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After funding cuts, SLC schools hope to keep teacher mentoring

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Backman Elementary teacher Daniel Mills doesn’t mince words about his lack of teaching experience, limited to a year as an assistant educator and two years overseeing gym classes. “I want to teach,” Mills said, “but I have zero knowledge about theory and skills.” Since last fall, he has been in charge of his own fourth-grade classroom through the state’s Alternative Routes to Licensure program, which allows teachers to complete on-the-job certification in lieu of a university education program. ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Ogden School District taps state administrator as next superintendent

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One of Utah’s top public education managers is headed back to the Ogden City School District. The district announced Thursday that Rich Nye, currently a deputy state superintendent for the Utah Board of Education, would succeed Sandy Caroles as Ogden’s superintendent. Nye previously worked as the Ogden district’s director of assessment under then-Superintendent Brad Smith. After Smith was appointed to the state superintendency in 2014, Nye was hired as part of Smith’s executive team at the Utah...

Southern Utah University sees unexpectedly large student exodus

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Southern Utah University officials aren’t quite sure why they lost more than 1,000 students between fall and spring semester this school year. Some of the dip is being attributed to 286 students graduating early, administrators said, and current enrollment numbers may not account for students who register for classes throughout the year “pursuing individual professional development plans.” But SUU spokeswoman Ellen Treanor said the unusual decline this year — 1,050 between semesters in the 2016... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

U. med school among top 50 nationally for research, primary care

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Utahns who want to be physicians have only one option for medical school in the state, but a recently released report found that choice is a good one. U.S. News & World Report this week released its 2018 rankings of best graduate schools — from medicine to business to law — and determined that the University of Utah School of Medicine was among the top 50 in the country for both research and primary care. The school also improved significantly from last year’s rankings. It was No. 40 in research...

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