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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants, secretary says

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand Pell grants to prisoners.

The future of the GED

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Contextual education program at La Guardia College in New York offers one widely respected model for moving beyond the exam. Read more »

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My view: USOE employees achieve despite few resources

As a member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years and chairwoman of that board for five years, I am in a unique position to express my gratitude for the individuals who have worked and... Read more »

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Canyons District alternative school called Diamond Ridge High

The Canyons Board of Education has voted to name the district's new alternative high school Diamond Ridge High. The school will open Aug. 19. Read more »

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George Washington University joins other schools that don’t require ACT or SAT for admission

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If your student doesn’t excel at high-stakes testing, like many students, getting into college might be getting easier. Read more »

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The value of being honest about what you don't know

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New research emphasizes the importance of intellectual humility. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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MIT, Harvard students cycle across country to mentor high schoolers

About 50 local students took advantage of that opportunity by enrolling in a two-day program on Friday and Saturday at The Leonardo that focused on technology and engineering. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Research program bridges gap between university, growers

Some Kansas growers are carrying out experiments that they helped design, evaluating questions such as how different varieties, seeding rates, nutrients and other variables actually work in their... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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BYU study finds negative academic outcomes from comparing children

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Research out of Brigham Young University found negative academic outcomes from parent's comparing first and second-born children. Read more »

July 25, 2015

Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

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Split in traditional alliances signals a new era in education reform as reformers push for accountability and equity beyond "test and punish." Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Utah gets No Child Left Behind waiver after House, Senate pass potential rewrites

Utah will once again be exempt from portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Photos: Thailand teachers come to Park City to learn about adaptive recreation

Representatives from Thailand have visited Park City to learn about adaptive recreational programs and methods, with the goal of taking the knowledge back to their home country and helping others... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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This class just made their teacher cry, but for a good reason

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Students at Staten Island’s Public School 22 decided it was time to honor one of their “unsung” heroes. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Cosby's embattled lawyer remains chair of Temple trustees

Bill Cosby, once the very public pride of Temple University, parted ways with the school last year amid allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted women. Now that his own words show... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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New income guidelines announced for free, reduced-price school meals

The Utah State Office of Education on Wednesday announced new income guidelines for families whose children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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British university says Quran parchment among oldest

A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Prophet... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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U.S. wins international Math Olympiad for first time in 21 years

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Team USA edges China, drawing comparisons to 1980 Miracle on Ice Hockey victory over the Soviet Union. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Some charter schools require kindergarteners to take admissions tests

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Some Louisiana legacy magnet schools use selective, not random admission, leading to questions over transparency and fairness. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Musicians and leaders: Salt Lake school seeks to educate, inspire through music

Founded in 2008 by Vera and Eugene Watanabe, Salt Lake City's Gifted Music School seeks to bring cultural education to the forefront of Utahns’ minds. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Disabled youth and siblings gain empowerment through art

A camp occurring this week at the National Ability Center is aimed at serving disabled youth and their siblings. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Report: USU department 'may be the top program in the world' for research productivity

A department at Utah State University that trains future teachers in using technology and other innovative practices in the classroom "may be the top program in the world for research... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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What we get wrong about student loan debt

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The rising economic toll of attending college has pushed many Americans to rebel against what has quickly become a status quo of massive student debt. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Wisconsin technical college helps make prosthetic hands

Fox Valley Technical College is taking part in a worldwide project that uses a 3-D printer to create mechanical prosthetic hands. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Retired South African caddy teaches golf to kids (+photos)

At first, the children only watched as the their retired neighbor hit a ball across an open field, but soon enough they joined in, forming an amateur golf school in a working class South African... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars

Automakers and researchers say a new simulated city at the University of Michigan could help speed the development of driverless and connected cars. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Three recap

The final events of this weekend’s conference held Sunday kept people engaged till the very last presentation. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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