(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) Glendale Middle School, shown in 2020, will be first lady's first stop during her visit to Salt Lake City.

A look at the school first lady Jill Biden will visit, one of the most diverse in Utah

By Courtney Tanner | Matt Canham | May 5, 2021, 7:25 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) East High lets out on a rainy day on Monday, April 26, 2021. Salt Lake City School District has seen an improvement in grades, including at its high schools, since students have begun returning for in-person learning this spring.

Grades start to improve in Salt Lake City School District. But don’t expect pre-pandemic scores.

By Courtney Tanner | May 3, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cyprus high students dance at their school prom at the Viridian Event Center on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

What a Utah high school prom looked like in the middle of the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | May 1, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

(Mark Havnes | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cedar High School in Cedar City in 2011.

A student at a Utah high school threatened to carry out a ‘rape day’ against girls

By Courtney Tanner | April 30, 2021, 3:55 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Crossing guard Bing Kerwood helps students cross the street safely at Bonneville Elementary on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Salt Lake City School District has had 92% of its students return back to the classroom in person this spring, similar to other districts in the county.

You might be surprised by which Salt Lake County school district has the most students learning in person this spring

By Courtney Tanner | April 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Centennial Middle School via Facebook) Centennial Middle School as seen on the school's Facebook page. The school will revise an assignment where students were told to be slaves after pushback from parents.

Utah school district says it will revise project where students were assigned to be fictional slaves and plantation owners

By Courtney Tanner | April 21, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Vicky Chavez leaves the First Unitarian Church for the first time in more than three years on April 15, 2021. In January 2018, Chavez sought sanctuary at the church, living in a converted Sunday school classroom for more than three years with her two daughters.

‘I am free today’: After three years, Vicky Chavez can safely leave her sanctuary at a Salt Lake City church

By Courtney Tanner | April 16, 2021, 2:27 p.m.

(Eli Lucero | Herald Journal) Members of the Olsen and Thorell family hold pride flags  during a rally in support of LGBTQ students on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Ridgeline High School in Millville.

Video shows student cutting down pride flag at Utah high school as others cheer

By Courtney Tanner | Sean P. Means | April 15, 2021, 1:50 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students protest at the University of Utah Police Department in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, calling for action against Officer Miguel Deras and the defunding of the police department.

Former police chief and officer who showed explicit photos of Lauren McCluskey seek $10M from University of Utah

By Courtney Tanner | April 14, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

(Eli Lucero |Herald Journal) Old Main on the campus of Utah State University is lit up in rainbow colors on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Logan.

Utah State lights up Old Main in rainbow colors to show solidarity with LGBTQ students at BYU

By Courtney Tanner | April 14, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) The Y on Y Mountain east of Provo is lit in rainbow-flag colors to show support for the LGBTQ+ community on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

LGBTQ students at BYU light up the ‘Y’ in rainbow colors

By Courtney Tanner | April 14, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

(Steve C. Wilson | University of Utah via Associated Press) This Aug. 21, 2018, photo shows Lauren McCluskey, a member of the University of Utah cross country and track and field team. McCluskey was shot and killed on campus on Oct. 22 by a man she had briefly dated, Melvin Rowland, who was found dead hours later inside a church.

Here’s an updated timeline of the slaying of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey and reform that has followed

By Courtney Tanner | Sean P. Means | April 14, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Current naming is pictured around Bountiful High on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 after the school announced it would to retire The Braves name. The school's new mascot will be "The Redhawks," announced on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Bountiful High names new mascot to replace controversial ‘Braves’

By Courtney Tanner | April 9, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jane Erickson hangs a welcome back banner with help from Lavell and Olivia Manavahe as students return to Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Starting next fall, the start time for the high school will be pushed back an hour to let students sleep in longer.

Salt Lake City is going to start classes an hour later so high schoolers can sleep in

By Courtney Tanner | April 9, 2021, 4:16 a.m.

(Screenshot) Ryan Gabriel, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University, gives a devotional address online on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Black BYU professor urges Latter-day Saints to end ‘sin of racism’

By Courtney Tanner | April 7, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

(Lynn R. Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Standing on the roof of the new East High School, then-principal Kay Peterson, framed in the window on left, watches as crews demolish the west wall of the old school in August 1996. The school was one of the first in Salt Lake City School District to be rebuilt to be seismically safe.

How this ‘earthquake nut’ prompted one Utah school district to make all of its buildings safer

By Courtney Tanner | March 28, 2021, 2:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Lake STEM Junior High at 3400 S. 3450 West in Taylorsville as seen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, sustained extensive damage during the earthquake. District officials have decided it is too unstable to ever be reopened.

State leaders have known for decades that Utah kids could die in unsafe schools during an earthquake. They’ve taken little action.

By Courtney Tanner | March 28, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Aaron Dickey, 91, watches his wife Marion Dickey, 83, as the two received their second COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department nurse Janeen Hamel in Spanish Fork, Mar. 25, 2021.

Utah reports 460 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

By Courtney Tanner | March 27, 2021, 4:37 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pictured in 2016 is the campus of Southern Utah University, including its arts museum. The school is the only one in the state this year to not be increasing tuition and it has also requested to decrease its fees.

Tuition and fees are increasing at all but one college in Utah. Can you guess which?

By Courtney Tanner | March 26, 2021, 10:58 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Dixie State University) Pictured is Dixie State University in St. George. The school is currently undergoing a process to change its name.

Here’s when Dixie State University anticipates selecting a new name

By Courtney Tanner | March 26, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A students does her online school work at the Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building in Riverton, on Monday, March 8, 2021.

This Utah school district is committing to a virtual future beyond the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | March 15, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | AP) Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University is shown Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in St. George, Utah. Dixie State University is trying to drop "Dixie" from its name due to the association with the Confederacy.

Dixie State University’s new name could still include ‘Dixie’ after all, with changes to bill

By Courtney Tanner | March 5, 2021, 8:59 a.m.

(Chris Caldwell | AP)"DIXIE" is painted on a sandstone rock formation in St. George, Utah, near Dixie State University. The school can now move forward with possibly changing its name after a final vote from the Legislature on March 3, 2021.

Bill on changing Dixie State University’s name gets final approval from Utah lawmakers

By Courtney Tanner | March 4, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) UnsafeU members Devon Cantwell, left, and Rebecca Hardenbrook, next, lead a march on Oct. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City against the police at the University of Utah in this file photo. Cantwell and Hardenbrook are now part of a legislative effort pushing for a commission of students to review and recommend policy changes for campus safety in the state.

Utah Senate guts campus safety bill, eliminating student-led commission to study problems

By Courtney Tanner | March 3, 2021, 8:24 p.m.

(Screenshot via Brigham Young University) A new report released by Brigham Young University on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, finds that students of color often “feel isolated and unsafe as a result of their experiences with racism at BYU."

BYU released a report saying its students of color feel ‘isolated and unsafe’ due to racism on campus

By Courtney Tanner | February 27, 2021, 5:17 p.m.