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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday.

Renowned children’s author to keynote Book Academy conference

Children’s author Cathy Goldsmith — best known for her work completing Dr. Seuss’ lost manuscript “What Pet Should I Get?” — will be the keynote speaker at Utah... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Report: Utah student-to-counselor ratio high but improving

A report being discussed by the Utah State Board of Education this week shows Utah's middle and high schools overall are getting closer to having an adequate number of counselors for their... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Utah college savings plan exceeds 300,000 accounts

The Utah Educational Savings Plan announced the number of accounts under its management has passed 300,000, as a growing number of families invest in Utah’s official 529 College Savings Plan... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Education leaders weigh in on a new monument's threat to funding

With the looming possibility of a new national monument or two in Utah, education officials are urging state and national leaders to be mindful of the impacts a new designation could have on schools. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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UEA: New regulations deny due process to disciplined teachers

The Utah Education Association says a new set of regulations violates teachers' rights to due process in disciplinary hearings. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Top 10 education stories of 2015: Overtesting, plagiarism and more

Our top education stories this year asked questions in a new way, highlighting unusual new innovations alongside fresh angles on old debates. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Should a lunch lady be fired for giving a meal to a student without money?

Dalene Bowden, a food service worker at Irving Middle School, said she offered to pay for the meal but supervisor rejected the offer. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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UVU names vice president for development and alumni relations

Utah Valley University has appointed Scott W. Cooksey, senior associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement for the Texas Tech University System, as vice president for development and... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Why seemingly weird educational innovations matter to the future of learning

Just as genetic variation can save a species, there is value in letting parents and schools experiment with seemingly odd notions, in acknowledging the "unknown unknowns" of education reform. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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AP Exclusive: Utah among schools easing athlete penalties for marijuana

At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs,... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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The state of Utah education: A year of gains in grades K-12

Funding increases, improved student performance and steady advances in graduation rates all put Utah closer this year to achieving goals of becoming a national leader in public education. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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2015 brings shift in college enrollment, progress toward state goals

2015 brought pivotal changes to higher education in Utah, from surges in college enrollment to investments in new strategies to help students complete their degree. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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16-year-old Aspen High School student solos her own flight

Aspen High School sophomore Grace Ferguson is setting new heights for herself and the school's aerospace and aviation program as the first female to solo her own flight. Read more »

Dec. 26, 2015

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Terrorism keeps millions of students out of school worldwide

Tuesday morning, UNICEF reported that more than 1 million children have been forced out of school by the violence from Boko Haram in northern Nigeria and the surrounding area, and this is just part... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Man arrested for allegedly flashing female students at the U.

A man who police say was exposing himself to women at the University of Utah has been arrested. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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Utah aims to draw teachers to schools near reservations

Utah lawmakers are working on a $2 million pilot program to attract and keep teachers in remote public schools near American Indian reservations, where turnover can top 50 percent. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2015

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International students gripe about bad food at Ohio college

A ruckus over the cultural sensitivity of cafeteria food at Ohio's Oberlin College has led to heaping servings of both derision and sympathy. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2015

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Davis School Board considers new calendar

After receiving nearly 1,850 comments, the Davis Board of Education has given preliminary approval to the proposed 2016-17 school calendar. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Muddy roads in Navajo Nation often means missed school days

The poor condition of roads in the Navajo Nation keeps many children from getting to school. Dirt roads turn into washboard-style surfaces in the heat and are a quagmire when it rains or snows.... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Photos: Woodrow Wilson Elementary students are given the gift of literacy

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School students try to get a peek at Santa Claus during an assembly at the Salt Lake City school on Thursday. Santa was joined at the assembly by KSL-TV's Deanie... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Testing for Alpine's Advanced Learning Lab set for January

The Alpine School District will be conducting eight testing sessions in January for placement in the district’s Advanced Learning Lab classrooms for the 2016-2017 school year. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Leaving 'No Child' behind: New law heartens educators

School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn't make or break a school are hopeful the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Alpine School District looking at ways to deal with growth

The Alpine School District is looking at ways to deal with a burgeoning student population during the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Granite to raise extracurricular participation fees

Granite School District is planning to increase fees in its secondary schools for the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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NY, LA schools receive same email threat; LA cancels classes

The nation's two biggest school systems — New York City and Los Angeles — received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs. LA reacted by shutting down the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Los Angeles schools closed by ‘credible threat’ of violence

Officials closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a “credible threat” of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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What Will Your Kids Study on Bill of Rights Day?

The Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791 and it is important that students understand the importance of the rights Americans receive from these first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teachers, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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How much math do college-bound students really need?

New math standards and tough exit exams act as barriers to graduation, and experts disagree on the importance of the higher skills. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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West Valley mural celebrates students' cultural narratives

University of Utah student artist Hannah Miller, center left, hugs U. graduate Kelsey Watts as a 1,500-square-foot mural at Esperanza Elementary School is unveiled in West Valley City on Friday. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Pleasant Grove student who allegedly triggered lockdown charged with making a false report

A Pleasant Grove High School student accused of initiating a massive police response at the school after falsely reporting a gunman has been charged. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Former student sends letter of apology, money for stolen books to school decades later

A former Riverton Elementary School student recently atoned for past mistakes decades after the student stole paperback books from sixth-grade teachers. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Junior Achievement of Utah names new president and CEO

Christy Tribe, former executive vice president and chief development officer of Junior Achievement of Utah, has been named president and CEO of the organization. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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'Human rights form a chain with many links,' new Utah Citizens' Counsel report says

The Utah Citizens' Counsel released its annual public policy recommendations in seven areas, including poverty, education and governance. The organization's annual report was released at a press... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Why your child should start kindergarten a year late

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Redshirting brings emotional benefits, and no real educational delay, researcher says. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Do boys and girls perform better in school when separated by gender?

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Single-sex education has enduring appeal, despite research showing ambiguous academic results and critics who challenge the sociology and the brain science. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Saudi women face off against men for first time in elections

Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country's most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She's running in this weekend's elections. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Who are US Muslims? Meet a coach, an entrepreneur, a lawyer

nald Trump offered a "temporary" plan to block Muslims from entering the United States in response to jihadist terrorism, some supporters cheered while other Americans decried the call as... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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K-12 schools are swapping out iPads for Chromebooks

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Over 50 percent of market share now goes to Google, whose cheap and reliable product leaves iPad behind. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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School district approves moving Provo High to city's west side

School district officials voted Tuesday to relocate Provo High School to the city's west side. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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ACLU settles with West Valley City for $50,000 in controversial 'gang sweep' at West High

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah said Monday it received a $50,000 offer from the West Valley City Police Department in a class action lawsuit for an alleged inappropriate "gang sweep" of... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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No Child Left Behind rewrite heading toward final approval

A long-awaited rewrite of federal education law appears headed for final congressional approval. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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4 things keeping you from getting into the grad school of your choice

Graduate school is a big step. Being unprepared can affect your chances of getting into the school of your choice. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Utah's graduation rate increases to 84 percent

Utah's graduation rate for public high school students increased this year to 84 percent, 1 percent over last year, according to data released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Escalante Elementary gets $10K for computer equipment

Cameron Wilson, vice president and chief operating officer of government affairs at Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, presents a $10,000 check to Escalante... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Was this teacher wrong to wash a student's mouth out with soap? Here's what parents are saying

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According to Fox Carolina, a Greensboro, North Carolina, teacher washed a student's mouth out with soap. She's since resigned, and the story has sparked debate over what appropriate classroom... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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How public universities can brace for budget cuts without increasing tuition

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Oklahoma scrambles to cut costs, but are phony research, cushy schedules and bloated administration the real problem? Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Tragic deaths of home-schooled kids rarely lead to new rules

A Detroit brother and sister vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an 11-year-old Florida girl disappeared more than a year before she, too,... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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When is the best time to study? Research says right before bed

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Recall improves if subjects slept eight hours after studying, Boston hospital study finds. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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