GRADUATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GRADUATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Some choose Mormon missions over graduation ceremonies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712580-78/mission-early-missions-graduation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712580-78/mission-early-missions-graduation.html.csp">Some choose Mormon missions over graduation ceremonies</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="2014-03-31T10:53:16.421-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taylor Hart’s high-school yearbook will likely have a few more blank pages than those of his classmates. That’s because he won’t be around the last day of school to gather yearbook signatures. He’ll have left to begin training for his Mormon mission in Portugal. “I’ve always liked to just move on to the next phase of my life, and this is the next phase for me,” said Hart, who graduated early from Taylorsville High so he could leave for his two-year mission in mid-April. The Church of Jesus Chri...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57712580@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:53:16 MDT Utah lags for college degrees earned within six years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57708917-78/students-utah-college-six.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57708917-78/students-utah-college-six.html.csp">Utah lags for college degrees earned within six years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Annie Knox</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T19:51:41.887-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Six years after beginning her major in applied physics, Lindsey Casper, who wants to teach the laws of motion to high-schoolers, is taking the semester off to work full time at a Salt Lake City call center. “I’m definitely on the longer spectrum of things,” said the 26-year-old, who plans to save up this spring to complete her degree from the University of Utah in the next two years. “I could’ve had two degrees in the time it will take me. But that’s just the way it is, I guess.” Casper and man...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577089172014-03-20T19:51:41.887-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T19:51:41.887-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708917@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:51:41 MDT Go visit grandma before time runs out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57662538-223/son-visit-graduation-grandma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57662538-223/son-visit-graduation-grandma.html.csp">Go visit grandma before time runs out</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T01:01:01.874-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • I love my mother-in-law dearly. She’s in her mid-90s and has congestive heart failure, is blind and has fallen and broken bones several times in recent years. She’s now on oxygen and gets sick way too often. She lives 1,200 miles from us and we haven’t seen her in two years. I really want to go visit, but my husband keeps saying he can’t get off work and the trip is too expensive. Well, he gets off work for four or five days to do other things with no problem, and we have plenty 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> 57662538@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:01:01 MDT Senate passes bill to tweak school grading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643579-90/adams-automatic-bill-changes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643579-90/adams-automatic-bill-changes.html.csp">Senate passes bill to tweak school grading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T20:08:51.115-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Senate on Thursday advanced a bill to tweak how the state gives letter grades to public schools based on year-end testing and graduation rates It voted 19-8 to pass SB209, and sent it to the House for further consideration. A major change is that it would end the practice of giving schools an automatic F grade if they fail to test at least 95 percent of students. Instead, it would drop them by one letter grade, such as from an A to a B. Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Wood Cross, said Viewmont High Scho...</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> 57643579@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:08:51 MDT