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Parents upset after son with special needs is returned 3 hours late

The district is apologizing over an error that led some children with special needs being returned home hours late.

Canyons School District honors special education workers

Canyons School District’s Special Education Department recently acknowledged the accomplishments of seven educators and staff members. Read more »

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Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique

Summer has not ended for eighth-graders at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education who will be learning about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly in a unique way. Read more »

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Audit reveals major concerns about UTA operating procedures

A review of policies and practices at the state’s largest mass transit agency shows numerous instances of questionable business practices, including a “sweetheart deal” in which a... Read more »

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Lawmaker's proposal would offer free tuition if student can't finish degree in 8 semesters

Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, is working on legislation to create individual graduation maps for students that offer tuition incentives for graduating in four years. Read more »

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Granite School District introduces new logo

Granite School District has released a new logo in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. Read more »

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Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s back-to-school anxieties

Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »

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8 campus religious groups to explore this semester

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Check out this list for ways to get involved with faith life on campus. Read more »

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Want to keep your faith in college? Here's what you need to know

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When believing students find connection and community on a college campus -- particularly secular ones such as state universities -- they're more likely to remain faithful, students and campus... Read more »

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For the first time in American history, non-Hispanic whites will be outnumbered in public schools

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Educators and administrators of public schools face new challenges as the demographics shift away from a white majority. Read more »

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The costs of back to school are increasing for parents

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Aug. 25, 2014

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New poll shows many Utahns oppose and misunderstand Common Core

A new poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for UtahPolicy.com shows that a plurality of Utahns oppose the Common Core, but only 1 in 5 likely voters can accurately identify what it is. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Photos: Jazz Bear and Bees' Bumble welcome kids back to school

The Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees' Bumble welcomed students back to school Monday. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

One question is bound to pop up as college students head to campus: “Hey, Mom, would you cosign for a student loan?” Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Veterans win in-state tuition benefit

As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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86 schools in Montana to serve free breakfast and lunch

About 86 schools in Montana will serve free meals to all their students starting this year under a newly-expanded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Idaho students to take new test this school year

Idaho students have already been exposed to the state's latest education measures, but this school year they will be asked to take a standardized test aligned with the Idaho Common Core for which... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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School shindig: Salvation Army donates backpacks filled with supplies

The Salvation Army distributed 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the first 200 children who arrived at their 438 S. 900 West location Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Back (home) to school: Thousands of Utah children return to class in their own kitchens, living rooms

Home schooling parents say there are resources available for anyone to educate their children at home, but some worry about the opportunities that are lost outside of a traditional school setting. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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15 actions families are taking today to make college more affordable

Since 2008, Sallie Mae has been producing a report about paying for college on an annual basis. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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House Speaker Becky Lockhart is running for state superintendent

Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, announced Friday she has applied for the position of state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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State School Board confirms interim superintendent amid concerns of conflict

The State School Board ratified the appointment of Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent of public instruction despite concerns that a pending lawsuit filed by Coleman's wife presents a... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Odyssey Elementary opens doors for open-concept learning and innovative play

Awed parents and excited children flooded the new Odyssey Elementary School on Thursday, taking in the building's colorful, open-concept elementary at back-to-school night. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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