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From A to F: What does this year's letter grade mean for my child's school?

Parents are wondering what something as simple as a letter grade means for their child's school.

Utah to put $10M in revenue toward SAGE improvement, teacher development

Utah education officials are hoping to take full advantage of a one-time funding opportunity to strengthen SAGE, the state's new year-end assessment system, and to enhance teacher training in using... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Student text line to report suicide, bullying already seeing success

A new text-in tip line designed specifically for students has already been successful in its first few weeks of operation, according to police and school officials. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Gary L. Carlston appointed as president of Snow College

The state Board of Regents has appointed Gary L. Carlston as president of Snow College. Carlston has served as interim president since January. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Fort Herriman students set record with food donation

On Friday, students at Fort Herriman Middle School loaded about 20,000 pounds of food they collected onto a Utah Food Bank truck. It is the largest student donation in history for the Food Bank. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education

Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest increase in funds going to local... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Pennsylvania teachers can't wear 'religious garb' to class but a repeal effort may be possible

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A 65-year-old Pennsylvania law barring teachers from wearing "religious garb" in class may face a repeal effort next year, on the heels of a controversy over a middle school teacher's wearing a... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Utah students 'grossly' unprepared for workforce, study says

Many students in Utah lack the skills and training they need to succeed in the workforce, and business leaders and educators met Thursday to find ways to align coursework with job market demands. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in bowl vs Auburn

rsity of Wisconsin official tells The Associated Press that athletic director Barry Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Outback Bowl against Auburn on Jan. 1. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Higher education leaders seek to 'notch up' performance-based funds

Utah Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler is hoping to bring greater rewards for colleges and universities that meet certain benchmarks in student success. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Saratoga Springs Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Saratoga Springs Literacy Center is seeking volunteers to serve as tutors and a tutor coordinator. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Granite District agriculture teacher selected for national scholarship program

Granite Technical Institute agricultural educator Kristina Gowans is among a group of teachers nationwide who received the 2014 Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Obama announces $1 billion for early childhood education

Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Davis School District posts 2015-16 calendar

The Davis School District calendar for 2015-16 has been approved by the Davis Board of Education. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Photos: Students host guests at school for service project

Students at Wasatch Junior High on Tuesday hosted the “Be Our Guest” service project, welcoming community members inside the school for special workshops taught by highly qualified... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Taylorsville High newspaper wins national award

Taylorsville High School's newspaper The Warrior Ledger was named one of 40 publications in the country to receive the Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Portable safety signs aim to keep kids safe in school zones

After a recent rise in pedestrian fatalities, UDOT came across portable safety signs for school zone crossings. Salt Lake City is using them now, and other districts are expected to follow. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Granite Education Foundation seeks award nominees

The Granite Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the Excel Award, recognizing and honoring teachers and administrators who have a track record of improving the lives of their students. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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7 largest US districts to teach computer science

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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UAB cancels its football program, sending shock waves through college sports

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The University of Alabama, Birmingham dropped its football program this week, the first major college football program to do so since 1995 when the University of the Pacific in Stockton,... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Class action lawsuit filed over high school football concussions

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Seeks changes in procedures, but larger questions of liability haunt sport from teens to pros Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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In search of a bridge between STEM education and employment

Businesses and educators are looking for ways to bridge the gap between science-related job openings and a shortage of qualified workers. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Watchdog: Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules in evaluating Native American schools

Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules governing impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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West High senior named Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake have announced that Mauricio Salinas, 17, of West High School, has been named as 2015 Youth of the Year. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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