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KUER News Pod: Wednesday November 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Democratic candidates for Utah’s vacant senate seat square off in their only debate, the Utah Supreme Court finds parts of Utah’s adoption laws “constitutionally defective,” and Utah students get a new standardized test.

State School Board Selection Process Challenged

Nov 4, 2012
Utah State Office of Education

The process for which Utah elects members to the State Board of Education is shrouded in controversy. So much that two lawsuits have been filed against the state calling for an end to the method altogether. Some say it has manufactured a conservative group of education bosses that don’t represent the community. But those who support the system say candidates are better qualified for the job than ever and more willing to collaborate with state lawmakers to make tough choices.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association

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State legislators debated the merits of creating training courses for parents on how to teach sex education to their children Wednesday during the Education Interim committee meeting.

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 16, 2012

Oct 16, 2012

Governor Gary Hebert announces how he plans to keep pace with his long-term education goals, the YWCA of Salt Lake receives a 900 thousand dollar grant from the Justice Department, and Cache County officials quarrel over air quality.

KUER News Pod: Thursday October 11, 2012

Oct 11, 2012

We reach number two on the list of Utah voters’ priorities, State School Superintendent Larry Shumway gives his last speech, and the legal battle over Utah’s immigration enforcement law could soon come to an end.

KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 10, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

Our Series on the Utah Priorities Project breaks into the top three, Utah Lawmakers announce a new plan to tackle child poverty, and the state names a new President at Weber State University.

Business, education, and community leaders discussed the future of digital learning, Tuesday, at Salt Lake City school district’s new Innovations High School.

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 9, 2012

Oct 9, 2012

The countdown continues in our series on the Utah Priorities Project, the Utah State Board of Education selects a new Superintendent, and Rocky Mountain Power announces a plan to help encourage the use of solar panels.

The Salt Lake City Council is getting set to vote on a neighborhood pub ordinance, a toxic plume contaminating groundwater in Salt Lake may be getting federal funds for clean up, and the Utah State Board of Education is asking the state to increase per pupil spending.

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Andrea Smardon

Utah Lawmakers were able to find the funds necessary to fill a $25 million gap in Utah’s education budget that officials failed to catch during the 2012 legislative session. The House and Senate voted unanimously, during a special session of the legislature Wednesday to approve adjustments to next year’s budget.

Andrea Smardon

Utah immigrants responded with tears today after the announcement from President Barack Obama that undocumented youth would not be deported and would be given work authorizations. 

Brian Gutierrez works with the Salt Lake Dream team for the passage of the DREAM Act - proposed federal legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. While Obama’s executive order does not provide citizenship, Gutierrez says it’s a victory for immigrants.

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