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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

DOJ settlement highlights frustrations of parents, students in Davis

A settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Davis School District is promising some big changes toward better treatment of students of color. Many of the parents who pushed for those changes, though, are disappointed it didn't happen sooner.
7 months ago
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Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

DOJ investigation uncovers ‘serious and widespread racial harassment’ in Utah school district

The Davis School District agreed to take steps to address widespread racial harassment found in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. It also found the school district persistently failed to respond to reports of race-based harassment.
7 months ago
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Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Utah teen girl arrested for planning mass casualty event at school

A Utah student was arrested for "potentially planning to carry out an attack" at Weber High School, according to district officials.
7 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Logan, Cache County schools starting late due to power outages, road conditions

Officials with the Cache County and Logan City school districts announced classes will start two hours late on Tuesday due to power outages and dangerous road conditions.
7 months ago
Jennifer Millett has taught kindergarten for 21 years and said she’s seen the difference in resul...
Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Utahns want full-day kindergarten, so why isn’t the state paying for it?

Research shows investing in early education is a smart idea. So why is Utah so far behind the rest of the country in full-day kindergarten options? KSL Investigates.
8 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Schools warn of new TikTok trend that encourages assaulting teachers

A new TikTok challenge that encourages students to slap a teacher or sexually assault their classmates for likes and comments has some Utah educators worried for their safety.
8 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

New study ranks Utah No. 2 in US for teachers

Utah landed one spot from the top, under New York, for the best state for teachers based on two dozen metrics within two categories: opportunity and competition, and academic and work environment.
8 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Students get hands-on experience building tiny home

249 square feet is not a lot, but's offering students gain mansion-sized amounts of experience they can take with them on the job.
8 months ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Utah schools fall victim to TikTok trend encouraging vandalism

It’s called “devious lick” and it refers to kids damaging school property or stealing it. It’s a trending hashtag on TikTok and it’s a trend costing Utah Schools thousands of dollars.
8 months ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Salt Lake City Council votes to extend mask mandate for K-12 students

A mandate requiring masks for K-12 students in Salt Lake City will be extended for 30 days following a vote from the city council.
8 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

SLC mayor calls on city council to extend K-12 mask requirement

The 30-day emergency order issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall requiring K-12 students to wear masks could expire in 10 days or be renewed by the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday.
8 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Study: Utah ranks near bottom of US for teacher pay

We know good teachers are an invaluable resource in Utah, but a new study shows the Beehive State could be doing a whole lot better when it comes to teacher pay.
9 months ago
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Morgan Wolfe & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah State Board of Education pens reprimand to Natalie Cline

For the first time ever, the Utah State Board of Education has sent a letter of reprimand to one of its members — Natalie Cline. It was very strongly worded, saying Cline, in part, "incited hate speech" through her posts on social media.
9 months ago
Merri Compton is in the MBA program at the University of Utah. She says when she got sick with COVI...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

U. student in quarantine worries she’ll fall behind without Zoom options

A University of Utah student, who is sick with COVID-19, said she's concerned the school isn't doing enough to prevent quarantined students from getting behind in their coursework. KSL-TV spoke with a university official about their guidelines.
9 months ago
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Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

UVU announces vaccine mandate for spring semester

Utah Valley University announced it will require students to have the COVID-19 vaccine beginning in the spring semester.
9 months ago
Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona answers questions during the daily briefing at the White ...
COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

The Education Department says it’s investigating five Republican-led states with universal mask bans, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.
9 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Questions on mask mandate enforcement in Salt Lake City schools

Some parents are concerned about a letter the district wrote to principals before school started, which states they should not discipline a student if they’re not wearing a mask. District officials said it’s a matter of keeping children in school and not shaming them.
9 months ago
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Madison Swenson, Josh Ellis and Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

Several Utah colleges to require COVID-19 vaccines for students

The University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University have announced they plan to require COVID-19 vaccines for students after the Utah Board of Higher Education issued a letter urging schools and presidents to consider doing so under current legislation.
9 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Clearfield students start year at new elementary school

Students at South Clearfield Elementary started their school year off in a brand-new building.
9 months ago
A teacher starts to reset up her classrooms at Freedom Preparatory Academy as they begin to prepare...
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press

School mask mandate ban challenged in new Utah lawsuit

A group of Utah parents is suing the state over a law that bans school districts from approving mask mandates.
9 months ago
FILE: Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck (L), 9, and fourth grader Luca Conrad, 10, t...
Robin Heiden, KSL TV

Safe in 60: Keeping children safe online during new school year

Students are heading back to school across Utah, and it's a good time for parents to talk with their kids about online safety.
9 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Back-to-school deals as Utah universities begin new year

The University of Utah and Utah Valley University students are heading back to the classroom Monday, and KSL's Dan Spindle gathered some of the top deals to help with all of the expensive campus life requires.
9 months ago
Taylor R. Randall, Ph.D., was selected by the Utah Board of Higher Education on Aug. 5 as the 17th ...
Deanie Wimmer & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

New U of U president shares his goals, plans for the university

Classes begin Monday at the University of Utah, and with this new school year comes a new president. KSL's Deanie Wimmer sat down with Dr. Taylor Randall to talk about his goals for the university.
9 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

SLC Mayor Mendenhall Issues Mask Order For K-12 Schools

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said she plans to issue an emergency order requiring masks in the city's K-12 schools.
9 months ago
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