STUDENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STUDENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Brand names in New York standardized tests vex parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843080-68/brand-tests-york-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843080-68/brand-tests-york-education.html.csp">Brand names in New York standardized tests vex parents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAREN MATTHEWS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T19:05:30.2-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • “Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core standardized English tests. Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up on the tests more than a million students in grades 3 through 8 took this month, leading to speculation it was some form of product placement advertising. New York state education officials and the test publisher say the brand references were not 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57843080@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:05:30 MDT Op-ed: Time to take a swing at financial literacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802532-82/financial-utah-literacy-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802532-82/financial-utah-literacy-education.html.csp">Op-ed: Time to take a swing at financial literacy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Philip Cofield and Charlie Lansche</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:47:01.676-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical,” is one of the many sayings attributed to baseball great Yogi Berra. Though April does mark the start of baseball season, it’s also a month that promotes the need for the kind of education that might have helped Yogi improve on his ability to figure percentages. The month is called National Financial Literacy Month, and it’s recognized as a time for students, parents and educators to focus on teaching young people personal financia...</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> 57802532@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT NASA astronaut emphasizes STEM education to Utah students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823964-78/astronaut-musgrave-nasa-stem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823964-78/astronaut-musgrave-nasa-stem.html.csp">NASA astronaut emphasizes STEM education to Utah students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sheena McFarland</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:10:54.631-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave visited students in the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club at Copper Mountain Middle School Wednesday afternoon to emphasize the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Musgrave is the only NASA astronaut to fly on all five shuttles during his 30-year career with the agency. He also was on the mission that repaired the blurry Hubble telescope. Musgrave is visiting Utah to deliver the keynote address at Clark...</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> 57823964@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:54 MDT Hundreds missing after ferry sinks near SKorea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829256-68/passengers-students-south-ferry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57829256-68/passengers-students-south-ferry.html.csp">Hundreds missing after ferry sinks near SKorea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHOE SANG-HUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:52:46.593-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • More than 280 people, most of them students, remained unaccounted for Wednesday as coast guard and navy divers searched a ferry that sank hours earlier off the southwestern tip of South Korea. By midnight, six people were confirmed dead, including three 17-year-old high school students and a member of the ferry’s crew. But fears that the sinking could become one of the worst peacetime disasters in South Korea increased as rescued passengers told news outlets that they belie...</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> 57829256@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:52:46 MDT 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826578-68/ferry-students-south-ship.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826578-68/ferry-students-south-ship.html.csp">283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T10:15:27.527-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265782014-04-16T10:15:27.527-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T10:15:27.527-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826578@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:27 MDT Boats, helicopters trying to save 476 aboard sinking ferry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824783-68/students-rescue-ship-ferry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824783-68/students-rescue-ship-ferry.html.csp">Boats, helicopters trying to save 476 aboard sinking ferry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T22:14:23.679-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southern coast, officials said. At least one person died and 14 were said to have been injured. The ferry was sailing to the southern island of Jeju when it sent a distress call Wednesday morning after it began leaning to one side, according to Ministry of Security and Public Administration. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824783@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:23 MDT Utah teacher on leave after asking kids to list genitalia slang http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822890-78/williams-teacher-students-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822890-78/williams-teacher-students-course.html.csp">Utah teacher on leave after asking kids to list genitalia slang</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="2014-04-15T20:03:07.878-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Weber High School teacher has been placed on paid leave after asking her students to name slang for genitalia as part of a lesson. Teacher Ashley Williams was placed on paid leave Friday after students brought the incident to the attention of school administrators, said Nate Taggart, a Weber District spokesman. The lesson was part of the course Adult Roles and Financial Literacy, a class that offers college credit to high-schoolers through concurrent enrollment, The district is investigating...</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> 57822890@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:03:07 MDT Letter: It’s nonsense to change U. fight song http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802416-82/song-utah-fight-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802416-82/song-utah-fight-university.html.csp">Letter: It’s nonsense to change U. fight song</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:54:48.731-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a Utah alum and fan, I was outraged when I read the Trib’s “University of Utah weighing changes to ‘discriminatory’ fight song,” April 8. The university is one of the most inclusive and welcoming groups in the state of Utah. It was when I was a student there 20 years ago and is even more so now. Changing Utah “man” to Utah “fan” is rather naïve. I know of no other university in this country where fans are in a school song. What about those who attended or graduated from Utah? “Fairest” refe...</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> 57802416@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:54:48 MDT Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817439-68/bus-fire-investigators-safety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817439-68/bus-fire-investigators-safety.html.csp">Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FENIT NIRAPPIL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:22:22.77-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Red Bluff, Calif. • Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California. The truck driver veered across the Interstate 5 median, sideswiped a sedan and collided with the bus, leaving no tire marks to suggest he had applied his brakes. Dozens of injured students escaped through windows before the vehicles ex...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578174392014-04-14T09:22:22.77-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T09:22:22.77-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817439@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:22:22 MDT Investigators: No sign FedEx truck was on fire before crashing into bus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815057-68/bus-truck-investigators-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815057-68/bus-truck-investigators-fire.html.csp">Investigators: No sign FedEx truck was on fire before crashing into bus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FENIT NIRAPPIL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T18:32:22.16-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Red Bluff, Calif. • Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven’t found physical evidence confirming a witness’ claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California. National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind said investigators are not ruling out a pre-impact fire, but a fire expert did not find evidence of flames as the truck crossed a median, sideswiped a Nissan Altima and crashed into th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578150572014-04-13T18:32:22.16-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T18:32:22.16-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815057@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:32:22 MDT Couple: Big rig on fire before deadly bus crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812024-68/fire-bus-safety-truck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812024-68/fire-bus-safety-truck.html.csp">Couple: Big rig on fire before deadly bus crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FENIT NIRAPPIL </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T20:15:43.086-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orland, Calif. • A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people. Initial reports by police indicated the truck swerved to avoid a sedan that was traveling in the same direction in this town about 100 miles north of Sacramento, then went across the median. There was no mention of the truck being on fire. B...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578120242014-04-12T20:15:43.086-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T20:15:43.086-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812024@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:15:43 MDT Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812164-68/party-students-barbara-santa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812164-68/party-students-barbara-santa.html.csp">Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:37:01.556-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Barbara, Calif. • With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout. Once proud to attend one of the nation’s best-known party schools, some struggled to reconcile that image with what happened last Saturday night as young people clashed with police, tossed bricks, bottles and rocks 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> 57812164@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:37:01 MDT College visit turns tragic for Calif. students; 10 killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806514-68/students-bus-california-humboldt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57806514-68/students-bus-california-humboldt.html.csp">College visit turns tragic for Calif. students; 10 killed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FENIT NIRAPPIL and martha mendoza</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T19:28:37.799-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 07:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orland, Calif. • It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north. Those dreams shattered for some Thursday in an explosive freeway collision that left 10 dead — students, chaperones and both drivers — and dozens hospitalized. Desperate families awaited word about loved ones Friday, while investigators tried to figur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065142014-04-11T19:28:37.799-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T19:28:37.799-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806514@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:28:37 MDT Young readers bring home the bacon, so principal puckers up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806986-78/guadalupe-lake-salt-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806986-78/guadalupe-lake-salt-students.html.csp">Young readers bring home the bacon, so principal puckers up</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:59:03.372-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Guadalupe School students just kept flipping — so Principal Ernie Nix had to start kissing. Nix challenged the school’s 136 K-5 students to read 32,000 pages by Friday and to find sponsors to donate a nickel per page, raising money for a playground at the school’s new building. The students read 42,354 pages by the deadline, raising $8,343, said spokeswoman Elysia Alvarado Yuen. With a $5,000 matching grant from donors, the school has raised $13,343, she said. So on Friday, Nix puckered u...</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> 57806986@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:59:03 MDT Paul Rolly: Power of the press is sometimes silent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57801803-90/students-rivera-coin-lagoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57801803-90/students-rivera-coin-lagoon.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Power of the press is sometimes silent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:53:02.493-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sometimes a news reporter’s best stories are the ones that are never written or aired. They never come out because at some point during the reporting, their subjects think twice about a bad decision and reverse course. My education sources told me this week of one such case. School districts received notice recently from Lagoon officials that there would be some changes this year to the annual Lagoon Day enjoyed by graduating junior high school students. In the past, the amusement park offered...</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> 57801803@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:53:02 MDT 2nd University of Utah diversity officer resigns, cites lack of trust in leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57798014-78/diversity-alemán-students-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57798014-78/diversity-alemán-students-sltrib.html.csp">2nd University of Utah diversity officer resigns, cites lack of trust in leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T07:13:11.549-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 07:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A University of Utah professor says he’s leaving the diversity department because he can’t trust U. leaders. Enrique Alemán resigned as assistant vice president for student equity and diversity last week, days after his boss, chief diversity officer Octavio Villalpando, left. “I have no confidence in the ability of the senior administration to lead on the issue of equity and diversity,” said Alemán. “When that trust has been violated, it’s really hard to do this kind of work.” Alemán said he w...</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> 57798014@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:13:11 MDT 9 killed, dozens injured in California bus-truck crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57805162-200/bus-truck-california-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57805162-200/bus-truck-california-crash.html.csp">9 killed, dozens injured in California bus-truck crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:36:39.263-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orland, Calif. • Nine people were killed Thursday and dozens injured in a fiery crash between a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college, authorities said. California Highway Patrol dispatchers said the drivers of the truck and bus were among the dead along with seven other people who were riding on the bus. The crash happened a little after 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 5 near Orland, a small city about an hour-and-a-half north 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> 57805162@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:36:39 MDT Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp">Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Mandak </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kevin Begos</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health defense. Deepening the mystery of what set off the violence, attorney Patrick Thomassey said Alex Hribal had no history of mental illness or troublemaking, didn’t abuse drugs and was no outcast at school, where the lawyer described him as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578013942014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801394@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:40:43 MDT Police: Pa. student flashed 2 knives, injured 20 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795710-68/police-student-attack-blood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795710-68/police-student-attack-blood.html.csp">Police: Pa. student flashed 2 knives, injured 20</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kevin Begos and joe mandak</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T17:58:24.897-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Murrysville, Pa. • Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him. At least five students were critically wounded, including a boy whose liver was pierced by a knife thrust that narrowly missed his heart and aorta, doctors said. The rampage — which came after decades in which U.S. schools geared mu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957102014-04-09T17:58:24.897-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T17:58:24.897-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795710@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:58:24 MDT Trib Talk: Parents raise questions about Utah school tests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57792056-231/com-comments-jennifer-jnpearce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57792056-231/com-comments-jennifer-jnpearce.html.csp">Trib Talk: Parents raise questions about Utah school tests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T13:34:04.307-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The end of the school year brings end-of-year testing for most Utah students. But a parent group is speaking out against the new SAGE test and a higher-than-usual number of students is opting out of the assessment. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., state associate superintendent Judy Park, Christel Swasey with Utahns Against Common Core and Tribune education reporter Lisa Schencker join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about what this means for teacher evaluations and school progress reports. You can j...</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> 57792056@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:34:04 MDT