When Bethany Runsten peered down a short hallway on the second floor and saw the restroom at the end, her eyes lit up.
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Kearns • Megan Madsen became principal of Oquirrh Hills Elementary School this year, with an expectation — or hope — that a change in administration would trickle down through the school’s machinery and lift students' test scores.
Schools in Utah’s capital city have become steadily more diverse each year — as of this fall, 24 of its 38 schools have minority groups that outnumber white students. One elementary school is nearly 90 percent students of color.
A teacher at Hillcrest High School in Midvale has been placed on leave as police investigate complaints made against him.
The Utah State Board of Education re-elected its same chairman and vice-chair Tuesday night — but voted to eliminate a third leadership position, effectively ousting the only conservative voice from its governance team.
Two large portraits hang in the boardroom of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
An initial survey into recent faculty dismissals at Dixie State University found the school’s termination policy meets best practices and that it had adequately documented policy violations on the part of tenured faculty, according to a report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General.
Patrick Mason, head of Mormon studies at Claremont Graduate University, is trading his post in balmy Southern California for the snowy climes of northern Utah.
For the past decade, Brad Mortensen has had a picture hanging in his office that his 9-year-old daughter drew. In red crayon, it said “BYU” with a thumbs down next to it and “Weber” with a thumbs up.
Utah’s high school graduation rate ticked up again in 2018 — a gain largely driven by students of color.
Editor’s note: This story includes students discussing suicidal thoughts; each also described a process of recovery. If you or people you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support at 800-273-8255.
A week after the school massacre in Parkland, Fla., when grief-stricken students demanded action at the state Capitol, Rep. Kimberly Daniels took to the floor to promote a measure she said had been inspired by God, who she said spoke to her in a dream.
Five of Utah’s colleges are currently led by women — an already historic number that could grow by one more this year as Weber State University narrows down its search for a new president.
From Brigham Young University’s Honor Code to mission requirements to church discipline, LGBTQ and straight Latter-day Saints face unequal treatment.
Vivian Lee has quietly left her teaching position at the University of Utah — about one year after resigning as CEO of its health system and dean of its medical school following her controversial decision to fire the leader of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Kim Fischer, part of the anchor team on KTVX-Ch. 4’s newscast for seven years, read her last news story just before Thanksgiving.
Canyons School District likely broke the law last year when it mailed out postcards — paid for with taxpayer money — about a $283 million bond proposal to renovate its schools that seemed to encourage residents to vote in favor, according to a state audit released quietly this week.
It took Tyler Jones several hours, three sets of fake eyelashes, a towering blond wig and a pair of 6-inch stilettos to become Anya Bacon. Oh, and a pair of couch cushions that he reconfigured into “new lady hips.”
The East High School food pantry is committed to feeding the hungry — which includes the majority of its students.
New York • One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans.