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Molly Farmer
Molly Farmer is a reporter covering Utahs public education system for the Deseret News. She is a graduate of Utah State Universitys print journalism program and interned at the Herald Journal in addition to the features department of the Deseret News. Molly has been with the paper for three years. Molly is from eastern Oregon and graduated from Utah State in 2008. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City.

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Eighth-grade students at Hillside Middle School recently got a peek into what their futures will hold, by visiting high school classes they'll be able to enroll in next year.
From the Pledge of Allegiance to capitalism curriculum, classroom instruction is at the center of a handful of recently-introduced bills at the Utah Legislature.
A proposal that would overhaul education funding for Utah high school students was held up in a House committee Wednesday so it can be further evaluated and amended.
A $3 million program that would fund computer programs for special needs children — particularly children with autism — in early grades passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.
Improving and evaluating school leadership is now at the heart of a bill that originally hinged on performance pay for teachers and loosening termination laws.
A bill that would have banished all talk of contraception from public schools was amended and passed by a House committee Thursday.
A second attempt by Rep. Chris Herrod, R-Provo, to eliminate tenure from university professors failed in a House committee Wednesday.

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would cap class sizes in early grades passed out of the Senate Wednesday. 

Sponsored by Sen. Karen Morgan, D-Salt Lake, SB31 places caps on class sizes in kindergarten

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SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would allow elementary schools to ask parents to voluntarily provide school supplies for their children unanimously passed out of the House on Tuesday. It now moves to the Sen

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SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would allow elementary schools to ask parents to voluntarily provide school supplies for their children unanimously passed out of the House on Tuesday. It now moves to the Sen

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