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A culinary program is back in line seeking state money despite a highly critical audit and declining student participation
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A culinary program is back in line seeking state money despite a highly critical audit and declining student participation

The following was written and researched by Eric Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Seven months after it was called out in a critical legislative audit for questionable spending of public dollars, the Utah Restaurant Association is back asking state lawmakers for more than $400,000 in appropriations....

A special kind of crisis: Civil rights complaints allege neglect of special needs students in Utah schools
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A special kind of crisis: Civil rights complaints allege neglect of special needs students in Utah schools

The following was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune Stacy Bankhead has gathered over a dozen thick binders full of documents — report cards, educational assessments, police reports and more — that she says chronicle a decade of the Provo School District’s neglect of the...

While the principal made thousands marketing this Utah school, students’ grades were mediocre and state funds were used to buy treats and video games
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While the principal made thousands marketing this Utah school, students’ grades were mediocre and state funds were used to buy treats and video games

The following story was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. In 2015, Ken Grover, an administrator in the Salt Lake City School District, took the stage at the Salt Lake City TedX talk for his 15 minutes of education-themed inspiration. He didn’t exactly have a...

Education leaders make progress to keep experienced educators on SLC’s west side but easier work still draws teachers away
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Education leaders make progress to keep experienced educators on SLC’s west side but easier work still draws teachers away

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with West View Media. Michael Clára, a former Salt Lake City School board member who used to represent the west side’s Precinct 2, will tell you and anyone that will listen that the east/west educational divide in Salt Lake City is a...