Education

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A major crisis was averted on Thursday at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful. A 15-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun, fired a single round into the ceiling but was quickly subdued before harming any peers.

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The group Our Schools Now launched a campaign Tuesday to get more funding into Utah schools.

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Granite school district is attempting to combat vaping and e-cigarette use in a creative way--through student produced video.

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Of the 33,000 students enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo only one percent are black. And a student produced video released earlier this month asks, "What are some challenges those black students face?"

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Since election week there have been reports of bullying and student anxiety at schools across the country. But some teachers are turning that tension into teaching opportunities.

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Utah’s State Auditor has released new data that compares the salary of first year teachers to their peers in other professions. And it’s no surprise that teacher pay does not measure up.

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Utah’s common core standards have been hotly contested ever since they were adopted by the state board of education in 2010. Now, with eight new school board members and President-Elect Trump entering the White House, the future of the core is unclear.

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It’s always tricky to discuss politics in the workplace, especially in an election year like 2016. But, what if discussing politics is your job? For 8th grade US History teachers across the state, it is.

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This November, Utahns will vote on an amendment that could mean a lot more spending money for Utah’s schools in the coming years.

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Leaders of the Alpine School District are asking for support from Utah Valley residents on November 8th. Voters will decide on a proposed $387 million dollar bond for district expansion and renovation.

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High school graduation rates are at an all-time high across the U.S., according to data released by the White House. And Utah sits just above the national average.

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Olympus High School leaders are renaming the school’s  football stadium after former principal Mark Manning who passed away last year at age 57 from brain cancer.

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Utah House Democrats hope to combat the state’s growing teacher shortage with a “package of bills” aimed to train and retain classroom teachers. The legislation is currently being drafted and would make improving teacher mentorship a priority.

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Downwinders of Utah Archive

A new Downwinders of Utah Archive opened Monday at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.

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Utah teachers aren’t required to teach students about the events that transpired on September 11th, 2001. But at least one school, South Jordan Middle School makes it a priority.

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For the first time since the Natural History Museum of Utah opened in 2011, officials are removing all 600 artifacts in the 36' tall display case on the museum’s main level and reworking the exhibit.

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Utah’s ranks 5th nationally in producing AmeriCorp volunteers. That’s according to new a report from the Corporation for National and Community Service: the federal program that administers the programs.

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Thursday students will begin moving into the new Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah. The new $45-million dollar facility features a huge public space on the ground floors for all U students to use.

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State Treasurer David Damschen reports record earnings from Utah’s Permanent State School Fund despite lackluster financial market performance over the past year.

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The Utah State Board of Education is considering a new path to getting a teaching license in Utah. But some lawmakers and education groups aren’t ready to support the plan.

Leadership Boot Camp For Latino Youth Launches in Utah

Jul 24, 2016
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Latinos in Action is holding its first annual leadership boot camp this week at Mill Creek Canyon. It’s aimed at preparing Latino youth to be leaders in their communities.

Officials with the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind want to see a former employee accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the schools’ accounts prosecuted and the money restored.

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Two state school board incumbents, including a school board chair, were likely eliminated in Tuesday’s primary election.

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The Utah State Board of Education deliberated for about two hours Thursday night before voting unanimously to select Sydnee Dickson as Utah’s Superintendent of public schools. Dickson had been filling in as interim superintendent following the resignation of Brad Smith.

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Utah education officials will convene this summer to take a deeper look at why the state is having trouble recruiting and keeping teachers in the classroom.

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The first of several state school board candidate debates will occur on Tuesday night in St. George. The races have generated significant interest and participation as Utah transitions away from a limited nomination process to an open primary.

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Utah lawmakers turned their attention to the high school career and technical program ProStart this year. They debated whether to fund a reality TV cooking show where ProStart students compete for a scholarship.

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A new exhibit opens this weekend at the Natural History Museum of Utah. It’s called “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.” 

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Utah lawmakers restored education

   funding to the state budget during a special session of the legislature Wednesday. Governor Gary Herbert vetoed the funding following the 2016 general session.

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Legislative leadership has decided to study the impacts of the federal government’s letter recommending guidelines for how to treat transgender students.

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