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(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.

(Snow College) Pictured is Snow College President Bradley J. Cook.

This Utah college president is the latest to step down after years of turnover in higher education

By Courtney Tanner | May 16, 2022, 9:13 p.m.

(Dixie State University) On July 1, Dixie State University will transition to a new name as Utah Tech University. This will be its new logo.

How much it will cost and what the new logos look like: Here’s a peek at Dixie State’s transition to Utah Tech University

By Courtney Tanner | May 16, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

(Trent Nelson) Cedar City as the sun sets on Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. A Cedar City mother is now suing a Iron County School District for releasing one of her kids to a stranger in November 2020, which started a wild case that included her 5-month-old baby being abducted.

‘Should have been a red flag’: Utah mom sues after school released her child to a stranger

By Courtney Tanner | May 13, 2022, 11:42 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students at Highland High School walk out in support of abortion rights, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Photos: Multiple Utah schools saw students walk out in support of abortion rights

By Connor Sanders | Becky Jacobs | May 13, 2022, 12:02 a.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP Photo)  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a Tribal Nations Summit during Native American Heritage Month, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, on Nov. 15, 2021, in Washington. An initial investigation commissioned by Haaland cataloged some of the brutal conditions that Native American children endured at more than 400 boarding schools that the federal government forced them to attend between 1819 and 1969.

Report catalogs abuse of Native American children at former government schools

By Mark Walker | The New York Times | May 11, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

(U.S. Department of Justice via St. George News) Willard Jake Peart (shown below red arrow) inside U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.

Utah school board candidate sentenced for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

By Connor Sanders | May 5, 2022, 3:03 p.m.

(Connor Sanders l The Salt Lake Tribune) Protesters hold signs asking for more pay for teachers and staff during a Salt Lake City School District board meeting on May 3, 2022.

Salt Lake City teachers and staff rally for better pay as the district faces cuts

By Connor Sanders | May 4, 2022, 4:29 p.m.

(Utah State Board of Education) Pictured is Utah State School Board members Natalie Cline.

Utah school board found no violation after member Natalie Cline used private email for communication

By Courtney Tanner | May 5, 2022, 4:52 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Rachel Weaver, of the Black Menaces, filming a TikTok video at BYU in Provo on Friday, April 8, 2022.

The Black Menaces’ most popular videos about BYU and the LDS Church

By Courtney Tanner | May 2, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Black Menaces have been filming TikTok videos addressing racism at Brigham Young University in Provo. On Friday, April 8, 2022 they smiled for a photo. Starting from the top, from left to right, are members Nate Byrd, Kennethia Dorsey and Sebastian Stewart-Johnson. At the bottom are members, from left, are members Rachel Weaver and Kylee Shepherd.

These Black students at BYU are using TikTok to document attitudes in the LDS Church

By Courtney Tanner | May 2, 2022, 4:05 p.m.

(Hope Orr) Jillian Orr poses in her graduation gown for Brigham Young University on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Her sister, Rachel Orr, sewed a Pride flag inside of it for Jillian to express her identity on stage after years of feeling like she had to hide being bisexual at the church-run school.

A BYU student’s rainbow graduation gown has gone viral. This is what she has to say.

By Courtney Tanner | April 28, 2022, 2:04 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hunter High School Student Resource Officer Brandon White interacts with students as a school day ends on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

An 11-year old Utah boy faced assault charges. What advocates say needs to change

By Saige Miller | Connor Sanders | April 26, 2022, 9:27 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Beehive Science and Technology Academy in Sandy on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Here are Utah’s best high schools for 2022. Where is your school on the list?

By Connor Sanders | April 26, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Clayton Middle School students chant "Let them play!" during a walkout protesting HB 11, which bans transgender students from competing in sports, in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Utah middle school students walk out to protest ban on transgender athletes

By Connor Sanders | April 23, 2022, 2:16 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police cars sit in the parking lot of the University of Utah police department in this June 2019 photo. A state audit from Wednesday, April 20, 2022, found the school has not made all the necessary improvements to its campus policing after the 2018 death of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey.

What the University of Utah continues to get wrong with campus policing, according to a new audit

By Courtney Tanner | April 21, 2022, 7:46 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Daniel R. Linford is applauded after being appointed as Davis School District Board of Education's new superintendent, Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Here’s who will lead Davis School District in wake of racism report and student death tied to bullying

By Connor Sanders | April 20, 2022, 8:12 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lone Peak High School students got to try their hand at robotic assisted surgery with the da Vinci XI robot, Monday, April 18, 2022.

Utah students got a chance to try robotic surgery — here’s how they surprised the pros

By Connor Sanders | April 19, 2022, 1:06 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A 13-year-old transgender girl swims on April 4, 2022. The teen, who has won numerous medals as a competitive swimmer, said she quit the sport because of the passage of Utah's House Bill 11, which bans transgender girls from competing in school sports.

She’s 13, transgender and stopped swimming because of Utah’s law against athletes like her

By Courtney Tanner | April 18, 2022, 11:07 p.m.