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Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations.

Muddy roads in Navajo Nation often means missed school days

The poor condition of roads in the Navajo Nation keeps many children from getting to school. Dirt roads turn into washboard-style surfaces in the heat and are a quagmire when it rains or snows.... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Photos: Woodrow Wilson Elementary students are given the gift of literacy

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School students try to get a peek at Santa Claus during an assembly at the Salt Lake City school on Thursday. Santa was joined at the assembly by KSL-TV's Deanie... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Testing for Alpine's Advanced Learning Lab set for January

The Alpine School District will be conducting eight testing sessions in January for placement in the district’s Advanced Learning Lab classrooms for the 2016-2017 school year. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Leaving 'No Child' behind: New law heartens educators

School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn't make or break a school are hopeful the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Alpine School District looking at ways to deal with growth

The Alpine School District is looking at ways to deal with a burgeoning student population during the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Granite to raise extracurricular participation fees

Granite School District is planning to increase fees in its secondary schools for the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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NY, LA schools receive same email threat; LA cancels classes

The nation's two biggest school systems — New York City and Los Angeles — received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs. LA reacted by shutting down the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Los Angeles schools closed by ‘credible threat’ of violence

Officials closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a “credible threat” of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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What Will Your Kids Study on Bill of Rights Day?

The Bill of Rights was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791 and it is important that students understand the importance of the rights Americans receive from these first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacre

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and teachers, served as a rallying cry for gun-control advocates across the nation. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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How much math do college-bound students really need?

New math standards and tough exit exams act as barriers to graduation, and experts disagree on the importance of the higher skills. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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West Valley mural celebrates students' cultural narratives

University of Utah student artist Hannah Miller, center left, hugs U. graduate Kelsey Watts as a 1,500-square-foot mural at Esperanza Elementary School is unveiled in West Valley City on Friday. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Pleasant Grove student who allegedly triggered lockdown charged with making a false report

A Pleasant Grove High School student accused of initiating a massive police response at the school after falsely reporting a gunman has been charged. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Former student sends letter of apology, money for stolen books to school decades later

A former Riverton Elementary School student recently atoned for past mistakes decades after the student stole paperback books from sixth-grade teachers. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Junior Achievement of Utah names new president and CEO

Christy Tribe, former executive vice president and chief development officer of Junior Achievement of Utah, has been named president and CEO of the organization. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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'Human rights form a chain with many links,' new Utah Citizens' Counsel report says

The Utah Citizens' Counsel released its annual public policy recommendations in seven areas, including poverty, education and governance. The organization's annual report was released at a press... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Why your child should start kindergarten a year late

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Redshirting brings emotional benefits, and no real educational delay, researcher says. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Do boys and girls perform better in school when separated by gender?

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Single-sex education has enduring appeal, despite research showing ambiguous academic results and critics who challenge the sociology and the brain science. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Saudi women face off against men for first time in elections

Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country's most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She's running in this weekend's elections. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Who are US Muslims? Meet a coach, an entrepreneur, a lawyer

nald Trump offered a "temporary" plan to block Muslims from entering the United States in response to jihadist terrorism, some supporters cheered while other Americans decried the call as... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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K-12 schools are swapping out iPads for Chromebooks

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Over 50 percent of market share now goes to Google, whose cheap and reliable product leaves iPad behind. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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School district approves moving Provo High to city's west side

School district officials voted Tuesday to relocate Provo High School to the city's west side. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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ACLU settles with West Valley City for $50,000 in controversial 'gang sweep' at West High

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah said Monday it received a $50,000 offer from the West Valley City Police Department in a class action lawsuit for an alleged inappropriate "gang sweep" of... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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No Child Left Behind rewrite heading toward final approval

A long-awaited rewrite of federal education law appears headed for final congressional approval. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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4 things keeping you from getting into the grad school of your choice

Graduate school is a big step. Being unprepared can affect your chances of getting into the school of your choice. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Utah's graduation rate increases to 84 percent

Utah's graduation rate for public high school students increased this year to 84 percent, 1 percent over last year, according to data released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Escalante Elementary gets $10K for computer equipment

