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College tuition proposed to go up by 3.4 percent across Utah

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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 the Board of Regents will consider an average 3.4 percent tuition bump at Utah’s eight campuses during the board’s Friday meeting in St. George. The proposal includes a hike of 2.5 percent at all campuses, known as “tier 1 “ tuition. And four schools are requesting individual, or “tier 2,” increases ranging from an additional 1 percent at Weber S...

No vote on teacher salary boost, reform as Jordan School District continues negotiations

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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 representatives say negotiations are ongoing and expected to be completed in the coming weeks. “I can’t imagine it’s going to go past April 25,” school board president Janice Voorhies said, referring to the board’s next scheduled meeting. “You’ll probably be able to hear us cheering when we finish.” The district is looking to fund across-the-board...

Member of the state charter school board resigns abruptly over scheduling conflict, says not tied to lawsuit

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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 letter, obtained through a records request, did not state his reason for quitting the board, a subsidiary panel to the Utah Board of Education that oversees charter schools. “I know that it probably can’t come at a worse time, since [American Preparatory Academy] is on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting and I was quite honestly looking forward to f...

Amy Cave

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PRICE- Amy Jean Timothy Cave, daughter of Paula & Gene Jacquez, passed away on March 23, 2017.  Amy was born

Medical tech, 'hip' fanny pack designs among ideas vying for $100K in college entrepreneur challenge

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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 tightly around her neck. They unwound it, saving her from suffocation, but that scare showed that the basic oxygen tube was no longer an appropriate way to treat their daughter’s infant sleep apnea. The problem is that other options are either more cumbersome or expensive, said Jared Bruton, a Brigham Young University student pursuing a master’s degree...

Disaster simulation offers residents a trial run at community chaos

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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 causing flooding due to a water main break. By 6 a.m., the governor had declared a state of emergency, and volunteers and relief organizations were working to set up shelters, distribute resources and provide medical care to the injured. “We’ve lost our daughter,” said Grace McMullin. “Roads are down. Phones are down.” Of course, there is no Mounta...

New concerns surface as Vineyard charter school reports on probation status

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Representatives of Vineyard’s Franklin Discovery Academy drew additional scrutiny on Friday as they gave their first report since the school was placed on probation. Last month, the state charter school questioned whether the school should continue to operate due to concerns of student safety, operational dysfunction and financial mismanagement, and gave Franklin Discovery administrators until June to resolve those concerns. On Friday, the school’s monthly presentation sparked a debate over a p...

Utah Charter School Board votes to stay out of Draper property dispute

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Utah’s state Charter School Board won’t take part in an ongoing legal dispute between Draper’s American Preparatory Academy and a neighboring industrial park. The school’s governing board, Utah Charter Academies, had asked the state Charter School Board to intervene on its behalf and use the legal power of eminent domain to condemn and claim a narrow piece of land that blocks access to American Preparatory Academy’s parking lot. But after more than an hour of closed-door debate, charter board... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Dispute over Utah charter school property forcing question of eminent domain authority

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A Utah charter school group is asking the state charter school board to settle a longstanding property dispute through eminent domain. The board is scheduled to discuss Friday whether to intervene in the conflict over road access on behalf of Utah Charter Academies, which oversees the American Preparatory Academy network of charter schools. At issue is a narrow strip of land in Draper that runs along the south side of an American Preparatory Academy parcel and renders it functionally landlocked...

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