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    Utah lawmakers seek recommendations on eminent domain policy for charter schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers in a committee hearing questioned what authority charter schools have to call on the state to seize property through eminent domain laws. District schools have done it. And charters are public schools too, but they are run by private entities or citizens. State Senator Howard Stephenson says there is confusion […]
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    Cheers, jabs for ballot initiative to boost school budgets

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mixed reaction Tuesday night Salt Lake’s Avenues neighborhood to the “Our Schools Now” Initiative. It would put both income and sales tax increases on the November 2018 ballot, to raise around $700 million to benefit education. Taxes would go up by 416 dollars a year for the median household in Utah. […]
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    STEM summer camps teaching Utah youth

      UTAH — More kids are spending their summers learning, and more of those summer camps now involve STEM subjects. Kids around the state are attending science, technology, engineering and math camps all summer long. At Hurricane Elementary, young kids ages 5 to 7 years old are building robots out of Legos at a day […]
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    Group launches ballot initiative to raise taxes for education

    SALT LAKE CITY — The formal process is now underway to put an initiative on the ballot next fall to raise income and sales taxes in Utah for education. The group Our Schools Now says even with recent teacher raises and increases in funding from the state legislature, Utah still needs more education funding. Nolan […]
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    Last week of school comes with challenges, rewards

      SALT LAKE CITY — School is out for more of Utah’s districts Friday. For some parents, these days of celebrations and class parties seems like a wasted week in school. But others say it is a needed transition time into the summer. There are field days, field trips, movies, games, and water days. After […]
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    Park City latest district to offer teachers a pay boost

    PARK CITY — The Park City School District is the latest of several in northern Utah to announce it will increase pay for both starting and veteran teachers. Starting pay for Park City teachers will now be $50,700 a year, plus benefits. Teachers already in the district will get a $7,000 salary increase. A number […]
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    North Summit high school students add service dog to yearbook

    COALVILLE — She’s a little furrier than your average high school grad. Katie, the dog, Blonquist made it into the North Summit High School yearbook after her owner says she became just another student. “Everybody knows Katie. Everybody takes pictures with her, selfies, puts her on snapchat. Everybody knows she does a lot.” Hailee Blonquist […]
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    BYU-Idaho teams up with Arizona school to make transfers easier

    REXBURG, Idaho — Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I) is teaming up with a university in Arizona to make transferring credits easier than ever. This comes soon after the announcement that BYU-Pathway was going worldwide. “The idea behind this is to open up the opportunity for our students to participate in some of those degree programs that […]