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Mid-career teachers feel overlooked in proposed Jordan School District salary plan

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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 teacher’s union is currently shopping the salary reform package to its members, in anticipation of a vote by the district school board later this month. The plan would pump nearly $10 million of new cash into teacher compensation. But informational meetings have reportedly generated pushback from rank-and-file educators, who worry that the focus on e...

University of Utah announces plans for varsity esports team

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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 and computer games just like their counterparts on the court and field. Angela Klingsieck says she doesn’t want the U.’s pioneering move into the world of esports to remain unique for long — instead she hopes that universities embrace gaming as an obvious addition to NCAA standbys like football and basketball. “I don’t think it should be odd th...

Construction ban lifted for Draper charter school

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American Preparatory Academy in Draper was given the green light Tuesday to resume construction of its new high school campus. The Utah Board of Education issued a stop-work order last week until the state fire marshal could approve an emergency access route the charter school created by purchasing a nearby residential property and converting its driveway into a construction entrance. Without that driveway, American Preparatory Academy’s property is landlocked, forcing it to rely on an easemen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Utah LGBT-rights group plans to negotiate school lawsuit

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SALT LAKE CITY • 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 homosexuality” in schools. State lawmakers recently approved a measure that gets rid of this ban. It is expected to go into effect in May. Equality Utah’s Troy Williams said on Monday that they plan to talk with the attorney general’s office and the state’s board of education to make sure all of Utah’s school districts will implement the pol...

Regents hike tuition at Utah's colleges and universities

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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 students in the state an extra $80 to $290 next year, depending on their school. “All of us are concerned that tuition remain as low as possible,” Regents vice-chair France Davis said. “But it is out of necessity that we find ourselves having to deal with recommendations for increases.” Each of the eight campuses in the Utah System of Higher Education w...

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