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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.

Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents

At the University of Missouri, officials were slow to handle racial incidents and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by football players and the... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Find out how you stack up against Common Core math

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Common Core test questions released, giving window into questions that sparked boycotts and furor last spring. Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Students hope to invent windows of the future

A 38-year-old homebuilder put his business on hold and enrolled in college for the first time because he wants more innovations in building materials. Now he's part of a student team trying to... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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Tennessee students have promise of free college if they maintain good grades

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Program offers free tuition to in-state high school graduates, provided they keep up their GPA, but did high school gyp them on study skills? Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Report: Utah home to 'most impressive' historic college campuses in U.S.

Utah State University and the University of Utah ranked among the top "most impressive" historic college campuses in the country in a recent report by College Value Online. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Local free community college plans may be template for US

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Ole Miss to demolish site where Faulkner wrote landmark book

Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel "As I Lay Dying" —... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Only half of students who started college in 2009 have graduated

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Surge in college attendance came when jobs were scarce, but college gamble has not paid off for thousands. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Utah lawmakers eyeing early childhood education

Lawmakers and education leaders are setting their sights on new funding and policies for early childhood education as they prepare for the 2016 legislative session convening in January. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Look at this year's naughty or nice list before Santa checks it twice

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School Stickers, an online store that provides school reward certificates, stickers and badges to more than 10,000 schools worldwide, recently published a study revealing the naughtiest and nicest... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Fiji's U.N. ambassador to speak Dec. 7 at UVU

Utah Valley University’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy will host Peter Thomson, Fiji's ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Sorensen Center,... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Midvale Elementary addition gives students, teachers a space of their own

The Midvale Mustangs have a few new corrals, so to speak, now that a $1 million expansion at Midvale Elementary has been completed. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Uintah Basin educator named Utah's Carnegie Professor of the Year

Rich Etchberger, a wildlife science professor at Utah State University’s Uintah Basin campus, has been named the 2015 Carnegie Professor of the Year for the state of Utah by the Council for... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Washington university cancels classes over hate speech

After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Brussels schools reopen, maximum threat alert still in place

When Annelaure Leger dropped off her two children at school on Wednesday, it was like nearly every other day — except for the machine gun-toting policeman. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Is the pressure to excel too much for teens in wealthy Palo Alto?

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A series of events in Palo Alto, California, has some questioning parental and community pressures to excel in wealthy high-tech community. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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The integration of art into STEM sounds like a no-brainer, but some aren’t so sure

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The integration of arts into STEM sounds like a no-brainer. How could a multidisciplinary approach combining science and humanities not improve upon what each could offer alone? But there are also... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Ahmed Mohamed seeking $15 million in damages

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Attorneys for the family of Ahmed Mohamed, have sent letters to the city of Irving and the Irving School District demanding apologies and $15 million in damages. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Harvard student to explore Syrian roots as Rhodes scholar

The honor of winning a Rhodes scholarship carries extra weight for Neil Alacha. It will help connect him to his Middle Eastern roots. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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US preschool enrollment low among developed nations, study says

Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Kaysville Library hosts a night of storytelling for the entire family

Join the Davis County Library for a night of storytelling for the entire family. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Murray School District gets new digs

The Murray School District has moved its offices. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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New USU Brigham City building opens Dec. 1

The new classroom and student services building at Utah State University's Brigham City campus, 989 S. Main, will open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m.,... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Utah lawmaker declines offer to lead Utah College of Applied Technology

Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, who was selected to be the next president of the Utah College of Applied Technology, has declined the new position after accepting a counteroffer from his current... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Canyons to place Dual-Immersion Language programs in all 5 of its high schools

The Canyons School District will place Dual-Language Immersion programs in all five of its high schools beginning in the 2016-17 school year, when some of the students who began the program as... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

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Much of the battle centers on sodium: Is it a necessary ingredient to make food taste good, or an unhealthy "cheap trick" to cover lousy ingredients? Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

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U. leaders invite student feedback on improving social justice

Echoing protests and demonstrations from racial tension on campuses across the country, students at the U. shared experiences and asked hard questions at the invitation of university leaders Friday. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Terrorism propaganda assignment causes concern at Salem Junior High School

Schools administrators this week canceled an assignment requiring junior high school students to create a propaganda poster promoting ISIS or other terrorist groups after alarmed parents... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Former BYU student almost stayed in Mali hotel raided by gunmen

Yeah Samake, a former BYU student who is now Mali ambassador to India, said he was scheduled to stay at the hotel in Mali that was attacked by Islamic extremists early Friday but changed his mind... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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The raisin-cup game to test your kid's future academic successes

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A new study indicates with a simple test, parents might be able to find out how well they'll do in school. Here's how. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Canyons District OKs high school boundary adjustments for 2017-18

The Canyons Board of Education on Nov. 17 unanimously approved boundary adjustments aimed at balancing enrollments at all Canyons high schools and slowing future growth at Hillcrest and Corner... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Davis District seeks comment on proposed 2016-17 calendar

The Davis Board of Education is seeking comment on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendar. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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USU opens new Aggie Recreation Center

Utah State University's new Aggie Recreation Center opened for business on Nov. 19. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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People you should know: Yale President Peter Salovey

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There have been a lot of protests at college this year, including Ivy League schools like Yale. But the school's president wants a more united and conscious campus. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Police investigate gun threat at Uintah County school

Naples police say a fifth-grader at Naples Elementary School threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot at least two students. When police made contact with the boy, he did not have a gun. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard

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Planned new bill will still require states to test every year, but will no longer dictate what to do with the data. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Former Eagle Gate College instructor sues school, alleges same-sex discrimination

A former instructor at Eagle Gate College is suing the school for allegedly discriminating against his employment and benefits because he is married to another male teacher. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Is collective impact the answer for at-risk students?

Teachers discussed ways to help at-risk students at an education summit hosted Thursday by United Way of Salt Lake, the Salt Lake Chamber, Prosperity 2020 and the governor's office. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Spending too much? Reign in your personal finances to reduce stress.

Spending too much? Reign in your personal finances to reduce stress. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

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Sen. Marco Rubio's debate comment comes at a moment when higher education is in flux. Some want better data, while others push for smoother transitions from technical fields to a bachelor's degree. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Kearns High students offer warmth, winter clothes to peers in need

Members of the Kearns High School Key Club sort donated winter clothing in the school's library on Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Task force recommends changes to charter school funding model

Utah lawmakers next year may be changing the way charter schools are funded in the hope of improving equity between charters and district schools. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Technology could be an ideal field for adults with autism

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A new CDC report shows autism rates are continuing to rise in the U.S., but some companies are going out of their way to offer a good fit. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Price tag for school enrollment growth at least $90 million

It will take more than $90 million to cover the cost of an additional 9,730 students expected to enroll in Utah schools next fall, legislative leaders were told Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Ex-Congressman Jim Matheson encourages students to participate in political arena

Former Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, shared the great need for leaders who can work together rather than separate themselves to the extremes during a forum address at Brigham Young University on Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Why it’s so hard for schools to find qualified special-education teachers

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While recruitment stalls for education's toughest job, one special-education teacher says goodbye in an emotional exit. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Salt Lake after-school program praised by Michelle Obama

Spy Hop Productions, based in Salt Lake City, is one of 12 after-school programs being recognized on Tuesday by first lady Michelle Obama, who will present each organization with the National Arts... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Survey: Utahns' quality of life stagnant despite growing economy

Utahns overall rate themselves as having a high quality of life, but they view several top priorities — public schools, job availability and air quality — as areas that need improvement. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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