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For years, the debate over how to elect Utah’s state school board has been locked in a stalemate between partisan and nonpartisan proposals. Several bills have been sponsored and defeated, allowing a...

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  • Lawmakers question new method for grading schools
    Utah schools will be graded on a modified curve this year under an agreement reached by legislative leaders and state education managers. But some law...
    Updated Nov 19 2014 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. of Utah turning recruiting attention from foreign students to closer climes
    Learn English well enough to pass Psych 101, then enroll in college classes in the United States. That’s the promise from college prep programs to in...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:03 am   |     |   Share
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The University of Utah's student team won first place Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in the Chem-E-Car competition sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers with its hydrogen-powered entry, Helena Handbasket. Hydrogen fuel pushes University of Utah boxcar into first place at chemical engineering competition
    Hydrogen fuel won the day for a team of University of Utah students. The undergraduates took first place Sunday at the Chem-E-Car chemical engineering...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Dr. Ty Harrison talks to 7th grade students at Pacific Heritage Academy about the trees they will be planting in the Jordan River Wildlife Grove on the school's property as part of a three year restoration of the Jordan River. 
Friday, November 14, 2014 New grant aims to connect residents, students with Jordan River restoration
    Next spring, visitors to Pacific Heritage Academy in Salt Lake City will pass by a budding grove populated with plants and trees native to Utah’s Jord...
    Updated Nov 14 2014 10:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Obama offers states 3-year waivers from NCLB
    Utah’s waiver from No Child Left Behind expires next summer, but if the state school board requests an extension, it could last until 2018. The U.S....
    Updated Nov 15 2014 09:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. study explores why men developed better navigation skills
    Forget the adage about men never asking for directions. New research from the University of Utah shows they might not need to. U. researchers studying...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks to Kearns High School seniors Wednesday Nov. 12 on the importance of continuing their education as they apply online at the Kearns High School Library for college during Utah College Application Week. Utah high schools, higher education encourage students to apply to college
    Austin Taylor completed two college applications Wednesday — one to Southern Utah University and another to Snow College. The Kearns High School senio...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A 17-year-old student was listed in serious condition after falling from a school bus on Interstate 80, Monday, June 20, 2011. Alpine School District leads the state in bus safety violations
    The state’s fastest-growing — and largest — school district has had trouble keeping up with maintenance on its buses. A biannual inspection by the Uta...
    Updated Nov 13 2014 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • U. says it’s making good on pact with Ute tribe
    Fewer fans are showing up to University of Utah football games in headdresses, warpaint or other culturally-insensitive getups. University leaders po...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Students work on cell identification during Betsy Revenaugh's  seventh-grade science class at the Salt Lake Arts Academy in Salt Lake City, Monday, October 27, 2014. The school was one of the charter schools that scored above the state average in all test subjects. Grades for Utah's schools will look a lot like last year's
    Utah students failed the new SAGE test in large numbers, but most schools can count on getting either an “A” or “B” when grades are released next mont...
    Updated Nov 10 2014 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • ((Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)  )
U. honors students get a first-hand look at some of the features of their new home in the Donna Garff Marriott Residential Scholars Hall. Nanorod research was faked, University of Utah investigation finds
    An investigation has found faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab. A graduate student doctored photos for a paper about micro...
    Updated Nov 09 2014 10:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brad Smith is sworn in as the new state superintendent of public instruction during Friday November 7th Utah State Board of Education meeting in Salt Lake City. New schools superintendent not afraid to be unpopular
    Education bureaucrats usually stay under the radar, away from the cameras, locked in a proverbial ivory tower. That’s not new state schools superinten...
    Updated Nov 09 2014 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Minority enrollment continues to grow in Utah schools
    Hispanic students now make up more than half of the student body in Ogden School District, according to enrollment numbers released Friday by the Utah...
    Updated Nov 11 2014 05:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brad Smith ï State superintendent of public instruction Brad Smith sworn in as state schools superintendent
    Brad Smith became Utah’s newest state superintendent Friday. State school board members first voted 10-4 to appoint Smith to show their support and cl...
    Updated Nov 07 2014 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Outstanding ballots may decide state school board race
    One state school board race was still too close to call Wednesday after an election night that saw the defeat of at least three, and possibly all, of ...
    Updated Nov 05 2014 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Voters boot three Utah state school board incumbents
    Three state school board incumbents fell to challengers in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results. Linda Hansen defeated incumbent Michae...
    Updated Nov 05 2014 11:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Incumbents fall in Canyons School District race
    Voters in the Canyons School District ousted two of the three remaining inaugural Board of Education members in Tuesday’s election, according to unoff...
    Updated Nov 05 2014 11:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Senate president says nonpartisan state school board is unlikely
    Utah needs a new system for electing state school board members, but a preliminary discussion by legislative leaders on Wednesday suggested a replacem...
    Updated Oct 30 2014 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • Elementary principal apologizes for sending political email
    A Utah County school principal is facing criticism after sending an email from his work computer urging school staff to support specific school board ...
    Updated Oct 30 2014 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

This new wireless electric bus starts running this week at the University of Utah. It was built with a $2.7 million federal grant and uses a charging track at the school's bus stop neat the Special Events Center in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, October 28, 2014. University of Utah electric bus runs on a wireless charge
    A $2.7 million battery-powered bus is ferrying students and others from downtown to the U. And it doesn’t need cables to do it. The new wireless char...
    Updated Nov 12 2014 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Sonja Aoki's 4th grade class at Morningside Elementary School, in Holladay, Monday, October 27, 2014. Why do Utah kids stumble in sixth grade, high school math?
    Utah’s math scores drop in the transition from elementary school to middle school, and largely get worse as students get older. Students in grades th...
    Updated Oct 28 2014 10:42 pm   |     |   Share