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Last Updated Feb 10, 2016 07:28PM

A House committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a bill creating a primary election for state school board candidates. West Valley Republican Rep. Craig Hall, the bill’s sponsor, said a p...

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  • American rapper Talib Kweli Greene, who performs under the name Talib Kweli, poses for a portrait during an interview in Los Angeles on Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) U. pays rapper Talib Kweli after MLK keynote contract dispute goes public
    Rapper Talib Kweli was praised by the University of Utah’s official Twitter account for an “impactful and thought-provoking” keynote address during it...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Turnover continues at Utah State Office of Education
    Scott Jones, one of three associate superintendents at the Utah State Office of Education, will leave his post at the end of February, the state schoo...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah schools could teach kids how to ‘respect’ but not fear guns under proposed training
    The Utah Senate gave its first vote of approval on Tuesday to a bill to create gun safety training for middle school students. Under the bill, sponso...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah colleges hope for arts, humanities buildings from Legislature this year
    Weber State University historians and political scientists are cheering a $5 million outside donation to upgrade their on-campus home, and hope it wil...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:32 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Historian Dorris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the RootsTech conference at the Salt Palace on Saturday. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks dead presidents and family memories at Utah genealogy conference
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rosa Duarte, 4, left, and Viola Corley, 4, investigate small plastic bugs and leaves with magnifying glasses in Mrs Shackelford and Mrs. McDonald’s pre-school classroom #206 at Wright Elementary School, Thursday, October 24, 2013. County mayor Ben McAdams, Republican and Democratic councilmen and school district officials visited the classroom filled with kids who were able to get in because of an appropriation that allowed 600 more kids to get into Granite School District preschools this fall. Senate committee OKs $11M expansion of public preschool in Utah
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    Updated Feb 04 2016 07:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   At Roots, Utah’s first farm-based charter school in West Valley City, students get hands on experience working at the school’s farm just down the street from the school.  A legislative task form is recommending changes to the way Utah’s charter schools are funded. Senate gives early approval to funding bump for Utah charter schools
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Charter school students from around the state cheer before Governor Gary R. Herbert speaks to them at the Utah State Capitol Wednesday February 3, 2016. Lawmakers debate need for transparency into how Utah taxpayer money is used by charter-school-hired companies
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  • Senate gives first OK to reinstating school board election committee; Dabakis calls it ‘punting’
    Members of the Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to a one-year fix for the state’s embattled state school board election law on Wednesday. The bi...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU president to retire
    Utah State University President Stan Albrecht is set to retire, the school announced Wednesday. Albrecht, 73, has held the post for 11 years and will...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 10:38 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jace Johnson, who is close to finishing a welding certification at Mountainland Applied Technology College in Orem practices welding pipe at a 45 degree angle Tuesday Nov. 3.    According to a legislative audit, Utah College of Applied Technology has changed its reporting of student certification in response to a desire for more certificates, outlined in Utah’s “66% by 2020” goal. Lawmakers blast Utah technical college for unrepentant ‘fraudulent reporting’
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  • Bill would remove all references to State Office of Education from Utah law
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  • Utah business leaders want public to vote on new taxes to fund schools
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  • Audit finds that USTAR needs more reforms
    The state technology agency once prized as an economic engine and later slammed for inflating its value is receiving fresh criticism from the Legislat...
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  • Proposal to give all Education Fund money back to K-12 could backfire on Utah students
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jace Johnson, who is close to finishing a welding certification at Mountainland Applied Technology College in Orem practices welding pipe at a 45 degree angle Tuesday Nov. 3.   According to a legislative audit, Utah College of Applied Technology has changed its reporting of student certification in response to a desire for more certificates, outlined in Utahís ì66% by 2020î goal. Legislature to consider overhaul of beleaguered tech-ed system
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    A proposal to create the role of “teacher leader” in Utah schools was approved by a committee of lawmakers on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Ogden R...
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  • New statewide crisis line puts help in the palm of Utah students’ hands
    Utah Sen. Daniel Thatcher said his first experience with suicide came at age 11, when a classmate made that choice. By age 16, the West Valley Republ...
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