Education

City library, school district partner issue library cards to 14,000 students

A new partnership has resulted in roughly 14,000 Salt Lake students signing up for city library cards.

Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Should sex ed begin earlier?

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Georgetown research shows that sex education for prepubescents better prevents STDs, unwanted pregnancy and risky abortions. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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New school provides hope, second chances for FLDS community

Washington County School District reopens once abandoned elementary school as Water Canyon School in Hildale on Aug. 11. The school will serve children preschool age through high school living in... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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S.L. County Council considering former Hartvigsen School pool for adaptive recreation programs

The former Hartvigsen School pool could be used for Salt Lake County-run adaptive recreation programs under a proposal before the Salt Lake County Council. Minor facility upgrades, hiring staff and... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Trial of 12 set to begin in Atlanta cheating case

More than a year after 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators were indicted in a school cheating scandal that rocked the system, 12 people are set to go to trial Monday. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Why has U.S. academic success dropped? The answer may be on the playground

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As schools push for ever stronger academic performance, a key element to mental sharpness may be getting lost in the mix. Can Finland teach American schools the social and psychological importance... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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These people work more but are paid far less — and they're teaching your children

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Think nobel laureates are teaching your kids? Think again … many classes are taught by struggling low-paid adjunct professors. A new loan-forgiveness bill could give them a leg up. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Tongan community holds festival to inspire young readers

Members of the Provo Utah Wasatch Tongan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate the Makai Reading Initiative, a program designed to get young kids enthusiastic about... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Kearns Library celebrates 50 years of community service, learning

No one was told to be quiet Friday at the Kearns Library. The building was bursting with children running and laughing as they raced from one activity to the next, part of the library's 50th... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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State School Board approves extension of NCLB waiver

The State School Board on Friday approved a motion to request a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Big Data measuring dollar value of college degrees

To make the most money coming out of a North Carolina university, study nuclear engineering and you'll earn almost $90,000 a year. To make the least, study dramatic theater and earn $10,400. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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State School Board facing pressure from all sides ahead of NCLB waiver vote

The State School Board will vote Friday whether to request an extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Canyons School District announces new administrative appointments

The Canyons Board of Education has approved appointments to administrative positions in Canyons School District. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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New cybersecurity graduate certificate offered by UVU

The State Board of Regents has approved a new cybersecurity graduate certificate at Utah Valley University. The program will start this fall. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Healthy lunches may be winning over students

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New research shows an upswing in healthy school lunch consumption among middle- and elementary-schoolers. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Education Department to ease college loan rules to help those with troubled credit histories

The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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The most and least religious schools in the country

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Princeton Review ranked the most and least religious schools in the country. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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School principals, city mayors tour Jordan School District

The mayors of Herriman, Bluffdale, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan joined Jordan School District administrators Wednesday on surprise tours of the district. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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South Jordan will not pursue school district split

The South Jordan City Council declined to take action on a school district split, allowing the deadline for placing the issue before voters to pass. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Meet the sharks at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

A diverse array of sharks is on display for families to see at Utah's Loveland Living Planet aquarium, where 11 species reside. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Parent unions: Trigger laws spawn new parent empowerment tool

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When schools fail and fail to respond to their failure, parents in several states can now mobilize to wrest control of the school from district administrators. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2013

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