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Utah needs a new system for electing state school board members, but a preliminary discussion by legislative leaders on Wednesday suggested a replacement won’t come easy. The state’s current process...

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  • Elementary principal apologizes for sending political email
    A Utah County school principal is facing criticism after sending an email from his work computer urging school staff to support specific school board ...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


This new wireless electric bus starts running this week at the University of Utah. It was built with a $2.7 million federal grant and uses a charging track at the school's bus stop neat the Special Events Center in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, October 28, 2014. University of Utah electric bus runs on a wireless charge
    A $2.7 million battery-powered bus is ferrying students and others from downtown to the U. And it doesn’t need cables to do it. The new wireless char...

    Updated Oct 29 2014 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Sonja Aoki's 4th grade class at Morningside Elementary School, in Holladay, Monday, October 27, 2014. Why do Utah kids stumble in sixth grade, high school math?
    Utah’s math scores drop in the transition from elementary school to middle school, and largely get worse as students get older. Students in grades th...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
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Renderings of the interior of the new Lassonde Studios Building. University of Utah business building to mimic Facebook, Google campuses
    Startups need their own space. The University of Utah is embracing the notion, bringing elements of Silicon Valley to campus with a $43 million entre...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 03:12 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Elizabeth Brown, Thalia Lozano and Olivia Warner work on cell identification during Betsy Revenaugh's seventh-grade science class at the Salt Lake Arts Academy in Salt Lake City, Monday, October 27, 2014. The school was one of the charter schools that scored above the state average in all test subjects. Charter schools match state performance on SAGE
    Like their traditional public school peers, students at Utah’s charter schools struggled to reach new performance benchmarks in math, science and Engl...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Feminist video game critic who canceled Utah visit predicts the end of sexist gamer culture
    Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist critic of sexism in video game culture, penned an op-ed in the New York Times Tuesday titled “It’s Game Over for Gamers...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City School Board member Michael Clara is suing his colleagues over what he believes were violations of Utah’s open meetings laws. SLC school board member sues board over closed meetings
    A member of Salt Lake City’s school board is suing his colleagues over what he believes were violations of Utah’s open meetings laws. Board member Mi...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Susan Atkin works with students in her 10th-grade Core Chemistry class at Granger High School in West Valley City, Friday, October 24, 2014. Find out how your Utah school did on SAGE tests
    For weeks, state education leaders have been bracing students, parents and teachers for the results of Utah’s first SAGE test, which were released Mon...

    Updated Oct 27 2014 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • New Tribune website goes live
    The Tribune’s sltrib.com website has a brand new look. The new design, which went live about 1 p.m. Tuesday, is cleaner and has multiple entry points …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 09:34 am   |     |   Share
  • Report: Tossed Salt Lake City school lunches a protocol breach
    The Salt Lake City School District is reiterating that a school cafeteria worker broke district protocol in January when she “arbitrarily and capricio...

    Updated Oct 21 2014 10:02 am   |     |   Share
  • New Utah report cards: Too complex to hand to parents
    No one likes getting a report card. And it seems this year, state education leaders are nervous about sending them out. Next week, Utahns will get a f …
    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Lily Eskelsen Garcia comments during a panel discussion at the UEA convention at the South Towne Expo Center, Thursday, October 16, 2014 NEA president: Don’t punish teachers with test scores
    Sandy • A former Utah educator returned home to a rock-star welcome Thursday as she criticized the “toxic” culture of testing in America’s public scho...

    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy of Susanne Nilsson)
An email to Utah State University threatened USU students, faculty protest terrorist threats against critic of video games
    Logan • Utah State University students protested the cancellation of a feminist video game critic’s speech Wednesday. But they don’t blame video blog...

    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy of Susanne Nilsson)
An email to Utah State University threatened Utah lawmaker: State colleges can’t limit guns
    A day after an embattled feminist media critic canceled a university lecture when she learned handguns would be allowed in the room despite death thre...

    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Frank Shelly, an actor playing a Frankenstein-type monster, high-fives with a line of students after he visited students at Fort Herriman Middle School on Wednesday to deliver an anti-bullying message. The event is sponsored by Nightmare on 13th in connection with the national Don't Be a Monster Campaign, Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Fort Herriman students encouraged not to be monsters
    Frank Shelly, an actor playing a Frankenstein-type monster, exchanges high-fives Wednesday with a line of students after delivering an anti-bullying m …
    Updated Oct 18 2014 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Snow College student charged with making a ‘terroristic’ threat
    Prosecutors say a former Snow College student threatened terrorism when he posted on Facebook that homecoming weekend at the Ephraim school would “go ...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Education managers ask for help with charter school growth
    The State Office of Education needs more people to handle the growth of charter schools in Utah. Education managers asked the State School Board on F...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brad Smith listens to the end of the state school board meeting, Friday, October 10, 2014, just before they moved into executive session in order to confirm him as the new Superintendant. A divided State School Board picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith on Friday as Utah’s next state superintendent of public instruction. Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith picked to head state schools
    A divided state school board picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith on Friday to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial ...

    Updated Oct 16 2014 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Odyssey Elementary School Principal, Dale Wilknison (left), chats with, Brad Smith, superintendent of Ogden School District, at Odyssey Elementary School, Thursday, January 5, 2012. Final four make their case for state superintendency
    The four men vying for the position of state superintendent sat for a final job interview on Thursday in front of their 15 would-be employers and roug...

    Updated Oct 29 2014 11:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Juniors Helen Schroeder and David Morrell work in Afton Brown's AP calculus class at Hillcrest High School Wednesday October 8, 2014.  More Utah students take AP tests; pass rate stays the same
    Utah’s minority high school students are taking Advanced Placement tests in greater numbers. Last year, the number of Mexican-American students takin...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • ‘Sexting’ is constant among Utah high schoolers
    Celebrities aren’t the only ones taking sexually explicit selfies. About 20 percent of Utah’s high school students are sending such pictures, too. A...

    Updated Oct 15 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share