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Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

Emery: Teachers Should Not Need to Pay for Their Own Supplies

By Nate Emery

February 25, 2020

On average, teachers in the United States are paid about 20% less than individuals in other similarly educated professions. On top of this fact, teachers work many long, uncompensated hours far beyond their students’ school day. Outside of school, teachers revise lesson plans, grade homework and purcha...

Christopherson: Diverse Classrooms Need Diverse Teachers. Increased Bonuses Are A Great Start.

Christopherson: Diverse Classrooms Need Diverse Teachers. Increased Bonuses Are A Great Start.

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2020

  The 2020 Utah State Legislative session is well underway, with several bills proposing changes to education. One such bill, HB 107, would expand upon a previous law by increasing the bonus amount for teachers in high poverty schools. If it passes, this bill will allow great teachers in th...

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

Barron: Referendum Efforts Send a Signal to State Representatives

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2020

  Last December, Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to debate massive reform to Utah’s tax system. The proposed bill would have hiked the sales tax on groceries from 1.75% to 4.85% while cutting the income tax and increasing per child exemptions. The legislature passed...

Gov. Herbert Emphasizes Education in $20 Billion Budget Proposal

Gov. Herbert Emphasizes Education in $20 Billion Budget Proposal

By Kayleigh Silverstein

January 22, 2020

  On Jan. 8, in This is the Place Heritage Park, Governor Gary Herbert announced his $20 billion budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year. Through this proposal, Herbert provided his economic recommendations for the Utah Legislature to hopefully put into effect. While he does not plan to run...

Christopherson: Utah Needs A Statewide Teacher Salary Increase

Christopherson: Utah Needs A Statewide Teacher Salary Increase

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

October 17, 2019

As teachers across the country have captured national attention with strikes over the last year, Utah’s own teacher shortage has moved from relative obscurity to the forefront of our state’s collective conscious. Our Schools Now’s Question 1 — which would have raised taxes on gasoline to increase public education funding — was well-covered by major local ...

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

October 3, 2019

This past weekend, I took my younger sister to the Hogle Zoo. We watched the polar bear play with a big floaty toy, learned about the zoo's research into a fungus affecting Utah’s boreal toad population and looked at art installations made from trash collected from beaches in Oregon. Before we left, my s...

Students Share Concern About Effectiveness of Majors

Students Share Concern About Effectiveness of Majors

By Marshall Foster, News Writer

September 10, 2019

  Common advice for prospective students: Make sure to pick the right major while in college, because it will set you up for your future. Every year, new freshmen enter their universities in the hopes they have picked or will pick the right major before they graduate. It is a rite of passage...

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

August 19, 2019

Utah’s teacher shortage has garnered increasing public attention over the last year, thanks in large part to a few organizations and government agencies who've made addressing the problem a top priority.  And for good reason — high teacher turnover and declining enrollment in teacher training programs...

Christopherson: Utah Should Fund Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Every School

Christopherson: Utah Should Fund Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Every School

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

August 8, 2019

  Even in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there’s confusion among many of the adult women I know about exactly how to report sexual abuse. If we tell a doctor, does the doctor have to report it to the police? If they file a police report, does that mean we have to press charges? Even more...

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

August 1, 2019

  Throughout history, social dancing has been an integral part of many communities. During times of struggle and hardship, people would join together with good music and dance it out. We now live in a generation where dancing isn’t as much of a cultural norm. Our world has had the wonderful...

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