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Bill to fund Utah teacher salary increase advances to Senate

HB203 would fund a salary increase for math, science and special education teachers in Utah.

House committee rejects class size reduction bill

Concerns over accountability, funding calculations and apparent complacency with allocated funds prompted the House Education Committee to reject a bill to increase school funding to reduce class... Read more »

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Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math?

The House Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution Thursday urging education leaders to require students take four years of math in high school, unless they can demonstrate adequate... Read more »

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Kids have fun learning about computer programming

Zaniac hosted kids computer programming classes for the children of Angular NG-Conference attendees in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black... Read more »

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School counselor training bill gets preliminary approval in Senate

Utah senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to an initiative that would provide training for school counselors to bring them up to date on today's college and career environment. Read more »

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Initiative for better school Internet filtering moves to Senate floor

HB213, which was unanimously upheld by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, would require local school community councils to have the infrastructure in place to provide adequate filtering of... Read more »

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Bill to replace 'dirty buses' moves on to Senate

After multiple meetings of lengthy debate, a bill proposing to provide funds to replace old diesel-burning buses with alternative fuel buses passed the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. Read more »

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See where Utah schools, schools with LDS ties fall on 'Best Bang for the Buck' ranking

It's the combination of "net" price, graduation, loans and post-graduation experience that matters on the "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings on washingtonmonthly.com, and many Utah schools and... Read more »

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Students sue, saying Dixie State violates free speech

SALT LAKE CITY — Three Dixie State University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying that administrators at the southern Utah college violated their free speech rights by refusing to let... Read more »

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Bill clarifying parental rights in education gets OK from Senate

A bill giving further clarity to parents' right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school was approved by the Utah Senate on Wednesday. Read more »

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3 State School Board bills advance, 2 fail as partisan debate continues

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

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This week in history: Stalin's death played out like comic opera

On March 5, 1953, Josef Stalin died several days after suffering a severe stroke. Ironically, those who found him initially refused to call for a doctor, as the regime was in the middle of a... Read more »

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Bill proposing more math for high school students moves to House

Lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would introduce new math requirements to help high schoolers be ready for college and a career when they graduate. Read more »

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Pilot program would allow teachers to work year-round

Lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to create a pilot program that would allow Utah teachers to teach year-round instead of being unemployed each summer. Read more »

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Kansas state Senate passes bill banning teachers from including 'harmful materials' in curriculum

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The Kansas state Senate passed a bill banning the teaching of 'harmful materials.' The bill, now being considered by the Kansas House, addresses inappropriate content in public schools. Read more »

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Do superintendents matter?

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Superintendents don't get a lot of attention in discussions about education reform, that's a big oversight according to Becca Bracy Knight, executive director of the Broad Center which runs... Read more »

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Bill OK'd to provide resources for students with learning disabilities

The House Education Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would appropriate $750,000 to create a three-year pilot program to provide training for teachers and resources to enhance interventions... Read more »

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College is 'worth it' but majors matter

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There's a wide variation in unemployment rates by field, and lingering confusion over what "college" means. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Canyons Board of Education approves $3.8M in facilities projects

The Canyons Board of Education approved $3.8 million in small capital facilities projects funded in the budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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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 »

March 3, 2015

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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 around the world attend and stay in school. Read more »

March 3, 2015

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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 »

March 2, 2015

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Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

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Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be frustrating. But there are ways to make this important chore less of a headache. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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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 »

March 2, 2015

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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 »

March 2, 2015

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