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The story of an old man saving stranded starfish on a beach, one by one, got a retelling recently by Sen. Howard Stephenson. The Draper Republicanâs version of the tale â made into a parable on Utah education â focuses less on each starfish tossed to safety in the ocean and more on the countless more left dying on the sand. âIâm asking you to discard that warm feeling when you consider the tens of thousands that didnât get saved,â Stephenson told members of the House Democratic Caucus. âThere a...
The House Education Committee adjourned abruptly Thursday, leaving in limbo a bill that would offer bonus pay to effective teachers willing to work with low-income students. HB212 would pay a bonus of $5,000 â with annual increases up to $10,000 â when one of the stateâs top-performing 5 percent of teachers works at one of the 92 most economically-challenged schools. Teacher performance would be based on their median growth percentile, or MGP, a measurement of how much improvement students make ...
If he wins next round, he’ll compete in the world championships in Abu Dhabi By ALEX HOLT Contributing Writer Utah
The Court Appointed Special Advocates program of Carbon and Emery counties needs a large increase in volunteers to provide a
At least five lives have been saved since Naloxone kits were first introduced to area law enforcement officers last May.
Here’s a work of art that won’t be around much longer. It’s a spire of ice colored with various flavors
Lifelong Utahn and local artist Scott Yelonek will have his art on display at two shows, one in Salt Lake
Myrna Lee Petersen Randquist, 73, returned to her Heavenly Father on January 30th 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She
Throughout her career as a public school teacher, state Rep. Carol Spackman Moss said the first period of the day was always the hardest. âI didnât have problems with behavior,â the Holladay Democrat said. âI had problems because kids were falling asleep.â Moss is sponsoring a resolution in this yearâs Utah Legislature, encouraging the stateâs high schools to make classes start later in the day. The measure highlights the health benefits of additional sleep for children, citing Centers for Dis...
The University of Utah recently trained its campus police force to understand how trauma can impact the memory and behavior of a student reporting an attack â just one of the ways the school is improving how it responds to sexual assault on campus, U. President David Pershing said in a recent letter. The letter was sent last week to a group of U. students and recent graduates who were concerned about a campuswide email Pershing sent in December. He was providing an update on the investigation i... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Bruce Kusch will take the helm of LDS Business College in April, becoming the schoolâs 13th president. Kuschâs new role â he currently is serving as the schoolâs chief academic officer â was announced Tuesday by President Dieter Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. âAfter prayerful consideration, the Board of Trustees has chosen an individual to serve as the new the president of LDS Business College who will continue to build upon the solid foundat... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
West Valley City â¢ After years of low performance, West Lake Junior High School principal Tyler Howe is optimistic that his school is on the rise. Test scores are trending up, he said, and teachers have a renewed drive, thanks in part to coaching from the consulting firm Ed Direction. But Howe said it is still hard to hire and retain teachers at a school that is considered failing by the state. âItâs definitely got a label,â he said. âI think that makes our staffing that much more challenging... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Heavy snow buildup locally has contributed to at least one roof collapse. The roof of the Autoplex transmission shop on
Clouds of condensed water droplets rise from the cooling towers, stacks and boiler blowdowns at the Hunter Power Plant Sunday.
On an early cold winter morning in late January, a group of five volunteers met at the Price Chapel Church
Carbon County will look to the Utah Indigent Capital Defense fund to offset expenses anticipated for the Seth Peterson double
Price City road workers will be busy repairing a deep sinkhole that opened Monday afternoon at the intersection of 200
By Kathy Riggs USU Extension professor Winter weather can regularly create emergency situations such as massive power outages, dangerous road
Delivering a message of inclusiveness and a warning against international travel, the new president of Utah State University sent an email to all students, faculty and staff about President Donald Trumpâs executive order on refugees on Monday. âWe are deeply concerned about the members of our university community who may be impacted by the recent executive order suspending the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of seven countries for 90 days,â said President Noelle Coc...
When she was a teacher, Rep. Marie Poulson said Monday, there was a time when she had to chase a student down a hall after he stole her purse. The studentâs pockets were stuffed with her cash and credit cards, Poulson said, but after the chase ended, she still had to deal with the childâs family. âI turned him in and then received abusive phone calls from his parents the rest of the year,â Poulson, D-Salt Lake City, said. Poulson was speaking in favor of a bill that would require school distr...