Education

Utah students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program

School board member's discrimination complaint dismissed by U.S. Department of Education

A complaint filed by Salt Lake School Board member Michael Clara, alleging hiring discrimination in west-side schools, has been dismissed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday celebrations

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A school in Washington state has upped the ante on fighting childhood obesity by strictly regulating birthday and holiday treats in the classroom. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

After more than a decade of eluding phone calls, a Brighton Heights man said his experience with a third-party collection agency hired to recoup his student loan debt went from marginally annoying... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Utahns with dyslexia rally for support of enhanced teacher training

A Utah senator is planning to back a bill that would provide school districts with funding to better train teachers to identify and help treat dyslexia. Read more »

June 29, 2014

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The answer to better schools in America is better teachers

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Education reformers are asking for the U.S. to follow the teacher qualifications found in Finland and Singapore. Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Staging success: UVU's 'young' theater department earns honors, awards despite challenges

Despite stumbling blocks, the Utah Valley University Theatre Department has achieved remarkable success, including an impressive array of national honors. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Texting helps, not hinders children's grammar and spelling, study says

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Studies from the U.K. and Tasmania show that the more creative "text speak" children use while texting, the better they perform on spelling and grammar tests. Read more »

June 28, 2014

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Utah teacher named 'Hometown Hero,’ flies with Air Force Thunderbirds

The Thunderbirds air show is this weekend. For each show, they choose a hometown hero to go up in an F-16. Becky Austad of Syracuse was selected as the "Hometown Hero" for her work with the... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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100-year-old World War II veteran finally getting high school diploma

An "Old Reliable" who fought for years in World War II will graduate from high school Saturday, two months after turning 100 years old. Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Graduating? These financial pros would like a word

Robert Minasian has a simple message for his two adult children, both of whom recently left college behind: Save as much money now as you possibly can. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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13 times religious freedom has reached the Supreme Court

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The Hobby Lobby decision is slated to come this month. But when else did religious freedom reach the Supreme Court? Here's a list to cover that. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Alpine elementary teacher charged in child porn case

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against an Alpine elementary school teacher as part of a child pornography investigation. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Want to know the worth of college? Just look at those who didn't go

The worth and practicality of a college degree is being questioned with increasing antagonism, with many highlighting mounting student debt as a reason to doubt the necessity of higher education. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Florida's new merit-pay law puzzles teachers

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Starting next year, Florida teachers will be given an option of joining a new merit-pay system or the older but safer system tied to seniority. But enthusiasm for the merit-pay program remains low. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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This week in history: Robert the Bruce defeats the English at Bannockburn

On June 24, 1314, 700 years ago this week, Scottish King Robert the Bruce defeated an English army under King Edward II. Defeating an army of knights and archers with only spearmen, Robert's... Read more »

June 25, 2014

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U. landscaping project expected to save 100K gallons of water per year

University of Utah students have secured a $10,797 grant from the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund to push forward a landscape design project expected to save 100,000 gallons of water per year. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Jindal faces steep climb to pull Louisiana out of Common Core

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An early and vocal supporter of Common Core, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced last week that he aimed to pull the state out of the Common Core program, but the fight appears headed for court. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Audit: No merit to BYU allegations of bias toward University of Utah

An audit released Tuesday found no evidence of wrongdoing by an evaluation committee that selected a team from University of Utah over a team from BYU for a contract to produce math textbooks. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Utah Technology Council president asks for 'quantum leap' in technology education

Members of the Education Interim Committee discussed the need for greater technology education in schools during their meeting Tuesday. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Nebo School District recognized for energy-efficient buildings

Nebo School District has received notification that 39 of its buildings have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification, the most of any school district in the state of Utah. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Tennessee looks to prevent 'sticker shock' in higher ed by offering first two years free

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Tennessee is the first state in the U.S. to offer free college credit through the state's community colleges to its high school grads. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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'All the children are above average': Should schools separate gifted students?

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New York is expressing interest in dialing back its intensely competitive gifted and talented program in favor of a model that reaches more kids by bringing the philosophies of gifted education... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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No one's picked last in this P.E. class

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Physical education has gained greater salience and attention of late as kids have grown increasingly sedentary and obese. Now there's a "new P.E." movement that aims to give kids the flexibility... Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Rising tuition rates hitting low-income families the hardest, research says

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Some say it's "affirmative action for the rich." Colleges are forcing big tuition increases on lower-income students at greater rates than their higher-income peers, according to a new analysis. Read more »

March 10, 2014

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