Education

Allow student loan bankruptcies, but hold colleges accountable?

Making student loans bankruptcy-friendly has found support in the wake of Occupy Wall Street.

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BYU grad strikes gold teaching via online marketplace

In just one month, a recent BYU graduate has made a big splash — and a nice chunk of change — by developing an online course accessed by virtual students via a popular Internet learning... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English

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Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to their child in whatever language they know best. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program hosted by the Madeleine Choir School. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Most American high schoolers don't know how to manage money

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New research puts American teens at the lower end of the spectrum for financial literacy. Research sparks debate over education reform. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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5 unusual student protests

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Student protests at college campuses across the country have been a part of American culture for many years now. So what are some of the odd ones? Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Watchdog group puts colleges on notice over First Amendment

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After 15 years of mostly gentle persuasion, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has announced that it is partnering with a major law firm on an aggressive litigation strategy to... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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What the college that was 'too big to fail' says about the U.S. education system

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When City College of San Francisco got really bad at graduating and transferring its students the accrediting agency stepped in with warnings, then threatened to shut it down, and then retreated,... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Lawmakers schooled on classroom technology

Members of the Education Task Force participated in demonstrations by Utah teachers on the application of classroom technology in science, math, English and social studies coursework. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter

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Birmingham, Alabama, public schools have announced plans to work chess into the curriculum, while in England a nonpartisan push is underway to make chess part of the national curriculum there. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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'Horse' exhibit debuts at Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is presenting the exhibit "The Horse," which tells the story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped humans. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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U. researchers use fecal transplants to help rats eat toxic plants

Researchers at the University of Utah studied the effect that fecal transplants had on woodrats who had lost the ability to eat toxic creosote bushes. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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In our opinion: It's time to scrutinize Common Core standards through rigorous review process

Gov. Gary Herbert has requested a careful review process of the Common Core education standards. It's important that the process delve into specifics, not general feelings. This is so because this... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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South Jordan councilman wants school district split on ballot, no matter what mayors say

City leaders in South Jordan and West Jordan have until Aug. 5 to decide whether to ask voters if their cities should split from the Jordan School District. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Ending Common Core standards easier said than done

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business." Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Are Advanced Placement courses worth it?

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AP classes have endured scrutiny over the last few years, causing students, parents and admissions officers to ask if they're still worth it. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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State School Board postpones decision on NCLB waiver

The State School Board postponed a decision Thursday on whether to request an extended waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Dixie State University names new president

The Board of Regents selected Richard Williams as the 18th president of Dixie State University. Williams succeeds Stephen D. Nadauld who announced his retirement in October after nearly six years... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Herbert on Common Core: 'We are going to settle this question once and for all'

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday that he has directed the Utah Attorney General's Office to conduct a thorough review of the state's commitments and obligations under the Common Core State... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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What happens when society rejects a faith-based moral standard?

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The accreditation of an evangelical Christian college near Boston is under review, and a city contract was lost last week, after the president of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, signed a... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Why the Connecticut charter school program is reeling from scandal

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A long-standing critique of the charter school movement nationally is that the schools lack oversight. A recent push to expand charters in Connecticut is now under fire after the leader of one... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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The 9 different types of Advanced Placement teachers

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Advanced Placement classes are about to get going. And here are nine teachers that you'll often find in class. Read more »

July 13, 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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