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Weber State University officials on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of the Tracy Hall Science Center on the school’s Ogden campus. The 189,544-square-foot will begin hosting classes Monday, the first day of fall semester for the school’s 25,000 students. The …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah State University Old Main Building, Friday, July 22, 2016. Utah State says it didn’t cover up wrongdoing, will make changes to how it handles sexual assault
    Utah State University is vowing to improve its relationship with local law enforcement after four women told Logan police they were sexually assaulted...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • McCarthey Family offering Tom Brokaw lecture, essay competition with $2,500 prize
    Utah college and university students are invited to submit original essays for a competition held in conjunction with the McCarthey Family Foundation ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • This chart shows how students in Utah performed, on average, on the ACT test, organized by race. The ACT is graded on a 36-point scale. Utah’s ACT scores hold steady as national average slips
    That gap in ACT scores between Utah and the nation tightened this year as thousands of new test-takers drove down performance across the country, acco...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Stevens-Henager campus in Murray, Friday, March 20, 2015. Parent company of Stevens-Henager College asks for reconsideration of nonprofit denial
    The recent denial of nonprofit status for Stevens-Henager College and its sister institutions stemmed from an agenda-driven smear campaign, according ...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 10:25 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Students at Granite School District’s Granger High School make their way to class Monday Aug. 22, 2016, during the second week of school. Granite students held steady from last year’s test scores on the Utah-based year-end test known as SAGE. Utah as a whole also stayed relatively constant, test results show, with slight increases in math and science. SAGE results: Utah schools improve in math and science; English holds steady
    Utah’s schoolchildren boosted their math and science grades on their year-end test this spring, and English performance has stayed constant among the ...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. BYU relaxes policy for students who petition to stay without Mormon bishop’s OK
    Brigham Young University has relaxed the rules for students petitioning to remain on campus after shedding their Mormon faith. And those students may...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)    Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Group drops BYU law school investigation spurred by group that complained of discrimination
    The American Bar Association has dropped its investigation into a discrimination complaint against Brigham Young University. A group of former studen...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 09:14 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports financial earnings Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Utah Board of Education could sway plan on incentives for Facebook center
    Riverton • It’s a request state education bosses haven’t accepted just yet. The Utah Board of Education is taking more time to decide on a possible...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jacob Hansen, a 16-year-old West High student with cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis is joined by his mother Jodi, as he is outfitted with a unique motorized wheelchair at Shriner’s Hospital that in part allows him to go from a laying position to standing which not only helps his lungs breathe better but reduces strain on his bobby. The federal Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has had students like Jacob in mind this summer when it found that hundreds of state departments of education and school districts across the country had websites that could not be accessed by the deaf, blind, and others who cannot use a computer mouse. Disabled kids in Utah schools and across the nation face digital gap
    Strides in special education have not caught up with technology, leaving disabled students in the digital dust as their peers type and swipe through d...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports financial earnings Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) School board delays decision on $240 million Facebook deal
    State education leaders are reserving judgment on a $240 million proposal to lure a Facebook data center to 232 acres of farmland in rapidly growing J...
