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State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has agreed to budget nearly $600,000 for strategic communications. The Deseret News reports the board agreed to budget $596,652.77 in unexpended federal lease funds for an array of strategic communication services, such as public relations counsel and public opinion polls, to […]

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Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah school district is working to revamp its lessons around Native Americans to tackle stereotypes. The Daily Herald of Provo, Utah, reports the Provo City School District has been setting up meetings with schools about curriculum development and questioning sources teachers have been using. Meredith Lam, the […]

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Audit finds dozens of unreported teacher-misconduct claims

Audit finds dozens of unreported teacher-misconduct claims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — School authorities in Utah have failed to report educator misconduct, possibly allowing teachers to offend again by moving to other schools, according to a new audit. The report examining a small sample of cases found dozens of allegations over the last 10 years that weren’t […]

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Weber School District tackling race, discrimination

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber School District is overhauling the way it deals with racism and discrimination with new policies and plans to hire a new administrator to focus on the issues. The Standard-Examiner reports school officials say they want to change the culture at the district, both in the ways they […]

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Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Regents wants to place college access advisors in every public high school in the state by 2022. The Deseret News reports the regents plan to ask the Legislature for $6 million to begin the effort they expect to cost about $7 million. […]

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BYU has first law school class that’s more than half female

BYU has first law school class that’s more than half female

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University’s law school is preparing for its first class where women make up more than half the student body. The 52 percent female incoming class marks a significant milestone in the school’s history, Dean of Admissions Stacie Stewart told The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo. The […]

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Audit: Utah schools charging steep fees for sports, clubs

Audit: Utah schools charging steep fees for sports, clubs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new state audit says Utah schools are charging students excessive and unreasonable dues to participate in sports and extracurricular clubs. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Tuesday found that in many cases Utah schools also were […]

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Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school has been evacuated after several students got sick from an unknown odor. The Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden reports classes have been canceled at Weber High School as authorities investigate the source of the smell that sickened five students at a medical anatomy […]

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Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

Utah governor pushing for better salaries to retain teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor says there’s a statewide shortage of teachers and he’s pushing for better salaries to retain the ones in the classrooms and bring back those who have left. At a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake City, Gov. Gary Herbert says the state needs […]

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Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall. The Spectrum newspaper reports the Master of Accountancy program had about 60 applicants. The university is also offering three new bachelor’s degrees in music performance, mechanical engineering and nursing. Dixie State has also hired new […]

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