Education

Generic kindergarten class (Credit: Ladd Egan)...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

New funding allows some schools to expand optional full-day kindergarten

Schools across the Beehive State will offer optional full-day kindergarten in the fall, but many cannot meet the demand for new students.
2 months ago
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Karah Brackin

Utah family full of Olympus High School alumni

Laurie Osborn, Wallace Fetzer and all 16 of their children are all graduates of the same high school.
2 months ago
Childhood development experts say simple tasks like trips to the grocery store and cooking dinner a...
Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Use everyday activities to teach your young children how to talk, read and count

Childhood development experts say simple tasks like trips to the grocery store and cooking dinner are perfect opportunities to teach your young children vital skills.
2 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

First-of-its kind school in Jordan District celebrates grads with mobile music lab

A new kind of school in the Jordan School District is celebrating completing its first year of an innovative program, that the district has never offered to students before.
2 months ago
The Utah State Capitol on Friday, March 25 when the Utah House and Senate voted to overturn a veto....
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Lawsuit filed to challenge Utah’s ban of trans athletes from playing girls high school sports

Two families have filed a lawsuit challenging Utah's recently passed bill — overriding a veto — that will ban transgender girls from playing high school sports. House Bill 11, passed in a special session after Gov. Spencer Cox vetoed the bill, is part of a trend nationwide to limit participation of transgender athletes.
2 months ago
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Michael Houck, KSL TV

Multiple districts to provide free meals to students during the summer

The Granite School District announced they will provide free meals to their students during the summer. 
2 months ago
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Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Federal free lunch program ending for all schools

The federal government is ending its free breakfast and lunch program it started two years ago during the pandemic. It will not go into effect until next school year, but officials with the Jordan School District are wanting parents to be thinking about it right now.
2 months ago
Emalyce Kee, a Navajo and Rosebud Sioux, holds her 2021 beaded graduation cap Wednesday, May 25, 20...
SAM METZ and RICK BOWMER Associated Press

Utah Native students exercise right to wear regalia at graduation

Native American students in southern Utah donned beaded caps and eagle feathers at high school graduations this week, months after the state passed a law enshrining their right to wear tribal regalia at the ceremonies. Utah is among a growing list of states where lawmakers have responded to reports of Native American students being barred from wearing beaded caps or eagle feathers at graduation by passing laws to stop school districts from banning them.
2 months ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

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.
3 months ago
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Eliza Pace, KSL TV

New U of U housing groundbreaking in collaboration with Ivory Foundation and local church

Friday marked the groundbreaking of new housing for thousands of students in a collaboration between the Clark and Christine Ivory Trust, the University of Utah, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
3 months ago
Utah Tech logos are available for download as part of the rebrand of Dixie State University. (Utah ...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Dixie State unveils new logos for Utah Tech University rename

With Dixie State University preparing to take on its new name as Utah Tech this summer, the school unveiled its official logos for the new name.
3 months ago
A series of buttons can alert the USU campus of an emergency. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

USU tests locking down campus with just a push of a button

Utah State University tested its ability to respond to an active shooter on campus with the push of a button this week. It’s a new technology that can lock down the campus from a remote location.
3 months ago
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Michael Houck, KSL TV

Utah teacher resigns after video describing students’ conversations on sexual identity

"My kids from last year are now in fifth grade and they come to visit me almost every day after school," Hall said in the video. "And a lot of them are queer, because I am queer, and they figured it out, so I’ve become their safe space."
3 months ago
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Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

4-day workweek gaining momentum; why employers are smitten with idea

SALT LAKE CITY — While it may sound like the beginning of the end for a company, that work-life balance has some companies saying they wish they had made the switch to a four-day workweek a long time ago. Bosses have tried increasing pay, increasing benefits and increasing flexibility with work-from-home opportunities. But none of […]
3 months ago
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Michael Houck and Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Westminster College gets attention on social media for porn film class

A private Utah college is getting some attention after social media found out about its credited porn course with most posts viewing this course negatively.
4 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Utah school districts plan to continue limited free meals when federal help expires

Federal meal waivers allowed Utah school districts to offer free lunch to all students during the pandemic, but that program is set to expire.
4 months ago
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Josh Ellis

Weapon removed from Draper school after student reports it through SafeUT app

Administrators say a weapon was safely removed from the Draper Park Middle School campus after a concerned student reported the weapon through the SafeUT app.
4 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Money for Utah teacher bonuses headed to districts by June

Teachers who took on extra work during the omicron surge will soon be getting a thank you in their paychecks
4 months ago
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Deanie Wimmer

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.
4 months ago
Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona answers questions during the daily briefing at the White ...
COLLIN BINKLEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

White House to extend student loan pause through August

The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments through Aug. 31, extending a moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to postpone payments during the coronavirus pandemic.
4 months ago
In Clearfield, Cornerstone Academy is aiming to equip kids through a “focus room.” (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Dedicated spaces help children fight emotional and developmental blocks

Kids are fighting social, emotional, and developmental monsters like never before. The pandemic has changed routines, and, as a result, interrupted social, emotional and personal development for many.
4 months ago
Dozens of people gathered at a vigil for 10-year-old "Izzy" Faith Tichenor. (KSL TV)...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Report: ‘No direct evidence’ Izzy Tichenor was bullied over race; school staff failed to document and report

An independent investigation into accusations of bullying as a contributing factor in the death of 10-year-old Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor found that there were reports that she was a victim of bullying but said there is no direct evidence it was on the basis of race or her disability.
4 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Board of Higher Education approves tuition, fee increases at Utah universities and colleges

Tuition and fees are going up for some of Utah’s colleges and universities this upcoming school year.
5 months ago
Under the new policy, masks will be "strongly recommended," the school district said. (Xinhua/Sipa ...
Taylor Romine, CNN

Second-largest public school district in the US will drop its mask requirement

After reaching an agreement with labor unions, the Los Angeles United School District, the second-largest public school district in the nation, will lift its COVID-19 mask mandate starting next week.
5 months ago
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