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'Deeply worried': Girls learn better from female teachers, but what about boys?

If you’re worried about the grades your daughter is bringing home, her teacher might be able to help.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

Congress is making another run at rewriting the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, even as the White House urges changes that the administration says would ensure that schools be held... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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What's cool for back to school? A fresh look at the gear

For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch

Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Back to School: busy season for networks of online shoppers

any parents hit the stores to find their children's back-to-school wardrobes, the online marketplace also buzzes this season. And for some dedicated shoppers, it is more than a convenient place to... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

as a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial

A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges — and the prospect of years in prison — for... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Weber State, UVU to introduce program awarding college credit for work experience

This fall, Weber State and Utah Valley universities will pilot a program to give students credit based on experience gained in the workplace. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Winchester student spots error in Boston museum exhibit

When rising Handley High School sophomore Joseph Rosenfeld visited the Museum of Science in Boston earlier this month, he saw something nobody had noticed before — an error in one of the... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Here's an odd way to make it through college debt free

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Despite presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ best efforts, college in America still costs money. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Stan Lockhart appointed to fill State School Board vacancy left by Mark Openshaw

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Stan Lockhart to the Utah State Board of Education, the governor's office announced Thursday. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Fired special education teacher files lawsuit

A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Q&A: The case for competency-based teacher education programs

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Woodrow Wilson Academy will offer master's degrees using clear objectives, mentoring and high-tech simulators. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

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After decades of school reform and accountability conflict, confusion still lingers over how to train great teachers. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Does Shakespeare still have a place in Common Core? This high school teacher doesn't think so

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A high school teacher has sparked debate over the place of the Bard and other dead white males in the common core. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Mentoring program designed to help new teachers

School leaders in the Salt Lake City School District hope a new mentoring program will help novice teachers hone their skills and become permanent educators, as well as provide assistance to... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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This week in history: Adams and Jefferson breathe their last

On July 4, 1826, former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. The two men died 50 years to the day that the Declaration of Independence was ratified. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among more than 50 new Utah laws

More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Sister missionaries relocated from Provo MTC residence hall after discovery of bat

Sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were relocated from one residence hall at the Provo Missionary Training Center after a bat was discovered in one of the rooms. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Religious schools and universities on edge after gay marriage ruling

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Sweeping implications of rulling may have been signaled in Kennedy's decision and oral arguments exchange. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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The medical leave problem college students struggling with depression face

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According to Newsweek, universities around the country are pushing students with psychiatric challenges out on "medical leave" and then refusing to allow them to return. Read more »

June 30, 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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