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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:57

Headlines Thursday, Feb. 12, 2014

Around Canyons
Will Corner Canyon's Kenzie Hall make it to the top 30 on American Idol? Find out tonight
http://fox13now.com/2014/02/12/will-utah-contestants-make-top-30-on-american-idol/

Boys Basketball: Alta rolls past Brighton
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57532078-190/game-rollins-hawks-brighton.html.csp

Girls Basketball: Brighton defeats Alta
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57532359-190/brighton-points-alta-bengals.html.csp


Utah
House Speaker's proposed $300 million school tech infusion would include $50 million for wireless
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57529620-90/300-budget-capacity-education.html.csp
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57500868-78/schools-utah-digital-students.html.csp

Provo District seeks $108 million bond
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-school-district-seeks-million-to-rebuild-five-buildings/article_2de742fb-96f5-56f6-a298-59b4d2dd6f2f.html

House passes public-private preschool investment system
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596219/House-passes-bill-to-fund-preschool-through-private-investment.html

House passes bill clarifying local school board duties
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596297/House-passes-bill-clarifying-role-of-local-school-board-members.html

Utah ties at 7th in nation for AP pass rates
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57529059-78/students-utah-college-exams.html.csp
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596179/Utah-students-7th-in-nation-for-passing-AP-exams.html

SLC's Wasatch Elementary twice refused district directive to seize lunch from kids in arrears; Uintah cafeteria worker reinstated 
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57535851-78/district-lunch-parents-uintah.html.csp

Senate panel forwards bill investing $5 million in additional school time for low-income kids
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57525602-78/bill-education-extra-families.html.csp

Should schools be required to have carbon monoxide detectors? 
http://kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_9604.shtml

Bill would let parents preview state tests
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57531338-78/questions-bill-parents-test.html.csp

NFL quarterback and 'Utah man' Alex Smith to give U. commencement speech
http://kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_5874.shtml


National
Dems: States backsliding on help to low achievers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/house-democrats-to-duncan-states-are-backsliding-on-help-for-low-achievers/2014/02/12/3524acf4-9413-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/george-miller-no-child-left-behind_n_4775405.html

Rhee riles Minnesota
http://theuptake.org/2014/02/12/controversial-education-reform-maven-michelle-rhee-riles-it-up-in-minnesota/

Bill would limit student seclusion, restraint practices
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_RESTRAINING_SCHOOLCHILDREN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

NY Regents, under pressure from teachers union, agree to slow common core implementation
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Regents-plan-to-adjust-Core-5222915.php

Report: K-12, colleges don't collaborate effectively
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2014/02/collaboration_needed_but_lagging_between_k-12_and_colleges.html

Vouchers get fresh attention in nation's state houses
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/05/20choice.h33.html?tkn=ZVLFyu6TTazOjW4Fw4z9La2ZzcJo%2FXh%2B2hMJ&cmp=clp-edweek

Texas education partnership invests $3 million to expand early-college high schools
http://kxan.com/2014/02/11/education-agencies-committ-3-mil-to-build-early-college-high-schools/

AP inequities grow
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/11/study-shows-growth-ap-program-continuing-racial-gaps

Report: Idaho doesn't fund schools fairly
http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/report-idaho-doesnt-fund-schools-fairly

Texas launches affordable college initiative
http://tpr.org/post/state-launches-affordable-college-degree-program-half-cost


Opinion
STEM must include arts; STEAM the way to go
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/northwestvoices/2014/02/12/stem-education-include-arts-stem-isnt-right-for-everyone/
Note: STEAM the centerpiece of CSD Foundation work http://foundation.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php/steam-campaign  

Trib: 'Extra' school funding wasnt' enough
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57524644-82/education-tax-legislators-utah.html.csp

Letter: School should remove bullfighter from signage
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57529698-82/animal-bullfighter-bullfighting-cruelty.html.csp

Letter: Parents, stop idling!
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865596256/Letter-Polluting-parents.html?pg=all

Letter: Teachers, not tech, make the difference
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57523742-82/education-teachers-utah-legislators.html.csp