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Last Updated Jun 26, 2017 10:09AM

Brigham Young University announced Friday it has formally adopted an amnesty policy for victims or witnesses of sexual assault, a move it had pledged to make last year after the school came under fire for practices that some said discouraged …

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  • Struggling West Valley City charter school for teen moms shut down by Utah board
    A charter school geared toward young mothers was forced to shut down Tuesday, pending appeal, after years of stagnant enrollment, financial pressures ...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Athlos Academy of Utah in Herriman. A new state audit says the State Charter School Board inappropriately approved a $124,100 grant for Athlos Academy in July  2015, three months after the Utah Board of Education voted to deny Athlos’ application to open a school. Audit dings Utah Charter School Board for improper use of state startup funds
    A state start-up grant was improperly awarded to Athlos Academy before the Herriman charter school was formally approved for operation, according to a...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      State school board members are divided on whether eminent domain should be used to create a new driveway through this gate at American Preparatory Academy in Draper,Utah Friday June 9, 2017. Should Utah charter schools be allowed to seize private land?
    When construction began on a new American Preparatory Academy in January, the charter school lacked required permits from the Utah Board of Education,...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 07:19 am   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  Tribune file photo)   A cyclist passes by the Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. U. officials have ordered student and staff training, new lighting on campus and other steps in a $388,000 plan to boost campus safety. University of Utah to mandate sex-assault awareness training for students
    Mandatory assault prevention training, increased lighting on campus, additional support faculty and a comprehensive website are all part of a roughly ...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 12:07 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing, center, speaks with A. Lorris Betz, the interim U. Health Care CEO and Ruth Watkins, Sr. VP of Academic Affairs following a meeting at the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health and Sciences Building on Monday, May 1, 2017. President Pershing announced he will be stepping down from his post, and that the search for his replacement will run in ’parallel’ with the hiring process for a new Health Sciences vice president to replace Vivian Lee, who resigned Friday amid controversy. Who are the 24 people looking for the next U. president? Here’s the list
    Candidates to replace David Pershing as president of the University of Utah will be screened by a 24-member search committee, Utah’s Board of Regents ...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Student at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City. The Utah Board of Education has voted to audit school fees statewide, after receiving complaints of high costs and inconsistent policies. Utah Board of Education orders review of school fees after complaints of high costs, student humiliation
    State school board members have voted to launch an audit of the fees Utah public schools collect from students. During their June 2 meeting, board me...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 09:01 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Eric Mugisha, center, who emigrated to Utah from Rwanda, soaks up the applause as he and 13 other graduates are being recognized for earning their high school diplomas. Catholic Community Services of Utah held a party for 14 refugee foster care teens who graduated this year. The celebration was held at Jordan Park, Friday, June 9, 2017. Refugees in Utah celebrate graduation years after escaping violence at home
    For the first 16 years of Eric Mugisha’s life, he lived in a refugee camp in Rwanda. Mugisha was born there, after his parents and grandparents fled t...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah charter school accused of dysfunction, employee misconduct is off probation
    Vineyard’s Franklin Discovery Academy will continue operating after the charter school was lifted from probation and placed on warning status Thursday...
    Updated Jun 11 2017 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing emerges from a board of trustees closed executive session following discussions over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Finding new University of Utah president could take up to a year, state’s top higher-education official says
    Higher Education Commissioner Dave Buhler said he doesn’t believe the recent upheaval at the University of Utah will deter people from applying to be ...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank speaks in support of Our Schools Now as they formally launch its tax increase initiative during a press event at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Our Schools Now launches $700 million Utah tax initiative
    The Our Schools Now campaign to boost education funding through tax increases got formally underway on Tuesday ­— with several notable departures from...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Biology and Pre-Med student James Carrington studies in the Marriott Library at the University of Utah, 2017. Most Utah college students work while attending classes; graduation rates a concern
    A new study says that about two-thirds of all Utah students work during their college careers, a trend education experts say highlights the state’s pr...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • First-generation Orem high school grad known for family loyalty
    Orem • A daughter of Mexican immigrants is on her way to becoming her family’s first college student after graduating high school in Orem while also j...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Gov. Gary Herbert talks with the media during the his availability in his office at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 9, 2017 Utah governor tells state school board to ‘own’ Common Core education standards
    Gov. Gary Herbert said Friday that he continues to receive calls and letters complaining about the Common Core State Standards despite encouraging the...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Park City High School students and teachers gather in the common area of the school to hear the announcement by Park City School District’s Board of Education of a $7,000 across-the-board pay increase for teachers on Wed. May 31, 2017. Park City School District offers new teachers $50K starting pay, state’s highest
    Park City • Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson said she had trouble sleeping Tuesday night, she said, because she felt “fuzzily, warmly, appreciated.” The Park ...
