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Parents upset after son with special needs is returned 3 hours late

The district is apologizing over an error that led some children with special needs being returned home hours late.

Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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State School Board confirms interim superintendent amid concerns of conflict

The State School Board ratified the appointment of Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent of public instruction despite concerns that a pending lawsuit filed by Coleman's wife presents a... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Odyssey Elementary opens doors for open-concept learning and innovative play

Awed parents and excited children flooded the new Odyssey Elementary School on Thursday, taking in the building's colorful, open-concept elementary at back-to-school night. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Flooding at BYU cancels Thursday afternoon Education Week classes in Marriott Center

A broken water main in BYU's Marriott Center parking lot forced workers to shut off water Thursday afternoon to the basketball arena. Three Education Week classes were canceled Thursday, but... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Utah claims top ACT scores for second year

Utah students had the nation's highest average ACT score in 2014 when compared among the 12 states where all high school juniors take the test. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Lunch manager on leave after diabetic student was served pizza from the trash

A Utah mom is outraged after she learned school lunch staff fed her daughter pizza that had been placed in a garbage can. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Children at Road Home receive school supplies

More than 100 children who have recently moved into the Road Home homeless shelter received on Thursday new back-to-school clothing, shoes and backpacks Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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University of Utah law school names interim dean to permanent post

Robert W. Adler, distinguished professor of law and interim dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will fill that role as the next dean, pending approval by the board of trustees. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Canyons Students come back to school in style

Canyons School District welcomed its students back to school in style on Wednesday. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Utah college students prefer traditional textbooks to e-books, bookstore officials say

In a world where kids know how to use an iPad better than many adults, the traditional textbook has maintained popularity throughout the Utah college scene. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Board appointed to oversee school fund

Utah State Treasurer Richard Ellis has announced the appointment of the School Trust Fund board of trustees, which will oversee the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Public will soon see 125-million-year-old dinosaur tracks in Grand County

The public will soon have a chance to see an extraordinary set of footprints left behind by dinosaurs 125 million years ago. The tracks were first discovered by a Moab resident in 2009, but the... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Salt Lake City School District announces teacher awards

The Salt Lake City School District has announced its Teacher of the Year award winners. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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SLCC students offered free week of transit on UTA

Salt Lake Community College students will be offered a free week of transportation on Utah Transit Authority TRAX and bus service from Monday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 31. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated

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Only 5 percent of people who start a free online "massive open enrollment course" finish it, a fact often cited as a weakness. But is that really the measure of success? Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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This class may be the key to lowering depression in middle school

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Adding focused cardiovascular fitness into sixth graders' gym class and recess can help stave off depression during adolescence. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Allow student loan bankruptcies, but hold colleges accountable?

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While making student loans bankruptcy-friendly became a cause cÉlÈbre on the left in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, in recent weeks the notion has found some support on the right as well. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Canyons School District announces new safety policies for students on buses

The Canyons School District announced policy changes are being implemented to increase student safety following allegations against a bus driver on trial for alleged sexual abuse of two girls with... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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First scores from SAGE testing expected to show drop in proficiency

Educators on Monday reviewed preliminary data from the state's SAGE computer adaptive testing system. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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How to get last-minute college financial aid

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Here's three ways to pay your college tuition. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Party in the Park: Conservation Garden Park event aims to educate

The Conservation Garden Park, at Jordan Valley, hosted a Party in the Park Saturday. The event featured music, art, food and several education booths that spoke to the park's goal of educating the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Nebo school district hosts Shakespeare Academy

More than 100 students from all of Nebo School District’s junior high schools recently participated in the two-day Nebo Shakespeare Academy. This summer event featured ice-breaker games,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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