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Utah school board passively repeals revision for student-athlete transfers

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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>

Tiny Navajo Mountain school reaches Utah robotics contest

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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 — taking place Friday and Saturday at the Maverik Center in West Valley City— 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...

Utah teachers see give-and-take during legislative session

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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>

Rexine Reiners

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WELLINGTON-Rexine Beth Moosman Reiners, age 53, passed away on March 5th, 2017 at Timpanogos Hospital. No more pain, no more

Utah lawmakers give final approval to this year's school-grading overhaul

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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>

Salt Lake City schools seek more input before vote on immigration-enforcement policy

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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...

House approves revised system with a one-year break from school letter grades

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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 — or potentially all — Utah schools to receive high marks. “It... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Complaints accuse Utah lawmaker of bullying, berating school officials in front of students

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Students who visit Utah’s 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. That’s what Jenna Wood described in a letter to Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, after witnessing an “agitated” Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, threatening to sue Alpine School District administrators during a Feb. 24 confrontation in the Capitol Rotunda with several ...

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