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An allegation that Westminster College failed to protect a student who reported a sexual assault in 2013 is drawing federal investigators to campus. The three-day visit by representatives of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights starts Nov. …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Karly Osborne heads to her class,  October 7, 2015. About 3,450 more students are on campus at Utahís public colleges and universities this semester, and more than half of them are at Utah Valley University. A newly released snapshot of students, both full-time and part-time, shows a statewide 2 percent bump in enrollment. After staying flat for two years, the uptick is driven by a lower minimum age for missionaries announced in 2012 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Men can now leave at 18, instead of 19; women at 19 instead of 21. As Mormon missionary wave returns, enrollment up at Utah colleges
    School ID cards are replacing church-sanctioned name tags for some of Utah’s young Latter-day Saints, part of a wave of more than 3,450 new students a...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
First graders in Sydney Johnson's class play on the playground during recess at Lincoln Elementary School Tuesday October 6, 2015. Preschool paying off for Goldman Sachs and Utah kids, according to United Way
    Enrolling in high-quality preschool programs helps children enter kindergarten prepared to learn — and you can take that to the bank. That’s the mess...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 12:12 am   |     |   Share
  • USU Eastern counselor put on leave after being accused of hindering sexual assault investigation
    The director of counseling at Utah State University’s Price branch was put on paid leave Friday, a day after campus police released a report saying he...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 05:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Reward money, sanctions on the line for 26 Utah schools in new ‘turnaround’ program
    State education managers on Friday identified the first 26 schools that will participate in Utah’s new school turnaround program. The schools represen...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 05:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Professor Pierre LaMarche during lecture at UVU, October 6, 2015.
Profs say teaching isn’t a moneymaker as Utah lawmakers question college salaries
    Some Utah lawmakers are questioning whether high professor salaries — or other factors — are unnecessarily inflating the price of degrees from the sta...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah identifies highest- and lowest-performing Title 1 schools
    State education managers on Thursday released a list of the lowest- and highest-performing Title 1 schools in Utah. For the 2015-2016 school year, Ut...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Kristina Hernandez, Students for Life

Utah State University students were told to scrub a pro-life chalk drawing last week after police said their work amounted to vandalism. The university is now clarifying its policies to make sure rules regulating signs and graffiti don't threaten student speech. Utah college apologizes after students were told to erase anti-abortion messages
    Utah State University is redrafting some free speech and safety standards after four students were told to erase their anti-abortion chalk messages, a...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 Utah schools awarded Blue Ribbon from U.S. Department of Education
    This year’s list of National Blue Ribbon Schools includes two Wasatch Front elementary schools recognized for academic excellence. The U.S. Department...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah launches interactive site on history of suicide
    Choosing how and when to die is the theme of a new digital library at the University of Utah. The state flagship university has partnered with Oxford ...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  University of Utah

Virginia Cutler teaches students at the Sterling W. Sill Family Home Living Center in the 1950s. University of Utah re-opens home-ec dorm with focus on ‘social responsibility’
    Forget the casseroles and the pedal-powered sewing machines: Home economics is getting an upgrade. Part of a new $200 million “student success” initia...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Copper Hills High School

Disney-themed floats at Copper Hills High School's homecoming parade Thursday. Utah school's ‘Pocahontas’ parade float has some calling for cultural education
    Administrators at Copper Hills High School are getting a lesson in cultural sensitivity after a Disney-themed homecoming parade last week resulted in ...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 08:11 am   |     |   Share
  • School choir performance canceled after complaints about Utah event’s political agenda
    Visitors to next month’s Western Freedom Festival in Cedar City can expect country music and discussions on federalism and the proper role of governme...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Westminster’s new leader is a 34-year fixture at the school
    At a long-ago dinner for Westminster College donors and students, Stephen Morgan held the attention of both groups. The school administrator of more ...
    Updated Sep 26 2015 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Gov. Olene Walker speaks Friday upon receiving the Mary Schubach McCarthey Lifetime Achievement Award during the YWCA Leader Luncheon at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Former Utah Gov. Olene Walker accepts lifetime achievement award from YWCA
    Former Utah Gov. Olene Walker, honored for her focus on education and her impact on politics, also displayed her signature sense of humor Friday at th...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State University students walk to classes on campus in Logan on February 25, 2013. USU recently added a new outdoor products degree. USU student council bans alcohol from 2 frats in wake of new rape claim
    Alcohol is banned and on-campus recruiting halted for two Utah State University fraternities where prosecutors say women were sexually assaulted. The...
    Updated Sep 24 2015 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Salt Lake County Justice Court Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson smiles as she talks to students at Nibley Park Elementary during their 6th annual History Makers program in Salt Lake City, Thursday, September 24, 2015. Elementary students discuss crime and punishment with Utah’s first black female judge
    During a visit to Nibley Park Elementary on Thursday, Salt Lake County Justice Court Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson welcomed questions from students. ...
    Updated Sep 24 2015 07:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Audit finds Office of Education’s motor pool led to waste
    Salt Lake City • An internal audit of the Utah State Office of Education’s motor pool has found the system lacks internal controls, policies and train...
    Updated Sep 23 2015 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

 Salt Lake School District assistant custodial supervisors, Merv Brewer, and Ricky Martinez, prepare to remove a hornets nest, in a tree at Beacon Heights Elementary School, Thursday, September 17, 2015. Utah schools going after bugs the old-fashioned way to cut down on chemical killers
    Ricky Martinez stopped to adjust his protective suit before crossing a line of yellow caution tape at Beacon Heights Elementary School. An assistant c...
    Updated Sep 22 2015 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sixth-graders at Layton Elementary School get an introduction to computer programing during the annual Pluralsight Hour of Code event Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. Riverton HIgh School junior Katya Eames, center, on the Pluralsight development team, coaches Gracee Scott. As classrooms overflow, Davis district asks for $298M for 3 new schools
    A new high school, junior high and at least one elementary school are on the menu for Davis School District if voters approve a $298 million bond in N...
    Updated Sep 21 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      
West Valley City - Reyna Zarate, 10, a students at Granger Elementary in West Valley City concentrates on a 7-minute computer session three times a week meant to strengthen reading skills.  The computer program called eyeQ Education was created by a Utah company, and is meant to increase fluency and comprehension, but also physically strengthen the eyes through a series of exercises. Parents, teachers wonder: Are massive data on Utah schools helping education?
    When school grades were released last week, West Valley City’s Granger Elementary earned its third consecutive D. The school scored 178 points out of ...
    Updated Sep 21 2015 06:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced
    Nearly 100 Utah students are among the 16,000 semifinalists for the 61st National Merit Scholarship Program. Having made it to this stage by earning h...
    Updated Sep 21 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share