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Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

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Tweeting General Conference was a lot of fun, and healthier than Facebooking

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 11 2014 - 11:12am

I tweeted 10 hours of LDS General Conference last weekend. I'm not claiming to be a pioneer in Twitter, but I have always tended to Facebook events such as this. But I see the appeal in Twitter. It's a media bulletin board of thoughts and notes from #ldsconf that are being shared by thousands-plus and the posts move so quickly that you move onto...

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Immigration reform: It’s time to get it done

Standard-Examiner, Todd Bingham
Apr 11 2014 - 9:39am

While Utah may not be widely known as a manufacturing state, that industry is actually one of the backbones of our state's economy. The manufacturing sector generates 13 percent of our annual gross domestic product at $14.5 billion. In a United States Chamber of Commerce study of the most enterprising states in the nation, Utah ranks in the top...

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Military Update: Narrowed smoker discounts still seen as unhealthy

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 8 2014 - 1:28pm

Military discounts on cigarettes sold at base exchanges narrowed by half over past two years but remain "substantial" and contradictory of health policies of the Department of Defense, according to a new analysis of cigarette pricing on base in this month's American Journal of Public Health.The survey results add momentum to a plan being eyed by...

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We need highly effective teachers in the classroom

Joyce Wilson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 8 2014 - 12:30pm

We realize there are a few political activists in Weber County, including former teachers that have long since left the district, that have decided they hate, yes hate, the Ogden School District (OSD) Superintendent and in turn hate the Ogden School Board because they selected this particular superintendent. For these disgruntled individuals,...

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Top of Utah Voices: Ottogary, a special correspondent

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:39pm

Not everyone longs to be a correspondent to a newspaper, but one unusual man wrote for five papers in Northern Utah in the early nineteenth century. This man's unique abilities might not fit the role of most correspondents. You see, Willie Ottogary was a Northwest Shoshone who lived in Washakie near Portage, Utah.Willie was born in Mantua, Utah in...

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Ogden district teachers, students are not cogs in a machine

Lisa Arango, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:23pm

Some feedback to Brad Smith and the Ogden School District board:You insist on treating Ogden city teachers and students like cogs in a machine. You have tried to institutionalize and script instruction; you have grievously attempted to make every single child the same, every classroom devoid of individuality. You fire teachers at will; you dock...

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Our youth are learning ethics

Sheryl Allen, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 10:13am

The year 2013 brought Utahns almost daily headlines in the media about ethics:  "Attorney General office was for sale,"  "Multiple electronic devices were wiped clean," "Legislature fails to enact campaign donation limits," "Goblin Valley rock toppled," and many more. Unfortunately, none of those headlines conveyed a positive image.In...

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Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

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Tweeting General Conference was a lot of fun, and healthier than Facebooking

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 11 2014 - 11:12am

I tweeted 10 hours of LDS General Conference last weekend. I'm not claiming to be a pioneer in Twitter, but I have always tended to Facebook events such as this. But I see the appeal in Twitter. It's a media bulletin board of thoughts and notes from #ldsconf that are being shared by thousands-plus and the posts move so quickly that you move onto...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 11:12am


Immigration reform: It’s time to get it done

Standard-Examiner, Todd Bingham
Apr 11 2014 - 9:39am

While Utah may not be widely known as a manufacturing state, that industry is actually one of the backbones of our state's economy. The manufacturing sector generates 13 percent of our annual gross domestic product at $14.5 billion. In a United States Chamber of Commerce study of the most enterprising states in the nation, Utah ranks in the top...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 9:39am


Military Update: Narrowed smoker discounts still seen as unhealthy

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 8 2014 - 1:28pm

Military discounts on cigarettes sold at base exchanges narrowed by half over past two years but remain "substantial" and contradictory of health policies of the Department of Defense, according to a new analysis of cigarette pricing on base in this month's American Journal of Public Health.The survey results add momentum to a plan being eyed by...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 1:28pm


We need highly effective teachers in the classroom

Joyce Wilson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 8 2014 - 12:30pm

We realize there are a few political activists in Weber County, including former teachers that have long since left the district, that have decided they hate, yes hate, the Ogden School District (OSD) Superintendent and in turn hate the Ogden School Board because they selected this particular superintendent. For these disgruntled individuals,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 12:36pm


Top of Utah Voices: Ottogary, a special correspondent

Audrey Godfrey, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:39pm

Not everyone longs to be a correspondent to a newspaper, but one unusual man wrote for five papers in Northern Utah in the early nineteenth century. This man's unique abilities might not fit the role of most correspondents. You see, Willie Ottogary was a Northwest Shoshone who lived in Washakie near Portage, Utah.Willie was born in Mantua, Utah in...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 1:39pm


Ogden district teachers, students are not cogs in a machine

Lisa Arango, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 1:23pm

Some feedback to Brad Smith and the Ogden School District board:You insist on treating Ogden city teachers and students like cogs in a machine. You have tried to institutionalize and script instruction; you have grievously attempted to make every single child the same, every classroom devoid of individuality. You fire teachers at will; you dock...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 1:44pm


Our youth are learning ethics

Sheryl Allen, Standard-Examiner
Apr 4 2014 - 10:13am

The year 2013 brought Utahns almost daily headlines in the media about ethics:  "Attorney General office was for sale,"  "Multiple electronic devices were wiped clean," "Legislature fails to enact campaign donation limits," "Goblin Valley rock toppled," and many more. Unfortunately, none of those headlines conveyed a positive image.In...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 10:13am

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