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Report: Utah among top 10 states for effective use of student data

Utah's use of data in monitoring and guiding student achievement made several improvements this year

Criminalizing childhood? Zero tolerance discipline roils schools from preschool onward

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Experts fear stringent policies are putting kids on track to fail. . Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Low SAGE scores 'not a surprise' in first year, officials say

The first results of Utah's SAGE exam brought reactions that ranged from excitement to constructive disappointment Monday. But most agree the drop in proficiency was expected. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Sheriff: Washington State school shooter invited victims to lunch

A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Hundreds attend inauguration of new Dixie State University president

Hundreds of Dixie State University students, faculty and St. George residents gathered to officially welcome the university's 18th president. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Time Magazine creates controversy over call to fire bad teachers

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Image of billionaire reformers squashing "rotten apple" teachers touches a nerve. . Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Apple ice cream highlights healthy Salt Lake school demonstration

Rowland Hall School on Monday hosted a celebrity chef and honored a student who won a challenge from the White House. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Tooele to host American Indian Open House

In honor of American Indian Heritage Month in November, the public is invited to an American Indian Open House in Tooele. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Third student dies in Washington school shooting

A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three, including the gunman. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Most Utah students aren't proficient in key subjects, new assessment shows

Results from Utah's first SAGE test, which raised the bar of proficiency among students, show that less than half of students in the state are considered proficient in English, math and science.... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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The worst colleges in America

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Here's where to go if you want to not graduate but tally debt. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House

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As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in, resistance to the high-stakes tests has intensified. The Council of Chief State School Officers announced guidelines it hoped would ensure that... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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3 reasons Utah is a great place for students

Utah’s wide selection of institutes for higher learning isn’t the only thing to brag about when it comes to state education. Of course, we’re biased, but here are some data that... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2014

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Program to protect kids from pornography piloted in three Taylorsville schools

A program aimed to help protect kids from pornography featured five assemblies in three Taylorsville schools. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2014

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High school grads to get free ride at North Dakota oil country college

Petrodollars can buy the finer things in life. And in one North Dakota oil county, they will be used to pay for the higher education of every graduate of area high schools, if students want. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Police: Lone shooter dead after high school attack in Washington State

Police in Washington state say a shooter is dead after attack at a high school north of Seattle. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Which language should bilingual parents teach their children? Research says both

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Recent research studies and experts suggest that teaching your child two languages will enhances his or her brain development. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2014

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Canyons School District library specialist to hike on Everest for literacy awareness

Educating all children around the world is a cause dear to Canyons School District library specialist Barbara Hopkins. And she's willing to hike 17,000 feet on the world's tallest peak for it. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Lockhart, Seelig work to galvanize Utah's women

Students, professors and businesswomen met Tuesday at Utah Valley University to hear from House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, and House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig, D-Salt Lake, about ways... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Special assembly held to promote STEM education

Seven-time NFL linebacker and BYU graduate Bryan Kehl spoke to hundreds of students Tuesday about the importance of having an education in science, technology, engineering and math. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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The poorest of the poor in many Third World countries send their kids to private schools, British researcher claims

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was a student in a low-cost private school for poor families. . Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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How to trim the bite off college costs

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There are ways to trim the bite of college costs without resorting to jimmying open parking meters or begging for an audience with the scholarship fairy. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Leonardo museum attracts 75,000 visitors in first year, number lower than nearby attractions

An estimated 75,000 people visited The Leonardo in the science, technology and art museum's first year, a number that falls far short of other nearby city attractions. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2012

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