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BYU grads encouraged to keep an 'eternal perspective' and avoid exes, pornography

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Provo • Bountiful native Benjamin Merrill said Thursday that it felt like both forever and no time at all since his first day of classes at Brigham Young University. The genetics and biotechnology major was dressed in a cap and gown, sitting among thousands of his fellow students and their families in BYU’s Marriott Center as they waited for the start of commencement ceremonies. “I started in 2009,” he said. “It’s taken a while, but it’s been great.” The bachelor’s degree Merrill earned on Thurs...

Lindon charter high school named Utah's best by U.S. News and World Report

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The best high school in Utah is Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy, a Lindon charter school, according to rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. The annual rankings showed three Utah schools earning “gold medals,” based on data from statewide tests and college preparation rates. “We are excited,” Maeser director Robyn Ellis said Tuesday. “It’s nice to see that the students’ hard work and preparation is being acknowledged.” Maeser enrolls roughly 640 students in grades seven th... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Audit dings Utah's dual-immersion program for mismanagement of federal funds

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Between 2013 and 2017, the Utah Board of Education potentially mishandled more than $1 million in federal funding for the state’s Dual Language Immersion program, according to a report released Monday by Utah State Auditor John Dougall. The funding, which Utah received through the Flagship and STARTALK grant programs, lacked adequate oversight, Dougall said, while the structure of the dual immersion program led to inappropriate compensation and payments between administrators at the state and s... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Teachers sign off on salary changes ahead of votes in Salt Lake County

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Teachers in Jordan School District will have a choice between old and new after the district school board votes on a major overhaul of its salary system Tuesday. The option for teachers to remain in the status quo was announced Friday in response to mid-career educators who say proposed salary changes would hurt their wallets over time. “We did not want teachers to feel anxious about what was going to happen,” said Janice Voorhies, president of the Jordan Board of Education. Voorhies said the...

'I don't feel I'm worthy': Karen Huntsman surprises first two education award winners

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Spanish Fork • Several years ago, some of J. Merrill Hallam’s students joked that they were planning to toilet paper their teacher’s home. Hallam responded in kind, joking that he would pay them each a visit “with a shovel” to dole out justice, keeping the threat cryptic. Since then, the Spanish Fork Junior High teacher has kept a tongue-in-cheek list with the names of rabble-rousing pupils written on the handle of a shovel kept in his biology classroom. But one shovel may no longer be enough... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

Principal on leave amid SLC police investigation into alleged 'inappropriate' conduct

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The principal of Salt Lake City’s Edison Elementary School has been placed on leave pending a police and school district investigation related to alleged inappropriate conduct involving a young student. Principal Laurie Lacy is being investigated by the Salt Lake City Police Department’s special victims unit, Detective Richard Chipping said. An allegation was made about the principal related to a “single incident” involving a boy at the school earlier this month. Chipping called the allegation “... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

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