Education

Park City High School. (Google Earth Pro)...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Park City High School implements Test to Stay; more schools could follow

The rising number of omicron cases is now forcing schools to screen which students can attend in person. News Specialist Tamara Vaifanua tells us how some schools have hit the threshold for Test to Stay protocols, and others are pretty close.
4 months ago
FILE - Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, wears a protective mask while arriving to a Senate C...
JILL COLVIN Associated Press

Ted Cruz apologizes for describing Jan. 6 attack as ‘a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol’

Ted Cruz went on Tucker Carlson's show Thursday night to apologize for his description on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot "a violent terrorist attack."
4 months ago
FILE - Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall (KSL TV)...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

SLC Mayor Mendenhall requests county-wide mask requirement in public spaces

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall requested a Salt Lake County mask requirements from the county's health leader and asked county politicians to support it.
4 months ago
FILE: Davis School District....
Debbie Worthen & Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Davis School District creates partnership to combat racism

The Davis School District announced a new partnership Tuesday in hopes of creating inclusion, equity and diversity, and ending a culture of racism.
5 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Utah schools expect to see rise in substitute teacher requests as COVID cases rise

Utah students are returning to the classrooms with more COVID-19 safety protocols – and in many cases, substitute teachers.
5 months ago
Magna Elementary School (Google Earth Pro)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Magna Elementary temporarily evacuated due to concern over gas meter

All students and staff at Magna Elementary were told to evacuate Monday after a "potential concern" was raised over the school's gas meter.
5 months ago
An unidentified school hallway.(FILE PHOTO, KSL TV)...
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Roosevelt police charge 3 students after threats promoting school gun violence

Police in Roosevelt City said they have charged three local students with a felony each for participating in a social media campaign to threaten schools.
5 months ago
FILE: In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 ...
Josh Ellis and Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Extra police presence at several Utah schools following social media threats

Extra police officers will be at several Utah schools on Friday after threats of violence spread across social media.
5 months ago
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Larry D. Curtis and Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah student in custody after threat causes ‘major disruption’ at junior high

A student is in custody related to a threat at Matheson Junior High School in Magna, according to Utah's Granite School District.
5 months ago
Kaytri Flint, who says Utah State University mishandled her report of rape, speaks about her experi...
Annie Knox & Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

USU student says the school mishandled her report of rape after it promised to do better

A Utah State University student says the school mishandled her report of rape over the last two years, improperly restarting an investigation based on old federal standards that favored the accused.   
5 months ago
FILE PHOTO (Bear River High School)...
Josh Ellis and Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Box Elder Co. schools moved online as police investigate potential threats

Several schools in Box Elder County will move online as police continue to investigate "several potential threats."
5 months ago
Dr.  Jacqueline Thompson talks to KSL about her new role at the Davis School District. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

New assistant superintendent to handle diversity, equity issues in Davis School District

The Davis School District has hired a new assistant superintendent over diversity and equity following a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that revealed widespread racial harassment. 
6 months ago
A person becomes emotional as students holding candles are asked to stand during a vigil after a sh...
COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE Associated Press

Teen charged with murder, terrorism for school shooting that killed four students

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at a Michigan high school.
6 months ago
Dozens of people gathered at a vigil for 10-year-old "Izzy" Faith Tichenor. (KSL TV)...
BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

The mother of a 10-year-old Utah girl who died by suicide is speaking out about the bullying and racial harassment that her daughter endured.
6 months ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Canyon School District creates school shooting response plan

After a student shooting occurred just off campus of Union Middle School, Canyon School District has created a school shooting response plan.
6 months ago
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Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Clearfield High coach and teacher fired in troubled Davis County School District

A teacher and coach at Clearfield High School has been fired for allegedly leaving an aggressive, threatening voicemail for a student.
6 months ago
Students' lockers at West Jordan High School. (KSL TV)...
Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Davis School District addresses allegations against district, offers condolences to Izzy Tichenor’s family

Davis School District President John Robison read a statement at the beginning of a board meeting Tuesday to the family of 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor, who died by suicide earlier this month.
6 months ago
FILE: Davis School District....
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Independent investigation will look at bullying in Davis School District

An independent investigation will be done into how the Davis School District handles reports of bullying. It comes after the death of Isabella "Izzy" Faith Tichenor, a 10-year-old girl who took her own life after her family says she was bullied at school.
6 months ago
Dixie State University will become Utah Tech University (DSU)...
Larry D. Curtis

Dixie State one signature away from name change after approval by Utah Legislature

A signature from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is all that stands between Dixie State University officially changing its name.
6 months ago
Supply chain delays and a labor shortage have left shelves bare in the Granite School District cent...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Schools struggle to keep up with meals amid supply, labor problems

Schools across the state are struggling to keep up with meals for students, the Utah State Board of Education said Tuesday, attributing the difficulty to supply chain problems and labor shortages.
7 months ago
FILE PHOTO -- School buses sit at an Alpine School District depot on Aug. 12, 2021. (Ashton Goodell...
BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

Communities across the United States are reconsidering their approach to gifted and talented programs in schools as vocal parents blame such elite programs for worsening racial segregation and inequities in the country's education system.
7 months ago
An artist rendering of the planned Scott M. Smith Engineering and Technology Building at UVU. (Used...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Qualtrics co-founder donates $25 million to UVU for new engineering building  

Utah Valley University announced that Scott Smith, the co-founder of Qualtrics, and his wife Karen will donate $25 million to the construction of a new engineering facility to be built on the UVU campus. 
7 months ago
(Dixie State University)...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

‘Utah Tech University’ recommended by state board as new name for Dixie State University

The Utah Board of Higher Education voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend that Dixie State University's name be changed to Utah Tech University.
7 months ago
Students at Southern Utah University. (KSL TV)...
Ladd Egan & Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Enrollment climbs 2% at Utah’s colleges, universities

This fall’s enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities increased by more than 4,600 students compared to last fall, according to the Utah System of Higher Education.
7 months ago
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