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  • Ogden School District appoints longtime educator superintendent
    With a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Ogden Board of Education selected Sandy Caroles as the new superintendent of the Ogden School District. Caroles...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah teacher selected for national fellowship
    A Salt Lake City elementary school administrator was selected for a fellowship with the National Institute for Latino School Leaders, institute offici...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • State budget exercise hints at charter-school funding reform
    As part of a budgeting exercise this month, the state school board’s three-member leadership team recommended shifting funding from public schools to ...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Weber State bans ‘smart’ watches in testing centers
    If your watch can tweet, don’t wear it to the exam room. Weber State University is warning students this week to leave high-tech accessories at home ...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 07:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah parents, teachers divided over temporary move away from year-round schooling
    Two year-round elementary schools in Herriman could return to traditional nine-month calendars this fall. But Jordan School District officials say th...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives the Keynote address for the conference “Freedom and the Rule of Law” at Utah State University. 
Scott Sommerdorf / The Salt Lake Tribune)  Campus gun laws are not carved in stone
    Leave the handgun, bring the hardcover. That’s the warning from the University of Utah, which is barring guns at an upcoming speaking tour appearan...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 08:07 am   |     |   Share
  • Weber State University prepares to open LGBT resource center
    Weber State University is set to get its first LGBT center — an effort to improve resources for students and Ogden residents. The new office on the s...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 09:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Students rush past former Monument Valley High Principal Sylvia McMillan during lunch at the school on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Monument Valley is one of four schools in Utah to receive two consecutive failing grades in 2013 and 2014. Bill would turn failing schools into state-run charters
    Soon it may be more than baseball players who are worried about a third strike. Utah Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, wants to hold public schools t...
    Updated Jan 18 2015 01:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Al Hartmann | Salt Lake Tribune Burton Elementary third grader Ryan Cooley heaps on fresh lettuce to his lunch tray from the salad and fruit bar in the lunchroom at Burton Elementary School in Kaysville Monday.   The school participates in the Gold Medal School program which stresses a healthy lifestyle through eating well and excercise.  Budget cuts could cut the program in half.  The school just started the program this year. BYU study: Kids eat more vegetables after recess
    Federal school lunch guidelines once counted pizza sauce as a vegetable to make it look like American kids were eating their leafy greens. But it turn...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Beard supporters and enthusiasts, with some wearing cardboard cut-out beards, ride around Brigham Young University during a BYU clarifies beard policy; spells out exceptions
    Brigham Young University is spelling out the rules for who can flout its no-beard policy and still pass class. For the first time, the private univer...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:20 am   |     |   Share
  • New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to deliver University of Utah commencement address
    The University of Utah has announced its commencement speaker. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, who is a U. alum, will deliver the...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Sotomayor said Wednesday she wouldn't be where she is today without affirmative action, and that to think that such programs are no longer needed is to be Sotomayor to speak at the U.
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is set to speak at the University of Utah for the first time on Jan. 28. Tickets are sold out for the free...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake spelling bee back on with Overstock.com, City Journals as sponsors
    On your mark, get set, spell! After a near brush with cancellation, the Salt Lake County Spelling Bee is back on for this spring after Overstock.com a...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Brian Maffly |  Tribune file photo)   
ìThe Rebels,î by Utah sculptor Jerry Anderson. Dixie State University returning controversial ‘Rebels’ statue to artist
    A statue of Confederate soldier boys is gone once and for all from Dixie State University — a move by the school to shed lingering ties to slavery. I...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah educators join chorus calling for changes to No Child Left Behind law
    The goals of No Child Left Behind were lofty: By 2014, every student in public education would be reading and performing math at grade level. But tho...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of The University of Utah
A screenshot from the Bad Air Day video game. Been breathing Utah’s bad air? Now play the video game
    When it’s gunky outside, the last thing you want to do is send the kids out to play. Now there’s an alternative that covers the bases — both education...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 07:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Governor’s Common Core advisers like the controversial new education guidelines
    Twin reports from a state committee formed to review the Common Core found the education standards to be at least equal to and in many ways superior t...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at the inauguration of Deneece Huftalin as president of Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville, Friday January 9, 2015. Free community college? In Utah, could be a tough sell
    Tuition payments might one day vanish from community college students’ list of worries. President Barack Obama announced a preliminary plan Friday to ...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • photo courtesy BYU

This photo shows the hand of a mummified child thought to be about 18-months-old.

After flub, BYU researcher restores Egyptian ties
    Ancient history can still hit a nerve. A researcher’s offhand comment made international headlines in recent weeks, jeopardizing Brigham Young Univer...
    Updated Jan 12 2015 09:13 am   |     |   Share
  • State school board starts work on Utah science standards
    Utah school leaders are just starting the thorny process of updating the state’s science education standards. But already they’ve been warned not to r...
    Updated Jan 09 2015 10:53 am   |     |   Share
  • New state school board elects leaders
    State school board members on Thursday re-elected David Crandall and David Thomas as board chairman and vice-chairman, respectively. The board also a...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share