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Spanish Fork • Several years ago, some of J. Merrill Hallam’s students joked that they were planning to toilet paper their teacher’s home. Hallam responded in kind, joking that he would pay them each a visit “with a shovel” to …

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  • Principal on leave amid SLC police investigation into alleged ‘inappropriate’ conduct
    The principal of Salt Lake City’s Edison Elementary School has been placed on leave pending a police and school district investigation related to alle...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 12:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Principal on leave amid SLC police investigation into alleged ‘inappropriate’ conduct
    The principal of Salt Lake City’s Edison Elementary School has been placed on leave pending a police and school district investigation related to alle...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 12:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Initiative backers consider sales tax to help raise $750M for Utah schools
    Since November, a group of business and education leaders has pitched a seven-eighths of 1 percent income tax increase to Utah voters. The initiative,...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Josh Aune  |  Courtesy   Neighbors watch as a home owned by Draper’s American Preparatory Academy is demolished Friday morning to make way for an emergency access route to the construction site of a new charter high school. American Preparatory Academy demolishes nearby house to open emergency route through Draper neighborhood
    Work began Friday on a permanent driveway linking Draper’s American Preparatory Academy to a public road, advancing a long-held goal for the landlocke...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 10:52 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Lindsay Orchowski speaks at Brigham Young University’s Spencer W. Kimball Tower during an event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Friday, April 14, 2017. Speak up and stand up for one another to prevent sexual assault, researcher says at BYU lecture
    Provo • Lindsay Orchowski likens sexual-assault prevention on college campuses to digging at a mountain with spoons. “We all want that mountain to fa...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 11:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy of Josh Aune  Residents near American Property Academy in Draper believe the school erected a fence to obstruct the view of a banner promoting a website critical of the school’s new high school construction. American Preparatory Academy’s neighbors say the school erected a ‘spite fence’ to silence critics
    Good fences may make good neighbors, but a recently erected construction barrier at American Preparatory Academy is adding to simmering tensions betwe...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Boarded-up Granite High School in South Salt Lake, Monday, March 14, 2016. The mayor has vetoed the latest plan to tear down the buildings and redevelop the site. District approves $2.5 million demolition of Granite High School
    The century-old Granite High School campus in South Salt Lake is facing its final days after a $2.55 million demolition contract was approved by Grani...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  | Tribune file photo)   Students at Granite School District’s Granger High School make their way to class Monday Aug. 22, 2016. Granite School District readies tax hike to fund raises in teacher-retention race
    The Granite Board of Education plans to raise property taxes this year to fund across-the-board pay raises for teachers and school administrators, the...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 11:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A new Lincoln Elementary School under construction is taking shape just to the east of theold school at 1090 S. Roberta St. in Salt Lake City Tuesday April 11. For the last seven years, taxpayers in Salt Lake City have been paying to support neighboring school districts in Salt Lake County as part of an equalization program. But with the program ending this year, Salt Lake City School District is looking at retaining those tax dollars for its own construction needs.   I Salt Lake City schools hope to retain $8M in property taxes after equalization ‘quirk’ ends
    Property owners throughout Salt Lake County will face tax adjustments this year after a 7-year-old school equalization law expires. In most cases, th...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Nahida Smith, left, and Fredale Burns work underneath the robot to remove the wooden bumpers to allow for new ones to be installed. The Navajo Mountain High School robotics team competes at the ’Utah FIRST Robotics Competition,’ Thursday, March 9, 2017. Navajo Mountain robotics team headed to championships for first time
    The Navajo Mountain High School robotics team qualified to compete in the FIRST Robotics Championships in Houston, Texas – an accomplishment the newly...
    Updated Apr 08 2017 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Salt Lake Community College  Actress Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, will give the keynote address at Salt Lake Community College’s commencement ceremony in May. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress to speak at SLCC commencement
    Actress Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in “Orange Is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” will give the keynote address at Salt Lake Community C...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • 30 students quarantined after charter school with high vaccination opt-out rate hit by whooping cough
    Spring break came early at Murray’s American International School of Utah, but the holiday will be full of sick days for several students and faculty ...
