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  • Jordan School District eyes $10 million boost to teacher pay
    Teachers in Jordan School District are about to see more green for their time at the blackboard. Representatives of the district’s school board and e...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City School District commits to protecting privacy of undocumented students
    Members of the Salt Lake City School District board took a stand against the harassment and deportation of undocumented students on Tuesday, voting un...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gov. Gary Herbert, left, visits with Vance Checketts with Dell-EMC and Cydni Tetro, Chairman of the Utah Women’s Tech Council Tuesday March 21 in the capitol rotunda where he announced the new Talent Ready Utah executive board and launched the grant application process. Gov. Herbert touts work-related school programs in Utah
    Gov. Gary Herbert wants Utah to continue improving its school system — and he said Tuesday pairing education and the private sector furthers that goal...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Logan Hall, left, Salt Lake School Distirct Peer Assistance Review supervisor, meets with one of the program’s mentor teachers Pat Draper at Bachman Elementary in Salt Lake City.  The teacher mentoring program has boosted staff retention rates but recently lost its state funding. The district plans to continue the program internally.  Draper, a teacher with 40 years of experience mentors Daniel Mills as he teaches his fourth grade class. After funding cuts, SLC schools hope to keep teacher mentoring
    Backman Elementary teacher Daniel Mills doesn’t mince words about his lack of teaching experience, limited to a year as an assistant educator and two ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:05 am   |     |   Share


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  • Ogden School District taps state administrator as next superintendent
    One of Utah’s top public education managers is headed back to the Ogden City School District. The district announced Thursday that Rich Nye, currently...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southern Utah University sees unexpectedly large enrollment decline
    Southern Utah University officials aren’t quite sure why they lost more than 1,000 students between fall and spring semester this school year. Some of...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune File Photo)   U.S. News & World Report has rated The University of Utah Hospital among the top the best graduate schools in the nation. U. med school rises in ranks of doc trainers
    Utahns who want to be physicians have only one option for medical school in the state, but a recently released report found that choice is a good one....
    Updated Mar 15 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school board passively repeals revision for student-athlete transfers
    The Utah Board of Education walked back three months of debate over transfer rules for student-athletes on Monday, effectively repealing a new policy ...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Public Education representatives pose for a group portrait at the Utah State Capitol Thursday March 9, 2017. Utah teachers see give-and-take during legislative session
    The 2017 legislative session was boom and bust for education advocates on all sides of the ideological spectrum. Included in more than $230 million in...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Nahida Smith, left, and Fredale Burns work underneath the robot to remove the wooden bumpers to allow for new ones to be installed. The Navajo Mountain High School robotics team competes at the ’Utah FIRST Robotics Competition,’ Thursday, March 9, 2017. Tiny Navajo Mountain school reaches Utah robotics contest
    Everyone stood around with blank stares, not knowing where to start that first day of robot building at Navajo Mountain High School. The newly formed...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • House approves revised system with a one-year break from school letter grades
    School grades would be suspended for one year under a possible compromise bill approved Tuesday by the Utah House. House members voted 56-18 for SB22...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah lawmakers give final approval to this year’s school-grading overhaul
    A seven-year tradition of passing school grading bills continued Wednesday when the Utah Senate gave the final vote of approval for SB220. The new pro...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Crystal Hern·ndez, right, and Amy Dominguez speak during a meeting at Salt Lake City School District Tuesday March 7, 2017. Salt Lake City schools seek more input before vote on immigration-enforcement policy
    The Salt Lake City Board of Education declined Tuesday to pass a resolution that lays out what school district employees can do to protect students fr...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 11:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, right, speaks to members of the House Democrats caucus meeting at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 2, 2017. Complaints accuse Utah lawmaker of bullying, berating school officials in front of students
    Students who visit Utah’s Capitol during the legislative session get a civics lesson on state history and government, and, for at least one group of U...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 11:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  | Tribune file photo)    Former West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder, now a state lawmaker, sponsored HB212, that creates a pilot program to reward top teachers who move to or stay at high-poverty schools in the state. In this file photo, Winder helps Darlynn Tobar, then a sixth grader at Endeavor Hall, write a letter inviting then-President Obama to visit Utah, Thursday, December 5, 2013. Senate approves $5,000 bonuses for teachers at high-poverty schools
    Both the House and Senate have approved a bill that would give a $5,000 bonus to top-performing teachers who work in high-poverty schools. Senators v...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 05:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, is pushing a bill that allows the state board of education to forfeit federal funds if a particular program conflicts with state policy, then seek reimbursement from the Legislature. Senate approves symbolic bill letting state school board ask for money
    The Utah Board of Education’s ability to request state funding to cover the cost of ignoring federal mandates would be enshrined in law under a bill a...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 02:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brighton High School teacher Aaron Hadfield describes a foreign policy simulation assignment to his American Problems class. Hadfield was one of the 2016 winners of the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. Got a favorite educator? Nominations open through March 17 for Huntsman Awards
    The Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education — now celebrating 25 years of honoring Utah educators ­— are open for nominations through 5 p.m. on Ma...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a Monday panel discussion about the normalization of rape, its implications for different populations and how to combat it. The panelists included Romeo Jackson, a graduate student in the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy; Stephany Murguia, outreach and access coordinator at the Rape Recovery Center; Rachel Alicia Griffin, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the U; and Julie Valentine, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University, from left. Young Utahns need to know about consent and sexual violence in a real-world way, panel says
    Romeo Jackson believes the best way to teach young people about consent and sexual violence is to put the concepts in a context they can understand. F...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Resurrected school truancy bill dies again in the Utah Senate
    Utah Senators gave a decisive vote of opposition on Monday to a bill that failed the chamber last week but was kept alive through legislative maneuver...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 07:47 am   |     |   Share
  • Struggling students forced to wait as Utah’s public colleges don’t have enough therapists
    David Bush can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but he’s seen more students than ever before in Utah State University’s counseling center asking for help....
    Updated Mar 09 2017 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate panel clings to school grading despite push to end practice
    A brewing showdown over school grading may have ended Friday, when the Senate Education Committee voted to stop a bill from reaching the Senate floor ...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate combines property tax freeze, school funding equalization proposals
    Senators played matchmaker on Friday, joining a bill to raise money for education with a dormant proposal to equalize school district funding. The Sen...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 02:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • ‘I sure hope we weren’t wrong’: Utah school board questions decision to not immediately shut down Vineyard charter school
    The Utah Board of Education had its first opportunity on Thursday to weigh in on the allegations of misconduct at Franklin Discovery Academy. The Vine...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 08:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Former West Valley Mayor Mike Winder, now a state legislator, is sponsoring HB212 to use bonuses to recruit expert teachers to low-income schools with at-risk students. ‘Good teachers deserve to be rewarded’: Bonus bill sails through Senate committee
    A proposal to pay high-performing teachers extra to work in high-poverty schools is headed to the Senate after a warm committee reception on Thursday....
    Updated Mar 02 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share