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'Deeply worried': Girls learn better from female teachers, but what about boys?

If you’re worried about the grades your daughter is bringing home, her teacher might be able to help.

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Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

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Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all. Read more »

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Beating the odds: Trip to the White House helps two Utah students chart a future

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education. Read more »

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School technology task force seeks help from California-based firm

The Utah Digital Learning Task Force, created by the Legislature to form a plan for bringing technology into Utah classrooms, will employ a California-based consulting firm to help develop the... Read more »

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No vacancy: SUU scrambling to house largest freshman class so far

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date. Read more »

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Obama to extend college Pell grants to some prison inmates

Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year. Read more »

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One state's plan to keep exceptional teachers in the classroom

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"Opportunity culture" program offers pay and career incentives to teachers to teach rather than administrate, and the results just in are looking impressive. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Worries of 'political correctness' on college campuses continue to build

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The University of New Hampshire has unwittingly found itself at the center of the raging battle over “PC culture” on college campuses. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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‘Key & Peele’ hilariously remind us what’s wrong with education in the U.S.

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There’s no doubt about it: Americans love sports. Yet, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are here to remind us, albeit with a lot of laughing, just how much that love of sports can distract... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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National report shows high overall quality in Utah schools

Utah's education system ranked 14th best overall in a national report published this week by WalletHub. The report measured various metrics, such as reading and math scores, graduation rates and... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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New Hillcrest Junior High hosting open house

A dedication and open house will be held at the new Hillcrest Junior High School. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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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 »

July 29, 2015

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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 »

July 29, 2015

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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 »

July 28, 2015

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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 »

July 28, 2015

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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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About Utah: Thousands served by one good idea

Five years ago, Trish Alderman, mother of four, started Back-2-School Basics, an annual drive that outfits hundreds of Park City kids in school gear. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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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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