STEPHENSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STEPHENSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: This bill is unfair to parents and educators http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723688-82/parents-stephenson-educators-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723688-82/parents-stephenson-educators-bill.html.csp">Editorial: This bill is unfair to parents and educators</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T01:01:04.486-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It seems that Sen. Howard Stephenson would rather have just about anybody doing the business of education other than Utah’s professional educators. In his bill SB257, which was hurried through the Legislature all too fast at the end of the just-completed session, Stephenson would impose a lot more work on a group of 15 parents who generously volunteered to review 10,000 test questions last year to allay fears of some that standardized tests have a liberal bent. They didn’t find any questions li...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57723688@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Utah parent ‘curriculum cops’ don’t want the job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694761-78/bill-complaints-parents-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57694761-78/bill-complaints-parents-committee.html.csp">Utah parent ‘curriculum cops’ don’t want the job</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="2014-03-18T22:07:15.851-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brad Caldwell took a week off work. Alyson Williams had to recruit four babysitters to care for her children. Amy Farnsworth lived away from her Vernal family for a week. The 15 volunteer parents who spent a week last year reviewing 10,000 Utah test questions were suddenly — in the last minutes of the 2014 Legislature — handed a far broader job: investigating complaints from parents about curriculum and materials used statewide. SB257 sponsor Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, said his idea was 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> 57694761@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:07:15 MDT Senate passes bill to ban spying by aerial drone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643415-90/aerial-bill-bills-danger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643415-90/aerial-bill-bills-danger.html.csp">Senate passes bill to ban spying by aerial drone</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="2014-03-06T20:10:20.094-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Senate advanced a bill Thursday designed to keep the government from using aerial drones to spy on people. It voted 23-0 to approve SB167 and sent it to the House for consideration. Its sponsor, Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, said it will allow law-enforcement agencies to use drones for surveillance on someone only when they have a warrant. He said it allows some exceptions, such as if a person’s life or safety is in danger, or in emergency situations — such as using a drone to cover area...</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> 57643415@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:10:20 MDT