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Weber State, UVU to introduce program: College credit for work experience

Weber State and Utah Valley universities will pilot a program to give students credit based on work experience.

UVU scholarship to honor late State School Board member's family

A scholarship has been established at Utah Valley University in memory of a family recently killed in a plane crash. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Educators, parents see four-year high school as 'a better pedagogical model'

The Granite Board of Education is considering proposals to change Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools into 9-12 schools, a model unlike most schools in the Wasatch Front that include only 10th-... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Special needs carnival offers safe, fun experience

The special needs carnival at North Eastern Services provided adults with mental disabilities a chance to interact. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

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When it comes to some of the most basic elements of American history, not everyone is on the same page. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but there's still progress to be made

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High school graduation rates are up, but is that the system is being rigged or real progress on the ground? Read more »

June 26, 2015

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BYU Center for Animation draws bright futures for students

Nearly 15 years since its organization, the BYU Center for Animation has become a pipeline for students to enter the animation industry. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Government names special master for Corinthian student debt

The Education Department appointed a special monitor Thursday to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges — a debt forgiveness plan... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Developer hopes to build 130 homes on old Granite High property

The old Granite High School building was closed in 2009. Currently, Garbett Homes has signed a contract to purchase the property and has submitted a plan to build 130 homes there. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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'A changing face of Utah': Census estimates show diversity among large millennial population

Young adults are becoming a larger and more diverse share of Utah's population, according to 2014 estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Jordan School District summer projects

Construction crews are busy working on several projects for the Jordan School District. It’s all part of the summer construction season. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Lawmakers, educators begin discussing changes to Utah's charter school funding system

The Charter School Funding Task Force met for the first time Wednesday to consider changes to the controversial way charters are funded in the state. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Educators hope U. engineering camp sparks girls' interest

Hundreds of high school-age girls are attending an engineering camp this summer at the University of Utah. It's just one way to get more girls interested in the fields of science, technology,... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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4 ways to save for your child’s college education now

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An education is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive, but the price tag for this gift is getting more expensive each year. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers

The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia more flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Audit: Concerns persist over higher ed maintenance funds

An audit released Tuesday by the Office of the Legislative Auditor General says concerns persist with the tracking and use of operation and maintenance dollars of state-owned higher education... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Garfield County issues unique state of emergency

Garfield County commissioners officially declared a state of emergency Monday for declining school enrollment, an issue they say reflects a larger problem that has been threatening their... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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If you don't know who Malala Yousafzai is, now is a good time to learn

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Malala Yousafzai was targeted by by the Taliban for promoting education for girls in Pakistan in 2012. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocacy. Now there's a documentary about... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core

While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other —... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Schools take action to attract students to education careers

For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teachers in Virginia and other states could lead to fewer people entering the field. Now they have evidence to back up their fears. Read more »

June 21, 2015

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How families can use summer to teach kids about money

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Summer can be the perfect time to acquaint your children with some money basics. Read more »

June 21, 2015

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Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Virginia's attorney general announced a mediated settlement Saturday to keep open Sweet Briar College, using $12 million raised by fiercely determined alumnae to keep the women's college afloat in... Read more »

June 20, 2015

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Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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What's being done to keep third-graders from being held back

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From Ohio to Los Angeles, schools give second chances and relax standards to prevent leaving too many behind. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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