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Amid a federal civil rights investigation of his district and allegations of racial bias from a colleague, the chief of Salt Lake City schools is stepping down. Superintendent McKell Withers announced in a letter Friday to Salt Lake City School …

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  • Utah homeowners could see charter school funding on property tax notices
    School district administrators have argued for years that charter school funding should be listed on property tax notices. They could see their wish ...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • With $6.4 million grant, U. to investigate link between heart defects, poor school grades
    People born with heart defects who later struggle in school are a step closer to having more insight on a possible link between the two. University o...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Study: 1 in 4 homeless vets was discharged for alcoholism, other misconduct
    A new Utah study makes a case for why the military should keep better tabs on service members — even after discharging them for drug use or alcoholism...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah students drop from top spot in overall ACT scores
    Utah schools have one less thing to brag about after new ACT scores were released Wednesday. For the past two years, students in the Beehive State ha...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The University of Utah will celebrate the grand opening of its new $62.5 million College of Law building next week. View from the second floor of the inside of the building on the campus of he University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Friday, August 21, 2015.  University of Utah to debut new College of Law building
    Sitting in the sun-dappled atrium of the University of Utah’s new S.J. Quinney College of Law Friday, Matt Cloward was impressed by the amount of natu...
    Updated Aug 22 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A student at Alianza Academy draws hearts on a board alongside messages other students had written written after they learned the school will permanently close its doors after Friday due to its charter being revoked by the State Charter School Board, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Utah charter school shuts down after just three days of school
    South Salt Lake • Aimee Devine’s classroom showed all the trappings of the last week of school on Thursday. A handwritten note on the white board said...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Feds investigating claims of racial discrimination in Salt Lake City schools
    Federal education managers are investigating Salt Lake City schools over allegations of discrimination, retaliation and unfair treatment of minority s...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 07:37 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
First-year teacher Erika Williams finishes setting up her second-grade classroom for 24 students at Westbrook Elementary in Taylorsville on Tuesday, Aug. 18.  She was a student teacher at the school last year and was asked to fill a teaching position for the 2015-16 school year.  Granite School District starts Wednesday. Utah school districts ‘scramble’ to staff classrooms before students return
    Taylorsville • Erika Williams circled her second-grade classroom at Westbrook Elementary on Tuesday, placing papers on top of empty desks. She hoped ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Senate committee recommends confirmation of Utah County businessman, Nu Skin founder to Board of Regents
    Nu Skin Enterprises co-founder Steven Lund told Utah lawmakers Tuesday he credits higher education with his business success. “I believe in higher edu...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Working together on poster as part of their Utah’s Pacific Islander students face getting stuck on educational ‘island’
    For Tevita Tauteoli, the best hours of high school were those spent on the football field. A recent graduate of Hunter High, where he excelled as an ...
    Updated Aug 16 2015 06:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two Utah charter schools on the chopping block, parents and students may be left scrambling
    Students at two Utah charter schools may want to consider finding a new place to learn their reading, writing and arithmetic. The state Charter School...
    Updated Aug 15 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Diversity in Utah schools
Roughly one in four Utah students is part of a racial or ethnic minority group. But the schools those students attend are largely staffed with white teachers and principals. Utah educators are whiter than the students they teach
    Joyce Gray became Utah’s first black school principal in 1984 after assuming the top post at Arcadia Elementary. After three decades in education, th...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  

The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. BYU ranked among the least LGBT-friendly campuses
    Brigham Young University remains one of the most hostile campuses in the country for gay and transgender students, according to an annual college rank...
    Updated Aug 11 2015 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • State school board draws fire after dropping out of education coalition
    For two decades, a coalition of parents, teachers, principals and district administrators has met to set goals, discuss education policy and research ...
    Updated Aug 11 2015 10:17 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 Western Governors redefining higher ed 20 years after inception
    Valerie Lambiase, a nurse living in small-town Colorado, had just enrolled two daughters in college when she set her sights on fighting an infectious ...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Public feedback on evolution, climate change to be considered in rewrite of Utah school science standards
    It’s been roughly 20 years since science classes in Utah were updated, but the state school board is willing to wait a little longer. A set of propos...
    Updated Aug 07 2015 11:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City Mission seeking school supplies, volunteers for annual giveaway
    The Salt Lake City Mission hopes to provide 500 students with school supplies, haircuts and clothing for the new academic year, but organizers say the...
    Updated Aug 06 2015 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah school boards approve property tax increases to offset charter funding
    Two Salt Lake County school boards signed off on property tax increases on Tuesday, citing a need to offset funds paid to the state’s independent char...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  

Students work at a computer lab in the library on the campus on Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. As Utah students forgo Pell grants, college leaders scratch their heads
    Utah’s college students are leaving free money on the table — to the tune of $45 million last year, according to some estimates. The untouched cash ...
    Updated Aug 04 2015 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  
Students file out of the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus in November 2013. Utah regents give U of U, USU top bonuses in cash-for-performance payouts
    Cedar City • Based on the theory that even academics can be swayed by market forces, Utah higher-education bosses parceled out performance bonuses Fr...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State University students walk to classes on campus in Logan on February 25, 2013. USU recently added a new outdoor products degree. Regents OK degree in outdoor products at Utah State University
    Logan • Students at Utah State University who love the great outdoors will be the first in the country to major in it this fall. The Utah Board of Reg...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share