    Updated Aug 13 2016 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah student Kailey Stayner listens as  Fourth Grade student Enrique Roman reads at the University of Utah Reading Clinic in Murray. Roman is one of the young students being helped by U of U student tutors, Thursday, February 4, 2016. Starting Monday, Utah schools can hire people without education training, experience
    The first day of school this year will also be some Utah teachers’ first time leading a classroom. A new rule granting a teacher license to college gr...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school board approves settlement to end UEA lawsuit
    The Utah Board of Education agreed Friday to repeal and replace teacher discipline rules that were challenged in a lawsuit by the Utah Education Assoc...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Stevens-Henager campus in Murray, Friday, March 20, 2015. Feds deny nonprofit status for Utah’s Stevens-Henager and sister colleges, warning other such schools ‘Don’t waste your time’
    A Utah-based chain of private career colleges failed to receive nonprofit designations from the U.S. Department of Education, the department announced...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Denée Tyler, an Alpine School District English teacher for seventh and eighth graders at Mountain Ridge Junior High School in Highland starts to organize books in her classroom Wednesday August 10 for the new school year.  She mentors younger teachers and says that the problem isn’t attracting teachers, but retaining them. Tyler believes it will take a bump in base pay to fill a shortage of teachers in the Beehive State. Utah teachers say new licensing option will further erode profession
    English teacher Denée Tyler pops into classes taught by newer colleagues during her free period. After school, she coaches them on managing teen tantr...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school board, UEA near agreement to end teacher discipline lawsuit
    A lawsuit accusing the Utah Board of Education of violating teachers’ rights could be put to rest this week. The board is scheduled to discuss a sett...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 12:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU sophomore Madi Barney used to find solace in her off-campus apartment, until she was raped by a man there. BYU is allowing her to finish the semester, but they put a hold on any future class registration, requiring her to comply with an Honor Code investigation into her rape allegations, which have resulted in criminal charges against her alleged assailant. Barney is shown in her room, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Brigham Young University is under scrutiny amidst allegations that students who are victims of sex crimes are routinely investigated, under the auspices of the school’s famously-strict code of conduct, known as the ’honor code,’ and face disciplinary action as a result of reporting their abuse. Former student Madi Barney’s complaint spurs federal investigation into BYU’s handling of sex-assault reports
    The federal government is investigating Brigham Young University after receiving a complaint from a former student about how the school handles report...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Members of Buffalo Nation drum circle start the the Utah Division of Indian Affairs 11th anniversary of the GovernorÌs Native American Summit at Utah Valley University in Orem on Monday. This yearÌs theme is ÏWeaving Our Future Together: Love, Family & Community.Ó The theme reflects our focus on working together to strengthen family and tribal communities in order to build a better future for UtahÌs Native American population. Utah, regional tribal and state leaders meet at annual summit
    Orem • Representatives of roughly two dozen American Indian tribes will gather this week at the annual Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valle...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Utah State University  Torrey Green is being investigated for rape during his time at USU. Atlanta Falcons waive former Utah State student Torrey Green amid sexual assault investigations
    Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green was cut from the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday morning after team ownership learned of multipl...
    Updated Aug 06 2016 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Utah State University  Torrey Green is being investigated for rape during his time at USU. Former Utah State football player Torrey Green ‘has complete faith’ he will be found innocent in 4 sex assault allegations
    Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green believes he will be found innocent in the multiple sexual assault allegations that led the A...
    Updated Aug 06 2016 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah deaf and blind schools boss hopes to recoup stolen funds
    Representatives of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind assured lawmakers on Thursday that a recently discovered theft of at least $67,000 would no...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Forty new and current school resource officers in Granite School District will take part in a training module designed to teach officers how to best serve their school community and decrease stress levels.  School police officers encouraged to build relationships, trust at Granite training
    West Valley City • Roughly 40 school resource officers from the Granite Police Department and neighboring agencies are being trained this week on the ...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 07:44 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Tina Black, an MRI Technologist at Primary Children’s Hospital discusses her work after worship service at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, Sunday, July 31, 2016. A discussion on faith and science draws a group of University of Utah faculty and other scientists every Sunday for ’Science Slam.’ Salt Lake City congregation embraces the mysteries of both science and religion
    For Chris Jensen, science and religion are like “the marriage of two mysteries.” A biologist and senior laboratory specialist with the Huntsman Cance...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 06:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   While supporting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind, the Utah State Board of Education says requiring schools to report how many students are enrolled in college the year after high school will paint an inaccurate picture of student success in Utah, where many high schoolers head for Mormon missions after graduation. Board worries federal education law will ding Utah for number of students who serve Mormon missions straight out of high school
    The Utah Board of Education wants more flexibility in new federal regulations for school accountability. The panel over Utah’s 1,080 schools on Tuesda...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Tuesday, July 26, 2016 photo, Julia Huddleston, archivist at the university’s Marriott Library, holds a print from artist Leia Bell at a collection fifty years of music history and the evolution of concert poster art at the University of Utah library, in Salt Lake City. Fifty years of music history and the art of the concert poster are at the heart of a collection at the University of Utah featuring posters from local venues hosting acts ranging from rock legends The Who to indie folk band The Decemberists. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) University of Utah poster collection chronicles state’s music history
    Fifty years of music history and the art of the concert poster are at the heart of a collection at the University of Utah featuring posters from local...
    Updated Aug 01 2016 11:33 am   |     |   Share