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President Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

President Barack Obama announced a new government-wide initiative on Tuesday to help millions of girls

Bill clarifying parental rights in education gets preliminary Senate approval

A bill giving further clarity to parents' right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school gained further approval from lawmakers Tuesday. Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 1 fails as partisan debate continues

Three legislative packages advanced and one failed late Tuesday as lawmakers continued the debate on how Utah's State School Board members should be vetted. Read more »

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From the Homefront: Raising a reader, how parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book. Read more »

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Bill would place limits on splitting school districts

Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would implement financial safeguards for when school districts split, keeping revenues in line with costs. Read more »

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Bill would create STEM education partnership in southern Utah

Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would appropriate $410,000 to Southern Utah University and $306,000 to Dixie State University in ongoing funds to collaborate with public schools to promote... Read more »

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Utah students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Volunteers gather at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to read books to students as part of Dr. Seuss Day Monday, March 2, 2015. It was also part of the National Education Association’s Read... Read more »

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More college and career training needed for school counselors, lawmakers say

Utah lawmakers are hoping to better equip school counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to help students prepare for college and beyond. Read more »

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China state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric

Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing... Read more »

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John Hoffmire: Examining President Obama’s education plan

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Part of the American Dream has been the possibility of social mobility and the creation of wealth for every individual. Read more »

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Democratic congressmen hail from more elite colleges than their GOP counterparts

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Recent numbers show that 56 percent of Democrats in the House attended private colleges, while 54 percent of Republicans attended public schools. The split in the U.S. House of Representatives... Read more »

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Stuck in the mud: School canceled in Monument Valley, Montezuma Creek due to impassable roads

Students in Monument Valley will be out of school until March 16, this week because muddy roads are impassable after a strong winter storm and spring break in San Juan School District starts the... Read more »

March 1, 2015

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The fight against teacher unions is spreading

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The ongoing education split in the Democratic coalition surfaces in Chicago as reformer Rahm Emanuel fails to avoid runoff. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Students put their minds to the test at regional Olympiad competition

Hundreds of middle and high school students joined for a friendly competition at the 2015 Northern Regional Science Olympiad at Westminster College on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Social services advocates urge lawmakers to restore earmarked revenues

Social services advocates called on Utah lawmakers Friday to restore earmarked revenues to the state's general fund to address urgent needs in social services and education. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Relationship, educational and economic factors contribute to family success

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Promoting marriage is only part of the solution when it comes to supporting the well-being of families. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

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The popular smartphone app Yik Yak shows the danger of anonymity on social media Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

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New GOP Congress looks to temper testing, reduce federal role. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Hope in a crisis: School, community leaders unite in response to youth suicide concerns

With concerned eyes and taking extensive notes, leaders from the Lone Peak community met with questions about preventing and responding to youth suicide among teenagers and children. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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What you can learn from this teacher who saved her student's life

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Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a kidney. His teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one. This is one example of a positive teacher-student relationships, and there are simpler ways to foster them. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Bill seeks to remedy 'knotty' problem of math illiteracy

An initiative pushing for better math literacy among high school students is gaining momentum in the Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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U. to host lecture on 'Mothers of Invention'

Marie Cornwall, advisory board member of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, will speak on “20th... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Street signs showing action more effective, study shows

A BYU professor recently completed a study showing street signs with an active icon are more effective at alerting drivers of road conditions and pedestrians. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Committee OKs education funding bill for qualifying families

Families experiencing intergenerational poverty could access funds for "qualified educational expenses" under SB262, which was approved Friday by the Senate Economic Development and Workforce... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

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Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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State School Board not canceling SAGE testing

The State School Board will not cancel SAGE tests this year despite demands from lawmakers to repeal the computer-adaptive assessment because of the burden placed on teachers and its controversial... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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