EDUCATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EDUCATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206993-82/common-core-standards-education.html.csp">Pundit minds. Small circles: Common Core ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T13:38:01.919-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Give Common Core an honest review — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... ‘We don’t have local control now,’ says Utah’s leading Common Core opponent, Utah Eagle Forum leader Gayle Ruzicka. ‘We have federal control’. “That is not true, and Ruzicka knows it. Whatever embrace the state has made or continues to make of the Common Core standards, they have never been mandatory. The state remains totally in control, which is why Gov. Herbert can convene this effort to review and perhaps change its stan...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58206993@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah’s poor school funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195761-82/education-taxes-funding-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195761-82/education-taxes-funding-public.html.csp">Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah’s poor school funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark A. Besendorfer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.724-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The debate about Utah’s public education funding usually centers on the unique demographics of our state. The thinking is that, because of our large family size, we are doomed to be dead last in funding unless we raise taxes to a prohibitive level and stifle our economy or crush our wage earners. The truth is, that although the multitude of students creates many challenges, we are last because we choose to be last. The position we are in is a direct result of conscious choices our leaders have m...</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> 58195761@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198661-82/core-common-utah-standards.html.csp">Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T13:38:01.369-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision to review Utah’s adoption of national “Common Core” standards for education may produce useful information, but it will not, as the governor says, “settle this question once and for all.” Arguably, no debate of what to teach children is ever settled, but in this case the reason it won’t be settled is because the people questioning the Common Core are not interested in settling it. They aren’t even interested in accurately describing the situation. “We don’t have l...</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> 58198661@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:38:01 MDT What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp">What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland?</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="2014-07-19T21:57:35.245-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a country that shies away from high-stakes school testing. It’s a place where teachers are required to have master’s degrees, students spend less time in school than in the U.S. and early childhood education programs are available to all kids. To some Utahns, the school system in Finland might sound like a dream, and, to others, a backward approach. But there’s no arguing with the results: Finland’s students rank far higher than those in the U.S. on international PISA tests. At a time when ...</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> 58166744@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:57:35 MDT Teacher essay: Finland’s broader approach to special education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198496-78/students-finland-education-special.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198496-78/students-finland-education-special.html.csp">Teacher essay: Finland’s broader approach to special education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Patti White </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T13:28:02.3-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Patti White, who teaches sixth grade at Morningside Elementary in Holladay, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — I wanted to know what the Finnish schools were doing to help their students get the appropriate education for their abilities, both in special education and gifted programs. My own child struggled with learning disabilities in a public school...</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> 58198496@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:28:02 MDT Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp">Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Linda Davis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T13:13:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Linda Davis, a special education teacher at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — As a middle school teacher of special education for the past 29 years, I was impressed in Finland by the way raising and teaching children are truly communal activities, where everyone is treated as equally as possible. For example,...</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> 58198450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:01 MDT Prosecutor to monitor Corinthian Colleges chain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198212-79/company-department-federal-monitor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198212-79/company-department-federal-monitor.html.csp">Prosecutor to monitor Corinthian Colleges chain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLY HEFLING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:45:01.774-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to serve as an independent monitor of a troubled for-profit education company serving 72,000 students that has agreed to sell or close its campuses, the Education Department said Friday. Fitzgerald prosecuted high-profile cases against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. As part of an agreement with the Education Department, Corinthian Colleges, based in San...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581982122014-07-18T11:45:01.774-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T11:45:01.774-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198212@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:45:01 MDT Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp">Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Denise Jamsa </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Salt Lake Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:08:15.787-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Music teacher Denise Jamsa was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — Finnish children start school at the age of seven, attend for only a few hours each day in the early grades, access very few gifted and talented programs, and take no standardized tests until they are at the end of 9th grade. Yet when they do finally take the international PISA test, 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> 58165930@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:15 MDT Dixie State University chooses 18th president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195749-78/university-state-williams-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195749-78/university-state-williams-president.html.csp">Dixie State University chooses 18th president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.38-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A northern Utah boy who attended college at Weber State and then left the state is returning home after being named Thursday as the 18th president of Dixie State University. Richard “Biff” Williams grew up in Brigham City and attended Weber State University before heading off to hold various positions at Indiana State University and the University of Northern Iowa. “I’m so excited to finally get the call and be appointed. I’m very emotional,” said Williams, 43. “This is such a great institution...</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> 58195749@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191271-78/standards-utah-state-herbert.html.csp">Utah guv wants academic standards re-examined</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="2014-07-18T07:58:31.625-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With new academic standards continuing to divide educators, lawmakers and parents, the governor will ask the Utah attorney general’s office to reexamine the state’s adoption of them. Gov. Gary Herbert will ask the attorney general to look into what, if any, federal entanglements have been involved in Utah’s adoption of Common Core State Standards in math and language arts. He’s also convening a group of Utah experts to review the standards from a higher education perspective. And his office has...</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> 58191271@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:58:31 MDT State ponders, Should it go back to No Child Left Behind? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58196296-78/waiver-state-board-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58196296-78/waiver-state-board-utah.html.csp">State ponders, Should it go back to No Child Left Behind?