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Back-to-school means back-to-spending

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This is the first in a two-part series explaining what families can expect as back-to-school season arrives. By this time of summer, many parents are looking...

Education

Backpacks, school supplies offered to those in need

This is the second of two parts explaining what families can expect heading into the back-to-school season. HARRISVILLE — Armani McFarland is one 12-year-old...


Education

Lawmakers cracking down on for-profit college marketing

WASHINGTON — With endless TV commercials, radio ads, mailings and billboards, the country’s largest for-profit universities have made themselves...


Education

Quit singing the school-shopping blues

Teenage daughter wants the trendy, low-cut, tight-fitting shirt. Mother of teenage daughter says no to said shirt — absolutely no. And thus begins the...


Education

Teachers worried about state schools plan

Teacher shortages are a national phenomenon, and Kim Irvine is worried that plans coming from Brad Smith, Utah's superintendent of public instruction, will...


Education

Back-to-school means back-to-spending

This is the first in a two-part series explaining what families can expect as back-to-school season arrives. By this time of summer, many parents are looking...




Education

Teachers are hard-core back-to-school shoppers

Parents aren't the only people shopping for back-to-school supplies. Local teachers are stocking up on everything from pens to posters to iPads. Lisa Folker, who...


Education

Adding up back-to-school costs

Just how much does it cost to buy school supplies for one student? It all depends on the items requested by the teacher, and how good a parent is at bargain-hunting....


Education

You don't need a high school diploma to home-school kids

WASHINGTON — Just 13 states require home-school instructors to have minimum qualifications, in most cases a high school diploma. The other 37 states,...


Education

Teacher shortage hits local schools

Kevin Sederholme is feeling uneasy. When he was an elementary school principal, finding good teachers was pretty simple because there were so many people lined up...


Education

Feds OK Utah's demand for more education control

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s application for a flexibility waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law has been approved, including wording...


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Teacher shortage hits local schools

Kevin Sederholme is feeling uneasy. When he was an elementary school principal, finding good teachers was pretty simple because there were so many people lined up...


Teachers worried about state schools plan

Teacher shortages are a national phenomenon, and Kim Irvine is worried that plans coming from Brad Smith, Utah's superintendent of public instruction, will...