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 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah’s largest classes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406947-78/class-sizes-classes-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406947-78/class-sizes-classes-students.html.csp">40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah’s largest classes</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="2014-09-15T08:48:06.346-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Cole Urmann and his parents learned how large his fifth-grade class would be, they made a major decision. They decided to switch schools this year, leaving Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Elementary for the Salt Lake Arts Academy so Cole wouldn’t be one of more than 37 kids in the classroom. “The extra-large, supersize class size was kind of the tipping point for us,” said Cole’s Dad, Daniel Urmann. “To me, that’s way too big. I think it just becomes less teaching and more kind of organizing and d...</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> 58406947@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:48:06 MDT Gaza children return to school after war http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413182-68/gaza-war-schools-killed.html.csp">Gaza children return to school after war</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:06:02.4-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because of dama...</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> 58413182@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:06:02 MDT Op-ed: Humanities grads hold their own in job market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403705-82/arts-liberal-humanities-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403705-82/arts-liberal-humanities-education.html.csp">Op-ed: Humanities grads hold their own in job market</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Madonne Miner</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.729-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In January, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education (NCHEMS) published “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment.” Drawing upon U.S. Census data from 2010 and 2011, the report provides evidence to refute several common misconceptions about the long-term financial effects on students who elect to major in the liberal arts (defined as humanities, arts and social sciences). Among their most striking findings are: 1) 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> 58403705@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education</a></h4>