Last Updated Feb 27, 2015 06:44PM

Representatives from Utah’s major education organizations gathered at the Capitol Friday to urge lawmakers to boost public school funding. Kristi Swett, president of the Utah School Boards Association, said parents, teachers and students have waited years for the economy to …

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  • State school board sticking with SAGE, for now
    State education managers are continuing with SAGE testing despite calls from Utah lawmakers to press pause on the computer-based student assessment. A...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Westminster College President Brian Levin-Stankevich will step down from his leadership position at the school after the 2015 commencement. Westminster College’s president announces retirement after 2015 commencement
    The president of Westminster College is set to retire in May after nearly three years in the school’s top post. President Brian Levin-Stankevich, 64,...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • House committee advances three competing school board election bills
    Lawmakers set the stage for another fight over partisan and nonpartisan school board elections on Thursday. After hearing six proposals for reforming...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bill proposes spending $75M on school technology
    Lawmakers gave an early nod on Wednesday to a bill that would set aside $75 million in one-time and ongoing funding for school technology. Sponsoring...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • U. study: Hospitals spend too much to defend Medicare patient care decisions
    A federal agency is overtaxing hospitals in its efforts to determine if they are overpaid for treating Medicare patients, according to a new multistat...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 06:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Committee approves bill clarifying parents’ right to opt students out of testing
    When Emmalee Gardner’s teacher pulled her out of class earlier this month to take a reading test, the 9-year-old Legacy Preparatory Academy student ba...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Committee approves world language requirement for Utah high school graduation
    Parlez-vous français? Habla español? High school students will have to answer “yes” to graduate if a bill making its way through Utah’s Capitol become...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Emma Herrera, a fourth grader from Armstrong Academy, gets instruction from Raquel Druce, kitchen manager at the Granite Education Center Cafe as she makes Granite District students compete with treats
    Fourth-graders from throughout the Granite School District wore toques and white jackets Friday as they prepared their favorite snacks in the 2015 Fut...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senators call for an end to SAGE testing in Utah schools
    Utah’s new testing system is just a year old, but at least one state lawmaker is ready to throw it out. The failures of the test, according to Draper ...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 05:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Essay contest probes journalism’s role in shaping sports
    College students pondering journalism’s role in shaping college and professional sports now can win $2,500 for writing down their thoughts. The winnin...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Computer error sends false test scores, magnet-school admissions to Salt Lake City students
    Salt Lake City School District managers are scrambling to correct an error that resulted in mistaken magnet-school acceptance letters being mailed to ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Senate approves bill to make Utah’s four largest school districts have partisan boards
    If state lawmakers have their way, candidates for the state school board and the four largest school districts’ boards will have to run the gauntlet o...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah sex assault measure that clarifies consent moves forward
    Utah senators signed off on a bill to clarify Utah’s sex assault statute with no discussion Tuesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary and Law Enforceme...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, explains the process of passing a bill as she meets with student council 6th graders from Sierra Bonita Elementary in the Nebo school district on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, as they learn about government and offer suggestions of their own. Following a tour of the Capitol, the students pitched their idea for a bill that would require lawmakers to spend time in schools before sponsoring education legislation. Students say lawmakers should be required to visit schools before making laws about them
    Some Utah County sixth-graders believe Utah lawmakers should have to visit a public school before sponsoring or voting on new education laws. So the k...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 07:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • School board poll
A survey conducted Feb. 2-9 asked 606 registered Utah voters how they think members of the state school board should be selected. Poll shows support for nonpartisan school board elections
    A majority of Utahns prefer nonpartisan elections for the state school board, according to a new poll by UtahPolicy.com. Of the 606 registered voters ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah senators give early approval to $75 million property tax hike
    A bill to raise property tax revenue for poorer school districts gained preliminary approval from Utah senators on Tuesday. SB97, which must clear an...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Charter school director claims email with lewd photo was the work of a cyberbully
    The director of Salt Lake City’s Dual Immersion Academy is doing damage control after a graphic email was sent Saturday under his name to members of t...
    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Administrator involved in school dress code controversy suing Tooele district for reinstatement, damages
    A former Stansbury High School assistant principal has sued Tooele County School District, accusing administrators of conspiring to fire him without c...
    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Retirement and insurance take a bite out of new school funding
Last year, lawmakers approved a 2.5 percent increase in the state's per-student spending rate, known as the weighted pupil unit. But much of the new money given to school districts never made it to classrooms because of rising costs in retirement and insurance expenses for school employees. Utah educators optimistic about lower costs, higher funding
    When Utah lawmakers increased education spending by roughly $70 per student in 2014, it was one of the largest windfalls of new money to hit the state...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Minnesota dance champions accused of stealing routine from Utah drill team (with video)
    Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Copper Hills High School’s Azurettes drill team probably would have passed on this compliment. A ...
    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Granite schools get a bump in school grades
    Performance grades for nine Granite School District schools have gone up based on new calculations by the state Office of Education. The new grades ­...
    Updated Feb 16 2015 10:04 pm   |     |   Share