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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

This week in history: Woodrow Wilson is elected president

On Nov. 5, 1912, Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected president of the United States, defeating Progressive Teddy Roosevelt, Republican William H. Taft, and Socialist Eugene V. Debs. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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What the GOP wave might mean for education issues

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Election offers mixed bag for teacher unions and critics. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Health care firm employees distribute books to children

To encourage reading and literacy at a young age, Molina Healthcare employees volunteered to distribute books at Mountainland Head Start in Pleasant Grove. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Study finds higher-education is a 'minefield'

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Over half of higher ed is vocational, but aid programs stuck in traditional model. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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STEM expo introduces college and career opportunities for high schoolers

About 800 high school students and 100 employers converged in Layton on Monday to introduce career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Duchesne High student diagnosed with 'swine flu'

A Duchesne High School student has been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus, commonly known as swine flu, according to a letter the Duchesne County School District sent to parents. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Is Tuesday's California state superintendent race the new face of education politics?

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Celebrities and liberal papers flock to challenger, spurning the union favorite . Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Washington high school reopens after shooting

Hundreds of people lined the entrance to a Washington state high school as it reopened Monday, more than a week after a student fatally shot three of his classmates, wounded two others and then... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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College Application Week coming to Canyons School District

All Canyons District high school seniors will complete a college application during the regular school day with the help of counselors, faculty, support professionals and parent volunteers. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: "Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars ...... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Student texts space station with rooftop antennae

McCurdy helped build a 20-foot antennae on top of the building, which is used to communicate with the International Space Station. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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What Ogden reveals about the SAGE test, teaching and how students learn

Utah literacy scores fell by more than 46 percent after the SAGE assessment, but for several Ogden schools, the drop was almost double that. Educators try to address the questions parents are asking. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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Unions, reformers spar in California schools race

While races for governor and U.S. Senate are grabbing attention elsewhere, one of the most hotly contested statewide contests in California involves a nonpartisan position that rarely generates... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

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Schools or savings? Wyoming lawmakers discuss what to do with state's 'rainy day fund'

Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing for a more open discussion about state savings policies as the balance in the state's "rainy day fund" nears $2 billion. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2014

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Canyons School Board selects student advisory group

The Canyons Board of Education has selected 10 students from Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Jordan and Hillcrest high schools to serve on a Canyons School District Student Advisory Board. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts hosting free admission days

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is hosting two free admission days every month due to revenue from the Zoo, Arts and Parks Tax in Salt Lake County. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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U. students to discuss findings of middle class study

A recent study by University of Utah Honors College students concludes that the Salt Lake area's advantage as one of the "least unequal cities in the country" in terms of income parity could be... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Salt Lake after-school program gets $500,000 grant

Salt Lake City received a $500,000 federal grant to fund YouthCity STEM, an after-school program for underserved middle and high school students, city leaders announced Thursday. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

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Red balloons symbolize students' promise not to use drugs

Oquirrh Elementary School in West Jordan has completed a week of teaching students the importance of being drug-free. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2014

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'The time is right' for a digital conversion, educators say

The Wasatch School District is undergoing a digital conversion intended to give educators better tools in teaching effectively, as well as to provide individualized learning experiences for... Read more »

Oct. 29, 2014

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Group outlines long-term plan to bolster education and economy

Utah will implement a strategy designed to strengthen the state's economy for decades to come through education. The new plan is a collaborative effort of Utah groups Education First and Prosperity... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Alta View Elementary School to be rebuilt

The Canyons Board of Education has unanimously voted to rebuild Alta View Elementary with proceeds from the $250 million bond voters approved in June 2010. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Utah Education Association names top educators

Ten educators were honored earlier this month with 2014 UEA Excellence in Teaching awards during the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Washington school shooter remembered with victims

Among the balloons and flowers tied to the chain-link fence outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School are these: a white wrestling shoe; a youth football team photo, with one player encased in a... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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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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