STUDENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58348908-82/research-utah-state-usu.html.csp">Op-ed: Record research funding shows USU’s importance to Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark McLellan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.678-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thousands of students are again crisscrossing our quad this week at Utah State University as fall session begins. As I watch them head to their classes under the now-changing trees, I consider our obligations to them — the skills and knowledge they’ll need, the workforce they’ll enter, the society they’ll shape. USU’s statewide commitment only deepens that obligation, and I believe that research is a key to fulfilling it. University research often appears on institutional ledgers in dollar amoun...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58348908@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp">Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T13:55:07.125-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most foreign students studying at colleges in Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem in recent years were pursuing bachelor’s degrees related to science, math or business. And most of those students came from South Korea, China or India, according to a national study released Friday. The Utah trends mirror national ones — two-thirds of foreign students across the country are studying for such careers. About half of their American peers are majoring in those fields, according to the report from the no...</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> 58347863@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:07 MDT Mercury News: A later start for high school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347611-82/start-students-later-nearly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347611-82/start-students-later-nearly.html.csp">Mercury News: A later start for high school</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.473-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anyone with teenagers knows how hard it is to get them up by 6 or 7 a.m. for school. Imagine how hard it is for teachers to educate them before 8 a.m., when nearly half of California high schools start the day. The American Academy of Pediatricians declared last week that chronic sleep deprivation is a public health issue and called on middle and high schools to push back their start times to 8:30 or later. It’s an idea many parents have supported for years, and it’s time to take it seriously. O...</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> 58347611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58339045-79/sperling-university-phoenix-education.html.csp">University of Phoenix founder John Sperling dies</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of the University of Phoenix, a for-profit institution. Sperling, 93, a billionaire, died Friday at a hospital near San Francisco, according to a statement from Apollo Education Group,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390452014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T12:19:02.319-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:19:02 MDT Flipping Utah schools: Lessons at home, homework in class http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298169-78/students-class-watch-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298169-78/students-class-watch-teacher.html.csp">Flipping Utah schools: Lessons at home, homework in 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="2014-08-26T11:16:12.239-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last school year, teacher Pam Loveridge faced her toughest group of students yet. Within a few months, nearly 40 of her 200 middle school math students were failing — much higher than the normal two. She knew she had to do something dramatic. So she flipped her classroom at Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights. Loveridge asked students to watch her recorded lessons on computers at home, and during class, they worked on assignments they might have otherwise done as homework. Struggling 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> 58298169@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:16:12 MDT Utah kids endure rainy first day at school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335655-78/lake-salt-students-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58335655-78/lake-salt-students-district.html.csp">Utah kids endure rainy first day at school</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T20:31:27.631-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 08:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Children dodged rain outside Bonneville Elementary in Salt Lake City after the first day of school Monday. Students in the Salt Lake City, Granite and Davis school districts returned to classes Monday. Jordan District high school students also returned to class. Canyons and Alpine district students had their first day last week.</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> 58335655@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:31:27 MDT Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334105-68/policy-start-schools-amundson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58334105-68/policy-start-schools-amundson.html.csp">Pediatricians’ Rx for schools: Later start times</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSEY TANNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy. The influential group says teens are especially at risk; for them, “chronic sleep loss has increasingly become the norm.” Studies have found that most U.S. students in mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583341052014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T10:23:37.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334105@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:23:37 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 Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326924-68/law-idaho-students-boise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326924-68/law-idaho-students-boise.html.csp">Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T19:14:34.474-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 07:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university’s request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman. The Idaho Statesman reports in a Thursday story that 20 of the 45 third-year students at Concordia University School of Law in Boise won’t take fall classes. Dozens more are reportedly enrolling in the University of Idaho’s Boise law program for this fall. At least 55 students have paid...</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> 58326924@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:14:34 MDT Letter: Stop sexual violence on campus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319209-82/campus-sexual-violence-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319209-82/campus-sexual-violence-students.html.csp">Letter: Stop sexual violence on campus</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:12:02.701-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Whether you are a student, a parent, a college faculty or staff member or a concerned member of the community like me, we all have a role to play in ending campus sexual violence. In a matter of days, students will be back on campus for another school year. We can’t wait any longer. What is happening on our campuses is unacceptable. Department of Justice statistics show that around 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students, as well as about...</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> 58319209@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323171-68/israel-programs-students-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323171-68/israel-programs-students-university.html.csp">Some U.S. colleges calling students back from Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN SINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hartford, Conn. • Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave. Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the U.S. State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation. “On the one hand, we wan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583231712014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:32:08.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:08 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 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