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Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona answers questions during the daily briefing at the White ...
Collin Binkley, AP Education Writer

US To Erase Student Debt For Those With Severe Disabilities

The Biden administration says it will automatically erase student loan debt for more than 300,000 Americans with disabilities that leave them unable to earn significant incomes.
9 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Salt Lake City Schools Offering Free Mental Health Counseling For Students

Officials with the Salt Lake City School District want students who are struggling with their mental health to know that they are not alone.
9 months ago
Sunset Elementary became one of the first schools to add a Wellness Center last year. Since then, b...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Top Pediatrician Worries Overriding Mask Mandates Will Put Utah’s Kids At Risk

The Salt Lake County Council's decision to send students back to school with no mask mandate comes as the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19, nationally, is higher than at any point in the pandemic.
9 months ago
FILE PHOTO -- School buses sit at an Alpine School District depot on Aug. 12, 2021. (Ashton Goodell...
Ashton Goodell, KSL TV

School Districts Across Utah Facing Bus Driver Shortage

School districts across the state are struggling to fill key positions as the school start dates draw closer.
9 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

WalletHub Survey Ranks Utah’s Schools No. 16 In Nation

The vast majority of Utahns are the product of a public school education, and you want to believe that your neighborhood districts provide the best opportunities for your children, too.
9 months ago
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Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

KSL Investigators Shop Five Retailers To Find Least Expensive Back-To-School Essentials

Getting Utah's children prepared for school inevitably means parents opening their wallets, and the back-to-school shopping can really add up.
9 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Parents Concerned After SLC District Announces At-Home Learning Days

Just weeks before the start of the school year, the Salt Lake City School District announced the addition of four, at-home learning days to the calendar so that teachers can receive professional development.
9 months ago
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Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Utah’s Rule On Teaching Race & Equity Goes Into Effect Without Amendment That Would Ban 116 Words

Utah teachers are one step closer to going through new diversity training courses established under rules for teaching race and equity in the classroom.
10 months ago
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Jenne Anderson, KSL TV

Utah’s After-School Programs Set To Return

We're one week away from the first group of Utah students going back to school, which means figuring out after-school programs is top of mind for many parents.
10 months ago
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

First Lady Abby Cox Partners With Nonprofit For Foster Children

First lady Abby Cox is partnering with Raise the Future to make sure underserved kids in Utah have what they need to go back to school.
10 months ago
FILE: Target store shopping carts are seen on Aug. 19, 2020, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedl...
The Associated Press

Target To Offer Debt-Free Education To Front-Line Workers

Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line workers amid a fiercely competitive labor market.
10 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Back To School: Utah Teachers, Students Return To Classroom With Remote Learning Skills

This month, close to 700,000 students and 30,000 teachers will head back to classrooms across Utah.
10 months ago
Recent High School Grads Hailee Sumpter & Maya Thornell...
Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Hundreds of high school students will get International Baccalaureate Credit During State Transition

Hundreds of recent high school graduates in Utah found out last week their advanced diploma may not earn them as many college credits as they thought.
10 months ago
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Mike Stobbe & Collin Binkley, Associated Press

Vaccinated Teachers And Students Don’t Need Masks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings.
11 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

‘Utah Tech University’ Recommended As Potential New Name For Dixie State

The Dixie State University Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday to submit Utah Tech University as a new name for the university.
11 months ago
Timothy Gadson starts work as the new Salt Lake City Superintendent on July 1....
Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

New SLCSD Superintendent Hopes To Turn Things Around In Salt Lake City 

Dr. Timothy Gadson has officially moved to the Beehive State and is preparing to take on the job of Superintendent at the Salt Lake City School District. 
11 months ago
Summer Blackhurst has desks set up for her children in preparation for online learning three days a...
Deannie Wimmer, KSL TV

New Study Identifies Six Trends In K-12 Schools After Pandemic 

A new survey by the company that became known for their online school platform—Canvas—showed six new trends in education now that the pandemic is easing its grip on the nation. 
11 months ago
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Carter Williams, KSL.com

Committee Votes In Favor Of New Name For Dixie State University

The Dixie State University Name Recommendation Committee voted 11-3 in favor of renaming the university Utah Polytechnic State University with an alternative name of “Utah Tech” during a meeting Monday.
11 months ago
Bryant Elementary School kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson sets up his classroom on April 09, 2021...
Heather Hollingsworth & Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press / Report for America

Schools Across US Brace For Surge Of Kindergartners In Fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
11 months ago
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Deanie Wimmer & Tania Dean, KSL TV

Child Care Crisis: Daycares, Preschools Struggle To Balance Children’s Needs With Costs

As more kids bring COVID-related stress to preschool, providers are facing a dual challenge of meeting the children’s needs during an employee shortage while not pricing out parents.
12 months ago
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Jenne Anderson, KSL TV

Hill Aerospace Museum Offering STEM Summer Passport Program

With school out for summer, keeping children's minds engaged can be a tall task.
12 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

BYU To Offer ‘Traditional’ Fall Semester; Masks, Physical Distancing Not Required

Brigham Young University announced masks and physical distancing will not be required this fall semester, and the vast majority of classes will be offered in-person with full-capacity classrooms.
1 year ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Weber State University To Offer Queer Studies Minor

Weber State University announced it will offer a Queer Studies minor which will be a first in Utah.
1 year ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

West Jordan High Latest Utah School To Get IB Program

West Jordan High School recently won big -- not in athletics, but in academics as it became the 11th Utah to get the International Baccalaureate Program
1 year ago
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