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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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Fears and the first day of school: 5 ways to help your child succeed

Whitney Barrell, 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, 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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WSU officials warn of data breach that could impact 1,200

McKenzie Romero  |  posted Aug 6th - 9:24pm
Weber State University is warning its students and teachers their information may have been compromised in a data breach earlier this year.
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Opinion: Fight over Common Core masks real challenges facing Utah's schools

Brian Preece, Contributor  |  posted Aug 5th - 8:17pm
While the fight over Common Core rages, Utah's public schools face other more daunting challenges, such as large class sizes and demoralized teachers.
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Political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core

Benjamin Wood  |  posted Aug 2nd - 12:51pm
A new survey of Utah political insiders shows bipartisan support for maintaining the Common Core State Standards.
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