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This fall, the Dixie State University Trailblazers will follow Brooks the Bison onto the field of Legend Solar Stadium. In addition to a new mascot and school identity announced earlier this month, University representatives said Friday that the school’s Hansen …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mayte Rodriquez smiles as Clay Newman reads here answer to a question as they attend Indgrid Campos’ AP Spanish class at Layton High School, in Layton, Utah Thursday, April 7, 2016. The first cohort of students who enrolled in Utah’s dual immersion programs are now reaching the age where they can take high school AP language courses for college credit. As Utah’s first dual-immersion students are prepping for college, so is their language program
    Layton • Layton High School sophomore Mikelle Argyle doesn’t consider herself fluent in Spanish, but she feels confident about taking the AP Spanish t...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 11:58 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Valley University graduates walk through the school’s Hall of Flags at the beginning of Commencement, in Orem, Thursday April 28, 2016. UVU awarded 5,409 degrees at its historic 75th Commencement. Photos: Utah Valley University students graduate from state’s largest school
    The largest school in the state awarded diplomas to more than 5,000 graduates Thursday at its Orem campus. Recent data show Utah Valley University enr...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • University of Utah removes references to anti-LGBT groups from bio of honorary degree recipient
    During commencement ceremonies next week, the University of Utah will award honorary degrees to four people: businessmen Kem Gardner and George Smith,...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Second graders at Wasatch Peak Academy in North Salt Lake play a clapping-attention excercise to help them listen and concentrate.   A new report by the Utah Foundation says that charter schools receive less funding than school district schools, but charter advantages make it difficult to determine if the funding is inequitable.   Report: Utah’s charter school kids get less funding than traditional students
    Utah spends $683 less per pupil every year educating charter school students than their traditional school district peers, according to a report relea...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 10:51 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Courtesy  |  Provo School District  Provo High BYU purchases Provo High School property for $25M
    Brigham Young University will expand its footprint by 25 acres after purchasing the property currently occupied by Provo High School. Provo School Dis...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • SLC school board chooses Arizona educator as new district superintendent
    Alexa Cunningham will claim the top job in Salt Lake City School District this July after a unanimous vote by the district’s school board Monday night...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • UEA elects Park City educator as next union president
    Utah’s largest teachers union has chosen its next leader. Heidi Matthews, a media specialist in the Park City School District and a 28-year educator,...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 08:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Paiute Tribal members, Circleville residents, Utah Division of State History, and LDS Church History representatives gather at the town park Friday April 22 for a dedication ceremony for a new memorial recognizing the men, women and children of the Koosharem Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe killed during the Circleville Massacre in late April 1866.  ‘Forgotten’ massacre of Utah Paiute group recalled with new monument
    In late April 1866, Mormon settlers in Circleville arrested and disarmed a band of Paiute Indians. After shooting captives who had attempted to escape...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students walk into the Marriott Center before the Commencement Services Thursday April 21, 2016. BYU grads encouraged to keep an ‘eternal perspective’ and avoid exes, pornography
    Provo • Bountiful native Benjamin Merrill said Thursday that it felt like both forever and no time at all since his first day of classes at Brigham Yo...
    Updated Apr 21 2016 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah family weighing lawsuit after diabetic woman with Down syndrome expelled from educational program
    The family of a woman with Down syndrome is pushing back after she was expelled from an educational program for adults with disabilities. For the pas...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Scientists from Western Illinois University and the Burpee Museum of Natural History have discovered fossilized remains of several dinosaur species and trees at this site outside Hanksville. The new find is expected to rival Utah’s famous Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in terms of its potential to advance our knowledge of Jurassic-period life. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management. Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft
    A counselor and others from a Texas community college have been charged with stealing dinosaur bones from state trust lands in Wayne County during a v...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 02:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Care2 petition signer and sexual assault victim Sarah Belt (right) said BYU needs to remove the culture and fear that keeps sexual assault victims silenced.  Care2 petition supporters delivered 60,000  petition signatures to Brigham Young University’s Abraham O. Smoot administration building, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to protest the school’s ÏHonor CodeÓ and to ask the school to add an immunity clause shielding sexual assault victims from Honor Code investigations. ‘I thought I was the only one’: BYU protesters say they’ve been shamed by Honor Code practices, demand change
    Provo • Brittyn Coleman stood somberly in front of the welcome sign at Brigham Young University’s campus Wednesday, a teal armband — the symbol of sex...
    Updated Apr 23 2016 05:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU President Kevin J. Worthen speaks during Brigham Young University’s Commencement Exercises at the Marriott Center Thursday April 23, 2015. A total of 5881 students from 10 colleges received degrees at the ceremonies, with 5004 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 692 students receiving master’s degrees and 185 receiving doctoral degrees. BYU releases video statement on campus sexual assault
    Brigham Young University President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the school’s conduct code prohibiting premarital sex and other behaviors may...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there.  BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. Protest of BYU planned in wake of Honor Code criticisms
    Brigham Young University student Madi Barney said she has filed a federal complaint against the school for denying her access to services after she re...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. BYU: School looking at ‘changes’ after Honor Code criticized for investigating sexual assaults
    After emphasizing for days that it does not investigate students solely for reporting a sexual assault, Brigham Young University on Monday said it doe...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 11:14 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Noel St. John  Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has reached an agreement with legislators that will undo his vetoes cutting funds for some programs without a veto-override session. Herbert sidesteps veto override, agrees to special session to restore Utah school funding
    Utah’s lawmakers will vote next month on whether to restore roughly $4.7 million in education funding that was cut through line-item vetoes by Gov. Ga...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Vote to change name of Utah education office postponed after point, cost questioned
    What’s in a name? A lot, or a little, according to a debate at Friday’s state school board meeting. Board members considered and ultimately postponed...
    Updated Apr 16 2016 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Maria Olsen and Josh Graham, attended West Ridge Academy, a youth residential treatment center based in West Jordan. Friday, February 12, 2016. Sparring continues over Utah charter school linked to treatment center for troubled youths
    A new charter school linked to a residential treatment center for troubled youths generated more debate between Utah’s top school boards on Friday. Du...
    Updated Apr 15 2016 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there.  BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. Student demanding Honor Code change from BYU says response has been overwhelming, empowering
    An online petition urging Brigham Young University not to investigate rape victims for Honor Code violations has garnered nearly 32,000 signatures in ...
    Updated Apr 16 2016 06:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school board to consider new social studies standards this week
    A proposed update to how history and social studies are taught in Utah will get its first hearing by the state school board this week. The board’s Sta...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there.  BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. BYU students say victims of sexual assault are targeted by Honor Code
    Brigham Young University students who are victims of sex crimes say they are investigated by the school and sometimes disciplined after reporting thei...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Candidates for Salt Lake City district superintendent to meet with the public next week
    Three finalists for the top job in the Salt Lake City School District will make their final pitches to the school board next week. The superintendent...
    Updated Apr 13 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dixie State College Dixie State students will now be Trailblazers, represented by a bison
    St. George • Dixie State University students and sports teams will now be known as Trailblazers, represented by Brooks the Bison, the school revealed ...
    Updated Apr 12 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The Davis High Marching Band plays the National Anthem just outside of the Utah House of Representatives, to kick off a National Association of Music Education event in the Capitol Rotunda, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Macy’s invites Davis High School band to march in 2017 Thanksgiving parade
    Confetti flew at Davis High School on Monday morning as the school’s marching band was invited to participated in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Par...
    Updated Apr 16 2016 06:02 pm   |     |   Share