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Culture
Utah Gov. Cox criticizes Denver mayor for busing migrants to Salt Lake City

(The Center Square) – Denver Mayor Mike Johnston is facing criticism from neighboring Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who said Colorado’s capital city has been sending migrants to his state “without proper… Read More

June 17, 2024
Courts
Teachers’ union lawsuit against Utah’s universal school choice program doesn’t pass muster, says legal expert

The Utah Education Association is suing the state’s new universal school choice program, but legal experts don’t think the case will hold up in court. The… Read More

June 4, 2024
Culture
Mike Lee: Biden DOJ ‘unjustly’ persecuting pro-lifers, ‘turning a blind eye’ to leftist crime

(The Daily Signal) – Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee accused President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice on Tuesday of “unjustly” persecuting pro-life activists exposing the “horrors of abortion.” “The Biden administration is… Read More

May 15, 2024
Public Education
Utah’s universal school choice program spilling over with applicants despite doubling budget

Utah has approved just 10,000 scholarships despite receiving over 27,000 applications for its new universal school choice program. Utah Fits All was… Read More

May 14, 2024
Culture
‘She lied under oath’: Sen. Mike Lee calls for DOJ’s Kristen Clarke to resign

(The Daily Signal) – Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee is calling for the resignation of Kristen Clarke, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Kristen Clarke is in charge… Read More

May 1, 2024
Public Education
Utah school district pushes back against ‘furry’ allegations after students stage protest

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A school district in Utah pushed back against allegations that kids are dressing up as “furries” in school after students staged a protest against them… Read More

April 18, 2024
Courts
Biden DOJ targets Utah prison agency’s policies after trans prisoner castrates himself

(The Daily Signal) – President Joe Biden’s Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the state of Utah, and its Department of Corrections, of violating the… Read More

April 4, 2024
Legislation
The significance of the Ten Commandments can now be taught in Utah public schools as part of American History

Utah public schools will now have the ability to teach the Ten Commandments after a new law was passed in the Legislature. Utah Gov. Sean Cox signed a bill last… Read More

March 26, 2024
Public Education
Utah school choice applications open; high demand crashes website first day

Applications for the Utah education savings accounts program opened Feb. 28, and traffic surge to the online application “broke” the website temporarily. “Demand is apparently so high that the surge… Read More

March 4, 2024
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