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Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand Pell grants to prisoners.

Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

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After decades of school reform and accountability conflict, confusion still lingers over how to train great teachers. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Does Shakespeare still have a place in Common Core? This high school teacher doesn't think so

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A high school teacher has sparked debate over the place of the Bard and other dead white males in the common core. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Mentoring program designed to help new teachers

School leaders in the Salt Lake City School District hope a new mentoring program will help novice teachers hone their skills and become permanent educators, as well as provide assistance to... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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This week in history: Adams and Jefferson breathe their last

On July 4, 1826, former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. The two men died 50 years to the day that the Declaration of Independence was ratified. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among more than 50 new Utah laws

More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Sister missionaries relocated from Provo MTC residence hall after discovery of bat

Sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were relocated from one residence hall at the Provo Missionary Training Center after a bat was discovered in one of the rooms. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Why the government let many trade schools become diploma mills

How did trade schools go from being mom-and-pop shops that trained mechanics and hair stylists to making billions on Wall Street? And if the industry is as predatory as the Education Department and... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Religious schools and universities on edge after gay marriage ruling

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Sweeping implications of rulling may have been signaled in Kennedy's decision and oral arguments exchange. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: 3 traps to avoid after graduation

There are three major traps I tell all new graduates to avoid. One, don’t buy or lease a new car. The second trap to avoid is rushing in to buy a house. Last, don’t ever get caught up... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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UVU announces new trustees

Utah Valley University has welcomed three new members to its board of trustees. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Davis schools undergoing construction

The Davis School District has construction projects underway in many of its schools this summer. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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United Way collecting donated school supplies

United Way of Salt Lake is holding its annual Stuff the Bus drive to gather school supplies for children in need. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Photos: U. Continuing Education demolished to make room for Sandy housing

Crews began demolishing the 20,000-square-foot University of Utah Continuing Education building Tuesday in Sandy as they begin the construction process for a five-story luxury residential project. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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The medical leave problem college students struggling with depression face

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According to Newsweek, universities around the country are pushing students with psychiatric challenges out on "medical leave" and then refusing to allow them to return. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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2 movies fit for the classroom

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Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of... Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Canyons District to open online registration in August

Online registration for Canyons School District students begins Aug. 4 for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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UVU hopes to become 'national leader' with autism facility, program

Utah Valley University announced plans Monday to construct a privately funded facility dedicated to autism on its campus. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Neil Flinders: Keeping track of school funds is only part of the story

Serious cultural erosion and the loss of vital traditional values now threaten both religious freedom and the family as an institution. In our society, money matters seem to dominate. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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UVU scholarship to honor late State School Board member's family

A scholarship has been established at Utah Valley University in memory of a family recently killed in a plane crash. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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BYU Center for Animation draws bright futures for students

Nearly 15 years since its organization, the BYU Center for Animation has become a pipeline for students to enter the animation industry. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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There's a concern that academic freedom is in jeopardy. Does this student complaint prove it?

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Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, was recently cleared of wrongdoing over a controversial essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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