STUDENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58477262-68/monroe-newtown-hook-sandy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58477262-68/monroe-newtown-hook-sandy.html.csp">Bomb threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monroe, Conn. • A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building. Police checked the school building and grounds after the threat was received at 9:30 a.m. and did not find evidence of danger, according to Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley. He said the evacuation was ordered as a precaution and the investigation is continuing. “All students and staff are safe,” Newtown Fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584772622014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-01T11:14:38.669-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:14:38 MDT Step Afrika! brings high-energy moves, positive messages to Salt Lake stage, beyond http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469555-223/afrika-step-hall-dance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469555-223/afrika-step-hall-dance.html.csp">Step Afrika! brings high-energy moves, positive messages to Salt Lake stage, beyond</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T08:13:44.91-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Attending the Step Afrika! performance at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday might be the most fun you ever have applying for a $500 college scholarship. Step Afrika! — a Washington, D.C.-based dance company that began 20 years ago as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa — takes its positive messaging about education and healthy lifestyles wherever and whenever it performs. The scholarship information, along with the company’s philosophy about teamwork, disci...</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> 58469555@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:44 MDT Letter: Dress-code violators were not ‘shamed’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459882-82/students-dress-shamed-code.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459882-82/students-dress-shamed-code.html.csp">Letter: Dress-code violators were not ‘shamed’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:00:02.617-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I feel the need as a teacher at Bingham High to address the misinformation and overreaction that has been published in the “legitimate” as well as social media circles. Let’s begin with the facts: The dress code was well publicized and repeatedly given to the students and parents. Secondly, over 900 students attended the homecoming dance, approximately 24 students were dress coded and 4 refused to alter what they were wearing to be admitted. The girls were spoken to in a kind manner and not “sha...</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> 58459882@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:02 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 Graduating from Mormon seminary just got harder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58421546-78/seminary-requirements-students-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58421546-78/seminary-requirements-students-class.html.csp">Graduating from Mormon seminary just got harder</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="2014-10-01T09:31:07.511-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just because Mormon seminary takes place outside traditional high-school buildings doesn’t mean its students are free from the trappings of typical classes. That means showing up for class, reading the assigned texts, even passing tests. This year, in fact, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has implemented stricter requirements to graduate from seminary. Now, teens will have to take twice-a-year assessments and fulfill reading requirements as part of their path to graduation. Stu...</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> 58421546@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:31:07 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 Lawmaker wants to register high school students to vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469613-78/cox-voters-registration-voter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469613-78/cox-voters-registration-voter.html.csp">Lawmaker wants to register high school students to vote</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="2014-09-29T22:24:01.883-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One Utah lawmaker wants to boost democratic participation by registering would-be voters while they’re still in high school. Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, said he is working on a bill to allow 16 and 17-year-old Utahns to complete their voter registrations early as part of an enhanced focus on civic education in Utah’s schools. “Obviously, you’re still not able to vote until you’re 18, but at least you get your registration in the system,” he said. Under Cox’s proposed legislation, underage Utahn...</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> 58469613@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:24:01 MDT Teachers’ protests shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470508-68/students-teachers-jefferson-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470508-68/students-teachers-jefferson-schools.html.csp">Teachers’ protests shut down 2 suburban Denver high schools</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T21:44:19.874-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Golden, Colo. • Hundreds of suburban Denver high school students missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick amid a controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced Placement history class and changes to their pay. Classes were canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick, respectively. Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from the board’s new conservati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584705082014-09-29T21:44:19.874-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T21:44:19.874-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470508@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:44:19 MDT Letter: Making students follow rules is not bullying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468903-82/bullying-code-dress-principal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468903-82/bullying-code-dress-principal.html.csp">Letter: Making students follow rules is not bullying</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:22:01.705-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m not usually one to respond to the articles I read in this Forum, but the comments by Bruce Cohne (“This is Bullying,” Sept. 28) were a little ridiculous. What part of what the principal did is really bullying? All she did is enforce a dress code that every student at Bingham High already knew. Most of the students complied with the dress code, but as is the case with most teenagers, and some adults, there are always a few rebels that don’t want to comply with the rules. The students in quest...</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> 58468903@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:01 MDT SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469795-78/programs-students-college-grant.html.csp">SLCC gets $2.5 million grant from U. S. Department of Labor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T16:40:01.645-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah students in welding, medical billing, truck driving and other one-year degree programs at Salt Lake Community College will have more chances to rub elbows with potential employers under a new federal grant. The college’s one-year programs allow students to choose their own start dates and work at their own pace, and they’re about to get even more flexible with the $2.5 million bonus announced Monday, said Kevin Brockbank, dean of the School of Applied Technology and Professional Developmen...</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> 58469795@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:01 MDT Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58467478-82/students-public-profit-profits.html.csp">Rampell: Private college grads: Unemployed and in debt</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T06:44:49.261-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For-profit colleges can’t get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too. For-profit schools — ranging from monolithic online chains such as the University of Phoenix to smaller, fly-by-night operations that advertise on the subway — enroll about 12 percent of college students nationally. Yet they account for nearly four times that share of student-loan defaults, according to newly released federal data. The typ...