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Adam and Lora Reichley: Support early childhood education 23.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Early childhood education has proven to be a very important element in the development of young children, and we have been very fortunate that all three of our children have been able to attend the Discovery Learning Center preschool program (part of the Family Development Center) prior to moving into the public school system. This would not have been possible without the assistance of their scholarship programs, and we are so thankful that they are in place. The facility is top notch, and I always know that my children are in a safe and secure environment. The staff however is what makes it a truly special place. They sincerely care about the wellbeing of the children and families in our community, and their impact on the lives of over 450 families in Routt County cannot be overstated.   A great way to ensure the continued success of the Discovery Learning Center is by supporting the upcoming Casino Night at the Steamboat Grand from 7 to 10 p.m. on March 11. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the ...
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Yolobe aspires to be LinkedIn for Chicago youth 23.2.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago youth venturing into the wilderness of young adulthood soon will have a new tool to connect them to jobs and training opportunities. Yolobe, which aspires to be a LinkedIn for Chicago high school students, aims to tackle the city's alarming youth jobless rate with a social media app ...
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Gehrke: Rush to reform taxes has lawmakers hurtling toward bad policy 22.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
With the 2017 Legislature thundering down the homestretch, Republican leaders are scrambling to cobble together a sweeping tax plan they can get to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk under the wire. The talk of major tax reform is relatively new — there was no real discussion of it in the various meetings held since last session. And there doesn’t seem to be a pressing need, since the new budget numbers released last week showed better-than-expected revenue for the state. The driver seems to be lawmakers... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: What Vermont can teach us about schools 22.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While Utah’s senators and representatives are doing their thing during this year’s legislative session, I continue doing mine. Theirs is a bit like Sisyphus pushing his rock uphill in Hades. Mine is a bit more like worrying about those in the way of the rock since Sisyphus can’t see ahead. Our legislators need to be a bit more like those in Vermont, a tiny state with way under a million in population but with an eye out for their kids anyway. Squashing the kids isn’t in the playbook for legisl...
Here's what's driving lawmakers working to legalize recreational pot in 17 more states 21.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. 

The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

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A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community 21.2.2017 Washington Post
A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school and the effect on a community
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From legalizing marijuana at the ballot box to legalizing it by legislation, lawmakers look to cash in 21.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. 

The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

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Lawmakers seek to give Washington schools chief more power 21.2.2017 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Board of Education could lose some of its authority over the state&apos;s K-12 public education system under a controversial bill that would transfer some of its responsibilities to the state&apos;s new chief of public schools....
Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: 'Sorry lady … this is so amateur and unprofessional' 19.2.2017 Washington Post
Kaya Henderson was not happy about the remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made about teachers she saw at a D.C. public school.
Op-ed: Despite LDS brief, religion does not lose when transgender people are given rights 19.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Mormon church recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case about a transgender boy asking to use his public-school restroom. The church, with co-signers, accuses transgender people of violating God’s law of gender and petitions to stop all their statutory federal civil rights in public education, employment and housing — because protecting them from harm threatens religious liberty. Guarding religious freedom is fundamental. But denying civil rights to a misunderstood minori...
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Op-ed: Our economy can't handle tax hike, and schools show they don't need it 19.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns know the importance of a strong public education system — and today our public schools rank 10 spots higher in the national rankings published by Education Week than they did five years ago. Unfortunately, a new organization would prefer to ignore this progress and raise taxes on all of us. The group, “Our Schools Now,” recently wrote an op-ed in these pages calling on the state to raise the personal income tax to increase government spending on education. The facts show this is not only ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Why not give Betsy DeVos and school vouchers a try? 18.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I found Barbara Miner’s article slamming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to be hysterical — not only funny, but also prone to hysteria. She accuses DeVos of having a passionate desire to replace our system of “democratically controlled public schools” with a universal voucher program....

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DeVos criticized teachers at a D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it 18.2.2017 Washington Post
Jefferson Middle School Academy responded to the education secretary's claim that its teachers are in "receive mode" and "waiting to be told what to do."
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Letter: More qualified than the secretary of education 18.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
For any parent who has ever attended a PTA or after-school meeting, job well done. For you have more experience working to improve the function of public education than does the recently confirmed secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. For any student, any age, in the public school system, acknowledge your accomplishment. You have a greater skill set in dealing with the realities of the classroom environment than the individual charged with implementing federal decisions on your behalf. ...
Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Ed Stories Of The Week 18.2.2017 NPR News
NPR Ed's weekly news roundup.
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Former mayors split over how to run L.A. 18.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Richard Riordan grumbled to two other former Los Angeles mayors on Thursday about the traffic clogging his Brentwood neighborhood. “How long does it take to get to downtown L.A. to go to the theater at night?” he asked.

“If you take the subway, it will take about 25 minutes,” Antonio Villaraigosa...

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House votes to spend $350k on its own federalism refresher courses 18.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah House decided Friday that it could use refresher courses on federalism — the constitutional relationship between the states and the federal government — and approved spending $350,000 to develop the curriculum. Critics complained the money could be better spent on public schools. But the House voted 44-25 to pass HB207, and sent it to the Senate. Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who regularly gives speeches at the Legislature about the Founding Fathers and how America has allowed the fede... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Standing up for immigrants by teaching them, DeVos and her 'passionate' protesters: What's new in education today 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: How students participated in the Day Without Immigrants Feb. 17, 2017, 7:49 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: About 3,000 more students than usual were absent in the Los Angeles Unified School District...
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Education Secretary DeVos: Critics want to ‘make my life a living hell’ 17.2.2017 Washington Post
After her first full week on the job, the billionaire who wants to expand alternatives to traditional public schools said, “I will not be deterred from my mission in helping kids in this country.”
Letter: Scolding from LDS apostle does no good 17.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
I was unhappy to read LDS apostle Quentin L. Cook’s ignorant and inflammatory remarks recently regarding the youth of the LDS Church. In the talk he chastised the youth over getting married later in life and having fewer children. Talk about beating a dead horse. Does Cook really live in such an air-tight bubble that he is oblivious to the economic trends of this country? No longer can one just graduate from high school, obtain a great career and raise a family with their single income. Current ...
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