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Students make their way down the halls at Granger High School on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Matt Gade, Deseret News

Utah students continue to perform at about the middle of the pack nationally in standardized tests. Some see this as a victory, given the state's low level of per pupil funding. But funding has been shown to have little relation to education outcomes worldwide, and Utah could do better.

This year, the Deseret News will focus on education in Utah as part of our specialized legislative coverage, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Intergenerational poverty education initiative on hold until 2016

SB262, which would have created a mechanism to fund educational services for families living in intergenerational poverty, was put on hold by its sponsor this session... Read more »

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Will the 2015 Legislature lead to better outcomes for students?

With $515 million in new money for education, teachers and lawmakers are hopeful it will lead to positive outcomes for students. Read more »

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Book review: 'The Cottage Park Puzzle' tugs at the heart

Author Richard M. Siddoway delivers a story that tugs at the heartstrings in his latest novel, “The Cottage Park Puzzle,” which centers around an autistic... Read more »

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American String Teachers Association to hold annual conference in Salt Lake City

The American String Teachers Association will fill the Salt Palace from March 18-21 with some of the world's most renowned musicians and teachers. Educational sessions... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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