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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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Utah principal apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ class survey

Utah principal apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ class survey

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah principal has apologized to the families of students who were asked in a survey questions on their religious beliefs, families’ economic status and if they or anyone they knew had ever considered suicide. Canyons School District’s spokesman Jeff Haney says two Indian Hills […]

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Gunnison Middle School resuming classes after water-line flooding

Gunnison Middle School resuming classes after water-line flooding

Gunnison Middle School will resume classes at regular times on Wednesday after flooding forced the closure of the school on Monday. According to officials, the floors, administration area and gym received damage. 70 percent of the school had some amount of water, with one inch the most any part received. […]

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