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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Nick Van Slooten and Elizabeth Miller, two of Tribe's co-founders, took First Place in 
 in the Lassonde entrepreneur contest at the University of Utah, on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Student-run app for addiction recovery wins $3,000 at University of Utah business contest

By Shelley K. Mesch | December 4, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

(Craig Hammond) Pictured is Elias West, playing football for Layton High School.

A Black Utah student was called the N-word during a football game. Then he got punished.

By Courtney Tanner | December 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

(Screenshot) Pictured is an ad that Summit Academy High School in Bluffdale ran for a fundraising 'jail event' that has caused concerns over racism.

Utah high school promotes fundraising ‘jail event’ with image of a Black boy behind bars

By Courtney Tanner | December 2, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Davis School District Superintendent Reid Newey discusses the death of student Izzy Tichenor during a news conference in Farmington, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The district has formed a panel to investigate how Izzy's concerns were handled, but it is refusing to release the names of the members.

Attorney questions why a Utah school district is keeping names secret in investigation of 10-year-old’s bullying and suicide

By Courtney Tanner | December 1, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Parents trying to get books yanked from school libraries deserve to be heard, Robert Gehrke writes

By Robert Gehrke | November 29, 2021, 9:17 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Library System Librarian Wanda Mae Huffaker holds four of nine books that have been removed from schools in the Canyons School District and placed under review, Nov. 23, 2021.

How 9 books started a fight over censorship and pornography in this Utah school district

By Courtney Tanner | December 1, 2021, 2:17 a.m.

(Cinder Player | Special to The Tribune) Mahala Sutherland, photographed Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, is the first Indigenous student to ever be named homecoming royalty at Southern Utah University.

This Utah university has never had a Native American student win its homecoming pageant — until now

By Courtney Tanner | November 30, 2021, 12:16 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, quiet and empty on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. University of Utah police are investigating a hate crime reported at a residence hall on campus, university officials announced this week.

University of Utah police investigate hate crime reported at residence hall

By Connor Sanders | November 26, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) High school students attend a multicultural conference and college recruitment event at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The event helped students navigate the application and financial aid processes, which could be applied to other higher education programs.

University of Utah, SLCC programs guide low-income and diverse students to life beyond high school

By Shelley K. Mesch | November 19, 2021, 8:43 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heidi Maxfield and her daughter Ivy, 10, show their support during Wednesday's rally sponsored by The Period Project to urge Utah legislators to provide free menstrual products in the bathrooms of every public school in Utah, Nov. 17, 2021 at the Capitol.

Cotton balls, towels and diapers: Utah girls who can’t afford period products are turning to cheaper alternatives

By Courtney Tanner | Becky Jacobs | November 19, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

(Granite School District) 
Rendering of the new Cyprus High School, expected to open in 2025.

Cyprus High is getting a new campus

By Alixel Cabrera | November 12, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty Utah classroom shown on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Schools across the state are struggling to find substitutes to fill in when teachers are sick, and they're hoping bonuses might help address the shortage.

Utah school districts are offering extra pay to attract substitute teachers. Will it work?

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP) Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The southern Utah school got final approval on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 to move forward with the new name of Utah Tech University.

Dixie State gets final approval from Utah lawmakers to drop contentious name

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 5:56 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brittany Tichenor-Cox, center, joined by her sister Jasmine Rhodes, right, speaks about her daughter Izzy Tichenor, Nov. 9, 2021. Hundreds joined the Tichenor family in mourning the death of 10-year-old Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor during a vigil at Foxboro Hollow Park in North Salt Lake.

Vigil for 10-year-old Black girl who died by suicide brings together 300 mourners

By Courtney Tanner | November 10, 2021, 6:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The room divided as the Education Interim Committee meets during a special legislative session, contemplating changing the name of Dixie State University, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

The last public hearing on Dixie State name change marked by emotion, arguing and threats

By Courtney Tanner | November 10, 2021, 4:51 p.m.

(Dixie College., "The Confederate 1966," UA 009 Dixie State University Yearbooks, Dixie State University Special Collection & Archives) This photo from the 1966 edition of Dixie State College's yearbook shows the school's wrestling team.

Dixie State University has a deeply racist past. Will a name change help it heal?

By Bethany Rodgers | Courtney Tanner | November 9, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Screenshot) Brittany Tichenor-Cox talks about the death of her daughter, Isabella, on Nov. 8, 2021.

Community mourns Utah 10-year-old who died by suicide after her mom says she was bullied for being Black and autistic

By Courtney Tanner | November 11, 2021, 6:01 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A teacher guides her students back to class in Salt Lake City on Wednesday Oct. 27, 2021. Schools across the state saw significant dips in test scores for students during the pandemic that crossed every grade level, subject matter and demographic group. But students of color were impacted the worst.

Here’s how much Utah students’ test scores declined during the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | November 8, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tower technicians work to bring internet to students in the Navajo Nation community of Halchita on December 8, 2020.

Utah spent $6 million to help students get on the internet. It barely moved the needle.

By Courtney Tanner | November 6, 2021, 1:38 a.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sixth graders at Fox Hollow Elementary School in Lehi take the state SAGE test in this file photo; it was later renamed RISE. The state reached a settlement with a testing provider on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, after severe glitches in 2019.

After glitches and disruptions, Utah school board gets $3 million in settlement with testing company

By Courtney Tanner | November 1, 2021, 9:32 p.m.