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  • Report: Tossed Salt Lake City school lunches a protocol breach
    The Salt Lake City School District is reiterating that a school cafeteria worker broke district protocol in January when she “arbitrarily and capricio...

    Updated Oct 21 2014 10:02 am   |     Share
  • New Utah report cards: Too complex to hand to parents
    No one likes getting a report card. And it seems this year, state education leaders are nervous about sending them out. Next week, Utahns will get a f …
    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:48 am   |     Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Lily Eskelsen Garcia comments during a panel discussion at the UEA convention at the South Towne Expo Center, Thursday, October 16, 2014 NEA president: Don’t punish teachers with test scores
    Sandy • A former Utah educator returned home to a rock-star welcome Thursday as she criticized the “toxic” culture of testing in America’s public scho...

    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:27 am   |     Share
  • (Courtesy of Susanne Nilsson)
An email to Utah State University threatened USU students, faculty protest terrorist threats against critic of video games
    Logan • Utah State University students protested the cancellation of a feminist video game critic’s speech Wednesday. But they don’t blame video blog...

    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:47 pm   |     Share

  • (Courtesy of Susanne Nilsson)
An email to Utah State University threatened Utah lawmaker: State colleges can’t limit guns
    A day after an embattled feminist media critic canceled a university lecture when she learned handguns would be allowed in the room despite death thre...

    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:47 pm   |     Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Frank Shelly, an actor playing a Frankenstein-type monster, high-fives with a line of students after he visited students at Fort Herriman Middle School on Wednesday to deliver an anti-bullying message. The event is sponsored by Nightmare on 13th in connection with the national Don't Be a Monster Campaign, Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Fort Herriman students encouraged not to be monsters
    Frank Shelly, an actor playing a Frankenstein-type monster, exchanges high-fives Wednesday with a line of students after delivering an anti-bullying m …
    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:50 pm   |     Share
  • Snow College student charged with making a ‘terroristic’ threat
    Prosecutors say a former Snow College student threatened terrorism when he posted on Facebook that homecoming weekend at the Ephraim school would “go ...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 11:01 pm   |     Share
  • Education managers ask for help with charter school growth
    The State Office of Education needs more people to handle the growth of charter schools in Utah. Education managers asked the State School Board on F...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 02:06 pm   |     Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brad Smith listens to the end of the state school board meeting, Friday, October 10, 2014, just before they moved into executive session in order to confirm him as the new Superintendant. A divided State School Board picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith on Friday as Utah’s next state superintendent of public instruction. Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith picked to head state schools
    A divided state school board picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith on Friday to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial ...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 02:06 pm   |     Share
  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Odyssey Elementary School Principal, Dale Wilknison (left), chats with, Brad Smith, superintendent of Ogden School District, at Odyssey Elementary School, Thursday, January 5, 2012. Final four make their case for state superintendency
    The four men vying for the position of state superintendent sat for a final job interview on Thursday in front of their 15 would-be employers and roug...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 01:45 pm   |     Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Juniors Helen Schroeder and David Morrell work in Afton Brown's AP calculus class at Hillcrest High School Wednesday October 8, 2014.  More Utah students take AP tests; pass rate stays the same
    Utah’s minority high school students are taking Advanced Placement tests in greater numbers. Last year, the number of Mexican-American students takin...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     Share
  • ‘Sexting’ is constant among Utah high schoolers
    Celebrities aren’t the only ones taking sexually explicit selfies. About 20 percent of Utah’s high school students are sending such pictures, too. A...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
University of Utah students walk between classes near the Marriott Library Tuesday October 8. Enrollment flat at Utah public colleges; more Latino students
    The number of students on Utah college campuses hasn’t changed much since last fall, but more of those students are Latino. Utah’s system of public c...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     Share
  • Utah A.G.: Common Core doesn’t cede school control to feds
    The state school board acted within its legal authority in adopting the Common Core, and Utah maintains control of what and how its children are taugh …
    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:18 pm   |     Share
  • Guv’s Common Core committee says it wants to stay out of the politics
    A state committee charged with reviewing Utah’s adoption of the Common Core doesn’t want to get caught up in the politics of the controversial curricu...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:00 pm   |     Share
  • |  AP file photo 2 Utahns, 2 non-Utahns finalists for state schools superintendent
    Utah’s next state superintendent will be a man with a background in education, based on a list of final candidates released Monday by the State Board ...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:00 pm   |     Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A shuttle bus leaves the Zion Canyon Village just outside  Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah Monday, September 30, 2013. A looming federal government shutdown could close all National Parks. Federal land managers announce free entry days
    Long-term vacation planners might want to consider upcoming “fee-free” days. Federal land agencies released a list of upcoming free entry days Monday...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:00 pm   |     Share
  • Courtesy  |  Dan Campbell, AAA
A motorist connected to monitoring equipment drives through Salt Lake City’s Avenues district while making phone calls, tuning the radio and performing other tasks during research that showed that voice-controlled infotainment systems in cars can be more distracting than many people believe. The University of Utah conducted the research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Most dangerous passenger? Could be Siri, Utah study finds
    If you order Siri around while you’re on the road, you’re more distracted than if you use your car’s voice-controlled system to make a call or find di...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:00 pm   |     Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Patrick Utzinger (left), helps out in the lunch line at City Academy in Salt Lake, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Utzinger, a senior at City Academy, is enrolled a job-training program for students with disabilities. Study: More job training needed for Utah’s disabled students
    Patrick Utzinger doesn’t want other students to face the kind of bullying he did as a kid. So the autistic high school senior is interviewing this w...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 01:45 pm   |     Share
  • (Benjamin Wood  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Parents protest federal intrusion into Utah schools outside of the Royal Wood Office Plaza in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 25. Low test scores may add to Utah debate over teaching math
    Utah’s path to the Common Core began with a math problem. In 2002, the state school board adopted a new framework for the math skills kids should le...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 11:06 am   |     Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Second graders, and Gabriel Hernandez, are second graders, in Salt Lake's Dual Immersion Academy. Friday, October 3, 2014 Utah charter schools score low on diversity
    Charter school students in Utah are whiter and wealthier than their traditional public school counterparts, according to a report released this week. ...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 10:30 am   |     Share