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Last Updated Feb 25, 2017 11:08PM

Vineyard’s Franklin Discovery Academy was reprimanded Saturday, making the school’s future uncertain beyond the current academic year. The state charter school board voted to place the Franklin Disco...

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  • School board staff describe disarray, dysfunction and safety concerns at Utah County charter
    Administrators from Vineyard’s Franklin Discovery Academy defended themselves Friday against allegations of running an unsecured, disorganized campus ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students Dhina Clement and Johnisha Demease-Williams on campus in Provo Thursday February 23, 2017. Black students at BYU report ignorant comments, cultural isolation
    Dhina Clement vividly remembers the day she realized Brigham Young University students looked at her differently because she is black. She was on camp...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • House votes to eliminate letter grades for schools
    The House voted Friday to end the practice of assigning letter grades to public schools. “We have put so much pressure and so many labels on the schoo...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Many Utah school districts are unfazed by new federal rules regarding bathroom accommodations for transgender students. Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy has unisex-bathrooms located in every hallway. But Utah has joined a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration, saying the issue is one of federal overreach, not bathrooms. Utah school districts say Trump transgender-bathroom reversal changes nothing, though one applauds move
    At least one Utah school district is cheering President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of a federal directive to public schools to let transgender students...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:39 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Trent Nelson  |   Tribune file photo)   Second graders at Washington Elementary School sing a song at a press conference announcing the launch of a ballot initiative for an income tax increase to fund schools during the 2018 election, Tuesday November 29, 2016. Plan takes shape for spending Our Schools Now tax money
    Since the launch of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative in November, organizers have emphasized that an individual school’s slice of $750 million wo...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     HB54 sponsor Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan listens as she is asked a question from members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee about HB54 in House Building at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 16, 2017. HB54 deals with Free speech amendments for university campuses. Senate committee approves college ‘Know Before You Go’ bill
    A Senate panel on Wednesday signed off on a bill requiring Utah’s colleges and universities to notify prospective students about the debt and job plac...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)    Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, wants high-income Utahns to dig deeper to help fund public education in the state. Utah won’t ‘soak the rich’ to fund schools — income tax increase dies without debate in committee
    A Senate committee made quick work Wednesday of shutting down a bill that would lift the income tax rate for wealthy Utahns. Without debate, from law...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 01:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah student Chelsea Estrella holds a sign during a Salt Lake City School Board meeting at Glendale Middle School Tuesday February 21, 2017. Immigration resolution elicits praise from community, SLC school board considers it
    The calls West High School teacher Valerie Gates receives from worried parents are coming more and more frequently. The callers wonder whether it’s sa...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 11:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton is sponsoring legislation that removes a ban on advocacy Senate committee signs off on repealing Utah’s ‘no promo homo’ sex-ed law
    A prohibition against the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah’s sex-education classes may be on the way out after a Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesd...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Ann Millner ï R-Ogden Proposed changes to school turnaround programs would be less reliant on grades
    Utah’s nascent school turnaround program would get a makeover under a bill that received committee approval on Tuesday. Under SB234, the $7 million-a...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Students, advocates want Salt Lake City schools to push back against deportation raids
    Students and community organizers are asking the Salt Lake City School District to take a stand against the deportation of undocumented Utahns. At Tue...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 07:31 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, is working on legislation to create an independent office of inspector general to investigate corruption allegations at the state and local level. She said it is important to have a place where whistleblowers can take their complaints. State School Board would lose ability to reject new charters under bill OK’d by committee
    New charter schools would no longer need the approval of the Utah Board of Education to open their doors under a bill that gained committee approval T...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Ann Millner ï R-Ogden Senate committee approves updates to school grading system
    Utah schools would still be labeled with a letter grade under a bill that gained committee approval on Thursday. But the grading system would no long...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 11:40 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Sen. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, wants to reduce penalty for parents for a truant child. Senate committee supports lesser penalties for school truancy
    Failing to send a child to school could earn a parent an infraction, down from a Class B misdemeanor, under a bill OK’d Thursday by a committee. SB11...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Marina Lowe, of the ACLU, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee about HB54 in House Building at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City Thursday February 16, 2017. HB54 deals with Free speech amendments for university campuses. House panel gives unanimous support to campus free speech bill
    A bill protecting free speech rights on public college and university campuses sailed through committee with a unanimous vote Thursday. HB54 designa...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Former West Valley Mayor Mike Winder, now a state legislator, is sponsoring HB212 to use bonuses to recruit expert teachers to low-income schools with at-risk students. Bill to give teachers at low-income schools a bonus clears Utah House committee without a vote to spare
    It’s human nature to look for work environments that are safe and comfortable, Weber State University education professor Forrest Crawford said Wednes...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah universities to track student sexual misconduct across campuses, boost campus surveys
    A student could commit sexual misconduct at more than one Utah university without the schools spotting a pattern — because they weren’t required to sh...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)   Senator Stuart Adams, R-Layton, left, confers with Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, in this 2013 file photo. Adams is sponsoring an end-of-the session bill that would use state sales-tax money to purchase an ownership interest or access rights to a deep-water port under construction near Oakland, Calif., with plans to ship Utah coal there for international export. Utah bans 'advocacy of homosexuality' in the classroom. This bill would strike that law.
    If there is a problem with Utah’s sex education law, Sen. Stuart Adams said Tuesday, it should be the Legislature, and not the courts, that fixes it. ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 06:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, speaks with schoolchildren from North Star Academy in Bluffdale, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Free teacher licenses and 3% school spending bump in latest budget numbers
    Utah lawmakers are looking to increase per-student education spending by roughly $90 million this year, a 3 percent increase, and end the practice of ...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 07:39 am   |     |   Share
  • House committee approves bill to end Utah school grading
    Utah’s school grading system launched with good intentions of helping schools, Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Heights, said Monday, But six years o...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 11:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, R-Draper, bangs the gavel after chiding the House about it’s volume of chatter in the Utah House of Representatives, Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Speaker: Lawmakers won’t act on nonpartisan ed-board bill
    A proposal to keep state school board elections nonpartisan is currently stuck in the House Rules Committee and likely to stay there, House Speaker Gr...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • ‘Thug Thursday’ draws apology from Utah high school principal
    A day after students dressed up for “Thug Thursday” at a Utah high school, the principal has apologized to parents and students for the “very inapprop...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |   Tribune file photo)     Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, is sponsoring a resolution encouraging Utah high schools to start later for the good of the students. Panel OKs later school start times
    A debate over the proper start time for Utah’s high schools is headed to the House floor. Members of the House Education Committee voted 8-2 on Thurs...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, is sponsoring legislation that would do away with vehicle safety inspection mandates. Is proposed tax increase 1% or 17.5%? Depends on what you count, which could affect $750M ballot initiative
    Depending on how Utahns look at the Our Schools Now ballot initiative, their income taxes would go up by seven-eighths of 1 percent, or by 17.5 percen...
    Updated Feb 07 2017 11:31 pm   |     |   Share