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Some Brigham Young University students may face fines of up to a few hundred dollars because their school health plan, lacking birth control coverage, no longer passes federal muster. As of Monday, the BYU plan is too slim to qualify …

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  • (2col)Investing in Utah's children
Utah loves its children, but invests in education and other programs even less than it did before the Great Recession. That's according to a new report from Voices for Utah Children. In inflation-adjusted dollars, Utah spent 6 percent less money per child in 2014 than it did in 2008.
Utah spends less on children than it did before Great Recession
    Utah may say it treasures its children, but the state is spending less, per child, than it did before the Great Recession hit in late 2008, a new stud...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Katie Beerman helps Adnan Osman with a reading assignment during her ninth grade class at the Utah International Charter School in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, September 1, 2015. SAGE tests: Utah charters among the state’s best- and worst-performing schools
    South Salt Lake • Angela Rowland said she wasn’t surprised by her school’s SAGE scores. As principal of Utah International Charter School, she got an...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Cara Baldree, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City, teaches science to fourth-graders, Friday August 28, 2015. The second year of SAGE scores for Utah schools will be released on Monday, August 31. Lincoln Elementary School saw the largest improvement on SAGE scores among the schools in Salt Lake City District. SAGE scores improve throughout Utah, with biggest gains in high school math
    Lincoln Elementary School science teacher Cara Baldree quizzed a group of fourth-graders on Friday while they created the Wasatch Mountains out of Pla...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • SAGE scores: Top and bottom schools by subject
    Top 10 Math (percent proficient) 1. Cherry Hill Elementary GT Program, Alpine School, District, 94 2. Bonneville Elementary, Salt Lake District, 84...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share

  • SLC School District board superintendent McKell Withers.

Salt Lake City schools boss plans to resign next year
    Amid a federal civil rights investigation of his district and allegations of racial bias from a colleague, the chief of Salt Lake City schools is step...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah homeowners could see charter school funding on property tax notices
    School district administrators have argued for years that charter school funding should be listed on property tax notices. They could see their wish ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • With $6.4 million grant, U. to investigate link between heart defects, poor school grades
    People born with heart defects who later struggle in school are a step closer to having more insight on a possible link between the two. University o...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Study: 1 in 4 homeless vets was discharged for alcoholism, other misconduct
    A new Utah study makes a case for why the military should keep better tabs on service members — even after discharging them for drug use or alcoholism...
    Updated Aug 30 2015 12:55 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah students drop from top spot in overall ACT scores
    Utah schools have one less thing to brag about after new ACT scores were released Wednesday. For the past two years, students in the Beehive State ha...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The University of Utah will celebrate the grand opening of its new $62.5 million College of Law building next week. View from the second floor of the inside of the building on the campus of he University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Friday, August 21, 2015.  University of Utah to debut new College of Law building
    Sitting in the sun-dappled atrium of the University of Utah’s new S.J. Quinney College of Law Friday, Matt Cloward was impressed by the amount of natu...
    Updated Aug 22 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A student at Alianza Academy draws hearts on a board alongside messages other students had written written after they learned the school will permanently close its doors after Friday due to its charter being revoked by the State Charter School Board, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Utah charter school shuts down after just three days of school
    South Salt Lake • Aimee Devine’s classroom showed all the trappings of the last week of school on Thursday. A handwritten note on the white board said...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Feds investigating claims of racial discrimination in Salt Lake City schools
    Federal education managers are investigating Salt Lake City schools over allegations of discrimination, retaliation and unfair treatment of minority s...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 07:37 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
First-year teacher Erika Williams finishes setting up her second-grade classroom for 24 students at Westbrook Elementary in Taylorsville on Tuesday, Aug. 18.  She was a student teacher at the school last year and was asked to fill a teaching position for the 2015-16 school year.  Granite School District starts Wednesday. Utah school districts ‘scramble’ to staff classrooms before students return
    Taylorsville • Erika Williams circled her second-grade classroom at Westbrook Elementary on Tuesday, placing papers on top of empty desks. She hoped ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Senate committee recommends confirmation of Utah County businessman, Nu Skin founder to Board of Regents
    Nu Skin Enterprises co-founder Steven Lund told Utah lawmakers Tuesday he credits higher education with his business success. “I believe in higher edu...
    Updated Aug 20 2015 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Working together on poster as part of their Utah’s Pacific Islander students face getting stuck on educational ‘island’
    For Tevita Tauteoli, the best hours of high school were those spent on the football field. A recent graduate of Hunter High, where he excelled as an ...
    Updated Aug 16 2015 06:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two Utah charter schools on the chopping block, parents and students may be left scrambling
    Students at two Utah charter schools may want to consider finding a new place to learn their reading, writing and arithmetic. The state Charter School...
    Updated Aug 15 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Diversity in Utah schools
Roughly one in four Utah students is part of a racial or ethnic minority group. But the schools those students attend are largely staffed with white teachers and principals. Utah educators are whiter than the students they teach
    Joyce Gray became Utah’s first black school principal in 1984 after assuming the top post at Arcadia Elementary. After three decades in education, th...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 10:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  

The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. BYU ranked among the least LGBT-friendly campuses
    Brigham Young University remains one of the most hostile campuses in the country for gay and transgender students, according to an annual college rank...
    Updated Aug 11 2015 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • State school board draws fire after dropping out of education coalition
    For two decades, a coalition of parents, teachers, principals and district administrators has met to set goals, discuss education policy and research ...
    Updated Aug 11 2015 10:17 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 Western Governors redefining higher ed 20 years after inception
    Valerie Lambiase, a nurse living in small-town Colorado, had just enrolled two daughters in college when she set her sights on fighting an infectious ...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 07:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Public feedback on evolution, climate change to be considered in rewrite of Utah school science standards
    It’s been roughly 20 years since science classes in Utah were updated, but the state school board is willing to wait a little longer. A set of propos...
    Updated Aug 07 2015 11:40 pm   |     |   Share