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Education
3:21 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Wasatch School District Upholds 2013 Budget Amid complaints

Officials from the Wasatch School District decided to uphold a 2013 budget plan Thursday night despite a call from a group to cut it by $5 million dollars.

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Education
4:16 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Education Experts Meet in SLC for School Improvement Summit

Education experts across the country are meeting with education officials in Utah this week to discuss strategies for improving schools within the framework of what is called the common core curriculum.

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Education
3:11 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Peter Cooke: Income Tax Should Fund Public Schools

Peter Cooke, Democratic candidate for governor of Utah
Dan Bammes

The Democratic candidate for governor of Utah is promising to increase the share of Utah's state revenue spent on public schools, even if he has to change the state constitution to do it.

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Education
4:48 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Utah Department of Corrections Honors Female Graduates

Amy Perhson receives her Excell program certificate.
Ray Howze

Twenty three female inmates in the Timpanogos Correctional Facility were honored for completing substance abuse treatment Tuesday with a graduation ceremony.

The Excell program provides a way for female offenders with a history of substance abuse to better prepare themselves upon release from the Utah Department of Corrections. Greg Hendrix is the program’s director. He says the graduation days are some of the most rewarding to him and his employees.

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Education
10:01 am
Thu June 21, 2012

State Lawmakers Revise Education Budget in Special Session

Senator Lyle Hillyard addresses the Utah Senate.
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.

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Education
10:42 am
Fri June 8, 2012

New Human Rights Campaign President Makes First Stop in Salt Lake City

The new President of the Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin makes his first stop in Salt Lake City.

Chad Griffin is brand new on the job as president of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization.  And his very first stop is Utah.  Griffin says there’s a reason for that.

“It’s a state that does represent some fairly depressing numbers as it relates to how LGBT people are treated, but it’s also a state that represents some real hope,” said Griffin.

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