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Utah State Board of Education member Cindy Davis, left, and candidate Kim DelGrosso, right.

Controversial candidate Kim DelGrosso concedes Utah school board race to incumbent Cindy Davis

By Courtney Tanner | June 30, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rainbow "Y" pins at a booth at Kiwanis Park, during Pride Night in Provo organized by BYU students, on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. There's a new social media movement to support LGBTQ students at the private Utah school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 2022.

Protesters are taking over the comment section on BYU’s Instagram page. Here’s why.

By Courtney Tanner | June 30, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Louise Bitner get hugs from her student, Emma Croft, on her last day as a teacher at Dilworth Elementary School, on Friday, June 3, 2022. Bitner is retiring after 51 years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher.

How Utah children have changed in the past 50 years, according to a retiring kindergarten teacher

By Connor Sanders | June 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Brian Albers | KUER) The student center on the campus of Salt Lake Community College.

Low-income students in Utah face a barrage of challenges on the path to college

By Jon Reed | KUER | June 16, 2022, 3:34 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign at Salt Lake Community College is pictured in 2019.  On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education released its findings that the college discriminated against a pregnant student.

A pregnant student asked for accommodations from a Utah college. They said no. Then the feds came in.

By Courtney Tanner | June 15, 2022, 3:51 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Las aulas individuales se toman de la mano al salir de los autobuses escolares mientras los estudiantes de la escuela primaria Cedar Ridge participan en un simulacro de capacitación de reunificación, destinado a practicar la notificación a los padres sobre la ubicación y condición de un niño en caso de una emergencia, en el Centro de eventos del condado de Cache en Logan el viernes. , 27 de mayo de 2022.

“Practicando como si fuera real”: por qué esta escuela de Utah practicó reunir a los estudiantes con sus padres después de una crisis, como un tiroteo en la escuela

By Paighten Harkins | June 14, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Individual classrooms hold hands as they exit school buses as students from Cedar Ridge Elementary participate in a reunification training drill, aimed to practice notifying parents of a child's location and condition in the event of an emergency, at the Cache County Event Center in Logan on Friday, May 27, 2022.

‘Practicing like it’s real’: Why this Utah school trained students, parents to reunite after crisis — like a school shooting

By Paighten Harkins | June 14, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Godsey acompaña a sus hijos a la escuela en Holladay el martes 10 de mayo de 2022. Godsey, como muchos otros padres que viven en el lado este del Valle de Salt Lake, ha visto disminuir la inscripción en la escuela primaria de sus hijos en los últimos cinco años.

Las escuelas se están vaciando en el lado este del Valle de Salt Lake y se están desbordando en el oeste. Este es el porqué.

By Connor Sanders | Sheila McCann | June 14, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

(Screengrab from Salt Lake City School District YouTube channel) Salt Lake City school board Vice President Nate Salazar, left, and President Melissa Ford, center, as the board convened its meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Timothy Gadson III is at right.

Salt Lake City School District didn’t update some kids’ special education plans. Here’s how they’re working to fix it.

By Connor Sanders | June 10, 2022, 7:39 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Ryan Fleck and counselor Chandra Walker after commencement exercises at Kings Peak High School in Bluffdale on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

This Utah virtual high school opened this fall — and was at full capacity by spring

By Connor Sanders | June 9, 2022, 7:32 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jeanetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake City branch of the NAACP, during the announcement of new joint initiatives with the NAACP in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 14, 2021. Williams has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into alleged discrimination and harassment by the Salt Lake City School Board.

Utah NAACP president asks DOJ to investigate allegations of discrimination at Salt Lake City school board

By Robert Gehrke | June 7, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Surya Kapu, 13, from South Jordan, competes during the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Utah speller gets second chance to advance to finals after winning National Spelling Bee appeal

By Ben Nuckols | The Associated Press | June 2, 2022, 9:19 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Fatima Al-Saedy wears a keffiyeh (a traditional Arabic scarf) that she would like to wear at her Copper Hills graduation with her cap and gown to honor her family.

Native students can wear regalia at Utah graduations. What about seniors who want to honor other cultures?

By Connor Sanders | June 1, 2022, 12:43 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Los estudiantes de West High School escuchan a sus compañeros exigir seguridad después de salir de clases en Salt Lake, durante una huelga estudiantil el miércoles. 14 de marzo de 2018, después del tiroteo en Parkland, Florida. Ahora, después del tiroteo en Texas el martes 24 de mayo de 2022, los expertos comparten la mejor manera de hablar con los niños sobre estos trágicos eventos.

Cómo este médico de Utah sugiere hablar con sus hijos sobre un tiroteo en la escuela

By Courtney Tanner | June 6, 2022, 7:36 p.m.

(Briana Scroggins | Special to The Tribune) Syracuse Arts Academy science teacher Bree Borrowman hugs her former student, Alysha Sanderson, after the Syracuse Arts Academy Freshman Farewell in Syracuse on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. “She was awesome,” Sanderson said about Borrowman. “She helped me through tough times. She’d do my makeup and help me with my confidence.”

A Utah teacher transitioned during the pandemic. Her students picked her to speak at graduation because of her courage.

By Connor Sanders | May 27, 2022, 6:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) West High School students listen to fellow students demand safety after walking out of classes in Salt Lake, during a student walkout on Wed. March 14, 2018, after the Parkland, Fla., shooting. Now, after the shooting in Texas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, experts are sharing the best way to talk to kids about these tragic events.

With kids asking ‘How do I survive?’ this is how a Utah doctor suggests talking about a school shooting

By Courtney Tanner | May 27, 2022, 5:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ensign Elementary in Salt Lake City has implemented security measures to improve school safety, including a doorbell with camera that alerts the front desk to gain access to the building. But such efforts haven't received the level of funding that one lawmaker said was needed.

Here’s what Utah parents need to know about school safety after the deadly shooting in Texas

By Courtney Tanner | May 26, 2022, 3:52 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Godsey walks her children to school in Holladay on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Godsey, like many other parents who live on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, has seen enrollment at her children’s elementary school dwindle over the last five years.

Schools are emptying on the Salt Lake Valley’s east side and overflowing in the west. Here’s why.

By Connor Sanders | Sheila McCann | May 24, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

(Bennion Junior High Facebook) Pictured is Bennion Junior High in Granite School District. A school employee there is under investigation after an allegation that he called a student the N-word.

Staffer at Utah junior high on leave after allegedly calling a Black student the N-word

By Courtney Tanner | May 20, 2022, 10:37 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) East High students walk out to protest the Supreme Court's leaked decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and give states the power to ban abortions on Thursday, May 12, 2022. What Utah students can learn about abortion isn't defined in law, so it's up to each district.

Utah schools must teach abstinence in sex education. But what can they say about abortion?

By Courtney Tanner | May 20, 2022, 3:32 p.m.