    Updated May 31 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jud Burkett  |  for The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Dixie State University student Victoria Willard standing across the street from campus Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Former Dixie State student says school mishandled her report of harassment, discrimination
    Former student Victoria Willard says faculty members in Dixie State University’s art department made sexual comments to her and in class that made her...
    Updated May 30 2017 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The University of Utah Medical School holds a memorial service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery for all of the bodies donated to science that helped medical students learn to become doctors. The service honored 241 individuals who gave their bodies to science and education at the University last year. Ceremony honors 241 who donated bodies for U. medical studies
    Christie Evans and her mother, Norma Kjelstrom, made a pact in the 1970s to donate their bodies to the University of Utah for medical study. Their dec...
    Updated May 26 2017 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan Utah lawmaker takes aim at campus free-speech rules
    College and university policies aimed at promoting civility are overly subjective and could inappropriately limit free speech, a Utah lawmaker told co...
    Updated May 27 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Utah’s Hogle Zoo  Two young polar bears, Nora and Hope, will be transferred to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this fall. Hope with her mother, Crystal. Utah’s Hogle Zoo to welcome two new polar bears
    Two young polar bears, Nora and Hope, will join the animal family at Utah’s Hogle Zoo this fall, the zoo announced Wednesday. Both bears are roughly ...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Vivian Lee who recently resigned as CEO of University of Utah Health acknowledged the applause of students at University of Utah School of Medicine commencement ceremony in Kinsbury Hall Friday May 19.   With 297 students graduating it’s the first expanded class size from the passage of Senate Bill 42 in 2013. A. Lorris Betz making $67K per month as interim CEO of U. Health Care
    The interim leader of the University of Utah’s health sciences department and health care system will earn $67,000 for each month he remains in the po...
    Updated May 23 2017 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Racial disparities worsen even as Utah school discipline decreases, report says
    Between 2012 and 2014, Utah public schools issued 8,635 fewer disciplinary actions against students, according to a report released Monday by Voices f...
    Updated May 23 2017 11:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune University of Utah School of Dentistry students listen during the school’s inaugural commencement ceremonies at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday. U. graduates its first class of future dentists
    Tears streamed down Rachel Smith’s face as she paid tribute to each of her fellow University of Utah School of Dentistry graduates at Saturday morning...
    Updated May 20 2017 11:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Vivian Lee who recently resigned as CEO of University of Utah Health acknowledged the applause of students at University of Utah School of Medicine commencement ceremony in Kinsbury Hall Friday May 19.   With 297 students graduating it’s the first expanded class size from the passage of Senate Bill 42 in 2013. Vivian Lee wins praise, standing ovation from University of Utah medical school grads, speaker
    As A. Lorris Betz took the stage Friday during commencement ceremonies for the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, he acknowledged he wasn’t the ...
    Updated May 22 2017 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tooele High School website redirects to ‘lingerie girls’ page after domain lapses
    Update: After the publication of this article, the domain tooelehigh.org began redirecting to hotelbnb.com. The original story is below. Online visit...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Student at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City. The Utah Board of Education has voted to audit school fees statewide, after receiving complaints of high costs and inconsistent policies. SLC schools offer $44K starting salary to teachers
    Utah’s race to pay teachers more money has a new leader in Salt Lake City School District. The district announced Thursday that teachers will receive...
    Updated May 19 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share