EDUCATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EDUCATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah teacher nominated for Grammy award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472696-78/music-grammy-chapman-award.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472696-78/music-grammy-chapman-award.html.csp">Utah teacher nominated for Grammy award</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T13:20:16.924-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 01:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Next year’s Grammy Awards will feature the hottest names in the music industry and, possibly, a charter school teacher from American Fork. Caleb Chapman, music academy director at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, is among 25 semifinalists chosen to compete for the Grammy Music Educator Award, which recognizes excellence in music education. “It’s a huge honor,” Chapman said. “It’s exciting that The Recording Academy is recognizing the efforts of educators.” Chapman and his fellow se...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58472696@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:16 MDT School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58473033-79/education-percent-gap-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58473033-79/education-percent-gap-pay.html.csp">School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T12:00:02.596-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would grow faster if more people stayed in school longer. Plenty of data back them up. But the data also show something else: Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584730332014-09-30T12:00:02.596-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T12:00:02.596-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58473033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:02 MDT School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472855-68/education-percent-gap-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472855-68/education-percent-gap-pay.html.csp">School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T11:14:01.777-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would grow faster if more people stayed in school longer. Plenty of data back them up. But the data also show something else: Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584728552014-09-30T11:14:01.777-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T11:14:01.777-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:14:01 MDT Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58468305-90/commission-education-intergenerational-poverty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58468305-90/commission-education-intergenerational-poverty.html.csp">Utah seeks ways to end cycle of poverty as a family tradition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T01:01:02.799-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What if taxpayers could save money on such things as welfare programs and incarceration costs by addressing the problems encountered by children born into poverty like their parents and their grandparents before them? Provided with nutrition, health care, a safe environment and education, children born into a tradition of poverty — and its attendant ills — can grow up to be productive members of society who pay taxes rather than receive welfare or go to prison, said state Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogd...</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> 58468305@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT As families flee coal country, schools struggle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461722-68/students-schools-state-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461722-68/students-schools-state-kentucky.html.csp">As families flee coal country, schools struggle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM BEAM and JOHN RABY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:36:02.262-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pikeville, Ky. • When it opened in 1990 amid boom times deep in eastern Kentucky coal country, Shelby Valley High School had nearly 1,000 students, with enough demand that it built an addition the next year. Now the mines are closing, and the school big enough for 1,200 students sits at half capacity. When the families leave, Principal Greg Napier asks them why. “Gotta have a job,” they say. Kentucky’s public school system added more than 30,000 students over the past decade, growing by 4.8 perc...</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> 58461722@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:36:02 MDT Utah regents seek $78M for higher education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58459420-78/million-utah-funding-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58459420-78/million-utah-funding-university.html.csp">Utah regents seek $78M for higher education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T10:59:23.927-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 10:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s colleges and universities are asking the State Legislature for more than $78 million in new funding for the 2015-2016 school year. The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday approved their annual budget request, which includes $28 million for salary increases and $15 million to hire additional faculty and relieve a bottleneck in popular courses. “I do feel like we have great support from our legislators and they are very interested in prioritizing education,” said David Buhler, Utah com...</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> 58459420@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:59:23 MDT Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Osmond</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T19:00:03.803-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The problem began many years ago when our State Legislature drew boundaries for its school districts and authorized them with local taxing authority. The idea was to enable local control. Specifically, the plan was to empower locally elected school officials to manage the financial needs of their neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, these districts were not created with funding equity in mind. Now equal funding is a real problem, one that is destined to be fought in our courts if we don’t solve ...</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> 58456340@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:03 MDT Letter: Love’s view explains U.S. mediocrity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58455414-82/love-attitudes-campaign-clear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58455414-82/love-attitudes-campaign-clear.html.csp">Letter: Love’s view explains U.S. mediocrity</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T20:12:38.432-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have been watching Mia Love’s campaign commercials with great interest. It is clear that she will work to dump the common core standards. Perhaps attitudes such as Love’s are the reason the United States can loudly proclaim “we’re number 37” in the world in educational standing. Kendra Houser Salt Lake City</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> 58455414@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:12:38 MDT Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp">Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T10:53:07.409-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent changes to the exam for AP U.S. History have some parents in Utah and nationwide worried about a perceived push to teach revisionist history in schools. But Robert Austin, a social studies specialist with the Utah State Office of Education, told lawmakers on Tuesday that no such effort exists and the new AP exam is designed to improve understanding of American government. “What’s changing is the way students are going to be assessed and the deeper thinking that they’re going to be doi...</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> 58447419@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:53:07 MDT Denver area students walk out of school in history-curriculum protest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450386-68/board-students-history-protest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58450386-68/board-students-history-protest.html.csp">Denver area students walk out of school in history-curriculum protest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN SLEVIN and P. SOLOMON BANDA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T10:03:01.744-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arvada, Colo. • Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest involving six high schools in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the polit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584503862014-09-24T10:03:01.744-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T10:03:01.744-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450386@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:03:01 MDT Putting a device in every Utah student’s hands could = $434M http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58446515-78/technology-million-education-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58446515-78/technology-million-education-utah.html.csp">Putting a device in every Utah student’s hands could = $434M</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T21:46:53.472-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 09:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The cost of putting an electronic device in the hands of every Utah public school student could range from $177 million to $434 million. Apple iPads could be pricey, legislative fiscal analysts told members of the Utah Education Task Force Tuesday. Instead, the state could settle for Google’s much cheaper, stripped-down Chromebook. Legislative task force members have focused on school technology during their monthly meetings since a bill to launch a statewide modernization program stalled dur...