STUDENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp">New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors</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="2014-08-20T19:32:48.157-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58314242@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:48 MDT Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313224-78/utah-college-percent-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313224-78/utah-college-percent-act.html.csp">Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T08:59:32.083-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year. But that could be a matter of apples and oranges. When it’s apples and apples — comparing Utah with the 11 other states that give the test to virtually every senior — the state shines, says Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Office of Education. Utah had the highest score among the 12 states that gave the ACT test to almost every senior, a composite of 20.8 from math...</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> 58313224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:59:32 MDT Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp">Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:46.18-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace...</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> 58285809@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:46 MDT Gale: Time for Changes in Higher Education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293669-82/college-education-graduates-higher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293669-82/college-education-graduates-higher.html.csp">Gale: Time for Changes in Higher Education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Don Gale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:10:01.409-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, The Economist magazine published a leader (editorial) about higher education titled “Creative Destruction.” Among other things, it said the cost of higher education skyrockets while productivity falters. A study by Oxford University says half of today’s occupations may be phased out in coming years. Another study by the Pew Research Center found that fewer than half of college graduates think their education was useful in preparing them for jobs or careers. Fifty percent said they ...</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> 58293669@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:10:01 MDT Geometrical designs will fill UMOCA’s Art Truck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58313514-66/art-pingree-truck-meridith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58313514-66/art-pingree-truck-meridith.html.csp">Geometrical designs will fill UMOCA’s Art Truck</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T13:14:35.884-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Students around Utah will be getting some geometry with their art this school year. The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has chosen artist Meridith Pingree — who creates kinetic sculptures and geometric competitions in her work — as the featured artist for the Art Truck, UMOCA’s educational outreach program, for the 2014-15 school year. Pingree is based in Brooklyn, but she has Utah roots. She’s a Bountiful native and a University of Utah graduate. She received her MFA at Rhode Island 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> 58313514@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:35 MDT New football ticket policy in place for students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58313533-55/students-doggett-games-monday.html.csp">New football ticket policy in place for students</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="2014-08-19T13:00:03.261-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 01:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sprinting for seats in Romney Stadium has always been a fun but rather dangerous part of home football games for Aggie students. But entrance into the stadium is changing this year in an effort to make the event more safe and to allow students more time to tailgate. This year students can pick up tickets for home games starting on the Monday the week of the game at the TSC Card Office from 7 a.m.-noon on Monday and also at the Spectrum Ticket office at noon on Monday. Students will be able to se...</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> 58313533@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:03 MDT Less than half of Utah students proficient, new tests show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310430-78/results-standards-students-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310430-78/results-standards-students-percent.html.csp">Less than half of Utah students proficient, new tests show</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="2014-08-19T14:45:21.825-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Preliminary results of Utah’s new school testing system are out — and, to the surprise of no one, they’re not exactly stellar. The percentage of Utah students who scored proficient or better in science ranged from 37 percent to 45 percent, depending on grade level. In math, anywhere from 29 percent to 47 percent of kids scored proficient. And in language arts, proficiency ranged from 38 percent to 44 percent. Proficiency was defined as performing at or above standards for grade level. Individu...</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> 58310430@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:45:21 MDT Gallery: Swimming to school in western India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296707-68/india-river-students-swim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58296707-68/india-river-students-swim.html.csp">Gallery: Swimming to school in western India</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AJIT SULANKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sajanpura Village, India • It’s a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, shoulder deep in places. Parents or other adults sometimes accompany them on the 15-meter (50-foot) swim. The girls put on their dry clothes in a small changing room, while the boys change on the riverbank. The st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967072014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:20:31.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296707@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:20:31 MDT Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp">Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.927-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Every once in a while, research quantifies the effects of certain education policies on students. Then, the results are often shelved in favor of the prevailing “common sense.” As in: If you want more scientists, mandate more science courses in school. Let’s hope this fate doesn’t happen with “Missing the Mark,” a report by the ACT college readiness test’s Research and Policy division. Authors Richard Buddin and Michelle Croft studied the high school graduating classes of 2005 through ...</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> 58294258@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Ex-teacher to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing his students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293389-78/bowen-teacher-charges-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58293389-78/bowen-teacher-charges-court.html.csp">Ex-teacher to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing his students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T21:49:15.728-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Kamas middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing his students was ordered to stand trial Wednesday. Rory Bowen, 36, faces four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child — a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison — in the alleged assault of four 12- and 13-year-old girls in Bowen’s former math class. Bowen will enter a plea next month at an arraignment scheduled for Sept. 8 in Park City before 3rd District Judge Todd Shaughnessy. According to court documents, ...</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> 58293389@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:49:15 MDT Rampell: Everybody gets an A http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288466-82/grades-students-princeton-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58288466-82/grades-students-princeton-schools.html.csp">Rampell: Everybody gets an A</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washngton Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T11:08:55.212-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation! Starting around the mid-20th century, a pandemic of meaninglessly high grades swept the nation. Steadily, the Gentleman’s C was replaced by the Gentleman’s B-pluses. Soon even B-pluses’ grew ungentlemanly, with more and more grades compressed into the narrow band spanning from A-minus to A-plus. College administrators and educators saw this as a problem, but each school feared the blowback that would come from being the first ...