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New York • The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation’s 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of years and their regulator neglected to hold them responsible, a new report finds.
A civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Alabama and has led the push for equal rights in Utah will address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony for the University of Utah.
Washington • As a high school junior, Caleigh Wood refused to complete a history lesson on “The Muslim World” that she said forced her to embrace Islam in conflict with her Christian faith — and the Constitution.
A memory drive with tax documents for more than 42,000 students at Salt Lake Community College was lost in the mail last week.
The Salt Lake City School District estimates it could lose up to $500 million over the next 25 years in property tax revenue for the area now under control of the Inland Port Authority Board. It also worries about how the massive global trade hub planned for Salt Lake City’s westernmost area could affect students’ education in the face of growth and the possibility for worsened air quality.
It was the day that Lauren McCluskey would have turned 22.
More than a dozen years ago, voters in Denver backed a measure to increase taxes to fund a novel experiment in teacher pay, offering educators bonuses based on performance and for going to work in high-needs schools and working in difficult-to-fill positions. At the time, the school district was a pioneer in performance pay, the first large urban school system to adopt that model.
Members of a white nationalist group hiked the hill to the University of Utah’s block U on Saturday, carrying red, white and blue smoke flares and laying down a banner that declared, “End immigration!”
Pleasant Grove • A Utah school district is praising two elementary school students who reported to a school bus driver that they’d found a handgun in a snow bank at their bus stop.
When Elyssa Mayo learned about sex in school, her health teacher spent 20 minutes talking about abstinence.
Every school district and charter in the state will be required to create a policy this year restricting cellphones in the classroom and instructing principals on how to enforce it, according to a rule passed Friday by the Utah Board of Education.
Two of the worst-performing public schools in the state will have another two years to try to improve their students’ test scores — before they could be forced to close — under reprieves granted by the Utah Board of Education on Friday.
A freshman state lawmaker has proposed overhauling the Utah Board of Education — the elected panel that oversees the state’s public schools — reducing the number of members from 15 to nine and requiring all seats be appointed by the governor.
Three months after a University of Utah student was killed on campus by a man she briefly dated, a state senator wants the state’s public colleges to develop detailed response plans for cases of sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence — with an emphasis on training officers how to recognize warning signs.
A conservative state representative is pushing Utah school districts to have a policy restricting cellphones because she worries students are using their personal devices to look at pornography.
Utah schools would no longer get a letter grade each year for performance — a system that has been largely criticized for relying too much on test scores and accounting too little for diversity — under a bill that gained committee approval Monday.
One teacher said her students don’t take their end-of-year tests seriously and draw butterflies with the multiple choice bubbles. Another educator noted that some of his kids have gotten the worst score they could — on purpose. A school board member explained that a few of the smarter ones will write their responses in German as a joke.
Less than half of Utah high school graduates enroll in college in the year after they get their diplomas, the Utah System of Higher Education reported Thursday, a trend only partially explained by young people serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
UPSTART, a state-sponsored online preschool program, may be receiving $1 million more in funding than it should and serving fewer low-income students than it is required to by law.