</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> 58446515@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:46:53 MDT Denver students walk out over school board’s move to stifle civil disobedience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447595-68/board-students-history-proposal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447595-68/board-students-history-proposal.html.csp">Denver students walk out over school board’s move to stifle civil disobedience</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T18:32:00.994-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arvada, Colo. • Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584475952014-09-23T18:32:00.994-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T18:32:00.994-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447595@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:32:00 MDT Districts in Orlando, Atlanta split $1M school prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441848-68/schools-districts-county-prize.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441848-68/schools-districts-county-prize.html.csp">Districts in Orlando, Atlanta split $1M school prize</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE SCHNEIDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T12:48:45.13-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 12:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • In a first for the prestigious award, districts in Florida and Georgia will split the $1 million Broad Prize — the largest education award given to U.S. public schools. On Monday, Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and Orange County Public Schools in Orlando each were promised $500,000 in college scholarships for their high school seniors. The announcement marked the first time in its 12-year history that the Broad Prize for Urban Education has gone to two districts....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584418482014-09-22T12:48:45.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T12:48:45.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441848@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:48:45 MDT Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp">Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T08:03:08.467-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I’m inundated with emails blaming the country’s K-12 system. Today’s workers have to go to college, readers argue, because our increasingly broken public schools have ceded responsibility for educating them. Data from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, a ...</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> 58435604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:03:08 MDT Utah ends budget year with $166M surplus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421811-90/166-budget-education-ends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58421811-90/166-budget-education-ends.html.csp">Utah ends budget year with $166M surplus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:29:14.091-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah leaders got good news Tuesday — the state finished the 2014 budget year with a tidy $166 million surplus and will have a sizable chunk of that available to spend when they meet next year. After some required earmarks — money that is statutorily required to go to the Rainy Day Funds and the Disaster Recovery Fund, among others — $112 million is left, all but $7 million from higher-than-projected income tax collections that are constitutionally earmarked to be spent on public and higher educ...</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> 58421811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:29:14 MDT Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp">Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a “predatory lending scheme.” The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company’s private student loans. Corinthian misled students about their job prospects, in some cases paying employers to offer temporary jobs to graduates, the agency said Tuesday. Corinthian charged as much as $75,000 for a bachelor’s degree and pushed students...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218322014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421832@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:11:02 MDT Editorial: Smaller Utah classes would pay more than they cost http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421262-82/utah-class-classes-early.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421262-82/utah-class-classes-early.html.csp">Editorial: Smaller Utah classes would pay more than they cost</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T16:55:49.946-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is obvious that reducing class sizes will improve educational outcomes, but it’s also obvious that moving that needle is a mighty expensive proposition in a state that is long on children and short on taxpayers. The Tribune recently reached out to Utah teachers to tell us how big their classes are, and some of their answers were staggering. Classes over 40 and 50 students are not uncommon. But Utah’s demographics are relentless, and as a result we have gone decades spending less on each st...</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> 58421262@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:49 MDT Paul Rolly: Getting Utah’s homeless kids to school is a tough job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58419784-90/education-rock-shelter-kids.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58419784-90/education-rock-shelter-kids.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Getting Utah’s homeless kids to school is a tough job</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T07:39:18.078-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While Utah politicians wring their hands about Common Core and other education initiatives they didn’t think up themselves, and while legislators continue to micromanage education for their own special interests, heroic efforts by educators go unnoticed. Those who scream that Common Core is a federal socialist plot seem to be the last to worry about homeless children getting an education. After all, they often are the same folks who want to deport little kids whose only home has been in the U.S...</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> 58419784@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:39:18 MDT Letter: Utah’s class sizes do indeed matter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416516-82/class-classroom-instruction-size.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416516-82/class-classroom-instruction-size.html.csp">Letter: Utah’s class sizes do indeed matter</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.383-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As one of the teachers who responded to Lisa Schencker’s inquiry about class size, I was interested to read her article published Sept. 14. I was not surprised at the anecdotes from teachers and parents about the negative effects of large class sizes, ranging from the physical limitations of having enough space, to the difficulties of grading writing assignments and providing individual support. I was surprised by the statement of Judi Clarke, director of Parents for Choice in Education: “Class ...</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> 58416516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Trib Talk: What will it take to shrink class sizes? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58406854-231/tribtalk-class-sizes-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58406854-231/tribtalk-class-sizes-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: What will it take to shrink class sizes?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T13:45:17.425-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah schools are known for their large class sizes, but what difference do numbers make for students and teachers? How does quantity in the classroom affect learning? On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Education Policy Center director Andrea Rorrer, Utah State University education professor Laura Foley and Tribune reporter Lisa Schencker join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the research and what it would take to reduce class sizes.  Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join t...</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> 58406854@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:45:17 MDT