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Jay Evensen: Getting Utahns to look beyond the number 51 in education spending

Utah isn’t going to climb the list of per pupil spending any time soon, especially with thousands of new students being added each year. So the answer to public education must come in a... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Prison inmates celebrate graduation, goals with loved ones

Nearly 250 inmates at the Utah State Prison graduated from the South Park Academy program on Wednesday, including about 150 who participated in commencement exercises at the facility. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Child nutrition advocates say few parents aware of free summer meals program

More Utah kids who eat free or reduced meals during the school year are not eating free meals once school is out. Child nutrition advocates are working to bring awareness to the free summer meals... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Lehi Library taking food for fines

Patrons can bring canned food to the Lehi Library June 22-26 and earn $1 deductions from library fines, up to $10. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Groundbreaking set for new Provo schools

Groundbreaking ceremonies will signal the start of construction on the new Rock Canyon Elementary and Sunset View Elementary in Provo. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Librarian of Congress to step down after nearly 3 decades

James Billington, the librarian of Congress who has led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, announced Wednesday that he will step down at... Read more »

June 10, 2015

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The latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core

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Looking for leverage in the crowded presidential field, governors backtrack on new education regime. Read more »

June 10, 2015

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Walking School Bus app 'a huge success' in first year

This month, the Utah Department of Transportation concluded the first year of its Walking School Bus app, which has helped students and parents walk 88,000 miles to and from school, collectively... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Does Garfield County have a future? Student numbers tell troubled story

Garfield County Commission members considered a resolution this week to declare a state of emergency for its district's declining school enrollment. The Commission attributes the loss to federal... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

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The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Work on new Midvale Middle School to begin

The community is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of work on the new Midvale Middle School. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Denied under Nazis, 102-year-old Jewish woman gets doctorate

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport wasn't allowed to defend her doctoral thesis in 1938 under the Nazis because she was part-Jewish. Nearly eight decades later, she became Germany's oldest recipient of a... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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10 educational games that could change how your child learns

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Widely varying approaches tackling all subject areas liven up dreaded worksheets and textbooks Read more »

June 9, 2015

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The benefits of learning new words

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What really happens when you learn new words Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

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With terrorist attacks on the rise in Kenya, the violence is not only taking a toll on life, but on education. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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Games could be the next frontier in teaching

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From math to literature, well-crafted games can make learning intuitive and painless, argues the author of a new book on gaming and teaching. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

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Bill Gates, who is the richest man in the world, is a big fan of college. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

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Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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There's a concern that academic freedom is in jeopardy. Does this student complaint prove it?

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Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, was recently cleared of wrongdoing over a controversial essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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The poorest group in America is ...

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Poverty rates are now highest among people aged 18-25, according to a report. There is hope to reverse the trend, however, and it lies with education. Read more »

June 1, 2015

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How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

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"Opportunity culture" program turns great teachers into mentors instead of administrators. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: Rules for learning

I entered my daughter's preschool room and learned how I have not understood the rules of learning. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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