EDUCATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EDUCATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344690-68/education-standards-jindal-common.html.csp">Louisiana governor sues feds over Common Core</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELINDA DESLATTE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 07:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign. Jindal’s lawsuit accuses the Department of Education of illegally manipulating federal money and regulations to force states to adopt Common Core by dangling $4.3 billion in gran...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583446902014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T19:02:02.775-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344690@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:02:02 MDT Letter: Lockhart stars in Utah’s education soap opera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333894-82/utah-education-lockhart-becky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58333894-82/utah-education-lockhart-becky.html.csp">Letter: Lockhart stars in Utah’s education soap opera</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.702-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hmmm. Deputy Superintendent of Education Hales quickly and quietly resigned from her position this month. Superintendent of Education Menlove left shortly after in an equally strange way. The details are murky, hidden in secrecy. A man without any public education experience was hurried in by barely half the Utah Education Board to take Menlove’s place temporarily. Interesting that this man’s wife is suing the Utah Charter School Board because she was fired from a position as director of 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> 58333894@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT Editorial: Anti-Common Core mood based on ignorance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58339331-82/common-core-standards-recent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58339331-82/common-core-standards-recent.html.csp">Editorial: Anti-Common Core mood based on ignorance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.79-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I don’t know what they have to say It makes no difference anyway Whatever it is, I’m against it! No matter what it is Or who commenced it I’m against it!” — Groucho Marx The fear that the Common Core academic standards are a plot to surreptitiously indoctrinate the innocent schoolchildren of America into becoming gay socialists should be fatally undermined by recent reports that most Utahns don’t even know what the Common Core is. If Bill Gates and other backers of the educational standard...</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> 58339331@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT Letter: Lockhart not qualified for this http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58339928-82/lockhart-qualified-cared-professional.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58339928-82/lockhart-qualified-cared-professional.html.csp">Letter: Lockhart not qualified for this</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:27:51.808-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m beginning my 29th year as a public school teacher. I have BAs in English and French, and an MA in Linguistics. My children and I have been cared for by professional nurses over the years, just as RN Becky Lockhart and her children have been cared for by professional educators. Following Ms. Lockhart’s logic, I’m as qualified to be a nurse as she is to be state superintendent of Education.. Mary E. Peterson 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> 58339928@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:27:51 MDT University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp">University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of the University of Phoenix, a for-profit institution. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Friday at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390452014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:19:02 MDT Poll: Utahns oppose Common Core but don’t know what it is http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335522-78/standards-core-poll-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335522-78/standards-core-poll-state.html.csp">Poll: Utahns oppose Common Core but don’t know what it is</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T19:56:37.656-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More Utahns oppose than support new Common Core academic standards — but many also don’t understand them, according to the results of a new UtahPolicy.com poll. The poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Associates this month, shows that 41 percent of 408 likely voters surveyed said they somewhat or strongly oppose the standards. That’s compared with 29 percent who said they support the standards, and the rest were either neutral or didn’t know. That same poll, however, also shows that 29 percent of...</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> 58335522@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:56:37 MDT Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326552-78/board-lockhart-superintendent-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326552-78/board-lockhart-superintendent-state.html.csp">Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker and robert gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T15:29:50.021-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s bid to be the state’s next schools chief — rather than taking a run at governor in 2016, as had long been speculated — is inspiring strong reactions from politicians and educators, with some embracing the idea and others worrying about her lack of experience in public education. Lockhart confirmed Friday that she has applied for the job of state superintendent, aiming to replace retiring superintendent Martell Menlove. The state school board will decide whom to ap...</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> 58326552@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:29:50 MDT Letter: Education overcomes prejudice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322202-82/education-color-early-prejudice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322202-82/education-color-early-prejudice.html.csp">Letter: Education overcomes prejudice</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:20:02.382-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his column published in the Aug. 21 Tribune, Leonard Pitts stressed education as the chief combatant in our battle against prejudice. I am a firm believer in this approach. In the early ’80s, when my two children started school, I moved them from an all-white neighborhood to attend Washington Elementary on Salt Lake’s west side. They both began kindergarten with a teacher from South America and began to learn Spanish as a second language at that early age. They played with kids of all nation...</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> 58322202@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Letter: Education is more than just a school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313300-82/education-disparity-control-poverty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313300-82/education-disparity-control-poverty.html.csp">Letter: Education is more than just a school</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:12:02.511-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is the huge chasm in economic circumstances between the rich and the poor and this disparity continues to grow as the rich increasingly control the resources of the world. This disparity fuels discontent and frustration within the middle and poorer strata of the population as they continue to lose control of their own futures. This is mainly related to another disparity, which is the availability of education. Education is not just a matter of having a building called a school and a pers...</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> 58313300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Editorial: Utah School Board works for the public http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313830-82/public-board-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313830-82/public-board-state-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Utah School Board works for the public</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:20:46.698-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Members of the Utah State Board of Education are in charge of the state’s public schools. That means that everything they do is in the name of — and paid for by — the public. So it ought to go without saying that darn near everything board members do in their official capacity should be public. Sadly, someone had to say it. Happily, it was a member of the board, relative newcomer Terryl Warner of Hyrum, who spoke up the other day, calling out Board Chairman David Crandall and other members of 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> 58313830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:20:46 MDT Pitts: What’s next in Ferguson? Let’s try a little education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317706-82/black-cultural-ferguson-kids.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317706-82/black-cultural-ferguson-kids.html.csp">Pitts: What’s next in Ferguson? Let’s try a little education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T15:09:10.66-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What next? That’s what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals, and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown finally ends, what steps should civic-minded people take to address the ongoing abuse of African Americans by the criminal injustice system? Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, but in America? There will be no shortage of good ideas: dashboard cameras, community policing, the hiring of more black cops, 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> 58317706@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:09:10 MDT Utah schools to get record $39.2 million in trust money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314377-78/schools-money-trust-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314377-78/schools-money-trust-utah.html.csp">Utah schools to get record $39.2 million in trust money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:20:24.64-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah schools have received a record $39.2 million from School LAND Trust funds for the coming school year. ”School community councils will be receiving about 5 percent more money this year,” said Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust director for the Utah State Board of Education, in a news release. “This has become a substantial funding source for our schools, and allows parents a way to get involved and have a voice in helping improve the education of our students.” Each year, all Utah publ...</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> 58314377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:20:24 MDT Gale: Time for Changes in Higher Education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293669-82/college-education-graduates-higher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293669-82/college-education-graduates-higher.html.csp">Gale: Time for Changes in Higher Education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Don Gale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:10:01.409-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, The Economist magazine published a leader (editorial) about higher education titled “Creative Destruction.” Among other things, it said the cost of higher education skyrockets while productivity falters. A study by Oxford University says half of today’s occupations may be phased out in coming years. Another study by the Pew Research Center found that fewer than half of college graduates think their education was useful in preparing them for jobs or careers. Fifty percent said they ...</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> 58293669@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:10:01 MDT Less than half of Utah students proficient, new tests show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310430-78/results-standards-students-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310430-78/results-standards-students-percent.html.csp">Less than half of Utah students proficient, new tests show</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T14:45:21.825-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Preliminary results of Utah’s new school testing system are out — and, to the surprise of no one, they’re not exactly stellar. The percentage of Utah students who scored proficient or better in science ranged from 37 percent to 45 percent, depending on grade level. In math, anywhere from 29 percent to 47 percent of kids scored proficient. And in language arts, proficiency ranged from 38 percent to 44 percent. Proficiency was defined as performing at or above standards for grade level. Individu...</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> 58310430@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:45:21 MDT Letter: As Texas goes, so goes Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309848-82/texas-board-utah-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309848-82/texas-board-utah-education.html.csp">Letter: As Texas goes, so goes Utah?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.844-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was concerned by Paul Rolly’s Aug. 15 description of how the “rat pack” is manipulating the Utah State Board of Education, saddened by the frustrated departure of so many Utah Office of Education committed professionals, and bemused by the strident and barely coherent Op-ed by board members Jennifer Johnson and Jefferson Moss (“State education board defends Utah’s independence,” Aug. 15). Gail Collins described the same process of micromanagement and ideologically motivated interference that ...</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> 58309848@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Paul Rolly: Deputy’s departure signals rift in Utah education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292733-90/board-sltrib-education-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292733-90/board-sltrib-education-members.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Deputy’s departure signals rift in Utah education</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="2014-08-14T22:07:01.864-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those speaking on the record about the abrupt resignation of state Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales have painted a picture of normalcy, no major controversy or disgruntlement that caused her to leave earlier than she had anticipated. Hales herself told The Salt Lake Tribune that she had planned to retire this fall or winter. When she surprisingly gave her notice last Friday, she said she planned to use vacation and other leave until her retirement becomes official at the end of December. But ...</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> 58292733@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:07:01 MDT Op-ed: State education board is maintaining Utah’s independence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293847-82/board-state-utah-waiver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293847-82/board-state-utah-waiver.html.csp">Op-ed: State education board is maintaining Utah’s independence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Johnson and Jefferson Moss</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:32:31.459-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There seems to be some confusion about an action by the Utah State Board of Education on Aug. 8. Although the board approved applying for a waiver from some parts of the federal law known as the No Child Left Behind Act, this was not the same waiver that the board had approved in 2012. This year, the board approved several alternative assurances as part of its application to the U.S. Department of Education. For example, instead of assuring the department that the Common Core State Standards wi...</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> 58293847@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:32:31 MDT Utah deputy education superintendent explains resignation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284516-78/hales-education-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284516-78/hales-education-state-utah.html.csp">Utah deputy education superintendent explains resignation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T21:36:06.785-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some Utah education leaders seemed somewhat caught off guard by the resignation of the state deputy superintendent late last week. But Brenda Hales said she’d been telling colleagues for months that she planned to retire this fall or winter. She said she gave her notice Friday and will use vacation and other leave until her retirement becomes official at the end of December. “It may have been faster than some people thought,” Hales said Monday of her resignation, “but it’s been something I’ve ha...</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> 58284516@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:36:06 MDT Utah School Board votes to renew Utah’s federal waiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276195-78/utah-waiver-board-core.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276195-78/utah-waiver-board-core.html.csp">Utah School Board votes to renew Utah’s federal waiver</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA SCHENKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T10:39:11.483-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 10:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah schools will not return to the much-despised federal education law, No Child Left Behind, when classes resume in coming weeks, the state school board decided Friday. The board voted to seek a renewal of the state’s waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), pleasing the Utah PTA, the Utah Education Association, business leaders and all 41 district superintendents who had urged renewal. The decision disappointed those who consider the waiver federal overreach that binds Utah to Common Core acad...</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> 58276195@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:39:11 MDT Utah’s No. 2 education official abruptly resigns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276491-78/hales-board-education-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276491-78/hales-board-education-friday.html.csp">Utah’s No. 2 education official abruptly resigns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T12:50:45.855-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state’s No. 2 education official has abruptly resigned, but state school board members were mum Friday on the reasons. Board Vice Chairman Dave Thomas said Friday morning he wasn’t at liberty to discuss the circumstances of state Deputy Superintendent Brenda Hales’ resignation on Thursday. He did say, however, she was not asked to resign. Attempts to reach Hales for comment Friday were unsuccessful. Neither Thomas nor board Chairman David Crandall knew if her resignation was effective imme...</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> 58276491@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:50:45 MDT