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  • Education

    U., Hatch team up for center to promote political civility

    Orrin G. Hatch Center will be constructed at 427 E. South Temple.
  • Education

    Utah college grads earn more money, have less debt

    It’s graduation season in Utah, with many of Utah’s public colleges and universities holding commencement exercises this week. And they say going to college is still a good investment not just in terms of earning power, but for life lessons as well. Last year, 25,000 graduates got diplomas from Utah’s 8 public colleges and universities […]
  • Education

    Arizona teachers rally as funding vote nears to end strike

    PHOENIX (AP) — Striking Arizona teachers who won a big pay increase but came up substantially short of achieving their demands for more school funding flooded the Arizona Capitol for a fifth day Wednesday hoping it will be the last they are out of their classrooms. The Republican-controlled Legislature was considering a state budget that […]
  • Education

    More pay raises in store for Jordan District teachers

    WEST JORDAN — Teachers with Jordan Schools are getting pay raises for the second straight year, and they can apply for even more money on top of that. Each Jordan School District teacher will see an increase of $3,700 with two straight pay raises totaling $35 million. The district thanks state lawmakers for the extra […]
  • Education

    More than money: School vouchers also irk Arizona teachers

    Arizona leaders dealing with an unprecedented teacher strike are paying the political price for long-festering resentment among many public school teachers who say they are fed up with lagging salaries and what they see as an equally dangerous attack on their profession: school vouchers.
  • Utah

    Utah man overcomes prison past, graduates from BYU law school

    PROVO — A Utah man who spent six years in federal prison on drug charges is graduating from BYU’s law school Friday. “People can change. They need the opportunity to change,” Ben Aldana told KSL Newsradio. Aldana was sentenced in 2004. He says he was talking to a counselor about what he wanted to do […]
  • Education

    ‘He’s not listening’: Teachers and Arizona governor at odds

    PHOENIX (AP) — As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them. Instead, the Republican governor’s public relations machine sent out links to a series of interviews the previous day with TV […]
  • Education

    ‘Cry Closet’ helps U. students cope with test stress

    SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah student has created a space to help his peers cope with their testing anxiety — The Cry Closet. KSL-TV reports senior Nemo Miller created the 400-pound, stand-alone closet for students who need a “safe space sometimes, even if it’s in a very public place.” The closet is […]
  • Utah

    Teachers get schooled on financial literacy

    Teachers from across Utah are getting free financial literacy training from experts in the field so they can take that information back to their classrooms.
  • Crime

    West Valley teacher arrested, suspected of student sex abuse

    WEST VALLEY CITY – Police are looking for more potential victims, after they arrested a teacher on suspicion of sexually abusing at least one boy. West Valley Police consider Kyle Hill, 33, to have been a wolf in sheep’s clothing at Endeavor Hall Charter School. “One of the best teachers in the school,” said Lt. […]