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This is a public forum where students, their families and educators could spotlight unique success stories. It also provides a central database on Utah high schools that would help inform parents and foster academic competition among schools, much like rankings do for sports and extracurricular activities.
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'Read Today' students celebrate growth at Bees baseball game

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Aug 22nd - 10:16am
Year-end results for KSL's Read Today program show above expected growth in every grade. Students celebrate their successes in the tutoring program with a night at Salt Lake Bees.
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Hundreds of homeless children receive school supplies

Mike Anderson  |  posted Aug 21st - 7:52pm
A special program is helping hundreds of homeless kids go back to school with a fresh set of supplies.
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Utah average ACT score highest for second year in a row

Benjamin Wood  |  posted Aug 21st - 4:48pm
Utah students had the nation's highest average ACT score in 2014 when compared among the 12 states where all high school juniors take the test.
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Fears and the first day of school: 5 ways to help your child succeed

Whitney Barrell, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Aug 20th - 7:37pm
Starting school can be a scary thing. Whether a child returning to class or going for the first time, separation anxiety is common. Here are five ways to avoid the dreaded emotional drop-off on the first day of school.
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Spectrum Academy hosts grand opening in Pleasant Grove

Devon Dolan  |  posted Aug 18th - 10:56pm
A school for children with high-functioning autism has officially opened its doors. Spectrum Academy in Pleasant Grove had its grand opening celebration Monday.
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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 18th - 10:46am
Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
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Petition asks district to sponsor visas for immersion teachers

Benjamin Wood  |  posted Aug 14th - 11:29am
A group of parents is asking the Jordan School District to keep qualified language immersion teachers in the district by sponsoring work visas.
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10 tips for easy back-to-school transitions

Stacey Meservy, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Aug 12th - 7:32pm
Transitioning children from a laid back summer schedule to a strict school schedule can be stressful for both parent and child. By employing these simple tips, you will be able to get the school year off to a good start.
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White students to no longer be majority at school

Kimberly Hefling, Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  posted Aug 9th - 9:57pm
For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.
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State School Board approves extension of NCLB waiver

Benjamin Wood  |  posted Aug 8th - 7:06pm
The State School Board on Friday approved a motion to request a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
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