STUDENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Proposal: Pass citizenship test to graduate from Utah high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425498-78/test-civics-pass-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425498-78/test-civics-pass-students.html.csp">Proposal: Pass citizenship test to graduate from Utah high school</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="2014-09-17T22:03:52.774-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah high school students might soon have something in common with immigrants hoping to become U.S. citizens: having to pass a test proving their knowledge of America. Two Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they plan to sponsor a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would require all Utah high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate. “As we push for science, technology, engineering and math and a lot of other important topics, unfortunately, civics educati...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58425498@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:03:52 MDT Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58421832-79/corinthian-company-education-federal.html.csp">Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending</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="2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a “predatory lending scheme.” The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company’s private student loans. Corinthian misled students about their job prospects, in some cases paying employers to offer temporary jobs to graduates, the agency said Tuesday. Corinthian charged as much as $75,000 for a bachelor’s degree and pushed students...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218322014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:11:02.26-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421832@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:11:02 MDT Editorial: Smaller Utah classes would pay more than they cost http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421262-82/utah-class-classes-early.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58421262-82/utah-class-classes-early.html.csp">Editorial: Smaller Utah classes would pay more than they cost</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T16:55:49.946-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is obvious that reducing class sizes will improve educational outcomes, but it’s also obvious that moving that needle is a mighty expensive proposition in a state that is long on children and short on taxpayers. The Tribune recently reached out to Utah teachers to tell us how big their classes are, and some of their answers were staggering. Classes over 40 and 50 students are not uncommon. But Utah’s demographics are relentless, and as a result we have gone decades spending less on each st...</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> 58421262@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:49 MDT Photos: Salt Lake City students get lesson on farm life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393937-78/farm-lake-salt-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393937-78/farm-lake-salt-students.html.csp">Photos: Salt Lake City students get lesson on farm life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:05:34.135-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than 50 fourth-grade students from Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City picked pumpkins, above, rode on a wagon, learned about farm animals and ventured into a corn maze Tuesday on a field trip to Black Island Farm in Syracuse., The smell of freshly picked corn, right, garnered interest from one of the fourth graders. The purpose of the field trip was to learn where food comes from. Tuesday’s exposure to farm life was a first for many of the elementary school students.</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> 58393937@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:05:34 MDT PETA project invites University of Utah students to be chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416329-78/chicken-students-peta-project.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416329-78/chicken-students-peta-project.html.csp">PETA project invites University of Utah students to be chicken</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T18:26:46.823-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 06:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">University of Utah students were invited to experience “natural chicken behavior” Monday — from wing-flapping to dust baths — at a virtual reality exhibit presented by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The “I, Chicken” project is supported by a grant from “The Simpsons” co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon. Allowing students to become a virtual chicken can lead them to stop eating chicken, said peta2 Director Marta Holmberg in a statement. The exhibit...</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> 58416329@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:26:46 MDT Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417175-68/code-dress-students-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417175-68/code-dress-students-department.html.csp">Strict dress code nets detentions at NY school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T15:34:29.765-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday that five students received detention and a number of students were spoken to by school administrators following the new “Dress for Success policy at Tottenville High School. Department spokeswoman Marge Feinberg says it is the first year the dress code was implemented. She didn’t say how many students were spoken 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> 58417175@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:34:29 MDT 4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in Denver school lab fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416006-68/fire-denver-says-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58416006-68/fire-denver-says-students.html.csp">4 students hurt, at least 1 seriously, in Denver school lab fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T10:32:01.565-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Authorities say four students suffered burns and at least one had serious injuries from a fire in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory. The fire broke out Monday at SMART Academy, a charter high school in southwestern Denver. Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson says the cause was under investigation, but the fire appears to have been accidental. Watson says at least some of the students had burns to their faces and upper chests. He says the fire appeared to have burned its...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584160062014-09-15T10:32:01.565-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T10:32:01.565-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416006@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:32:01 MDT 40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah’s largest classes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406947-78/class-sizes-classes-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406947-78/class-sizes-classes-students.html.csp">40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah’s largest classes</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="2014-09-15T08:48:06.346-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Cole Urmann and his parents learned how large his fifth-grade class would be, they made a major decision. They decided to switch schools this year, leaving Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Elementary for the Salt Lake Arts Academy so Cole wouldn’t be one of more than 37 kids in the classroom. “The extra-large, supersize class size was kind of the tipping point for us,” said Cole’s Dad, Daniel Urmann. “To me, that’s way too big. I think it just becomes less teaching and more kind of organizing and 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> 58406947@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:48:06 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 Letter: Teacher should keep her bullet in her pocket http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407381-82/bullet-teacher-carry-concealed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407381-82/bullet-teacher-carry-concealed.html.csp">Letter: Teacher should keep her bullet in her pocket</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:38:44.533-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A sixth-grade school teacher at Westbrook Elementary accidently discharged her concealed weapon in a faculty restroom. The bullet exploded a toilet, injuring her leg. I am sure relieved to learn she has a concealed carry permit and is available to protect herself and the students in the event of a school tragedy. This accident reminds me of times Andy Griffith gave Barney the OK to load his pistol while bad guys were in the town of Mayberry. For the safety of the students and facility, maybe 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> 58407381@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:38:44 MDT Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp">Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lima, Ohio • A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said. T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two state troopers at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane. Lane’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063452014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:32:07 MDT Help us find Utah’s biggest class http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58398190-78/class-classes-sizes-grade.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58398190-78/class-classes-sizes-grade.html.csp">Help us find Utah’s biggest class</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="2014-09-10T15:11:46.452-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cole Urmann recently switched schools to escape large fifth-grade class sizes at Wasatch Elementary. The two fifth-grade classes there had 34 students and 37 students when school started, despite efforts underway in the Salt Lake City School District to shrink class sizes. Urmann now attends the Salt Lake City Arts Academy, a charter school, while Wasatch might get a paraprofessional to help out in the classrooms. Utah has some of the largest class sizes in the country. Do you have a similar...</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> 58398190@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:11:46 MDT Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378377-82/common-core-standards-federal.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Common Core makes states answer for dumbed-down education</a></h4>