    Updated Apr 08 2017 09:10 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Students in a Spanish class at Jordan School District’s South Jordan Middle School in 2015.  Some of the district’s teachers are unhappy with elements of a new salary reform package. Midcareer teachers feel overlooked in proposed Jordan School District salary plan
    Teachers in Jordan School District got their first look this week at a proposed overhaul of educator pay, and not everyone is pleased. The Jordan teac...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Crimson Gaming Competitive Director Jordan Runyan and Crimson Gaming Director Angie Klingsieck pose for a portrait at the University of Utah Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Utah esports will compete in multiple games and has confirmed League of Legends as its first game with additional games to be announced shortly. The esports program is the first of its kind from a school out of the Power Five athletics conferences (Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Atlantic Coast and Southeastern). University of Utah announces plans for varsity esports team
    The University of Utah will be the nation’s first Power Five conference program to offer a varsity esports team — student-athletes competing in video ...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 08:02 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   American Prepatory Academy in Draper received approval to resume construction of its new high school campus. Construction ban lifted for Draper charter school
    American Preparatory Academy in Draper was given the green light Tuesday to resume construction of its new high school campus. The Utah Board of Educ...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah LGBT-rights group plans to negotiate school lawsuit
    An LGBT-rights group says it plans to start negotiating with Utah officials about a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on the “advocacy of homosexual...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Regents hike tuition at Utah’s colleges and universities
    Utah’s Board of Regents voted unanimously on Friday to raise tuition by an average of 3.4 percent. The change will cost college and university studen...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   American Prepatory Academy in Draper received approval to resume construction of its new high school campus. American Preparatory Academy halts Draper school construction hours after order to do so
    Draper • Construction continued Thursday on a new American Preparatory Academy high school, in likely violation of permits issued by the Utah Board of...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gov. Gary Herbert signs a series of education bills passed by this year’s legislative session in front of students body officers at Oquirrh Hills Middle School in Riverton Wednesday March 29. Herbert completes 2017 bill signings during visit to Riverton middle school
    Riverton • Before adding his signature to the final bills of the 2017 legislative session Wednesday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert donned a pair of rainbow-c...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Member of the state charter school board resigns abruptly over scheduling conflict, says not tied to lawsuit
    Rob Enger, a member of the state charter school board since 2012, resigned abruptly Thursday in an email to his board colleagues. Enger’s resignation...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • College tuition proposed to go up by 3.4 percent across Utah
    Students at Utah’s public colleges and universities will likely pay an extra $80 to $290 in tuition next year. Agenda materials released Tuesday show...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 08:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • No vote on teacher salary boost, reform as Jordan School District continues negotiations
    A proposed overhaul of Jordan School District’s salary system wasn’t finished in time for Tuesday’s school board meeting. But school board and union r...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students Jared Bruton, Brooke Reynolds and Dan Cisco, from left, created a new way to provide babies with sleep apnea oxygen so that they don’t get breathing tubes wrapped around their neck. They entered their project in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and are up for $100K in cash and prizes next month. Medical tech, ‘hip’ fanny pack designs among ideas vying for $100K in college entrepreneur challenge
    Jarred awake by their infant daughter’s oxygen alarm, the couple raced into her bedroom to find the plastic tubing connected to the tank wrapped tight...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Benjamin Wood  |  Salt Lake Tribune Teresa Reese, of Sandy, and Mike Weist, of Herriman, hold a mock press conference as mayor and governor during a community disaster simulation in Herriman on Saturday, March 25. Disaster simulation offers residents a trial run at community chaos
    At 4:48 a.m. Saturday, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Mountain Town, USA, damaging roads and homes, knocking out power and cell phone service, and c...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 12:00 pm   |     |   Share