SCHOOLS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCHOOLS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: Accident reopens debate about guns in schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58416889-231/com-debate-gun-guns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58416889-231/com-debate-gun-guns.html.csp">Trib Talk: Accident reopens debate about guns in schools</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="2014-09-16T13:30:36.381-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 01:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The teacher who accidentally shot herself last week in school made headlines across the country and renewed questions of whether teachers should be allowed to bring weapons on campus and if parents should know which teachers are carrying a gun. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., gun rights advocate Clark Aposhian, gun violence opponent Steve Gunn, school instructor Henry C. Miller and Tribune reporter Matt Canham and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the ongoing debate over guns in schools. ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58416889@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30:36 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 Prep football: Challenges, charms define Class 1A Utah teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58355050-190/football-duchesne-state-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58355050-190/football-duchesne-state-class.html.csp">Prep football: Challenges, charms define Class 1A Utah teams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:46:01.488-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Duchesne Eagles, the long bus rides back to the basin when the nearest road game is a two-hour drive away have at least been more palatable in recent years on account of four straight state titles and a state-record 48-game winning streak (which was snapped Friday by North Summit, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A). Along the Arizona border, the views at Monument Valley High School are spectacular, though assembling a team is never easy. And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state...</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> 58355050@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:46:01 MDT NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58365453-190/team-monument-schools-valley.html.csp">NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.872-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The controversy over the Washington NFL football team’s nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team’s Original Americans Foundation attended last Friday night’s football game between Whitehorse and Monument Valley. According to the Navajo Times, the foundation offered Monument Valley $30,000 for its athletic program. But school district officials dispute that figure and said the donation needs to go through proper channels before it can be accepted. San Juan County Sch...</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> 58365453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58408004-68/hamas-israel-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits “mistakes” were made. But Hamas says it had little choice in Gaza’s crowded urban landscape, took safeguards to keep people away from the fighting, and that a heavy-handed Israeli response is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. “Gaza, from Beit Hanoun in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584080042014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T20:54:18.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58408004@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:54:18 MDT Letter: No good comes of guns in schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406760-82/guns-schools-teacher-carry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406760-82/guns-schools-teacher-carry.html.csp">Letter: No good comes of guns in schools</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.452-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am appalled after reading the article (“Teacher Shoots Herself in the Leg,” Sept. 11) that our state continues to allow people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns in public schools. The district says, “Student safety is our primary concern,” and yet their hands are tied when it comes to keeping their students safe from their own employees who carry guns. As a parent I cannot know who is carrying a gun at my child’s school, as a principal, my husband cannot know which of his staff mem...</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> 58406760@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58347629-190/uhsaa-schools-classification-football.html.csp">Prep football: UHSAA rejects tournament success as realignment factor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.452-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midvale • The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Activities Association rejected a controversial proposal that would have used state tournament success as a factor in determining the classification of prep football teams when it met Thursday. The proposal was designed as a potential way to help mitigate socioeconomic factors that may be contributing to the lack of football success by some of the state’s schools. It could have also resulted in moving successful programs such as Timpview an...</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> 58347629@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT Idaho students getting smart about snacks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390553-68/schools-store-students-items.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390553-68/schools-store-students-items.html.csp">Idaho students getting smart about snacks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY STONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Lewiston Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T17:48:18.685-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lewiston, Idaho • New federal rules aimed at eliminating junk food from public schools have given some students a lesson in marketing. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in Schools standards went into effect in July, many items previously sold at student-managed stores in Clarkston and Lewiston high schools didn’t make the cut. Lynn Carey, who has advised Clarkston’s DECA club for 27 years, said adapting to the new regulations has been a valuable exercise for the kids who run...</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> 58390553@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:48:18 MDT Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58344768-190/football-formula-successful-duchesne.html.csp">Prep sports: Successful schools speak out Wednesday against realignment proposal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:57.482-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Midvale • Administrators from Provo and Duchesne, whose football teams could be moved up a classification under a proposed success-based high school realignment formula, spoke out against it in a public hearing Wednesday night. The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the formula, which could add or subtract up to 15 percent of student enrollment figures that will determine which of six football classifications a school will be placed into. Of the small...</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> 58344768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:57 MDT Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp">Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:33.045-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools that might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview...</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> 58351587@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:33 MDT Former special ed student now leads Utah school district http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp">Former special ed student now leads Utah school district</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="2014-09-02T14:38:57.402-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 02:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis...</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> 58339659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:38:57 MDT Prep notes: UHSAA to vote on realignment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58318484-190/football-proposal-uhsaa-thursday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58318484-190/football-proposal-uhsaa-thursday.html.csp">Prep notes: UHSAA to vote on realignment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:37.581-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Those who like or dislike the proposal to base part of high school football realignment criteria on past success will have one last chance to voice their opinion before the Utah High School Activities Association Board of Trustees votes on the proposal. A realignment public hearing is scheduled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the UHSAA offices at 199 E. 7200 South in Midvale. The Board of Trustees will then vote on the proposal at its meeting Thursday that begins at 9 a.m. UHSAA assistant director Bar...</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> 58318484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Mercury News: A later start for high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347611-82/start-students-later-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347611-82/start-students-later-nearly.html.csp">Mercury News: A later start for high school</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.473-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anyone with teenagers knows how hard it is to get them up by 6 or 7 a.m. for school. Imagine how hard it is for teachers to educate them before 8 a.m., when nearly half of California high schools start the day. The American Academy of Pediatricians declared last week that chronic sleep deprivation is a public health issue and called on middle and high schools to push back their start times to 8:30 or later. It’s an idea many parents have supported for years, and it’s time to take it seriously. 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> 58347611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Washington Post: The teenage biological clock http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338859-82/sleep-health-schools-adolescents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338859-82/sleep-health-schools-adolescents.html.csp">Washington Post: The teenage biological clock</a></h4>