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Charter students celebrate their choice in education with Utah lawmakers

Hundreds of charter school children and their teachers gathered at the state Capitol Friday.

Education secretary says he backs annual testing

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Banning tech in the classroom: 2 professors shut it down

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Multi-tasking is a myth, they argue, and classroom distractions must be curbed. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study says

Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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New GED test sends failure rates spiraling

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Linked to common core changes, long-term implications remain unclear in developments announced by GED Testing Service. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015

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How a community organizer and fan of Malcolm X became a leading proponent of school choice

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How a community organizer and fan of Malcolm X became a leading proponent of school choice. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

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Obama wants to see 2 'free' years of community college

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President Obama is calling for two free years of community college education, though the push for universal access to higher education may have bipartisan appeal. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2015

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Salt Lake Community College gets new president, proposal from Washington

The inauguration of a new president at Salt Lake Community College on Friday was coupled with a proposal late Thursday from the White House to combine federal and state funds to cover the cost of... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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BYU students help develop game to promote STEM learning

Students at BYU are part of a group working to bring an alternate-reality game to life that aims to get kids involved in STEM-based learning. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all

President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Nebo School District holding Parent Awareness Nights

Nebo School District will be presenting two Parent Awareness Nights to discuss substance abuse, bullying prevention, and mental health services addressing depression, suicide awareness and suicide... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Canyons District hosting school transition workshop

Canyons School District is hosting a workshop for parents of children who have special needs and are making the transition from elementary to middle school, or from middle school to high school. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Winners announced for Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest

The Utah State Office to Education has announced winners of the state’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay and video contest. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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Archaeologist donates Atari cartridge from dig to university

A University of North Dakota researcher who took part in a famous dig for discarded video games at a New Mexico landfill has donated one of the cartridges to the school to preserve a slice of... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2015

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State education leaders seek permenant resolution to No Child Left Behind conflicts

The State Board of Education on Thursday approved a joint resolution that asks Utah's congressional delegation to resolve conflicts with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Should a high school student pass a citizenship test to get a diploma?

Utah lawmakers met with members of the State Board of Education Thursday to highlight proposed legislation slated for the 2015 Legislature later this month. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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6 new members of State School Board sworn in

In its first meeting of the year, the Utah State Board of Education on Thursday administered an oath to six new members and one returning member. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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11 uniquely positive things about federal student loans

Last year, there were countless news stories about the negative aspects of student loans. Though these loans have certainly earned their reputation, they're not all evil. Here are 11 uniquely... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Educators seek to enhance STEM skills for current and future workforce

Educators are responding to the call from businesses for a more qualified workforce, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2015

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Provo School District hosting dual immersion informational meetings

The dual language immersion program offered in Provo School District is available in Mandarin Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015

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Winners of Martin Luther King, Jr. essay and video contest announced

The Utah State Office of Education announced Monday the winners of its 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. essay and video contest. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Salt Lake district taking applications for Curriculum and Assessment Lab

The Salt Lake City School District Curriculum and Assessment Lab Program is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015

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Sen. Grassley opens door to changing how problem kids are disciplined

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A new bipartisan bill tackles "status offenses" that put teenagers in the system for noncriminal behavior. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2014

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