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Last Updated Mar 3, 2015 09:25PM

Midvale • Shortly after 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, students started trickling into Michele Brees’ fifth-grade classroom at Copperview Elementary. They hung up their wet coats and lined up to grab a cereal bar, string cheese and juice out of a …

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  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Downtown Salt Lake City is covered in an inversion layer Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Water vapor may help map pollution sources in Utah inversions
    When Utah’s winter air is “so bad you can taste it,” cyclist Chuck Heaton wears a respirator for his 9-mile commute. The same damp air the 39-year-old...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ben Shunn launches the aircraft that he and his team mate Levi Zubeldia competed with at the Regional Science Olympiad held at Westminster College, Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Over 500 middle and high school students competed in the 2015 Northern Regional Science Olympiad. Gallery: Utah kids compete in Science Olympiad at Westminster College
    More than 500 students competed Saturday in the Northern Regional Science Olympiad at Westminster College. The Olympiad consists of team events in div...
    Updated Mar 01 2015 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Teacher Natalie Edwards leads first-graders in a small group reading at Legacy Preparatory Academy in North Salt LakeTuesday Feb. 24, 2015. Charter schools are funded through a complex blend of state and local dollars that puts charters at odds with traditional district schools. As charter schools have grown, lawmakers are re-examining the state's funding formulas. How should Utah charter schools be funded?
    When Joseph Kim enrolled his sons at City Academy two years ago, he was lured by the appeal of small class sizes and individualized instruction. But ...
    Updated Mar 01 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Groups representing Utah teachers, parents, administrators and school boards gather at the Utah Capitol to express support for Governor Gary Herbert's public education budget on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Educators call on lawmakers to collaborate, invest in schools
    Representatives from Utah’s major education organizations gathered at the Capitol Friday to urge lawmakers to boost public school funding. Kristi Swe...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 06:44 pm   |     |   Share


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    State education managers are continuing with SAGE testing despite calls from Utah lawmakers to press pause on the computer-based student assessment. A...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Westminster College President Brian Levin-Stankevich will step down from his leadership position at the school after the 2015 commencement. Westminster College’s president announces retirement after 2015 commencement
    The president of Westminster College is set to retire in May after nearly three years in the school’s top post. President Brian Levin-Stankevich, 64,...
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  • House committee advances three competing school board election bills
    Lawmakers set the stage for another fight over partisan and nonpartisan school board elections on Thursday. After hearing six proposals for reforming...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bill proposes spending $75M on school technology
    Lawmakers gave an early nod on Wednesday to a bill that would set aside $75 million in one-time and ongoing funding for school technology. Sponsoring...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • U. study: Hospitals spend too much to defend Medicare patient care decisions
    A federal agency is overtaxing hospitals in its efforts to determine if they are overpaid for treating Medicare patients, according to a new multistat...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 06:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Committee approves bill clarifying parents’ right to opt students out of testing
    When Emmalee Gardner’s teacher pulled her out of class earlier this month to take a reading test, the 9-year-old Legacy Preparatory Academy student ba...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Committee approves world language requirement for Utah high school graduation
    Parlez-vous français? Habla español? High school students will have to answer “yes” to graduate if a bill making its way through Utah’s Capitol become...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Emma Herrera, a fourth grader from Armstrong Academy, gets instruction from Raquel Druce, kitchen manager at the Granite Education Center Cafe as she makes Granite District students compete with treats
    Fourth-graders from throughout the Granite School District wore toques and white jackets Friday as they prepared their favorite snacks in the 2015 Fut...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senators call for an end to SAGE testing in Utah schools
    Utah’s new testing system is just a year old, but at least one state lawmaker is ready to throw it out. The failures of the test, according to Draper ...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Essay contest probes journalism’s role in shaping sports
    College students pondering journalism’s role in shaping college and professional sports now can win $2,500 for writing down their thoughts. The winnin...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Computer error sends false test scores, magnet-school admissions to Salt Lake City students
    Salt Lake City School District managers are scrambling to correct an error that resulted in mistaken magnet-school acceptance letters being mailed to ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate approves bill to make Utah’s four largest school districts have partisan boards
    If state lawmakers have their way, candidates for the state school board and the four largest school districts’ boards will have to run the gauntlet o...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah sex assault measure that clarifies consent moves forward
    Utah senators signed off on a bill to clarify Utah’s sex assault statute with no discussion Tuesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary and Law Enforceme...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, explains the process of passing a bill as she meets with student council 6th graders from Sierra Bonita Elementary in the Nebo school district on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, as they learn about government and offer suggestions of their own. Following a tour of the Capitol, the students pitched their idea for a bill that would require lawmakers to spend time in schools before sponsoring education legislation. Students say lawmakers should be required to visit schools before making laws about them
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    Updated Feb 24 2015 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • School board poll
A survey conducted Feb. 2-9 asked 606 registered Utah voters how they think members of the state school board should be selected. Poll shows support for nonpartisan school board elections
    A majority of Utahns prefer nonpartisan elections for the state school board, according to a new poll by UtahPolicy.com. Of the 606 registered voters ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah senators give early approval to $75 million property tax hike
    A bill to raise property tax revenue for poorer school districts gained preliminary approval from Utah senators on Tuesday. SB97, which must clear an...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Charter school director claims email with lewd photo was the work of a cyberbully
    The director of Salt Lake City’s Dual Immersion Academy is doing damage control after a graphic email was sent Saturday under his name to members of t...
    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:04 pm   |     |   Share