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Parents up in arms over potential closure of St. George Academy
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Oct 16, 6:39 AM: The parents of children attending St. George Academy are heartbroken by the Utah State Charter School Board’s recent decision to close the school.
Beyond the Books: 2 Utah charter schools could close by year's end
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Oct 11, 7:42 AM: St. George Academy in Washington County and Capstone Classical Academy in Pleasant View are now on a watch list and have 14 days to ask for a meeting to appeal the charter school board’s decision.
Utah charter school transparency meetings will not be open to the public
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Sep 6, 7:05 AM: Part of a drive for greater transparency in Utah charter schools, in the wake of the American International School of Utah going bust, will be hashed out behind out behind closed doors.
Starting Salt Lake City teachers to make $46,845 a year after school board approves raise
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Sep 5, 7:03 AM: After months of tense salary negotiations, Salt Lake City teachers will get a 4.1% raise — with the final vote of approval for the compromise coming from the district’s board of education Tuesday night.
As Utah students head back to school, a growing percentage are going to charter schools or are home-schooled
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Aug 26, 7:48 AM: Royce Van Tassell, executive director of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, said public charter school enrollment at the state’s 135 charter schools is expected to exceed 80,000 students this fall.
A private college degree for less than $9,000: How a 10-year-old school is disrupting higher education
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Aug 21, 8:17 AM: BYU-Pathway Worldwide now offers a full private college education to U.S. students for less than $8,760. BYU-PW tuition prices drop even lower — often far lower — in other countries, providing opportunities for a university >
Editorial: Accountability for schools doesn't get a vacation
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Aug 12, 7:15 AM: The opening of a new school year comes after a restless summer for education administrators who found themselves working overtime on critical issues including new teacher pay packages, making sure there are effective and useable >
Without intervention, Utah's 'opportunity gap' between white, minority students will grow, regents told
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Aug 5, 7:16 AM: Absent an intervention, ethnic minority students' rates of college enrollment and completion will continue to lag behind their white peers even as Utah becomes increasingly diverse.
Editorial: Charter school accountability? We’re still hoping
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Aug 5, 6:10 AM: We’ve been here before. A charter school dies in a fiery crash, and Utah leaders decide charters need a closer watch. It’s been going on since at least 2010, when a legislative audit found multiple weaknesses in the financial >
A new task force will scrutinize Utah charter schools and their spending. Is it necessary?
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Aug 2, 7:47 AM: Questioning whether Utah charter schools lack oversight, the state Board of Education voted Thursday to create a task force that would examine the financial accountability of those institutions and better regulate how taxpayer money >
Nontraditional career paths can lead to well-paying jobs in Utah
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Jul 29, 7:33 AM: The old vocational model has been "flipped," a Utah tech college spokeswoman says, noting that the past's low-earning trades training is being replaced by vocational training that can help individuals earn good wages and long-term >
U of U scholars demonstrate that parents are the power, solution for education reform
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Jul 22, 7:34 AM: A new policy memo released last week involving the University of Utah and other researchers contends that educational systems need new strategies to engage families and communities.
Utah County's homeschooling participation has skyrocketed
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Jun 26, 5:51 AM: The Eldredges are one of thousands of Utah families who have turned to homeschooling over the past several years, joining a community that has more than doubled within the last decade.
Opinion: Utah should take a look at Florida, other states for flexible education options
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Jun 24, 6:34 AM: Unlike in Utah, in Florida children with special needs — like Elizabeth — are eligible for education savings accounts (called Gardiner Scholarships) that allow families to customize a child’s learning experience to meet her unique >
How good are life’s opportunities in Utah? National study says 18 states are better.
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Jun 14, 6:29 AM: The annual Opportunity Index developed by the Opportunity Nation forum for youth investment, measures and ranks statistics about the local economy, education, health and community safety and involvement.
Lindon charter school tops Provo metro area high school rankings
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Jun 13, 7:28 AM: A Lindon public charter school is the top high school in the Provo area, according to a new ranking from the U.S. News & World Report.
Will there be a teacher strike in Utah?
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Jun 7, 5:43 AM: Two days after nearly 200 teachers held a silent protest at a board of education meeting and threatened to strike, Salt Lake City School District announced it has failed to come to a compromise with the union to raise salaries.
Report Ranks Utah As A Leader In Personalized Education Model
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Jun 5, 7:53 AM: It means that more of Juab’s students are choosing to stay in school. He thinks it’s a result of an approach to personalized learning that the district of 2,587 students began to take about seven years ago.
Utah senator's conflict of interest could cost charter schools thousands
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Jun 4, 7:26 AM: Investments in tech are reimbursable if all the federal regulations are followed. Treeside received $43,000 but was stunned by a letter dated Dec. 10, 2018, which said the school violated FCC rules and the money would have to be >
Opinion: College is not the only path to success for Utah’s students and workers
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Jun 3, 7:25 AM: However, for many young people in Utah, college may not be the best career pathway. Despite Utah being the only state with an average student loan debt of less than $20,000, taking out sizable student loans to attend a four-year >

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