Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes said Thursday he expects lawmakers will address gun violence before they adjourn next week, then take up additional ideas for protecting school and public safety in the coming months.
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High-school students who are disciplined for leaving school to protest peacefully won’t have to worry about how it affects their application to attend the University of Utah.
Citing concerns over “entourages” of public employees swarming Utah’s Capitol Hill, a House committee voted Tuesday to restrict state employees from lobbying lawmakers and to prohibit state entities from taking a formal position on proposed legislation.
Sen. Howard Stephenson, sponsor of the laws that launched charter schools in Utah, said Tuesday that the alternative schools have fallen short of their mission to improve education through innovation and competition.
Utah lawmakers are considering two methods for easing the funding disparities between school districts — one that would divert funding from existing sources and one that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars for public schools by raising taxes.
There at least 23 open investigations into alleged civil rights violations — most on the basis of disability, sex or race — across seven elementary and high school districts in Utah that receive federal funding.
Jessica Reynolds worried first about the school’s doors. They lock automatically but sometimes a student will leave one propped open with a rock or a stick.
Starting this fall, nearly 50 Girls Who Code clubs will begin meeting in Utah schools, community centers, libraries and company offices to inspire middle- and high-school-age girls to learn computer coding.
Without a second job or the support of a spouse’s income, Mountain View Elementary Principal Kenneth Limb said Thursday, many public school teachers would make so little in salary that their children would qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches.
A poster advertising an event for Brigham Young University’s Women in Math club has sparked mocking irritation online for its seemingly inconsistent visual featuring four men.
When Brigham Young University students checked Instagram Tuesday, Summer Herlevi and John Kenning were there waiting for them.
Miriam Hall was 11 years old when she was first exposed to hardcore pornography, she said Tuesday.
An existing Utah law that lets children attend any public high school could be weakened by a bill that has earned the unanimous preliminary approval of the state Senate on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Love was born in April 2000, just one week shy of the first anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
Logan • A school secretary in the tiny Kansas town of Lost Springs, population 70, was surprised to see an old man stop by unannounced one day. He introduced himself as Warren Pugh and asked if they had any chess sets.
Utah State University is investigating claims of systemic sexual harassment and sexual violence within its music program — including a report that a piano faculty instructor raped a student in 2009 — after former students’ accounts of incidents were widely shared on social media this week.
College and university administrators in Utah who believe allegations of sexual assault pose “an articulable and significant threat to campus safety” could go against a victim’s wishes and turn information over to police, under a bill that drew initial approval on Thursday.
Sixth-graders will no longer be required to say “yes” when asked to dance at a Utah elementary school Valentine’s Day party that came under fire after a parent learned her daughter wasn’t allowed to decline boys’ invitations.
Anali Alarcon assumed her children were in trouble when their elementary-school teachers called and asked if they could stop by the house.
Some Utah school districts are home to bustling retail economies, ski resorts and sky-high property values, Sen. Lincoln Fillmore said Monday, while others have minimal commerce and vast swaths of tax-exempt federal lands.