May 24, 2019 8:00 pm MDTProposed science standards head to State School Board New science standards for public school students in grades K through five and nine through 12 advanced to the Utah State Board of Education Friday after a board committee approved the proposed standards largely unchanged.
May 23, 2019 4:54 pm MDTGov. Gary Herbert appoints/reappoints State School Board members, regents, tech college trustees Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed or reappointed several Utahns to state-level education boards, filling two unexpired terms on the elected Utah State Board of Education and naming new members to the Board of Regents and Technical College Trustees.
May 21, 2019 6:02 pm MDTOgden board, teacher association OK 5.7% teacher pay hike Pay for teachers in the Ogden School District will go up 5.7 percent and starting pay for educators will climb to $45,472, under an agreement approved by the district school board and ratified by members of the Ogden Education Association.
May 19, 2019 9:35 pm MDTShould one officer oversee Title IX hearings for all Utah colleges? The general counsel for the Utah System of Higher Education raised the concept Friday of a designated hearing officer to conduct Title IX hearings on state college and university campuses as an alternative to current practices.
May 16, 2019 9:25 pm MDTCrews restore internet, phone service to schools after 24-hour outage due to damaged fiber Internet and telephone service was restored Friday to Salt Lake County schools affected by a CenturyLink internet outage that resulted from fiber that was damaged during utility construction in Draper.
May 15, 2019 3:17 pm MDTUtah legislative leaders want to snuff growing youth e-cigarette use Nearly 5 million American high school and middle school students used tobacco products in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017. This trend holds true even in Utah, which has lower teen smoking rates than many states.
May 12, 2019 8:00 pm MDTSalt Lake-area attorney Jay Kessler 'sets the standard' for volunteers in Utah Every Thursday "like clockwork," attorney Jay Kessler visits Catholic Community Services' St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall to dispense free legal advice. This past week was no different, except that there was a cake marking 19 years of weekly service.
May 11, 2019 5:00 pm MDTState School Board approves aspirational portrait of a Utah public high school graduate What characteristics should a high school graduates exemplify after attending Utah public schools grades K-12? The new "portrait of a graduate" adopted by the Utah State Board of Education takes "a holistic view" of what is expected of Utah students.
May 9, 2019 7:39 pm MDTMurray school board OKs $50,000 starting teacher pay in tentative agreement The Murray City Board of Education has approved a salary package that raises starting teacher pay to $50,000 a year, matching what Canyons School District approved earlier this week. Murray's board also approved a near $7,000 raise for all teachers.