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Recent data released by the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah shows that nearly half of new teachers in the state leave the profession within the first five years. That puts Utah’s overall turnover rate above the national average.

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Last month the non-profit think tank Envision Utah launched a video campaign aimed to teach Utahns about statewide education issues.

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For their senior project, five public relations students at Brigham Young University have developed a campaign to get their peers talking about mental health.

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Salt Lake City’s East High School has found a way to make school more comfortable for their homeless students. What used to be a locker room for visiting sports teams is now a laundry room with a shower, lockers, sink and mirror.

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Over the past few years the Utah Children’s Theater in South Salt Lake has seen a dramatic decrease in elementary school classes signing up for field trips. And then they decided to embrace common core.

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In the age of common core standards it's getting harder for educators to justify teaching art for art’s sake. Especially at Title 1 schools that enroll a high number of children from low-income households. But at Escalante Elementary in Salt Lake City’s Rose Park neighborhood, one teacher is trying to make it work.

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As Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos moves through confirmation hearings in Congress some Utahns are speaking out in opposition.

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“Fake news” is now a household term. Online articles, often circulated through social media, can distort or completely ignore fact-based reporting. Which is exactly what some students at Lindon Elementary are learning.

At BYU, New Staff To Deal With Sexual Assault

Jan 13, 2017
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On Friday, administrators at Brigham Young University announced the appointment of two new staff members to help the school deal with instances of sexual assault on campus.

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For Utah students, winter weather always brings with it the question of a snow day. But despite the recent string of inclement weather it’s been business as usual for nearly all school districts districts.

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A good special education teacher is hard to find. And even harder to hang on to. Rigorous teaching schedules combined with mounds of paperwork can lead to burnout. And for one Utah teacher, it was almost too much.

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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.

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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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