utah
Legislation
Utah Legislature passes bill easing regulations on microschools

With the rise of microschools and learning pods, the Utah Legislature has been debating legislation to remove barriers for microschools and home-based education in the state. The bill, S.B. Read More

February 23, 2024
Legislation
Utah governor signs bill rolling back ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ programs

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a bill Tuesday to ban diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) departments at public universities and government-funded employers in the state,… Read More

January 31, 2024
Courts
Mother slapped with restraining order by PTA president who allegedly harassed her loses motion to dismiss

A mother who said several LGBT flags were planted at her home at the request of a school PTA president last May has lost her motion to dismiss a restraining… Read More

January 26, 2024
Public Education
Utah considers policy change to stop public schools from blocking charter school recruitment

After a year of growing popularity for charter schools and declining public school attendance, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is considering a policy change to make it easier… Read More

January 3, 2024
Culture
University threatened with lawsuit after allegedly attempting to shut down conservative group

The University of Utah has been threatened with a lawsuit by a conservative organization after the school allegedly changed policies it thought the local chapter would violate. The Mountain State Legal… Read More

December 21, 2023
Courts
Utah sued by TikTok group over law requiring parental consent for kids to use social media

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A trade group representing TikTok, and several other social media companies sued Utah Monday over its law requiring minors to obtain parental consent before using… Read More

December 20, 2023
Public Education
Utah governor and higher ed. board vow to protect free speech on campus after conservative events targeted

After several campus free speech incidents at the University of Utah involving conservative speakers, the state’s higher education board took action to ensure free speech is protected on public campuses. Read More

December 5, 2023
Public Education
Utah’s top education officials condemn transgender bathrooms as ‘psychologically abusive,’ join with parents at local school board meeting

A Utah school district meeting was a hub for controversy when concerned parents and state officials joined forces to protest a transgender student using the girls’ bathroom. Last month, Rob… Read More

September 27, 2023
Christian Schools
This 41-year-old Utah Christian school is finding ways to innovate, keeping education affordable with ESAs on the horizon

The Heritage Foundation ranks the state of Utah No. 11 for education freedom, and it was the fourth state to pass a… Read More

July 19, 2023
Public Education
Utah State Board of Education member under investigation for criticizing public education indoctrination on social media

A member of the Utah State Board of Education is under investigation by the board for social media posts critical of public education. The USBE is basing its investigation of… Read More

July 17, 2023
Courts
Mom slapped with restraining order by PTA president suspected of harassment

The president of a Utah school’s parent teacher association filed a restraining order against a mother whom she allegedly harassed. Jennifer Auwerda, the president of the PTA at Hillcrest Junior… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
In reversal, Utah school district puts Bible back on shelves

The Utah school district that removed the Holy Bible from schools after a parent’s tit-for-tat complaint has reversed course. A review committee at the Davis School District previously voted to… Read More

June 21, 2023
Public Education
PTA president who allegedly ordered LGBT flags for conservative mom’s yard threatens legal action after being exposed

The president of a Utah parent teacher association allegedly ordered LGBT flags to be staked in a mothers’ yard without her permission, and has apparently threatened legal action after being… Read More

June 7, 2023
Public Education
Utah school district removes Bible from elementary and middle schools following complaint

A Utah school district is removing the Bible from elementary and middle school libraries after receiving a complaint from a parent about its contents.  It follows the passage of a… Read More

June 5, 2023
Culture
Utah school PTA president allegedly orders LGBT flags to be staked in yard of mom who opposed gender ideology

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The president of a Utah school’s parent teacher association allegedly ordered LGBT flags to be placed on a family’s property without their permission. In a… Read More

May 31, 2023
Culture
State legislatures battle over parental rights, gender procedures

(The Center Square) – State legislatures across the country this year have debated parental rights in reproductive care and gender-related procedures for children. Democratic state lawmakers have sought to protect… Read More

May 30, 2023
Culture
University removes anti-racism code of conduct after allegations of free speech violation

(Daily Caller) – The University of Utah Department of Communication appears to have removed its Anti-Racism Code of Conduct from its website, according to its no-longer functioning webpage. The Anti-Racist… Read More

March 28, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Utah school district considers banning Bible after parent appears to complain it is pornographic

(Daily Caller) – A Utah parent appears to have complained to a school district that the Bible is pornographic and suggested it be banned from school libraries. According to the … Read More

March 27, 2023
Culture
Utah attorney general joins coalition urging Yelp to lift its crisis pregnancy center advisories

(The Center Square) – Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes joined a 24-state coalition of attorneys general hoping to get Yelp to change its crisis pregnancy center policy this… Read More

February 10, 2023
Culture, Legislation
Utah governor signs bill banning sex change treatments for minors and school choice bill

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed two bills into law supporting children and parents over the weekend. One bill banned sex change treatments in the state for minors who… Read More

January 30, 2023