BOARDS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BOARDS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Eliminate barriers to education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58084779-82/education-public-barriers-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58084779-82/education-public-barriers-lake.html.csp">Letter: Eliminate barriers to education</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T16:53:02.773-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our public schools are underfunded and overburdened because the Legislature refuses to properly fund public education in Utah. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of letting this be an excuse for why our local school boards can’t be more creative to find solutions to reduce class sizes, minimize testing hours, and maximize teaching time. Even more important is that we work even harder to remove the disparity in graduation rates between socioeconomic groups and communities and restore societ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084779@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:53:02 MDT Letter: Talk to students before acting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008636-82/students-education-applied-boards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58008636-82/students-education-applied-boards.html.csp">Letter: Talk to students before acting</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T07:34:03.266-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am a 17-year-old student, and I attend both Bingham High School and the Jordan Applied Technology Center. Being enrolled in the Tech Center has been a great opportunity and is helping me gain experience in the career I’ve always dreamed of having. Decisions recently made in education boards are changing the structure of applied technology programs. Through budget cuts, superfluous regulations, and increased required pre-tests and post-tests, students’ educational experiences are being limited ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58008636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:34:03 MDT