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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,
Carbon County is joining most, if not all other counties in the state in charging a fee to dispose of
Last Friday was World Hearing Day. Bet you didn’t hear about that. Sorry, I had to throw in the pun.
Editor: Now more than ever, Carbon County should double its efforts to build a lower elevation reservoir. This year the
Editor: While everyone living in Carbon County knows how important water is and I feel most would agree that the
Romeo Jackson believes the best way to teach young people about consent and sexual violence is to put the concepts in a context they can understand. For example, they need to understand how consent might be sought and given in a crowded club when both people are drunk, said Jackson, a graduate student in the University of Utahâs Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. âI think we need to then fit our conversations into what students are actually doing and experiencing in their lives so ...
Utah Senators gave a decisive vote of opposition on Monday to a bill that failed the chamber last week but was kept alive through legislative maneuvering. The Senate voted 13-16, short of the majority needed to approve SB115, which sought to end the criminal penalties for parents of truant children. While truancy citations are rare, and typically used to compel school attendance and dialogue with administrators, bill sponsor Sen. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, said contempt of court and other complic...
David Bush canât pinpoint the exact reason, but heâs seen more students than ever before in Utah State Universityâs counseling center asking for help. It could be that the stigma associated with mental illness is dissipating. It could be that higher expectations have led to more stress and anxiety. Or it could even be that instant access to news is overwhelming and unsettling, said Bush, director of USUâs Counseling and Psychological Services. But whatever the reason, USUâs counselors are bei... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>