Education

South Jordan accepts interlocal agreement, downplays possible district split

The South Jordan City Council joined in accepting an agreement designed to stave off a district split.

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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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Lawmakers schooled on classroom technology

Members of the Education Task Force participated in demonstrations by Utah teachers on the application of classroom technology in science, math, English and social studies coursework. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter

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Birmingham, Alabama, public schools have announced plans to work chess into the curriculum, while in England a nonpartisan push is underway to make chess part of the national curriculum there. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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'Horse' exhibit debuts at Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is presenting the exhibit "The Horse," which tells the story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped humans. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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U. researchers use fecal transplants to help rats eat toxic plants

Researchers at the University of Utah studied the effect that fecal transplants had on woodrats who had lost the ability to eat toxic creosote bushes. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process

Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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South Jordan councilman wants school district split on ballot, no matter what mayors say

City leaders in South Jordan and West Jordan have until Aug. 5 to decide whether to ask voters if their cities should split from the Jordan School District. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Ending Common Core standards easier said than done

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business." Read more »

July 18, 2014

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