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(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.

(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 3, 2021, 1:29 a.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.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, talks to a police officer at West High in this 2019 file photo. She is running a bill in the 2021 legislative session to add training for and address other concerns with school resource officers.

Black kids in Utah are arrested at 8 times their share of the population. This bill suggests a way to possibly change that.

By Courtney Tanner | February 26, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth |The Salt Lake Tribune) West High students conclude their day on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A student at the school, Arundhati Oommen, is pushing for her peers age 16 and older to be able to vote in local school board elections.

A 16-year-old Utah student has drafted a bill to allow those her age to vote in school board elections

By Courtney Tanner | February 25, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City School District teachers and students rally at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Photos: Salt Lake City teachers rally against lawmakers for pressuring the district to reopen in person

By The Salt Lake Tribune | February 25, 2021, 3:51 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) In this file photo, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins addresses the crowd during her inauguration, Sept. 21, 2018. With Watkins now stepping down in April 2021, the Legislature is contemplating how transparent the school must be in searching for her replacement.

Utah Legislature walks back proposal to hide the names of those applying to be a university president

By Courtney Tanner | February 23, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Michael Good, CEO of University of Utah Health, has been named the interim president to lead the University of Utah while the state searches for a replacement with Ruth Watkins stepping down.

Interim president named to lead University of Utah after Ruth Watkins’ departure

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

(The Associate Press) In this June 30, 2020, file photo, a sign stands at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Dixie State University may not be able to change its name as Republicans in the Utah Senate delay hearings

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 1:34 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People gather for a memorial walk on the track where University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey used to compete on the two-year anniversary of her murder on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. A bill spurred by the officer's misconduct in handling her case is moving through the Utah Senate.

Bill looks to prevent ‘bad’ officers from easily jumping departments in Utah

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 2:25 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Ronald Winterton, R-Roosevelt, speaks in support of his bill regarding school mask mandates, in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Mask rules in Utah schools would be up to districts and health officials — not the governor — under ‘local control’ bill

By Courtney Tanner | February 19, 2021, 3:27 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Olivia Harmon waves her arms with her class in movement exercises, at the beginning of Nicole Deaton's 8th grade health class at Shoreline Junior High in Layton, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

COVID-19 is fueling innovation in Utah schools to help students focus and cope

By Heather May | Special to The Tribune | February 22, 2021, 4:07 a.m.

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Controversial Utah school board member draws fire for posts accusing teacher of promoting communism

By Courtney Tanner | February 19, 2021, 1:07 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, is pictured in this 2019 photo.

Bill would let Utah schools spend special education funds on students without special needs

By Courtney Tanner | February 19, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Livi Egbert waits for classes to start as students return to Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.

Here’s what the first week of high school was like in Salt Lake City, the last district to open in Utah

By Julie Jag | February 18, 2021, 2:42 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Matt and Jill McCluskey speak during a memorial walk on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, held at the track where their daughter Lauren McCluskey, a University of Utah student athlete, used to compete. The parents announced a settlement agreement that day — on the two-year anniversary of Lauren's murder — ending their lawsuit against the university. On Tuesday, state leaders gave their initial approval for a $13.5 million legal settlement — the largest in Utah history — to be paid to the McCluskeys.

$13.5M settlement in Lauren McCluskey’s case gets initial approval from Utah lawmakers

By Courtney Tanner | February 19, 2021, 12:43 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)  Harris Simmons, chairman of the Utah Board of Regents, presents the University of Utah presidential medallion to U.  President Ruth Watkins during her inauguration ceremony at Kingsbury Hall on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Watkins announced in January that she will be leaving the U. near the end of the coming spring term and the national search for a new president has been announced. A bill in the Utah Legislature would make that process more secretive.

You wouldn’t get to know who is a finalist to be a university president in Utah under this new bill

By Courtney Tanner | February 17, 2021, 3:56 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pictured is Juvenile Justice Services' Decker Lake Youth Center in West Valley City on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

Incarcerated youths in Utah could earn a college degree in custody under a new bill

By Courtney Tanner | February 16, 2021, 10:15 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Current naming is pictured around Bountiful High on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, after the school announced it would to retire The Braves name. The Utah House on Tuesday rejected a resolution encouraging schools to replace American Indian mascot names.

Resolution urging Utah schools to retire Native American mascots fails on House floor in surprising vote

By Courtney Tanner | February 17, 2021, 3:14 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Hills Middle School science teacher Stefani Arnesen recives her second covid-19 vaccination from nurse Angie Boren. Employees of the Jordan School District were invited to West Hills Middle School to receive their coronavirus vaccination, Feb. 12, 2021.

This is how many Salt Lake County teachers and school staff opted to get the vaccine

By Courtney Tanner | February 16, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

(Photos courtesy of Salt Lake City School District) From left, Jharrett Bryantt, Timothy Gadson and Wendy González, candidates for Salt Lake City School District superintendent.

This week, weigh in on 3 superintendent finalists for Salt Lake City schools

By Courtney Tanner | February 16, 2021, 7:41 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign at Salt Lake City's East High School addresses COVID-19 on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.

As Salt Lake City kids resume in-person classes, don’t expect a COVID-19 surge, expert says

By Sean P. Means | February 11, 2021, 4:55 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Reycraft Books) Pictured is the book cover of "Call Me Max" written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Luciano Lozano. The story is about a transgender boy.

Utah parents complained after kids were read a story about a transgender boy. Now other diverse books are on hold.

By Courtney Tanner | February 12, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

Utah parents drop Black history curriculum opt out request

By The Associated Press | February 8, 2021, 5:34 p.m.