STUDENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hong Kong students, officials talk but don’t agree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58545018-68/government-leung-hong-kong.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58545018-68/government-leung-hong-kong.html.csp">Hong Kong students, officials talk but don’t agree</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN and JACK CHANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-21T09:24:01.94-06:00">Updated Oct 21, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city’s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters that the government won’t let the public nominate candidates to run in inaugural direct elections to succeed him in 2017, as demanded by thousands of protesters occupying main streets across the city...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585450182014-10-21T09:24:01.94-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-21T09:24:01.94-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58545018@www.sltrib.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:24:01 MDT Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new U.S. visa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541237-68/harvard-mexico-guerrero-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58541237-68/harvard-mexico-guerrero-stuck.html.csp">Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new U.S. visa</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELLIOT SPAGAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T15:19:17.226-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tijuana, Mexico • A Mexico-born Harvard University student who was stuck for months in his native country after crossing the border without permission is about to return to the United States. Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana early Monday but will not be able to pick it up until the afternoon. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service had initially declared that Guerrero effectively deported himself when he crossed the bord...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585412372014-10-20T15:19:17.226-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-20T15:19:17.226-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541237@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:19:17 MDT After remains found, police interview residents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538832-68/graham-remains-police-virginia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538832-68/graham-remains-police-virginia.html.csp">After remains found, police interview residents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BROCK VERGAKIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T19:45:27.477-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlottesville, Va. • After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence. Forensic tests were needed to confirm whether the remains match the 18-year-old Graham. They were discovered by a deputy Saturday in a heavily wooded area of Albemarle County that is home to horse farms about 12 miles from campus. Graham disappe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585388322014-10-19T19:45:27.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T19:45:27.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538832@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:45:27 MDT New Utah report cards: Too complex to hand to parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520256-78/report-sage-state-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520256-78/report-sage-state-students.html.csp">New Utah report cards: Too complex to hand to parents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T09:37:39.474-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one likes getting a report card. And it seems this year, state education leaders are nervous about sending them out. Next week, Utahns will get a first look at how their kids’ schools and school districts performed on the state’s new SAGE computer-adaptive testing system. But parents will have to wait days, and maybe weeks, to see how their own children performed. State education managers worry the reports — double-sided documents awash with information — are too overwhelming to send home wi...</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> 58520256@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:37:39 MDT Education funding at center of heated 4th District debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58521820-90/owens-love-utah-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58521820-90/owens-love-utah-debate.html.csp">Education funding at center of heated 4th District debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T14:29:49.298-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A continuing spat over education policy played prominently into the only televised debate between Utah’s main 4th District competitors, Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens, and led to accusations of negative campaigning on both sides. KUED’s Ken Verdoia, who moderated Tuesday’s debate in Salt Lake City, led out with a question on education funding. Love said she wants to bring as much local control to Utah’s schools as possible and suggested shifting federal funding from the Department ...</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> 58521820@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:29:49 MDT Snow College student charged with making a ‘terroristic’ threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520728-78/baird-college-police-snow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520728-78/baird-college-police-snow.html.csp">Snow College student charged with making a ‘terroristic’ threat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T23:01:10.437-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prosecutors say a former Snow College student threatened terrorism when he posted on Facebook that homecoming weekend at the Ephraim school would “go out with a bang.” Zachary Baird, 19, is scheduled to make his first appearance in a Sanpete County courtroom Wednesday after being charged for making the anonymous comment. The Sanpete public defender was not representing Baird as of last week and could not be reached Tuesday afternoon. Baird also could not be reached at phone numbers listed under...</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> 58520728@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:10 MDT Study: Utah lowest in student debt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520156-78/student-debt-utah-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58520156-78/student-debt-utah-state.html.csp">Study: Utah lowest in student debt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T13:36:28.505-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 01:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is ranked as the best state for student debt, according to personal finance social network WalletHub. The online aggregator of financial information placed the Beehive State at the top of the 50 states for its relatively low rates of student debt. The Project on Student Debt reports the average Utah college student has just over $21,500 in school-related debts. About 50 percent of students in Utah have loan debts, compared to 71 percent nationally. U.S. students average $29,400 in student 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> 58520156@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:36:28 MDT Final four make their case for state superintendency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58506626-78/state-student-superintendent-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58506626-78/state-student-superintendent-district.html.csp">Final four make their case for state superintendency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:49:01.929-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The four men vying for the position of state superintendent sat for a final job interview on Thursday in front of their 15 would-be employers and roughly 25 spectators. Members of the State School Board quizzed the candidates on their outlook for the future of the state, Utah’s adoption of new standards in math and English and the new computer adaptive testing system, SAGE, which is expected to show a decline in student proficiency when scores are released this month. Each candidate was given ...</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> 58506626@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:49:01 MDT Hong Kong government cancels talks with protesters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504351-68/government-hong-talks-kong.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504351-68/government-hong-talks-kong.html.csp">Hong Kong government cancels talks with protesters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T11:13:09.704-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city’s government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday. The government called off the talks hours ahead of the scheduled time Friday, saying the dialogue had been “seriously undermined” by student leaders’ call earlier in the day for supporters to turn out in force to occupy the main protest zone. “I tru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585043512014-10-09T11:13:09.704-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T11:13:09.704-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Sue and John Graham, whose 18-year-old daughter Hannah disappeared on Sept. 13, issued a written and videotaped statement describing the case as a nightmare and noting that despite thousands of tips from the public, the college sophomore has not been found....