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New data shows high school graduation rates jumping; some groups still behind

Latino rates have jumped, but young black and Latinos males still face toughest odds getting out of high school.

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The freshman 15: 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

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The transition from high school to college is challenging, but perhaps not in the ways young adults and their parents anticipate. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt

About one in five Virginia legislators list having at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage, an analysis of financial disclosure forms by The Associated Press has found. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Education key to eradicating poverty in Utah, report says

Poverty in Utah is real, a new report by Community Action Partnership of Utah says. Education, earning a living wage and access to health care are keys in addressing poverty, the report says. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Should Utah have a partisan State School Board?

With the 2015 legislative session past its half way mark, Utah lawmakers are getting closer to finding a way to bring the long-debated election system for the Utah State Board of Education out of... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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New report shows decrease in college foreign language enrollment

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In an increasingly global world, a new study from the Modern Language Association shows a sharp decrease in the study of foreign languages. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Accident cost teen independence, friends; now he has both

Luis Jovel Jr. doesn't remember the accident. He doesn't remember the day before or the day after, either. He remembers four days earlier, watching his sister get ready for the prom while he shot... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Lawmakers demand suspension of SAGE test

Two Utah senators demanded on a local radio program Saturday morning that the State Board of Education suspend and replace the Utah SAGE Testing System. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Oregon's English learners mastering language at quicker pace

Over the past six years, Oregon schools have become dramatically more successful at helping students from other language backgrounds master English within five or six years. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Higher education leaders looking for ways to raise money

Threatened with the loss of up to half of their state financing, Louisiana's higher education leaders are devising their own package of ideas to generate new cash for their campuses. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Utah students could face additional math requirements to be college-ready

A bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Friday that would raise the math requirements for students to be considered college- and career-ready. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Finger-pointing, lawsuits likely to follow 'superbug' scare

With an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" outbreak connected to its facility, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center stopped short of pointing a finger at the manufacturer of a medical instrument believed to have spread the deadly germs.... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Michelle Obama: Education is the thread through civil rights

With veterans of the civil rights movement at her side, first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that the most important issue facing blacks today is education. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Provo District band director wins state award

Provo School District elementary band director Whitney Werner has received the Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher Award for the state of Utah. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Winter keeping its icy grip around the Eastern US

The bitter cold that has gripped the Eastern U.S. is showing no sign of letting up before the weekend. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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School Internet filtering bill gets thumbs up from House

A bill that seeks to provide protection for Utah students by boosting Internet filtering on school technology devices was approved by the House on Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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School computer coding bill passes first vote in Senate

The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would boost funding for computer coding classes in district and charter schools. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Traveling librarians promote literacy throughout Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Public Library System’s Smart Start program serves more than 1,000 low-income children each month in 70-plus Head Start and pre-K classrooms. Smart Start aims to promote... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Lawmakers encourage Utah's ethnic youths to pursue educational excellence

Ethnically diverse Utah children packed into the state Capitol rotunda for the third annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Day on Thursday, an event designed to inspire multicultural Utahns to take... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

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While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Partisan school board election bill gets final OK from Senate

The Utah Senate gave its final approval Wednesday of a bill that lawmakers hope will solve the debate of clarity, accountability and transparency in school board elections. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Child sexual abuse survivors urge lawmakers to eliminate statute of limitations

Child sexual abuse survivors on Wednesday urged lawmakers to support HB277, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for civil actions against perpetrators. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Legislature to consider massive land trade for training range

The Utah Legislature is being asked to sign off on a land trade between the Bureau of Land Management and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration that would help facilitate the... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Nebo District holding chess tournament for students

The Nebo School District will hold a chess tournament for elementary, junior high and high school students. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Caught on tape: principal's tirade against special needs students

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School teachers and administrators today are learning that they must always assume they are on hidden camera. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Senate gives preliminary approval to partisan school board election bill

The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would modify the election system for members of the Utah State Board of Education and many local school boards. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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