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Battling The 'COVID Slide' — Schools Reimagining Learning For A New Reality
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May 27, 7:57 AM: Heidi Matthews, a teacher and president of the Utah Education Association, said the slide probably won’t affect all students, but for those it does, it could be a difficult hurdle to overcome.
Letter: Let families find the right schools
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May 26, 6:09 AM: Because of his high levels of anxiety, my son Samuel struggled with his learning at our local brick-and-mortar school. That’s why I decided to find a school option that works for him. Fortunately, that was found with an online >
In our opinion: COVID-19 may finally force an answer: ‘Who’s in charge of Utah’s education?’
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May 4, 6:05 AM: When life returns to a semblance of normal, the education establishment, parents and public officials need to evaluate what worked, build from that and encourage continuing innovation.
Here are the top 10 high schools in Utah this year.
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Apr 22, 7:13 AM: For the second year in a row, Utah charters have dominated the rankings for the best high schools in the state.
Vetoed special needs scholarship bill on special session agenda
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Apr 20, 6:16 AM: A bill vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert that would have created a new scholarship program for families with children with special needs to seek services at private schools has been added to the agenda for next week’s special >
Utah distance learning: Hit and miss during the coronavirus pandemic
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Apr 10, 8:00 AM: O'Brien is not alone among teachers who say they have seen less than stellar numbers of students who have been logging on to get assignments done.
Utah Online School offers help and flexibility to students and parents
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Apr 9, 6:55 AM: With schools closed and social distancing the new normal, parents are scrambling to keep their children productively engaged and learning. That’s not easy, because many schools are trying to facilitate remote education for the first >
Utah’s State School Board considers more rule waivers to address school dismissals necessitated by pandemic
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Apr 6, 6:42 AM: From teacher evaluations to the civics test high school seniors must pass to earn their diplomas, the Utah State Board of Education on Thursday addressed numerous issues affected by the ongoing school dismissal due to the COVID-19 >
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes special needs scholarship program bill
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Apr 3, 7:13 AM: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has vetoed HB332, which would have created a tax credit for individuals and corporations to fund a new program to award scholarships to families that want to seek services at private schools for their children >
Utah K-12 schools, colleges extend dismissal to May; distance learning continues where possible
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Mar 24, 6:00 AM: Utah’s public K-12 schools will be dismissed through May 1 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gary Herbert announced on Monday. Where possible, distance learning will continue for K-12 schools during the extended >
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says deal is close on school funding shift
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Mar 11, 5:43 AM: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday that he’s optimistic consensus will be reached on a new model for education funding that includes a public vote in November.
Utah Lawmakers Advance Bill Package to Change Education Funding
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Mar 9, 8:59 AM: The Utah legislature wants to expand what the state can spend money earmarked for education on to include programs that support children and people with disabilities. But it will take a constitutional amendment to do so.
Teachers march on Utah Capitol to demand funding increase
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Mar 2, 9:34 AM: At least 1,000 teachers marched through downtown Salt Lake City to the state Capitol demand lawmakers increase school funding.
Utah’s Republican leader disapprove of teacher walkout planned for Friday
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Feb 28, 8:32 AM: Because so many are expected to participate, the Salt Lake City School District will hold half-days at all its schools. Even with most schools on an early dismissal schedule on Fridays, Wilson criticized that as an “unnecessary >
Education committee supports dumping Utah’s school grading law
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Feb 6, 8:37 AM: For the second year in a row, the House Education Committee has unanimously endorsed a bill to do away with the controversial practice of assigning a single letter grade to each of the state’s public schools.
Most Utahns oppose changing how education is funded, poll shows
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Jan 27, 6:22 AM: Now that Utah leaders have backed down from a huge and hugely controversial tax reform plan, there’s more certainty on how education will be funded and more cash available for classrooms — at least for this year.
If every kid is different and learns differently, why does cookie-cutter approach to K-12 education persist?
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Jan 15, 6:54 AM: Palmer, who addressed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Education Summit on Tuesday at the University of Utah, noted that “variability is the norm when it comes to human development. And yet we have schools and systems that are too often >
Utah governor set to propose $4.9 billion for public education
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Jan 8, 8:06 AM: Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday he’s recommending close to $4.9 billion for public education in the upcoming budget, saying he expects the 2020 Legislature to provide “robust” funding for schools even though tax reform slashed a >
Roy's first charter school broke ground Saturday, and seats at the school are going fast
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Jan 7, 7:49 AM: Families in Northern Utah will have a new education option for their children come August.
Two-thirds of Utahns want to keep constitutional earmark on income taxes for education
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Jan 7, 7:25 AM: Poll results released Monday show nearly two-thirds of Utah voters oppose amending the state constitution to remove a requirement that income taxes be used only for education, seen as the next step for lawmakers following a >

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