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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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Conference urges parental involvement in school

Marjorie Cortez  |  posted Jan 25th - 9:47am
Granite School District's inaugural Parent Leadership & Empowerment Conference held Saturday encouraged parents to get involved in their children's education and schools and to help them prepare for educational opportunities after high school.
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Six ways to get free money for college

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  posted Jan 20th - 5:55pm
President Obama wants to make community college free — but don't hold your breath.
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State education office names Utah principals of the year

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Jan 18th - 7:16pm
The Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals announced the selection of three people Wednesday as Utah secondary principals of the year.
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Older kids still like to read with parents, survey shows

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Jan 16th - 4:34pm
As kids get older, many parents stop reading with them. But a new survey shows many of those kids still enjoy reading with their parents.
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Lawmakers propose big education changes for 2015 Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Jan 10th - 5:06pm
Utah lawmakers met with members of the State Board of Education this week to highlight proposed legislation slated for the 2015 Legislature later this month.
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Obama proposes free community college program

Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 8th - 7:41pm
The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the money would come to pay for it.
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College prep: It's more than grades

Julie Nelson, Contributor  |  posted Jan 6th - 7:35pm
Overemphasis on a child's grades during college prep often overlooks key personal traits of self-reliance, problem solving and emotional health. This article gives professional tips for parents to raise emotionally confident college students.
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Program lets incarcerated moms read books to kids

Keri Lunt Stevens, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 3rd - 9:27am
In the middle of the room, Rainey Bridges' face brightens as she suppresses a laugh. On her right, Sasha Foltz reads a story about a farmer whose animals go on strike.
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Madeleine Choir School students spread message of peace at Christmastime

Sandra Olney  |  posted Dec 27th - 5:37pm
It's the time of year when we give to others. Here in Utah, a special group of schoolchildren spreads a message of peace and joy. The Madeleine Choir School students give the gift of their voices to the community each Christmas season.
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Helicoptering? Parents go with kids to college

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 23rd - 7:46pm
Rather than following the sun down to Mexico, Lori Osterberg and her husband followed their daughter to Portland, Oregon, where she is a sophomore. Sometimes scoffed at as the ultimate in helicopter parenting, she and other parents see only benefits in relocating to be close to their college kids.
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