TEACHER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TEACHER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sex with teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797261-78/niedzwiecki-heiner-sexual-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797261-78/niedzwiecki-heiner-sexual-abuse.html.csp">Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sex with teen</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="2014-04-10T21:50:45.306-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Farmington • Before Jaime Heiner met her junior high school teacher, Stephen Niedzwiecki, she had never kissed a boy. The 15-year-old had never had a boyfriend, and the only things she knew about sex, she had learned in a sixth-grade maturation class. So when her former teacher began pursuing her romantically and the relationship became sexual, Heiner said she didn’t know it was abuse. “I did not consent,” the now-18-year-old woman told a judge during Niedzwiecki’s sentencing hearing Thursday. “...</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> 57797261@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:50:45 MDT Paul Rolly: Test-bucking teacher gets canned during spring break http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57790672-90/florence-students-district-parking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57790672-90/florence-students-district-parking.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Test-bucking teacher gets canned during spring break</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="2014-04-09T08:03:13.342-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As predicted by her supporters, the teacher facing disciplinary action from Granite School District for speaking out against and refusing to grade a required standardized test was quietly fired when nobody was looking. Ann Florence, an honors English teacher at Wasatch Junior High, received a certified letter March 31 from Assistant Superintendent Mike Fraser telling her that she was officially terminated. She was out of town last week, after being placed on paid administrative leave, and didn’...</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> 57790672@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:03:13 MDT No jail time for former Utah teacher accused of sex with teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790430-78/jarrell-student-teacher-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790430-78/jarrell-student-teacher-judge.html.csp">No jail time for former Utah teacher accused of sex with teen</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="2014-04-08T21:30:20.771-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • Courtney Louise Jarrell was a well-liked teacher. She was young and energetic. Her supervisors said she had a bright future in the career she spent years cultivating. But after pleading guilty to having a romantic and sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, the former Riverton High School math and basketball instructor will never again step foot in a classroom. On Tuesday, 3rd District Judge Bruce Lubeck decided that was punishment enough. “Everyone involved seems to th...</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> 57790430@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:30:20 MDT Letter: Daughter learns how easy, low-cost health care can be http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760303-82/daughter-health-care-easy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760303-82/daughter-health-care-easy.html.csp">Letter: Daughter learns how easy, low-cost health care can be</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:04.288-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My 16-year-old daughter accompanied her Spanish-speaking biology teacher to the hospital in Prague last week, because no adult on the school trip spoke English and no Czech hospital worker spoke Spanish. My daughter Madeleine McKenzie said that even though the Czechs are not yet in the Eurozone, her teacher had no qualms about using the emergency room in a foreign country for travelers’ disease. He got a shot of ondansetron and was sent back to the hotel. His ER visit was free. It was a great...</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> 57760303@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp">Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:03-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Paul Rolly’s column, “Legislators, bureaucrats don’t trust teachers,” Opinion, March 28: I spent almost 20 years as a substitute teacher, mostly in high school. I spent two years in Vietnam; I was a crew member on a helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean; and I retired after 24 years as a firefighter. I have to say that nothing scared me more than the first time I walked into a high school class to take over for the absent teacher. Unlike Mr. Rolly, I did not have the luxury of havin...</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> 57758988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Michigan teacher gives 5th graders non-alcoholic beer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697396-68/alcoholic-beer-non-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697396-68/alcoholic-beer-non-says.html.csp">Michigan teacher gives 5th graders non-alcoholic beer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T08:18:02.306-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 08:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LINDEN, Mich. • A superintendent says a Michigan teacher gave non-alcoholic beer to a classroom of fifth graders as part of a history lesson. Superintendent Ed Koledo says the teacher allowed Hyatt Elementary students in Linden to sample O’Doul’s brought to school by a student March 6 to represent ale common in the 1700s and consumed at the time because of the scarcity of clean water. Koledo says the teacher made an “inappropriate choice.” The Flint Journal reports that officials sent a letter ...</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> 57697396@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:18:02 MDT Utah teen shares her story of sex abuse to empower others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592656-78/heiner-niedzwiecki-abuse-sexual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57592656-78/heiner-niedzwiecki-abuse-sexual.html.csp">Utah teen shares her story of sex abuse to empower others</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="2014-03-17T20:04:48.407-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 08:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Jaime Heiner drove past Stephen Niedzwiecki’s home in Kaysville one night in the fall of 2012, she glanced over and saw that only his bedroom light was on. Immediately, a thought came. It was likely irrational, she admits, but nonetheless it flooded her mind: What if he was in his room sexually abusing a teenage girl like he had done to her? Up to that point, she had never told anyone about the year of abuse at the hands of her former junior high teacher and basketball coach. “I thought that ...</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> 57592656@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:04:48 MDT All for dance at Judge Memorial Catholic High School http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/56985049-223/dance-shaw-class-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/56985049-223/dance-shaw-class-students.html.csp">All for dance at Judge Memorial Catholic High School</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Adams</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T09:52:00.619-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since dance teacher Nathan Shaw arrived two years ago, Judge Memorial Catholic High School — known for its academic rigor and successful sports teams — has a new stat to boast about. Of the 750 students at the 90-year-old Salt Lake City school, nearly one quarter take dance. And this year, Shaw’s 8 a.m. all-men’s dance class hit an unprecedented enrollment of 18 athletes, all of whom play at least one other sport. “Dancers are athletes and they are warriors,” Shaw said. “I adapt the class to th...