Cameron Wilson, vice president and chief operating officer of government affairs at Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, presents a $10,000 check to Escalante... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Was this teacher wrong to wash a student's mouth out with soap? Here's what parents are saying

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According to Fox Carolina, a Greensboro, North Carolina, teacher washed a student's mouth out with soap. She's since resigned, and the story has sparked debate over what appropriate classroom... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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How public universities can brace for budget cuts without increasing tuition

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Oklahoma scrambles to cut costs, but are phony research, cushy schedules and bloated administration the real problem? Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Tragic deaths of home-schooled kids rarely lead to new rules

A Detroit brother and sister vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an 11-year-old Florida girl disappeared more than a year before she, too,... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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When is the best time to study? Research says right before bed

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Recall improves if subjects slept eight hours after studying, Boston hospital study finds. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

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State School Board adopts new middle school science standards

After years of discussion and revision, members of the Utah State Board of Education voted on Friday to adopt a new set of science standards for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Vermont soldier is 1st woman to graduate as combat engineer

A few days after two women became the first female soldiers to pass the Army's grueling Ranger School, a college junior in Vermont became a military pathfinder in her own right. And at first, she... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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CNN honors Delaware teen who started literacy program

A Delaware teenager who started a literacy campaign that brings men into schools to read to children is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Time for Utah to develop comprehensive plan to address inequality in public education

While the state is committed to providing a quality public education to all, the challenge has long been how to provide an equitable experience for all students, regardless of their financial... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

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Lawsuit over stolen Nazi art at U of Oklahoma suspended

A federal judge has suspended activity in a lawsuit that challenges the ownership of a painting that hangs at a University of Oklahoma art gallery as negotiations continue with a French woman who... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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BYU Museum of Art's departing contemporary art curator leaves notable legacy

During his eight-year tenure at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Jeff Lambson ushered in an impressive number of exhibitions that left a notable mark on Utah's art scene. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Bienvenue! Dual language immersion students host French ambassador

Ari Halverson, left, Maya Yrungaray and Madisen Barnes read through a skit in French for French Ambassador GÉrard Araud at Oak Hollow Elementary, a French-English dual language immersion... Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Rewriting 'No Child Left Behind' — House passes easily

After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American education. But the bill would retain the testing requirement in the 2002... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Education agenda focused on goals and funding

Prosperity 2020, Education First and other members of Utah's business community are calling for a renewed legislative focus on education funding and support for several key bills they hope will... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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8 students awarded scholarships in bookmark contest

Eight Utah students received $1,000 Utah Educational Savings Plan college savings scholarship accounts for their winning entries in the 2015 “Make Your Mark” Bookmark Contest. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Develop your child’s brain with simple advice from this app

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Nonprofit Vroom app brings cutting edge brain development insights to parents in digestible form. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Kindergarten registration in Park City begins Jan. 4

Park City School District will offer all-day kindergarten at each of its four elementary schools during the 2016-17 school year. Registration begins Jan. 4. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Franklin Elementary students help deck the halls at Governor's Mansion (+photos)

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert hugs Jocelyn Banda as students from Franklin Elementary School decorated a Christmas tree in library of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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U. mathematician wins research prize

University of Utah mathematician Christopher Hacon and three colleagues have been named winners of the 2016 American Mathematical Society E.H. Moore Research Article Prize for their work in... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Canyons School District open enrollment runs through Feb. 19

Canyons District schools are accepting open enrollment applications for the 2016-17 school year through Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Many potential college students are not going to university partly because of fear of debt.

Evidence strongly suggests that going to college opens the possibility of earning more money over a lifetime, and that it is very possible to repay even a large amount of college debt. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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30 years after art heist, museum hopes to get piece back

An empty wooden frame once occupied by Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" sits at the center of a gallery at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art in Tucson. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Linda Saville is a heroine who provides safe haven for kids

For two decades, Linda Saville has worked tirelessly to give at-risk children in Sandy a safe place to go after school. This month, after "begging" for donations, she oversaw the groundbreaking for... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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