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Newly elected Senate majority leader confident Democrats will join EPA fight

Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects Democrats will join him in his quest to thwart the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Is Utah smart to take part in the 'Smarter Balanced' Common Core education Consortia?

The SBAC was a bait and switch program because the waivers pushed states into "Federal Common Core Education Standards" regarding testing and assessments. Some states,... Read more »

June 28, 2012

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Why the rush into new school core standards?

The Utah State Board of Education has invited "Utah residents to share their comments about the Utah core standards at a public meeting on Thursday, April 26", or to... Read more »

April 26, 2012

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Teacher tenure at issue in improving education

In 2007 the educator Michelle Rhee was charged with a mammoth task: turn around public education in the District of Columbia, which included some of the most troubled... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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What to teach

I read with interest Mary McConnell's column titled "What should we teach?" (May 15). The title captivated me, but the content disappointed. Read more »

May 30, 2011

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Editorial: What should we teach?

High school government teachers don't grab many headlines. But recently we've attracted a brief burst of attention. Read more »

May 15, 2011

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