</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> 56985049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:52:00 MDT Letter: Removing checks on home schools is recipe for trouble http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670647-82/bill-parents-teacher-checks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670647-82/bill-parents-teacher-checks.html.csp">Letter: Removing checks on home schools is recipe for trouble</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T12:02:27.856-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In response to SB39, I was aghast by the lack of worldly wisdom this bill entails. Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, sponsored the bill and said, “We need to recognize that parents have the fundamental liberty and interest in their children’s education. We ought to give parents complete and total control.” Rep. Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, said, “If a parent wants to take a child out of school and thinks he can do better, so be it.” Gibson also said, “Home-schooled children will eventually b...</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> 57670647@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:02:27 MDT Letter: To help schools, make teaching mandatory for all college grads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660941-82/teachers-college-idea-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57660941-82/teachers-college-idea-teacher.html.csp">Letter: To help schools, make teaching mandatory for all college grads</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T01:01:03.797-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is always talk of school teachers having classrooms so large they can’t really be effective. There is also talk of teachers’ income being too low. For these two reasons, I would dread to be a teacher. For these two reasons I also admire teachers. Therefore I propose an idea. What if teaching was mandatory for college students? Each college student would have to teach a year in a public school in their area of interest. If they truly did not want to fulfill their year in a public school, ...</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> 57660941@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Former Davis High teacher pleads not guilty to rape charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608349-78/altice-davis-teacher-accused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608349-78/altice-davis-teacher-accused.html.csp">Former Davis High teacher pleads not guilty to rape charges</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="2014-02-28T00:37:23.196-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 12:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Davis High School English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student pleaded not guilty to charges Thursday. Brianne Land Altice, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with three counts of first-degree felony rape and one count of first-degree felony forcible sodomy. After the woman entered her pleas a two-day trial was set to begin May 12. According to court documents, Altice is accused of having sexual intercourse with a male student, now 17, on 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> 57608349@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:37:23 MDT Lawmakers advance ‘bill of rights’ for Utah parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57607959-78/parents-bill-child-osmond.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57607959-78/parents-bill-child-osmond.html.csp">Lawmakers advance ‘bill of rights’ for Utah parents</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="2014-02-27T21:01:00.684-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Parents would have what amounts to a bill of rights in education under legislation forwarded to the full Senate on Thursday. SB122, sponsored by Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, list the rights parents have when dealing with schools, including some new rights. The bill aims to reengage parents who aren’t involved in their children’s education as well as those who have been shut out by educators, Osmond said. He wants an education system, he said, that recognizes “the parent really is the lead...</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> 57607959@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:01:00 MDT Shorter school year for Utah kids? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57580359-78/utah-bill-training-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57580359-78/utah-bill-training-state.html.csp">Shorter school year for Utah kids?</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="2014-02-21T21:29:55.626-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The school year in Utah would get shorter for some students so their teachers could have more time to train under a bill advancing in the Legislature. The House Education Committee approved SB103 by 11-4 Friday morning. The plan, already approved by the Senate, would allow school districts and charter schools to replace as many as four instructional days each year with teacher-training days. It would be up to each local school board whether to do so. Utah teachers used to get state-paid trainin...</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> 57580359@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:29:55 MDT Davis County teacher ordered to stand trial on rape charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57573696-78/altice-teacher-district-charges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57573696-78/altice-teacher-district-charges.html.csp">Davis County teacher ordered to stand trial on rape charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T20:21:12.049-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Davis High School English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student was ordered to stand trial on rape charges Wednesday. Brianne Land Altice, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with three counts of first-degree felony rape. One count of first-degree felony forcible sodomy was added to her charges after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. After hearing testimony from the alleged victim and a law enforcement officer, 2nd District Judge Thomas Kay...</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> 57573696@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:21:12 MDT Letter: Invest in teachers, not technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557667-82/teachers-utah-invest-lockhart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557667-82/teachers-utah-invest-lockhart.html.csp">Letter: Invest in teachers, not technology</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T01:01:02.462-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So fiscal experts estimate Becky Lockhart’s plan to improve Utah’s educational system would cost $750 million, with an additional half-billion each year (“Utah House speaker seeks massive tech infusion for Utah schools,” Tribune, Jan. 31). But, let’s just stick to her $500 million number. A Utah teacher with a master’s degree and many years of experience makes about $50,000 per year, so we could hire 10,000 additional teachers at a high professional level from anywhere in the country, and close ...</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> 57557667@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:01:02 MDT