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Evolution is spoken at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, but not in lots of Mormon homes. The disconnect has gone public as state education managers debate how to implement a new set of science standards. As far as leaders of …

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  • (J. Steven Price has been appointed to the University of Utahís Board of Trustees.

Courtesy photo)  U.’s new trustee: Real estate executive Steven Price
    The University of Utah’s governing board is getting a new member. Steven Price joins the U.’s Board of Trustees on July 1. Price succeeds David Hunts...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • U of U air conditioning repairs force cancellation of some classes
    A partial weekend air conditioning-system failure on the University of Utah campus forced the school to cancel classes and programs Monday at eight lo...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 06:48 am   |     |   Share
  • It’s dirty work, but some goat’s gotta do it
    A herd of roughly 100 goats is on landscaping duty this weekend, helping to curb weeds and overgrowth at Washington Elementary School. The goats arri...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah lawmakers turn their sights toward charter-school funding
    Charter schools are public, but a variety of accounting differences separate their budgeting practices from those at traditional schools. For example,...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 09:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Crocker Science Center that will replace the George Thomas Building on the University of Utah campus is one of the buildings state lawmakers say has been inconsistently accounted for among higher education building managers. A new analysis takes issue with higher education leaders who have not implemented all the recommendations from a 2011 audit of university buildings. The U., auditors said, has over-estimated the cost of operations and maintenance for the renovated building ó to the tune of $116,000. Audit: How much does upkeep of college buildings really cost?
    Utah taxpayers may be paying about $250,000 more than is needed for the University of Utah to run a pair of yet-to-be-constructed classroom buildings,...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 07:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Sky Jalili and Jade Montgomery work on a chemistry experiment at the four-day AWE+SUM Summer Girls Camp where eighth-grade girls participate in science and math and hands-on workshops at Westminster, Friday, June 19, 2015. ‘Girls-only’ coding camps aim to calm jitters, entice Utah women to tech programs
    Juliet Sime rejected computer programming for years. She put off the course, required for her math degree, until her junior year at Westminster Colle...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 09:50 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brianne Altice listens to the testimony of a teenager who gave details about his sexual relationship when he was 17-years old with Altice, his former Davis High School teacher during a preliminary hearing in Judge John R. Morris' 2nd District Court, Thursday January 15, 2015. According to charging documents, Altice allegedly had sexual contact with the 17-year-old boy between August and September of last year. Brianne Altice, was taken into custody and is headed to trial with 10 felony counts for alleged sexual relationships with three teens: five counts of first-degree felony rape, two counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy and three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse in connection with allegedly having sex with the three male students. Altice sex case shows how hard it is to sue a Utah school — and win
    A Utah family dropped its lawsuit recently against Davis School District, Davis High and former English teacher Brianne Altice. The primary facts are ...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  
This Aug. 13, 2011, photo shows the Grouse Creek Valley schoolhouse in Grouse Creek Valley. The small rural school in a ranching community in the northwest corner of the state has asked for and been granted approval to switch to a four-day school week, a move that three other outlying counties in the state have already adopted. Grouse Creek school changing to four-day school week
    Grouse Creek • A small rural school in a ranching community in the northwest corner of the state is set to begin a four-day school week, a move that t...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school board rejects larger role for governor in public education
    Utah’s state school board will not join with Gov. Gary Herbert in calling for federal legislation to identify state governors as key partners in educa...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 09:14 am   |     |   Share
  • Westminster College’s new president is a lot like the old one
    Westminster College has a new president — the university’s interim president. The private college’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ste...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • State School Board mourns loss of one of its own
    Mark Openshaw was a role model, a good friend and “the perfect gentleman,” according to his colleagues on the Utah Board of Education. He would open d...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • State School Board confirms new associate superintendent
    Rounding out a series of executive shakeups at the Utah State Office of Education, Ogden School District administrator Rich Nye was confirmed on Frida...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah lawmakers contemplate artificially boosting per-student spending with teacher training money
    Since school budgets were slashed during the Great Recession, education leaders have clamored for funding to provide workplace training for teachers. ...
    Updated Jun 18 2015 07:43 am   |     |   Share
  • U.plans $6.4 M telescope array expansion for a better look at cosmic rays
    Utah physicists want to know what is firing off the strongest particles in the universe. To investigate the energy-dense cosmic rays, they will need ...
    Updated Jun 16 2015 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Marjie Jones

Kaden Jones, center, appears with sisters Whitney and Bailey before his type 1 diabetes spun out of control at a Westminster College basketball camp in July, claiming his life. Kaden's parents Marjorie and Paul Jones are now suing Westminster, saying the school is at fault for the death of their 13-year-old son on July 22, 2014. Westminster attorneys deny the Jones' allegations of negligence and maintain the school has paid for some expenses related to the boy's death. After 13-year-old dies at Westminster College basketball camp, family sues
    After pleading for months, Kaden Jones finally persuaded his parents to let him go to a four-day basketball camp in Salt Lake City. The St. George fa...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school districts eyeing tax increases to cover charter school funding costs
    Murray • With a proposed $605,000 tax increase, members of the Murray Board of Education hope to hire additional school counselors, math coaches and e...
    Updated Jun 09 2015 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Scott Williams | Courtesy of the Burpee Museum of Natural History

Researchers work to uncover fossils in a dig site in southern Utah.

Would-be Mars explorers say Utah dinosaur find supports their cause
    Would-be Mars explorers believe a Utah dinosaur quarry is proof their extraterrestial quest is worthy. A dinosaur fossil found 13 years ago in souther...
    Updated Jun 09 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Marykate Glenn, Matthew Briggs, and Steven Dama at work in the Edible Campus Gardens at the University of Utah, Thursday June 4, 2015. The University is pledging to put 20 percent of its food budget toward ‘Real food’: University of Utah commits to a dining-hall overhaul
    On a slow summer day at the University of Utah’s athlete dining hall, executive chef Peter Hodgson labored over a bit of beef. With grill marks just s...
    Updated Jun 09 2015 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
More Utah students are earning perfect scores on the ACT, including Skyline High School students Juncen Wang and Hans Lehnardt, who scored a 36 this year. Perfect score on ACT just isn’t what it used to be as more Utah students rack up 36s
    Ella Johnson doesn’t remember exactly how many ACT tests she has taken. “I think I took it a total of six times,” the Davis High senior said. But Jo...
    Updated Jun 07 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Solar panels sit on top of the University of Utah's Marriott Library. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again recognized the University of Utah as a top school for green power purchasing in its College and University Green Power Challenge. University of Utah recognized for use of green energy
    With more than 280 buildings and 13 million square feet of indoor space, green energy would seem elusive if not impractical at the University of Utah....
    Updated Jun 06 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

West Jordan student Laurel Kelly wears one of her stickers on a shirt given to her because she was not wearing clothing approved by the school's dress code, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. West Jordan students protest ‘sexist’ dress code with ‘not an object’ stickers
    West Jordan • A group of West Jordan High School students intentionally broke the school’s dress code Wednesday to make a point about sexism. They wor...
    Updated Jun 04 2015 10:08 am   |     |   Share