The commissioner of higher education for Utah announced Tuesday that he will step down after helping to appoint new presidents — many of them women — at the state’s eight public universities.
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President Donald Trump gave his blessing Monday to lawmakers in several states who are pushing legislation to allow Bible literacy classes in public schools.
Los Angeles • A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation’s second-largest district, officials said.
The following was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune
A lawyer representing student journalists at Dixie State University is asking the Utah attorney general’s office to enforce the state’s public meetings law after campus administrators blocked access to meetings of the school’s faculty senate and student government.
Jill McCluskey frantically called campus dispatchers. Her daughter, a student at the University of Utah, was going to pick up her Jeep from a man she had just broken up with — and the mother feared he might hurt her.
Springville • When Marla Brannum has talked to her three kids about sex, she’s told them, “If you’re going to be stupid, you should at least be safe.”
The teenager accused of rubbing his genitals in the face of a younger football player at Gunnison Valley High School and committing other acts that prosecutors called sexual abuse admitted to eight felonies on Tuesday.
The controversial “Redmen” mascot at Iron County’s Cedar High School has moved a step closer to obsolescence, with a district-appointed committee voting Tuesday to recommend that the school board drop the team name.
Los Angeles • A Los Angeles teachers union leader hinted of a possible resumption of contract bargaining Wednesday as striking educators in the second largest U.S. school district walked picket lines outside hundreds of schools for a third day.
Cason Deschine started his freshman year at Cedar High School with a long family tradition of school spirit.
Some 35 years ago, Bradley Cook came to Snow College as a nervous freshman ready to play cornerback for the football team but unsure of much else. He had no idea what he was going to study or what he wanted to do with his life or what he needed to do to figure it out.
After her husband died last year, Karen Huntsman decided to clean out the cupboards and drawers of their home. And as she did, she found them filled with hundreds of little notes he had written to himself.
Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed a longtime businessman to the Utah Board of Education, replacing a seasoned teacher — and one of the more liberal members — who stepped down mid-term after winning a seat in the state Senate.
A Navajo language teacher is alleging racial discrimination after she was fired from Blanding Elementary School, which she says misused federal funds designated for American Indian heritage instruction.
Utah parents and teachers can comment on what students should learn about science — including topics like evolution and global warming that are divisive in this red state — after Thursday’s release of a draft of new instructional standards.
Federal funding for school breakfasts and lunches will continue into at least March — including feeding children at nearly 1,000 Utah schools — with a new temporary extension granted as the ongoing government shutdown stretches into a third week.
Logan • A former Utah State University student accused of sexually assaulting another student has been sentenced to six months in jail.
In a new commentary, the mother of slain University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey said the school mishandled her daughter’s case — and has failed to hold anyone accountable for its failure to respond with urgency to the track athlete’s concerns.