</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> 58288466@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:08:55 MDT Barmageddon: Law students sue — and sue and sue — when software fails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288182-68/exam-students-company-bar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58288182-68/exam-students-company-bar.html.csp">Barmageddon: Law students sue — and sue and sue — when software fails</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIGEL DUARA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T10:52:08.497-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • Law students taking the bar exam have it tough: Three years hitting the books. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition. And all of it, potentially wasted with a few failed attempts at the dreaded state-administered test. So in late July, with one day of the grueling session behind them, thousands of law students were surprised to find that they couldn’t upload their answers using the software they purchased from Florida-based ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. Third-year law students w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582881822014-08-12T10:52:08.497-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T10:52:08.497-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288182@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:52:08 MDT Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284632-82/bullying-schools-teachers-public.html.csp">Letter: Schools just a product of bully culture</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.041-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Adults worry, discuss and employ a variety of programs to address problems of bullying in our youth. A recent letter discussed bullying in public schools (“Don’t ignore bullying,” August 9). As an educator who has witnessed intimidation in both private religious and public schools, I believe that to effectively address this issue we must understand that we are a culture of aggressors and intimidators. Adults model offensive behaviors daily. Principals, staff, teachers, parents, siblings and f...</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> 58284632@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279028-68/schools-students-hispanic-minority.html.csp">White students no longer to be majority in U.S. schools</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kennett Square, Pa. • For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling grade-schoolers mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language. The sign outside the classroom reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790282014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:56:44.127-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:56:44 MDT Utah lawmakers dabble in medicine at U. mini-medical school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271728-78/medical-utah-medicine-mini.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271728-78/medical-utah-medicine-mini.html.csp">Utah lawmakers dabble in medicine at U. mini-medical school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:04:41.066-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators and policy-makers stepped into the life of a medical student — analyzing colon specimens and making diagnoses — Thursday during the University of Utah’s inaugural Project Medical Education. During the one-day mini-medical school, participants went through a white-coat ceremony, worked through patient cases, discussed lab samples, were assigned to residency programs and learned about the daily tasks of an academic physician. “Our mission is really to serve the state and I think i...</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> 58271728@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:04:41 MDT Personal data at Weber State compromised in burglary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267781-78/ellis-information-passwords-personal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267781-78/ellis-information-passwords-personal.html.csp">Personal data at Weber State compromised in burglary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:26:33.158-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Personal information of as many as 1,200 students, faculty and staff at Weber State University may have been compromised during multiple possible break-ins to computer labs. A WSU student was charged July 29 in the incident. The burglar broke in after-hours to the Science Lab Building and Building 4, said Bret Ellis, vice president for Information Technology. Ellis said he doesn’t know for sure, but the suspect most likely broke in multiple times from January to April 2014. “There were 1,200 in...</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> 58267781@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:26:33 MDT BYU keeps No. 1 ‘stone-cold sober’ title in Princeton Review; Syracuse is top party school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58259349-78/university-college-princeton-review.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58259349-78/university-college-princeton-review.html.csp">BYU keeps No. 1 ‘stone-cold sober’ title in Princeton Review; Syracuse is top party school</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CAROLYN THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T11:49:56.329-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Syracuse University has claimed the title of nation’s top party school and Brigham Young University repeats for the 17th straight year as the top “stone-cold sober” school. The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review based on a nationwide survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse’s student newspaper ranked second best among the 379 colleges surveyed, and its sports scene, rated third best, likely helped the party mood. University officials had no immediate comment on the private univers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582593492014-08-04T11:49:56.329-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T11:49:56.329-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259349@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:49:56 MDT Op-ed: Abandon NCLB for student-centered schools model http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259134-82/education-system-student-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259134-82/education-system-student-model.html.csp">Op-ed: Abandon NCLB for student-centered schools model</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lynn Stoddard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T16:03:01.764-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few people may be aware of what happens when you put a frog in cool water and gradually raise the temperature until the water is boiling. We are told the frog will not try to jump out until it’s too late. Boiling a frog is symbolic of something that has happened to our system of public education. It has happened so slowly people don’t realize it may be too late to jump out. As a longtime observer of what has been happening to public education in our country, I have noticed a gradual decline...</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> 58259134@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:03:01 MDT Letter: Some students need more help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246454-82/students-bit-feel-questions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246454-82/students-bit-feel-questions.html.csp">Letter: Some students need more help</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:35:02.269-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most parents in Utah take time for their children. They take time out of their day to help their children succeed in school. I feel that high schools in Utah should personalize the educational experience for those students who don’t have a parent to help them succeed. For children like this, it is so easy to be overlooked and fail classes. Often, they just don’t know how to ask for help. If counselors and/or teachers took a week during the middle of a term to bring failing students in and hav...</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> 58246454@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:35:02 MDT Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232448-68/ship-ferry-students-sinking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232448-68/ship-ferry-students-sinking.html.csp">Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:34:01.61-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ansan, South Korea • Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much. The six girls spoke at a court session for 15 crew members responsible for the ship’s navigation who face charges of negligence and failing to perform their duties to rescue passengers, with four of them facing homicide charges. The students from D...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324482014-07-28T08:34:01.61-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:34:01.61-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232448@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:34:01 MDT