of what went wrong in Uvalde, to learn what changes have been made in our state.
2 years ago

Too many texts: Cellphone experiment shows impact on learning

Cellphones are a distraction in school. That well-researched fact surprises no one. What may be a surprise is to what extent they impact concentration.
2 years ago

New aptitude tests help match Utah students with careers

Utah has a new tool to better help its high school students plan for their future.
2 years ago