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Lawsuit claims State School Board violated law by adopting Common Core

A lawsuit accuses the Utah State School Board of violating state statute by adopting Common Core standards

Teacher tenure battle shifts to New York

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Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown was on hand with the group she organized in New York on Monday as they filed suit to invalidate the state's teacher tenure laws. Read more »

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Fourth graders aren't finished learning to read

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New study finds that fourth and fifth graders need more reading instruction than previously believed. Read more »

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American principals think their students are underprivileged

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A survey of 29 countries found that American principals think that more than 60 percent of students are disadvantaged, which may harm education quality. Read more »

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Fired Ohio State University band director says he was fixing vulgar culture

Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. Read more »

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South Jordan City Council accepts interlocal agreement, downplays potential for district split

The South Jordan City Council on Wednesday joined with the Jordan School Board and neighboring cities in accepting an agreement designed to stave off a district split. Read more »

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Sprinkler line floods Eastmont Middle School, does potential $500K in damage

A sprinkler line break has flooded Eastmont Middle School, doing a possible half-million dollars' worth of damage just three weeks before classes are scheduled to resume. Read more »

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the... Read more »

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This week in history: Saddam Hussein's Iraq invades Kuwait

On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait. By invading the small nation, and mistakenly believing that the U.S. would turn a blind eye, Hussein hoped to erase... Read more »

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Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core

A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards. Read more »

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Photos: UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding... Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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How this little-known law empowers parents to reform education

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When schools fail and fail to respond to their failure, parents in several states can now mobilize to wrest control of the school from district administrators. Read more »

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Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations. Read more »

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Why public special education programs are flopping in NYC

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New York City is now spending $200 million on private schools for special education. Critics argue that this is sapping the city's ability to provide special education in mainstream schools, let... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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13 gym class games that will make you miss your childhood

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Gym class was an excellent time for you as a kid. Take a look back at that time with these 13 different games. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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In high school, higher standards lead to higher dropout rates

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The high school class of 2014 saw more dropouts than that of 2013 because of new exit exams and course requirements. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Jordan School District opens doors on its last planned school

After years of growth and school construction, Jordan School District opened the doors Monday on its newest elementary in Herriman, the final building planned for the area. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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BYU grad strikes gold teaching via online marketplace

In just one month, a recent BYU graduate has made a big splash — and a nice chunk of change — by developing an online course accessed by virtual students via a popular Internet learning... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English

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Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program hosted by the Madeleine Choir School. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Most American high schoolers don't know how to manage money

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New research puts American teens at the lower end of the spectrum for financial literacy. Research sparks debate over education reform. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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5 unusual student protests

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Student protests at college campuses across the country have been a part of American culture for many years now. So what are some of the odd ones? Read more »

July 24, 2014

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When free speech and friendliness collide, some colleges are caught in the middle

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After 15 years of mostly gentle persuasion, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has announced that it is partnering with a major law firm on an aggressive litigation strategy to... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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What the college that was 'too big to fail' says about the U.S. education system

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When City College of San Francisco got really bad at graduating and transferring its students the accrediting agency stepped in with warnings, then threatened to shut it down, and then retreated,... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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