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584872432014-10-04T11:10:30.864-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-04T11:10:30.864-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58487243@www.sltrib.com Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:10:30 MDT Two Utah schools get blue ribbon award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477863-78/schools-students-education-blue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58477863-78/schools-students-education-blue.html.csp">Two Utah schools get blue ribbon award</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T14:01:02.106-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 02:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Orem’s Lakeridge Jr. High School and Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary School were among the 337 schools across the nation chosen for the award, which recognizes academic excellence and successful efforts to close student achievement gaps. “These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education — that all students, no matter their name or ZIP code, can flourish when...</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> 58477863@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:01:02 MDT Teacher at elite New York school faces sex charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476560-68/charges-shaynak-authorities-sexual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58476560-68/charges-shaynak-authorities-sexual.html.csp">Teacher at elite New York school faces sex charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T08:25:02.145-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 08:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others. Brooklyn Technical High School teacher Sean Shaynak remained in custody Wednesday, a day after he pleaded not guilty to the new charges. Bail was set at $750,000 bond and was at $250,000 for the previous charge. Defense attorney Kimberly Summers declined to comment. The charges in the new indictment...</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> 58476560@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:25:02 MDT Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58473829-68/student-police-students-nearby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58473829-68/student-police-students-nearby.html.csp">Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DYLAN LOVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T14:44:18.21-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 02:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents at University Hospital, Officer Phil Russell said. He didn’t say if the injured student and shooter knew each other or if the shooter was a student at Fern Creek Traditional High School. Russell said the suspect left the 1,400-student school immediately after f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584738292014-09-30T14:44:18.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T14:44:18.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58473829@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:44:18 MDT 1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472390-68/halliburton-shooting-student-albemarle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58472390-68/halliburton-shooting-student-albemarle.html.csp">1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T20:14:53.267-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content"></div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584723902014-09-30T20:14:53.267-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T20:14:53.267-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58472390@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:14:53 MDT Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58456340-82/state-tax-districts-revenue.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah must equalize school taxes, or courts will do it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Osmond</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T19:00:03.803-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The problem began many years ago when our State Legislature drew boundaries for its school districts and authorized them with local taxing authority. The idea was to enable local control. Specifically, the plan was to empower locally elected school officials to manage the financial needs of their neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, these districts were not created with funding equity in mind. Now equal funding is a real problem, one that is destined to be fought in our courts if we don’t solve ...</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> 58456340@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:03 MDT Beards at BYU. Like the Star-Bellied Sneetches? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459978-82/beards-beard-byu-student.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459978-82/beards-beard-byu-student.html.csp">Beards at BYU. Like the Star-Bellied Sneetches?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T17:34:02.763-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It says here that there is a petition by a Brigham Young University student to allow the wearing of beards at the LDS-owned school. — BYU student asks school to chop beard ban — Annie Knox | The Salt Lake Tribune Honor code » Facial hair no longer an element of “slovenly apperance,” they say – and Mormon prophets had them, too. Hmmm. If Mormon men with beards becomes a thing, does that mean us non-LDS guys should shave? You know, like the Star-Bellied Sneetches?</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> 58459978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:34:02 MDT Keeton a winner on the field and off it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58447339-55/keeton-athletes-team-afca.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58447339-55/keeton-athletes-team-afca.html.csp">Keeton a winner on the field and off it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T15:50:02.707-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Congrats to quarterback Chuckie Keeton, who is a winner even when he isn't playing. Keeton was just one of 22 players named to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes who have worked to positively impact the lives of others. Candidates have to succeed on the field and off it in their communities. Keeton, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, is involved in several community organizations. He serves on the Student-Athletes Advisory Committee and participates...</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> 58447339@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:50:02 MDT Bingham High students walk out over school dance dress code http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58442977-78/dress-students-dance-code.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58442977-78/dress-students-dance-code.html.csp">Bingham High students walk out over school dance dress code</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin Wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T13:51:31.475-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 01:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Jordan • Bingham High School senior Cierra Gregersen decided to wear a friend’s dress to the homecoming dance last weekend. But the frock that passed the school’s dress code last year was blocked this fall by a newly vigilant administration. Gregersen and four of her friends were stopped at the door and told to alter their dresses with sweaters or scraps of fabric. When they refused, they were sent home. Monday afternoon, Gregersen organized a walkout from school to protest the inconsiste...</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> 58442977@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:51:31 MDT More than one in 10 Utah kids chronically missed school last year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58430076-78/attendance-percent-utah-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58430076-78/attendance-percent-utah-report.html.csp">More than one in 10 Utah kids chronically missed school last year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Benjamin wood</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T22:06:44.949-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than one out of 10 Utah elementary school students was chronically absent from school last year. About 36,000 kids, or 12 percent of all students, routinely missed classes during the 2012-2013 school year, according to a report released Thursday by Voices for Utah Children. September is national and Utah Attendance Awareness Month and the report was the centerpiece of a forum held Thursday in Salt Lake City for educators, policy makers and school attendance advocates. “If kids aren’t the...</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> 58430076@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:06:44 MDT Utah teacher accused of sex abuse resolves criminal case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420262-78/supp-student-plea-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420262-78/supp-student-plea-agreement.html.csp">Utah teacher accused of sex abuse resolves criminal case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T07:25:16.213-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 07:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Clearfield High School teacher accused of forcing a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old student has resolved her criminal case. Gaile Kristine Supp, 25, entered an Alford plea last week to one count of third-degree sexual battery. With an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes enough evidence exists to likely secure a conviction at trial. A four-day trial had been set to begin Monday for Supp, who was originally charged in 2nd District Court with first-degree felon...</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> 58420262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:16 MDT