PARENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PARENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 school district settles with family of boy who killed himself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468958-78/david-family-phan-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468958-78/david-family-phan-district.html.csp">Utah school district settles with family of boy who killed himself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T07:45:44.73-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The parents of a Bennion Junior High student, who killed himself in front of his peers in 2012 amid allegations of bullying, reached a settlement Monday with the Granite School District that the family hopes will result in improved school practices. David Phan was 14 years old on Nov. 29, 2012, when he grabbed a gun and shot himself in front of his friends on the pedestrian bridge at 6200 South. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to press lawmakers, school district officials and the p...</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> 58468958@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:45:44 MDT Milbank: A wounded soldier and the better side of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472211-82/america-briseno-jay-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58472211-82/america-briseno-jay-washington.html.csp">Milbank: A wounded soldier and the better side of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T10:42:55.042-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own. He is perhaps the most grievously wounded soldier to survive the war, or any war. On any number of occasions, his parents have been told to prepare themselves for his death. But on Monday morning, Jay Briseno smiled — broadly and u...</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> 58472211@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:55 MDT Paul Rolly: Uintah school lunch probe gets fishier and fishier http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58458016-200/district-canham-sltrib-clara.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58458016-200/district-canham-sltrib-clara.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Uintah school lunch probe gets fishier and fishier</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="2014-09-29T09:16:04.894-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Alice once said about Wonderland, the case of the Uintah School lunch manager and the trashing of children’s lunches in January is getting “curiouser and curiouser.” Amid suspicions by some parents that a recent report blaming then-Uintah nutrition manager Shirley Canham was a whitewash absolving Salt Lake City School District officials, one school board member has been pressing for answers. Now, he says, district brass are investigating him. Michael Clara, who represents the west side, says...</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> 58458016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:16:04 MDT Should parents spank kids? Utah families, author weigh in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451592-78/spanking-parents-child-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451592-78/spanking-parents-child-utah.html.csp">Should parents spank kids? Utah families, author weigh in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T07:47:41.637-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spanking isn’t a part of Alethia Bapis Chatzis’ parenting toolbox. “When you’re tired, they’re tired and your first instinct might be to spank,” the Salt Lake City mother of two said Thursday. “Instead of doing that, we try to take each child into a separate room.” And yet, she acknowledges, she has swatted her four-year-old daughter’s hand when the girl has tried to bite her two-year-old brother. “Maybe there is a place and time” for corporal punishment, she said, “but we try not to do it.” 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> 58451592@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:47:41 MDT Ponnuru: Spanking doesn’t make you a monster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58457889-82/spanking-parents-kids-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58457889-82/spanking-parents-kids-child.html.csp">Ponnuru: Spanking doesn’t make you a monster</a></h4>