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Utah schools at the top and bottom of Title I achievement list announced

This year's lowest- and highest-performing Title I schools in Utah were identified Monday

Salt Lake teacher wins STEM instruction scholarship

Cara Baldree at Lincoln Elementary is one of 36 teachers across the country to receive a Raytheon – Engineering is Elementary Teacher scholarship for 2014-15. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Eagle Mountain offers Christmas tree disposal

Eagle Mountain offers free disposal of live Christmas trees. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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U. student-produced video game wins international competition

Student video game developers from the University of Utah have won Best Student Game in the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge for their two-player action game “Cyber Heist.” Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Photos: Students surprise veterans with trips to WWII memorial

Oquirrh Hills Middle School students surprised eight World War II veterans with an all-expense paid trip to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., as part of the Utah Honor Flight. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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University of Michigan official makes no bones about 'hating' Republicans

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Op-ed article sparks backlash, raises questions about fairness and balance on college campuses. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Feisty former NYC schools chief cuts loose on the possibilities and limits of education reform

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Joel Klein, who helped transform New York City schools under Mayor Bloomberg, takes no prisoners in assessing the next phase of school reform. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Number of students being held back plunges over past decade

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Report has no explanations, but "social promotion" remains an educational hot potato. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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This week in history: Outrage follows Grant's order to expel Jews

On Dec. 17, 1862, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order 11, which expelled the Jews from the Dept. of Tennessee. Grant blamed the Jews for the illegal black market in cotton in his... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway

Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock." Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Audit: More transparency needed in funding maintenance of higher ed buildings

An audit released Thursday shows lawmakers are falling short of administering funds related to operation and maintenance of higher education buildings with needed transparency. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Preschool may come too late for some kids

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Helping poor, single moms get kids prepared to read is the real policy hurdle, some argue Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Farmington Youth City Council taking applications

Youths in the city have the opportunity to serve on the Farmington Youth City Council. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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School lunch 'blech' factor may go down under new federal budget deal

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The compromise budget takes on the First Lady to give schools greater flexibility on fats, salts and sweets in the lunchroom. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Top educators consider 'game changers' for college graduation

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide. This can mean more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Obama signature all that's left in BYU's quest to buy Y Mountain

If the president signs a $585 billion defense spending bill, BYU will be able to secure the trail and land around the block Y on Y Mountain. The sale would give the university control of about 80... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Jordan District employee receives Human Rights Award

Jordan School District employee Hilda Lloyd has received the Human Rights Award for the Utah School Counselor Association. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Utah football's Hackett, Orchard named to AP All-America team

Utah Utes junior punter Tom Hackett and senior defensive lineman Nate Orchard were named Associated Press All-Americans on Tuesday. Hackett joins defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (2012), kicker... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Schools get their grades and a dose of criticism

This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Finding the finish line: Big data system helps colleges find those slipping off track

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Tracking years of data helps colleges create profiles of risk and intervene before it's too late. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Contributions provide gifts to brighten Head Start families' Christmas

Santa arrived early at Salt Lake CAP Head Start in recent days. On Monday, hundreds of clients received gifts through the annual Operation Chimney Drop program. Late last week, the nonprofit was... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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BYU announces student shuttle, changes to student parking

BYU has announced that beginning fall semester 2015 it will provide a shuttle service to campus at no cost to student riders consisting of five routes off campus. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Two years after Sandy Hook, the debate about guns in America lingers

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A resurgence of the gun control movement is challenging the status quo, while groups to the right of the NRA are also growing, all trying to shape the country’s politics and win over the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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'Maximizing local choice': What the governor's budget means for Utah's classrooms

Gov. Gary Herbert announced last week a budget proposal that would bring $500 million in new funds to education, the largest increase Utah's schools have seen in 25 years. So what does this mean... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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