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Joint education conference focuses on improving long-term student outcomes

A joint education conference of educators, lawmakers and businesses at SUU culminated Thursday.

School pays tribute to janitor 'Mr. Steve' with memorial bench

Steve Anderson, a favorite janitor from Crestview Elementary School, was honored Wednesday in a memorial dedication. Read more »

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Jordan School District drafts five-year construction plan

The Jordan Board of Education, working in collaboration with district cities, has drafted a five-year building construction plan. Read more »

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Video: Key and Peele show what it would look like if we treated education like we do pro sports

In a recent sketch, Comedy Central's Key & Peele looked at what would happen if education was treated like pro sports. Read more »

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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

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Is pretending we know all the answers to how the brain works, economic cycles, or even what makes us fat is the enemy of real knowledge? Read more »

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U. law school celebrates opening of 'building for the future'

Elevators at the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building were packed Tuesday morning as nearly 900 people made their way to the sixth floor auditorium for a grand opening ceremony. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Schools for deaf and blind offering sign language classes

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is offering American Sign Language classes to the public. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Wasatch County to hold open house on school bond

The Wasatch County School Board will hold a public hearing this month seeking input on a bond election to be held in November. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Parents rejoice after children bring home honest PTA school fundraiser form

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A PTA form went viral for its realistic take on how overwhelming parents' lives are. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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U. launches ride-matching service

The University of Utah has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car a new service to offer an alternative transportation option on campus. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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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 »

Sept. 1, 2015

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ACLU says new Nevada education 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 »

Sept. 1, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind to build new campus

Earlier this week the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind announced construction of a new school site located at 1655 East 3300 South. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Salt Lake School District Superintendent McKell Withers announces retirement

Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers announced late last week his plan to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year after holding the position for 13 years. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 31, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 31, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2015

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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 »

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