Education

South Jordan accepts interlocal agreement, downplays possible district split

The South Jordan City Council joined in accepting an agreement designed to stave off a district split.

Utah educator elected president of National Education Association

A former Utah educator has been elected president of the nation's largest teacher's union. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Why your doctor wants you to read aloud to your toddler

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The first three years of a child's development are critical, and many kids don't get the stimulation they need, the American Academy of Pediatricians says, as it encouraged doctors to encourage... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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SLCC offering new associate degree in health information

Salt Lake Community College will offer a new associate of applied science degree in health information technology. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Common Core accused of leaving special-needs students behind

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Special-education students fall behind at an unprecedented rate since the widespread implementation of Common Core standards. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Why grade inflation is likely here to stay

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Four adjunct professors come forward as the culprits behind grade inflation. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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University of Utah researchers to help African refugees achieve healthier pregnancies

Researchers at the University of Utah are hoping to increase the health of babies born to the state's African refugee population by offering proper prenatal care and instruction. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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For-profit college company to sell most campuses

The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale,... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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To help or not to help: The homework question

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New research runs against the grain of popular belief, saying that helping your kids with homework is detrimental to their education. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Canyons School Board hosting public meetings with new superintendent

The Canyons Board of Education will host public meetings in July through September to give students, parents, employees and the community a chance to meet new Canyons Superintendent Jim Briscoe. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Payson teacher receives statewide arts award

Nebo School District teacher Perry Ewell has been recognized as the Outstanding Arts & Education Educator in Utah by the Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students Inc. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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This week in history: The battle of Kursk and the largest WWII tank battle begins

On July 5, 1943, German tanks attacked the Red Army at Kursk. The engagement proved to be the largest tank battle of World War II and ensured that Germany never again launched a major offensive... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Top Davis teacher recognized as one of nation's best

The Davis School District and Utah teacher of the year has received national honors. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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How to better prepare teachers for class

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The National Council on Teacher Quality thinks colleges that educate teachers do a horrible job of it and hope to change that by issuing detailed ratings, but critics question whether the new... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Bill Gates says education reform is tougher than eradicating polio, malaria or tuberculosis

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Bill Gates is pushing hard on education, and putting money where his mouth is. Not everyone is happy with it. He's the driving force behind Parent Revolution, the godfather of the parent trigger,... Read more »

July 2, 2014

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How education may be dividing the Republican party

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Just as there are two competing perspectives among democrats on how best to reform education, Republicans find themselves torn between those who want tighter standards and heightened... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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School board member's discrimination complaint dismissed by U.S. Department of Education

A complaint filed by Salt Lake School Board member Michael Clara, alleging hiring discrimination in west-side schools, has been dismissed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday celebrations

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A school in Washington state has upped the ante on fighting childhood obesity by strictly regulating birthday and holiday treats in the classroom. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

After more than a decade of eluding phone calls, a Brighton Heights man said his experience with a third-party collection agency hired to recoup his student loan debt went from marginally annoying... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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'All the children are above average': Should schools separate gifted students?

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New York is expressing interest in dialing back its intensely competitive gifted and talented program in favor of a model that reaches more kids by bringing the philosophies of gifted education... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Rising tuition rates hitting low-income families the hardest, research says

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Some say it's "affirmative action for the rich." Colleges are forcing big tuition increases on lower-income students at greater rates than their higher-income peers, according to a new analysis. Read more »

March 10, 2014

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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2013

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