TEACHER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TEACHER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 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 Granite school board approves small tax hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58275968-78/district-tax-horsley-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58275968-78/district-tax-horsley-pay.html.csp">Granite school board approves small tax hike</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="2014-08-08T21:13:23.662-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Granite School Board unanimously approved a 2.54 percent property tax increase Thursday night. A resident with a home valued at just over $222,000 — the district average — will pay $22.24 more per year. Four residents spoke in favor of the increase during the meeting, and no one spoke against, district spokesman Ben Horsley said on Friday. The tax hike won’t fund new initiatives, but will enable the district to continue supporting the district’s 68,100 students. The majority of the new rev...</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> 58275968@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:13:23 MDT September hearing set for Utah teacher accused of sex with students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58273321-78/hearing-teacher-altice-september.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58273321-78/hearing-teacher-altice-september.html.csp">September hearing set for Utah teacher accused of sex with students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T13:23:01.54-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 01:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Farmington • A former Davis High School English teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two teenage boys will have a preliminary hearing in September. Brianne Altice, charged in Farmington’s 2nd District Court with four counts of first-degree felony rape and two counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy, made a brief appearance in court Friday where a Sept. 19 preliminary hearing date was set. According to court documents, Altice is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 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> 58273321@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:23:01 MDT Ex-teacher acquitted of sexually assaulting former student http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58274486-78/acquitted-assaulting-former-sexually.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58274486-78/acquitted-assaulting-former-sexually.html.csp">Ex-teacher acquitted of sexually assaulting former student</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Pamela Manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T22:50:26.31-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A jury on Thursday acquitted a former fifth-grade teacher in the Juab School District of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Hadley D. Christensen, 39, of Nephi, was charged in January 2013 with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. He was accused of inviting a former student, who he had taught the year before, to his home on Dec. 22, 2012, and sexually assaulting her. Christensen, who taught at Red Cliffs Elementary School in Nephi, had worked for the district for 11 y...</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> 58274486@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:50:26 MDT More charges filed after another teen claims sex with Utah teacher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58260262-78/altice-charges-teacher-filed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58260262-78/altice-charges-teacher-filed.html.csp">More charges filed after another teen claims sex with Utah teacher</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:18:23.196-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A September trial for a former Davis High School English teacher accused of a having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student has been canceled after prosecutors filed more charges against the woman. In the new charges, prosecutors filed one additional count of rape and one charge of forcible sodomy against Brianne Land Altice, 35, after a 17-year-old told police that he had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the former teacher once between April and June of last year. Altice was orig...</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> 58260262@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:18:23 MDT Cepeda: Teachers must not feel powerless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58243292-82/teachers-teacher-feel-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58243292-82/teachers-teacher-feel-education.html.csp">Cepeda: Teachers must not feel powerless</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="2014-07-31T01:01:03.251-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Teachers feel powerless. This is the fundamental problem with education reform in America: The people who are most important in a child’s classroom feel they are effectively without a voice. When new teachers are concerned about their performance in the classroom, going to an assigned mentor opens the possibility of being perceived as weak or faltering. The additional fear is that an offhand remark that claims the newbie isn’t hacking it will reach a supervisor. When a 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> 58243292@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT Car hits, kills St. George teacher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228089-78/lusk-bergeson-district-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58228089-78/lusk-bergeson-district-teacher.html.csp">Car hits, kills St. George teacher</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T21:46:57.086-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 09:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A St. George teacher would have had a brand new lab for her next batch of middle school students in a few weeks. But Terri Lusk died after she was hit by a vehicle while out on a jog Friday morning. Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson confirmed the Dixie Middle School science teacher’s death Saturday. Lusk was jogging on Red Hills Parkway with another person when she was hit, said Bergeson, who estimated the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Lusk later died at the ho...</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> 58228089@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:46:57 MDT Teacher essay: Seeing the big picture in Finland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188051-78/teacher-students-doing-finland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188051-78/teacher-students-doing-finland.html.csp">Teacher essay: Seeing the big picture in Finland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tara Black </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T10:41:21.176-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 10:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Tara Black, who teachers second grade at Indian Hills Elementary in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — I am constantly reevaluating what I’m doing with my current students to make sure I am teaching them in a way that they will comprehend and retain. I try to be the teacher that I hope my own family will have. I like to think I am back...