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Editor: I am dismayed at the thought of a mobile unit coming to our community to distribute needles and cookers
The Utah Board of Education walked back three months of debate over transfer rules for student-athletes on Monday, effectively repealing a new policy adopted in December. Board members have debated transfer rules since September, including various proposals to eliminate or loosen restrictions on athletes switching teams. Those proposals generated significant resistance, including near-unanimous opposition from school administrators and prep sports representatives. But in a debate Monday, board... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Everyone stood around with blank stares, not knowing where to start that first day of robot building at Navajo Mountain High School. The newly formed team only had five weeks before their deadline to enter the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition â taking place Friday and Saturday at the Maverik Center in West Valley Cityâ and nobody in the room had actual experience assembling a robot. But science teacher and team supervisor Daniel Conrad was hopeful. His students translated the in...
The 2017 legislative session was boom and bust for education advocates on all sides of the ideological spectrum. Included in more than $230 million in new public school spending, lawmakers voted to cover the cost of teacher license fees and offer $5,000 bonuses to high-performing educators in high-poverty schools. But while organizations such as the Utah Education Association have long advocated for higher teacher pay, the UEA opposed the $5,000 performance bonus for its reliance on test score... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Students of Creekview Elementary have enjoyed their spiced-up learning experiences since art has been integrated into their established STEM (Science,
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will add a large parcel of land to a Wildlife Management Area with the
Some Carbon County Recreation and Transportation Special Service District board members were surprised when they saw that once again, Carbon
By STEVE CHRISTENSEN Contributing Writer Rainbow Bridge is one of the smallest national monuments, and one of the most remote.
WELLINGTON-Rexine Beth Moosman Reiners, age 53, passed away on March 5th, 2017 at Timpanogos Hospital. No more pain, no more
WEST VALLEY/PRICE- Ralph Anthony “Tony” Archibald, age 50, passed away from this earthly life at his home in West Valley
A seven-year tradition of passing school grading bills continued Wednesday when the Utah Senate gave the final vote of approval for SB220. The new proposal, which awaits the signature of Gov. Gary Herbert, creates a report card listing various performance metrics in addition to labeling schools with a single grade of A, B, C, D or F. Under SB220, the calculation for grades would place greater emphasis on student performance growth, and would be expanded to include additional metrics beyond stan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
The Salt Lake City Board of Education declined Tuesday to pass a resolution that lays out what school district employees can do to protect students from immigration officials, opting instead to gather more input. Passing such a resolution is a priority that supporters said gained urgency after people recently parked four unmarked vehicles and donned U.S. Department of Homeland Security vests and guns on Salt Lake City School District property. Yet postponing the vote is exactly what supporters w...
School grades would be suspended for one year under a possible compromise bill approved Tuesday by the Utah House. House members voted 56-18 for SB220, which expands school grading to place a greater emphasis on student improvement and to include metrics beyond standardized test scores. The bill also removes the grading curve, which sees schools punished if too many campuses improve, in lieu of a criteria-based system allowing any â or potentially all â Utah schools to receive high marks. âIt... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Students who visit Utahâs Capitol during the legislative session get a civics lesson on state history and government, and, for at least one group of Utah County fifth-graders, a front-row view to rancorous politics. Thatâs what Jenna Wood described in a letter to Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, after witnessing an âagitatedâ Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, threatening to sue Alpine School District administrators during a Feb. 24 confrontation in the Capitol Rotunda with several ...
Both the House and Senate have approved a bill that would give a $5,000 bonus to top-performing teachers who work in high-poverty schools. Senators voted 25-0 on Tuesday for HB212, but amendments require an additional vote in the House, which voted 51-23 in favor of the bill last month. Under HB212, roughly 100 high-performing Utah teachers â identified through a test score metric called median growth percentile, or MGP â would be eligible for an annual bonus when they remain at or move to one...
The Utah Board of Educationâs ability to request state funding to cover the cost of ignoring federal mandates would be enshrined in law under a bill approved by the Utah Senate on Tuesday. Senators voted 20-8 for HB136, which directs the state board to review federal programs and determine whether those programs comport with state goals. Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork and the Senate sponsor, said federal funding often has âstrings attachedâ that can be onerous to local schools. She gave... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
The Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education â now celebrating 25 years of honoring Utah educators Ââ are open for nominations through 5 p.m. on March 17. The awards committee selects 11 winners from around the state, including six teachers, three administrators, a special education teacher and a volunteer. The Jon M. Huntsman family presents a crystal obelisk and a check for $10,000 to each of the winners. Meet 2016âs winners here. Nomination forms for this yearâs awards are available from p...
Chandler Vincent will now compete for world championship A few days after his 19th birthday, a USU Eastern welder relaxes
A new exhibit titled “The Lost Tracks: A Journey of Discovery,” which opened Saturday at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum,