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The Salt Lake Tribune wrote:

Soft sunlight fills the classroom as a mood rarely seen among middle-school students slowly settles in:

Quiet. Calm. Reflective.

Their teacher leads them into part of a new homeroom routine this semester. Bouncy rows of kids fall silent as all relax and start to notice their breathing.

A gentle femal...
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Deseret News wrote:

An annual report on the cost of college released Wednesday indicated parents who help their high school seniors plan for college should always take tuition increases into account.

But the report's findings weren't all gloomy: In-state tuition and fees increases at public universities for the 2015-16 school year were the lowest they'v...
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Deseret News wrote:

The vast majority of states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores — up sharply from six years ago. And in many states, those performance reviews could lead to a pink slip.

The comprehensive state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Qualit...
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Deseret News wrote:

As a resource teacher at Park Lane Elementary, Nahalewski — affectionately called "Mrs. N." by her students — teaches about 30 special education students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Some days are easier than others, but most of the time, helping students "get the fidgetiness out" while completing their work has bee...
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Deseret News wrote:

Very few states require adequate financial literacy coursework for high school graduation, according to a new report by the Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy. Just five states get an A, with Utah leading the pack with an A+, while 12 states have no financial literacy requirement at all.

"The state o...
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Zach Whitney wrote:

More Utah families could soon have the option of all-day kindergarten, as two proposed bills are getting early approval from lawmakers.

Optional Extended Kindergarten (OEK) is already an option at many elementary schools across the state. In Washington County, 24 schools offer the targeted learning program, but it’s only available to ...
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Deseret News wrote:

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing put on the Day of STEM to help interested students realize "what their every day could be like," said spokeswoman Dana Sims.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math education.

"The schools don't really talk about these kinds of things. They're going t...
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Mark Green wrote:

With Utah's high population of students and lower salaries for educators compared to other states, more teachers are leaving Utah after their first year. Education advocates say it could be because there’s not enough incentive for teachers to stay.

Nearly 2,500 new teachers joined Utah’s school districts in 2010. And, as o...
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Deseret News wrote:

Lawmakers had mixed feedback for a school technology plan prepared by a task force of state and education leaders, but they voiced their continued support for putting devices into the hands of students.

Members of the task force presented the plan to the Education Interim Committee on Wednesday, outlining the proposed proces...
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Salt Lake Tribune wrote:

The nation's charter schools largely are created, overseen and policed by pro-charter advocates, resulting in "an epidemic of fraud, waste, and mismanagement that would not be tolerated in [traditional] public schools," according to the Center for Media and Democracy.

A report released Wednesday shows that taxpayers lack access to key informatio...
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