</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> 58188051@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:41:21 MDT What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58166744-78/teachers-finland-students-utah.html.csp">What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland?</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="2014-07-19T21:57:35.245-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s a country that shies away from high-stakes school testing. It’s a place where teachers are required to have master’s degrees, students spend less time in school than in the U.S. and early childhood education programs are available to all kids. To some Utahns, the school system in Finland might sound like a dream, and, to others, a backward approach. But there’s no arguing with the results: Finland’s students rank far higher than those in the U.S. on international PISA tests. At a time when ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166744@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:57:35 MDT Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198450-78/finland-teachers-teacher-educators.html.csp">Teacher essay: Finland sees kids as ‘our greatest natural resource’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Linda Davis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T13:13:01.71-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Linda Davis, a special education teacher at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — As a middle school teacher of special education for the past 29 years, I was impressed in Finland by the way raising and teaching children are truly communal activities, where everyone is treated as equally as possible. For example,...</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> 58198450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:13:01 MDT Teacher essay: Training great teachers the Finnish way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198388-78/teachers-finland-teacher-doctors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198388-78/teachers-finland-teacher-doctors.html.csp">Teacher essay: Training great teachers the Finnish way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Laura Nelson </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:51:59.159-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Laura Nelson, a French teacher at East High School in Salt Lake City, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — In Finland, most young people who choose to enter the teaching profession make that decision before they even leave high school. Potential teachers go through a rigorous application process. They have to have high scores on the matriculation exam, a...</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> 58198388@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:51:59 MDT Teacher essay: Having the time to show students you care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161674-78/students-teacher-teachers-art.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58161674-78/students-teacher-teachers-art.html.csp">Teacher essay: Having the time to show students you care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Russ McKell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Special to The Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:39:42.21-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Russ McKell, a social studies teacher at Summit High School in Orem, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — In general, Finnish teachers are happy. They are professional. They are focused on students. And their classroom sizes are half the size of ours. In the small community of Siuntio, we toured an art classroom where art teacher Mari Sarviaho proudly s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161674@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:39:42 MDT Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165930-78/education-teachers-finnish-finns.html.csp">Teacher essay: Can we turn Finnish education values into Utah realities?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Denise Jamsa </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Salt Lake Tribune </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T14:08:15.787-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 02:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Editor’s note: Music teacher Denise Jamsa was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Europe. Read the related story here. — Finnish children start school at the age of seven, attend for only a few hours each day in the early grades, access very few gifted and talented programs, and take no standardized tests until they are at the end of 9th grade. Yet when they do finally take the international PISA test, 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> 58165930@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:15 MDT Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58192567-78/teacher-williams-carter-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58192567-78/teacher-williams-carter-class.html.csp">Utah teacher charged with inappropriately touching students</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T22:52:01.421-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four fifth-grade girls in Salt Lake City have accused their teacher of touching them inappropriately. James Rolland Carter, 62, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child and two class A misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child. Carter’s school is not identified in the charges, but the address of the allegations matches Lincoln Elementary School. The Salt Lake City School District would not confirm any details of a case ...</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> 58192567@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:52:01 MDT Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196155-68/prison-teacher-claim-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196155-68/prison-teacher-claim-sex.html.csp">Arizona teacher files $4M claim in prison rape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BOB CHRISTIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Phoenix • An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections. The claim comes nearly six months after the attack at the Eyman prison and a week after the state’s worker safety agency launched a full review of the state prison system’s worker safety practices. The teacher was alone in a classroom with no guard nearby on Jan. 30 when a convicted rapist assaulted her. Detai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581961552014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T18:46:02.668-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196155@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:46:02 MDT Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170849-82/utah-teachers-law-dismissal.html.csp">Op-ed: Despite claim, Utah teachers don’t get jobs for life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.185-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah public school teachers and administrators face an uphill climb as they prepare for evaluations being implemented in response to a law passed by the Utah Legislature in 2012 (Senate Bill 64). The legislation, crafted in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, the state superintendent, the Utah School Boards Association and the Utah Education Association, had nearly unanimous support from the legislative body. Given the substantive way this law changes how Utah teachers are eva...</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> 58170849@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT