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Masks? Split sessions? State wants local school officials to play role in reopening

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 8:14pm

Governor, State School Board working on guidance but no one’s made the call to reopen K-12 schools yet.

Any cuts to state education budget 'will be devastating to Utah students,' UEA president warns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 7:22am

A 10% cut in state funding would mean the loss of 97 full-time positions at Salt Lake Community College, president says.

School board calls off proposed 'Jordan Cup' citing safety concerns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 28th - 6:13am

Citing “safety concerns for everyone involved,” the Jordan Board of Education halted the proposed “Jordan Cup,” which was intended to provide district-level competitions for spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short by COVID-19.

USU, SUU and UVU join University of Utah in return to in-person classes this fall, with modifications

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 8:30pm

Utah System of Higher Education guidelines say campus plans should include process to shut down operations in event of ‘serious outbreak’ or under order of the governor.

Davis County students cap off 'best 2½ years' with unique live-streamed commencement

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 27th - 5:15pm

Ninety-six percent of seniors graduated from the Davis School District Tuesday night. For the first time, and in large part due to the coronavirus pandemic, all 10 high schools streamed virtual commencement ceremonies on

Utah mother worries her son with autism will struggle to catch up after pandemic

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted May 27th - 10:07am

An American Fork mom is worried that her 6-year-old son’s transition to homeschooling will leave him far, far behind the rest of the kids his age.

University of Utah plans to resume in-person learning this fall

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 9:29pm

The University of Utah plans to resume on-campus classes this fall, albeit with modifications to ensure safety of students, employees and visitors.

High school athletes missing out on scholarships due to pandemic

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 24th - 5:14pm

Some high school athletes are missing possible scholarship opportunities due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Children help historians document life during a global pandemic

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 24th - 8:31am

Schoolchildren are helping Utah historians record how the coronavirus pandemic has shaped their lives, information that will go on to teach future generations about life today.

For seniors at RSL Academy High School, graduation was unique because they are, too

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:43pm

Simon Askren was one of seven Magna Cum Laude graduates from the Griffins’ 46-member graduating class to be recognized Friday, a list that also includes senior class president Grace Fox.

Granite schools' 4,020 graduates accustomed to overcoming obstacles

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08pm

Across Granite School District, 4,020 seniors donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage set up in empty auditoriums, parking lots, and other heavily sanitized structures in the final bow for the Class of 2020.

3 Utah students named Presidential Scholars

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:31pm

Honorees include home-schooled student, student who attends Waterford School and Logan High student.

State School Board recommends up to $382 million in budget cuts in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:33am

What a difference a couple of months and a worldwide pandemic make.

Herbert announces inaugural Utah Board of Higher Education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:54pm

The 18-member board succeeds the Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah Technical Colleges Board of Trustees.

Trucks, boats and airhorns: COVID-19 can't take everything from Provo, Timpview graduates

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 21st - 8:55pm

About 515 seniors from Timpview High School walked across the stage to graduate Thursday night in an outdoor procession that started along Timpview Drive and ended in the school’s parking lot.

Nebo schools celebrate Class of 2020 with 'very unique, definitely memorable' graduation

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 20th - 10:01pm

Across Nebo School District, commencement exercises got underway Wednesday, with social distancing, masked teachers and faculty, and processionals involving cars and full families for each graduate of the Class of 2020.

BYU won't take $32.2M in relief funding from the CARES Act

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 20th - 7:37pm

BYU is introducing its own plan to assist students in financial distress caused by the disruption of the winter 2020 semester.

Mediation talks between McCluskeys, University of Utah, end with no agreement

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 6:47pm

With mediation ending without a resolution, the McCluskeys will now go forward with a second lawsuit they are preparing to file in state court.

Temporary move from quake-damaged West Lake STEM Junior High to cost millions

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 7:42am

Temporarily relocating students and faculty from earthquake-damaged West Lake STEM Junior High will cost millions, but insurance will cover most of the costs.