K-12 Education

Students walk to their buses after school at Rose Springs Elementary in Erda, Tooele County, on Thu...
Jessica Lowell & Devin Oldroyd

Application process for the Utah Fits All Scholarship now open

The application for the Utah Fits All Scholarship is now open. The scholarship will allow families to apply for up to $8,000 of state funds.
19 hours ago
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Peter Johnston

Bill that would remove competency test requirement for teachers looks ready to pass

Currently, those pursuing a teaching license in Utah are required to pass a classroom management test. However, it could disappear from Utah's teaching licensure requirements if a bill passes the Senate this week.
2 days ago
school bus is snowy, cache county school district apologized for not having a snow day...
Jessica Lowell

Cache County School District apologizes for not holding a snow day

The Cache County School District decided to hold a regular school day on Tuesday despite weather conditions. 
8 days ago
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Heather Peterson

Bill regulating microschools in Utah heads to governor’s desk

Microschools in Utah would be treated more like a business and less like a school under a proposed law.
8 days ago
Chronic absenteeism, classroom...
Eric Cabrera

Proposed law addresses chronic absenteeism in schools

A new law aims to identify and address students who are continuously absent from school in grades K-12 by bring teacher and parents together.
8 days ago
Students walk to their buses after school at Rose Springs Elementary in Erda, Tooele County, on Thu...
Britt Johnson

Schools in Utah to get Kindness eWalls

Kindness eWalls display positive messages submitted by a school's students, teachers and parents.
9 days ago
Utah State School Board Member Natalie Cline announced over Facebook Monday that she is running for...
Derrick Jones

Natalie Cline announces run for reelection after being asked to resign

The news comes just days after a special board meeting where the school board censured Cline and asked her to resign over a controversial social media.
10 days ago
Fort Herriman Principal Glen Richins in three of the outfits he's worn to school. His plan is to he...
Heather Peterson

On Thursday, the principal at Fort Herriman Middle School is dressed for success

Principal Glen Richins dresses in different outfits each Thursday, mostly depicting careers offered in his district's technical programs.
14 days ago
jordan school district building shown, the district will have ai in its schools...
Heather Peterson

Jordan School District joins program to use AI in classrooms

The Jordan School District is now one of 1500 school districts in America using AI as a tool in their classrooms.
15 days ago
A Granite School District bus is pictured outside of the Capitol in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, Feb...
Heather Peterson and Simone Seikaly

Too many carrots, not enough sticks: chronic absenteeism in Utah schools

Chronic absenteeism has increased in Utah from 13% in 2018 to 27% in 2022 according to the Utah State Board of Education.
29 days ago
HB221 Stipends for Future Educators offers money for full-time students to use during their semeste...
Peter Johnston

Utah student teachers work a full semester without pay. Now they might be getting a stipend.

Utah student teachers could get a stipend of $6,000 in their first full teaching semester if a bill passes in Utah.
1 month ago
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, asks a question about SB87 Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Amendmen...
Daniel Woodruff

Lawmakers recommend continued funding of Utah’s dual language immersion program

The recommendation on Thursday came after a warning from the original DLI sponsor saying a funding change could "decimate" the program.
1 month ago
Teacher Stacey Johnsen works with her students at Daybreak Elementary Monday, Feb. 25, 2013....
Mariah Maynes

Utah class sizes are the largest in the nation. What does that mean for students?

According to the University of Utah, Utah class sizes are the highest in the nation. 
1 month ago
cellphone schools...
Curt Gresseth

Governor’s message to students: ‘hang up and learn’

Gov. Spencer Cox wants cellphones to be banned in Utah schools during instruction time.
1 month ago
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Allessandra Harris

Talk of some political beliefs in Utah schools limited with this proposed bill

Utah Rep. Jeffrey Stenquist, R-Salt Lake, is sponsoring HB 303, which would prohibit school officials from discussing political beliefs. 
1 month ago
There have been a number of carbon monoxide issues in Utah recently. This one included Canyon View ...
Jessica Lowell

Canyon View Middle School evacuated due to carbon monoxide

Canyon View Middle School evacuated due to students and teachers experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.
1 month ago
First Lady Jill Biden and Utah First Lady Abby Cox standing with students from Hunter High School o...
Kennedy Camarena

Hunter High School faculty and students shocked to learn of first lady’s visit

First Lady Jill Biden and Utah First Lady Abby Cox took the time to visit students and faculty at Hunter High School on Jan. 16, 2024.
1 month ago
The Weber School District said a student brought a cap gun to Fremont High a few months ago, but th...
Simone Seikaly

District clarifies cap gun incident at Fremont High

Weber School District officials say a student brought a cap gun to Fremont High "a few months ago," but they can't say much else.
1 month ago
A pink highlighter emphasizes the word "diversity."...
Adam Small

Lawmakers propose bill to eliminate diversity statements

Two Utah lawmakers have proposed a bill that would eliminate diversity statements from university applications.
1 month ago
utah capitol, legislators may vote on sex ed law change...
Don Brinkerhoff

Proposed bill would remove term “human sexuality” from Utah sex ed law

One Utah lawmaker says the term "human sexuality" is vague and causes parents concern about what their child might be learning in sex ed.
2 months ago
Utah Schools closures and delays...
Simone Seikaly

Provo City School District announces two-hour late start on Wednesday

According to a press release from the district, each school In Provo City School District will begin two hours later than normal on Wednesday.
2 months ago
At a meeting on Jan. 9, 2024, the Salt Lake City School Board voted 4-3 to recommend the closure of...
Simone Seikaly

SLC school board votes to close four elementaries

The Salt Lake City School District Board has approved the closure of four elementary schools in the district, passed by a close vote of 4-3 at its Jan. 9 meeting.
2 months ago
AI being used to detect guns...
Aimee Cobabe

Gun detectors using artificial intelligence will be available to Utah Schools

The gun detectors use existing security cameras to look for visible firearms, said Board of Education School Safety Specialist Rhett Larsen.
2 months ago
clearfield high school students hold a giant check...
Britt Johnson

Clearfield High School raises $98K for charity

The proceeds raised by Clearfield High School go to the PARC, an organization that helps people with special needs find jobs.
2 months ago