</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> 58467478@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:44:49 MDT As families flee coal country, schools struggle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461722-68/students-schools-state-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461722-68/students-schools-state-kentucky.html.csp">As families flee coal country, schools struggle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM BEAM and JOHN RABY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:36:02.262-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pikeville, Ky. • When it opened in 1990 amid boom times deep in eastern Kentucky coal country, Shelby Valley High School had nearly 1,000 students, with enough demand that it built an addition the next year. Now the mines are closing, and the school big enough for 1,200 students sits at half capacity. When the families leave, Principal Greg Napier asks them why. “Gotta have a job,” they say. Kentucky’s public school system added more than 30,000 students over the past decade, growing by 4.8 perc...</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> 58461722@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:36:02 MDT Op-ed: Don’t let Common Core fears lead to mediocrity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421467-82/standards-core-common-michael.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421467-82/standards-core-common-michael.html.csp">Op-ed: Don’t let Common Core fears lead to mediocrity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael J. Petrilli and Michael Brickman</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T19:01:02.258-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every new school year starts with great excitement and anticipation for students, teachers, and parents alike. This year will carry special significance throughout much of the country, including Utah, as schools complete the transition to the Common Core standards (a.k.a., Utah Core State Standards). This coming spring, students statewide will for the first time take a new assessment aligned to the new, tougher standards. This marks a critical milestone for the Common Core, but more importantly,...</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> 58421467@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:01:02 MDT Letter: Bingham principal delivers lesson on bullying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459969-82/bully-principal-students-bullying.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58459969-82/bully-principal-students-bullying.html.csp">Letter: Bingham principal delivers lesson on bullying</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T18:59:02.177-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Principal at Bingham High School should be commended not criticized for her enforcement of the school dress code. She was, after all, trying to teach the targeted young women a valuable lesson. She demonstrated her capacity to be a “bully” and what “bullying” is all about. Bully, as a noun, is “a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.” Principals are strong. Students are weaker. I am sure the students now know who is stronger and who can impose her 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> 58459969@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:59:02 MDT Pyle: Sorry, Utah, you are not as weird as you think you are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58452397-82/utah-state-kansas-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58452397-82/utah-state-kansas-liquor.html.csp">Pyle: Sorry, Utah, you are not as weird as you think you are</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T18:59:02.078-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You might be from Utah if, you think your state is just plain weird. It might give you pleasure to think so. It might make you wince. You might have made your peace with it and have fun having the best story to tell your out-of-state friends and relatives at the next class or family reunion. Well, Utah, don’t get too cocky about it. You may not be as weird as you think. Of course, just last week, when Utah was the site of yet another example of public school administrators showing themselves to...</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> 58452397@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:59:02 MDT Utah cafeteria manager who tossed school lunches doesn’t want job back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451845-78/canham-district-policy-lunches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451845-78/canham-district-policy-lunches.html.csp">Utah cafeteria manager who tossed school lunches doesn’t want job back</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="2014-09-25T09:31:01.899-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A school nutrition manager said she was upset and angry after reading a report blaming her for the fallout when 17 students’ school lunches were thrown away at Uintah Elementary School in January. “I read the report,” Shirley Canham told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday. “I was not happy with it, obviously.” Salt Lake City School District released the report, conducted by outside investigators, two weeks ago after the school lunch incident gained national attention and prompted changes to s...</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> 58451845@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:31:01 MDT Ogden school soccer fields to benefit from $65,000 grant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451017-78/foundation-ogden-grant-programs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58451017-78/foundation-ogden-grant-programs.html.csp">Ogden school soccer fields to benefit from $65,000 grant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T15:13:02.352-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 03:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Ogden School Foundation has received a $65,000 grant to install new irrigation systems and synthetic turf on Ogden School District soccer fields. The grant, announced this week by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, was one of nine grants totalling more than $511,000. It’s part of the foundation’s Safe Places to Play program. The foundation supports youth development programs for children in underserved urban communities. Ogden School Foundation raises money to enhance educational opportunities for ...</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> 58451017@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:13:02 MDT Students shouldn’t be ‘slut shamed’ by school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58446100-82/students-normal-principal-slut.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58446100-82/students-normal-principal-slut.html.csp">Students shouldn’t be ‘slut shamed’ by school</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T19:50:30.722-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s called “slut shaming.” It is an appropriately nasty term for a particularly disgraceful behavior that is all too common in our society. It’s the act of going out of one’s way to demean or insult a person — usually a young woman — for the sin of doing no more than showing off their natural beauty. Public school administrators who cannot abstain from the practice should find another line of work. The most recent example took place over the weekend at Bingham High School’s annual homecoming d...</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> 58446100@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:50:30 MDT Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58447419-78/history-test-students-austin.html.csp">Some Utahns worry new AP History test is revisionist</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="2014-09-24T10:53:07.409-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent changes to the exam for AP U.S. History have some parents in Utah and nationwide worried about a perceived push to teach revisionist history in schools. But Robert Austin, a social studies specialist with the Utah State Office of Education, told lawmakers on Tuesday that no such effort exists and the new AP exam is designed to improve understanding of American government. “What’s changing is the way students are going to be assessed and the deeper thinking that they’re going to be doi...</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> 58447419@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:53:07 MDT