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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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17-year-old Orem girl arrested for school shooting threat

17-year-old Orem girl arrested for school shooting threat

OREM, Utah (AP) — An Orem teen has been arrested for appearing to make threats of violence a day before students were scheduled to go back to school. The Daily Herald in Provo reports Orem police took the 17-year-old girl into custody after receiving multiple calls Sunday about her Instagram post. Orem […]

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Utah schools to have emergency plans to unite kids, parents

Utah schools to have emergency plans to unite kids, parents

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s public schools will be required to have published plans for reuniting students with their parents during emergencies under a rule approved by the state Board of Education. The board approved the requirement Thursday while deciding against requiring schools to conduct reunification drills. However, board […]

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Sevier County Superintendent warns parents of online dangers for kids

Sevier County Superintendent warns parents of online dangers for kids

Sevier County Superintendent Cade Douglas joins Morning Talk host Aimee Cobabe for an interview on online safety for kids. A father himself, Douglas discusses the steps parents can take to help their kids stay safe when using smart devices. More resources can be found on the Sevier School District Website.  […]

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Utah schools to receive $1.8M in suicide prevention grant

Utah schools to receive $1.8M in suicide prevention grant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Utah school districts will get training about how to deal with mental health issues under a $1.8 million grant aimed at addressing a troubling rise of teen suicides in the state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Board of Education unanimously approved the grant […]

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NAACP warns Utah schools about uptick of racist incidents

NAACP warns Utah schools about uptick of racist incidents

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s NAACP chapter is urging the state’s schools to be proactive about preventing racial slurs and prejudiced bullying that the organization says have been on the rise since the 2016 presidential election. Jeanetta Williams, president of NAACP’s tri-state conference area of Idaho-Utah-Nevada, says the issue […]

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