</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="2014-07-17T22:30:03.76-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After more than two hours of heated debate, the state school board voted Thursday evening to postpone a decision about whether to return to the unpopular federal education law No Child Left Behind. The board voted to decide at its Aug. 8 meeting whether to seek a renewal of the state’s waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Opponents of renewing the waiver worry that doing so would further tie the state to federal control, while those in favor of renewal say that returning to NCLB would harm Ut...</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> 58196296@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:30:03 MDT BYU math prof accuses Utah education officials of bias, conflicts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186430-78/team-byu-wright-contract.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186430-78/team-byu-wright-contract.html.csp">BYU math prof accuses Utah education officials of bias, conflicts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:00:58.648-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Brigham Young University math professor angry that a University of Utah team won a $600,000 state textbook contract accused state education officials of conflict of interest, bias and anti-competitive practices during a legislative hearing Wednesday. Several investigations and the audit before the Government Operations Interim Committee on Wednesday concluded that Wright’s allegations were groundless. The Legislature’s Audit Subcommittee had looked at the audit last month. Wright insisted, how...</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> 58186430@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:58 MDT Utah mom’s plea: Let 12-year-old daughter into first grade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173951-78/alexis-grade-watson-special.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58173951-78/alexis-grade-watson-special.html.csp">Utah mom’s plea: Let 12-year-old daughter into first grade</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="2014-07-15T09:49:57.411-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City mother Angie Watson is hoping for what once seemed impossible: She wants to see her 12-year-old daughter, Alexis, born with a rare genetic disorder, begin regular first grade this fall. Alexis Watson was born weighing 1½ pounds, and doctors said if she lived, she’d likely do little more in life than stare at the ceiling, her mother said. Instead, Alexis has surpassed everyone’s expectations, although her physical and cognitive growth are still dramatically delayed — she is the siz...</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> 58173951@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:49:57 MDT University of Phoenix faces financial aid review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58183943-79/education-review-department-phoenix.html.csp">University of Phoenix faces financial aid review</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to start Aug. 4, will initially cover the 2012-13 and 2013-14 years. The review will also cover the University of Phoenix’s compliance with laws governing campus security and crime statistics and drug policy. The universit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581839432014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T17:00:33.404-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183943@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:00:33 MDT Malala: Hope and heartbreak on Malala Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182685-82/girls-malala-stronger-sisters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182685-82/girls-malala-stronger-sisters.html.csp">Malala: Hope and heartbreak on Malala Day</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Malala Yousafzai</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T10:12:05.521-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birthdays are a time to move forward. We look back with gratitude on what has passed and decide that this year we will be even stronger. I have already lived what many people might say is a lifetime. I was 11 when I started speaking out against the Taliban and for my right to go to school. I was 12 when I had to leave my home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley as terrorism and extremism raged in my city. I was 15 when I was shot by the Taliban and almost died but was given another life. I was 16 when I o...</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> 58182685@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:12:05 MDT Governors skirt ‘radioactive’ Common Core at national meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180752-68/standards-common-core-governors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58180752-68/standards-common-core-governors.html.csp">Governors skirt ‘radioactive’ Common Core at national meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIK SCHELZIG </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and STEVE PEOPLES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the classroom. The Common Core standards were not on the formal agenda during a three-day meeting of the National Governors Association that ended Sunday, relegated to hallway discussions and closed-door meetings among governo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581807522014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T21:38:01.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58180752@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:38:01 MDT Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp">Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.185-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah public school teachers and administrators face an uphill climb as they prepare for evaluations being implemented in response to a law passed by the Utah Legislature in 2012 (Senate Bill 64). The legislation, crafted in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, the state superintendent, the Utah School Boards Association and the Utah Education Association, had nearly unanimous support from the legislative body. Given the substantive way this law changes how Utah teachers are eva...</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> 58170849@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT Union leader derides Obama education chief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173660-68/education-teachers-union-chief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173660-68/education-teachers-union-chief.html.csp">Union leader derides Obama education chief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. BLOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T09:39:01.736-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The president of the nation’s second-largest teachers union has harsh words for President Barack Obama’s education chief, but stops short of calling for his ouster. United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says Education Secretary Arne Duncan needs to listen to parents and teachers, not dismiss their concerns. In a draft of a speech she will deliver Friday in Los Angeles, Weingarten says the union needs an education secretary who “walks our walk and fights our fight...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736602014-07-11T09:39:01.736-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T09:39:01.736-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173660@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:39:01 MDT Milbank: Obama’s puny ‘imperial presidency’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161088-82/obama-duncan-administration-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58161088-82/obama-duncan-administration-monday.html.csp">Milbank: Obama’s puny ‘imperial presidency’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T10:32:02.877-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • On either end of Lafayette Square on Monday, you could observe the receding power of the Obama presidency. On the north side, across from the White House, stands St. John’s Episcopal Church, “the Church of the Presidents,” where every president since James Madison has worshiped. But there was no sanctuary for President Obama at St. John’s on Monday; it was hosting a protest against him. More than 100 Latinos — a constituency that has been a reliable part of Obama’s politic...</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> 58161088@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:32:02 MDT Former Utah teacher to lead National Education Association http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156804-78/eskelsen-garcia-utah-teachers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156804-78/eskelsen-garcia-utah-teachers.html.csp">Former Utah teacher to lead National Education Association</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="2014-07-08T09:31:31.67-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The incoming president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union knows something about hefty class sizes and low per-pupil funding. She taught in Utah, after all. Utah teachers “are so common sense, and we can stretch a dollar until you can see through it,” said Lily Eskelsen Garcia. “We know how to use resources well. No one can say we’re wasting money in Utah. What we want are common sense solutions and tools to do our job, and what we want is an end to toxic testing that’s actually punishing o...</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> 58156804@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:31:31 MDT