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Salt Lake School District Superintendent McKell Withers announces retirement

Superintendent McKell Withers announced late last week his plan to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

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Arbitrator rules teacher was not offered due process, while Gov. Chris Christie fumes about teacher unions protecting slackers Read more »

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ACLU says new Nevada eduction law violates separation of church and state

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Group argues the program violates state constitution by allowing parents to choose religious schools with tax credits. Read more »

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Educators expected successes in second year of SAGE

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement... Read more »

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Students see 'great growth' in second year of SAGE assessment

While most students in Utah are still performing below what's now considered proficient, this year's SAGE results are giving education leaders cause to smile. Read more »

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Utah's top 25 schools in each subject based on SAGE results

We've compiled a list of the top 25 best high schools, junior high/middle/intermediate schools and elementary schools. Read more »

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How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

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For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and... Read more »

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Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

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The dictionary released a quarterly update with words gaining popularity in English. Read more »

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Startup hopes to help children with autism in rural areas

An uncle's love for his nephew, who has autism, inspires a business idea. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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U.S. kids react — hilariously — to international school lunches

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Cut Video offered some American children traditional school lunches from across the world, and, as their faces show, they thought some were better than others. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Granite District seeks educator award nominees

Granite School District is seeking nominations for its Educator of the Week award. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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'North Dakota' not among potential new nicknames for UND

"North Dakota" will not be an option when people affiliated with the University of North Dakota vote on a new nickname, the school's president said Friday. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Video: Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

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Opponents of current testing requirements see opportunities and challenges in how the questions are phrased and how much information is offere with the questions. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming 'master plan' for Mars

Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Teachers show commitment to teaching by taking 'field trip' to students' homes

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Teachers in Tennessee knocked door-to-door in an effort to meet their students before the school year. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Photos: Discover delivers school supplies for Granite students

Representatives from Discover delivered a back-to-school special to students in the Granite School District on Thursday, donating 3,500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the start of the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Report: Utah colleges producing degrees with high earning potential

Graduates from Utah's colleges and universities are among the most well-paid in the country in several non-STEM fields, according to a PayScale report released this week. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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How to thrive in college: A freshman survival guide

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Knowing how to maneuver the world of college, spaces between classes, optional reading, living independently and grocery shopping are all part of the new lifestyle college freshmen have to take on.... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools provide options, competition in education system

While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Park City residents to vote on $56 million school bond

The Park City School Board has placed a $56 million bond issue on the ballot for November's election. The bond would fund several projects if it passes. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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2015 ACT results show more participation, lower overall scores

Utah saw a drop in its composite ACT score from 20.8 last year to 20.2 for this year's high school graduating class. Participation in the test, however, increased by 14 percent to include 40,629... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Is there too much faith in college football?

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One organization asserts that faith and college football need to go their separate ways. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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UVU to host event on money management for women

Utah Valley University next month will host an event on helping women understand money and gain financial confidence. Gail Miller will be the keynote speaker. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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How some Ivy League schools are spending their endowments — and why it's upsetting professors

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Malcolm Gladwell joins a chorus of critics decrying inequality and skewed priorities of top-ranked universities. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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