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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:31

Headlines Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Around Canyons
5A State Boys Basketball: Brighton shoots past Taylorsville for quarterfinals berth
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57633999-190/brighton-points-miller-taylorsville.html.csp
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597878/5A-boys-basketball-tournament-Taylorsville-vs-Brighton.html

5A State Basketball: Alta defeats Hillcrest to advance to quarterfinals
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57634018-190/alta-hawks-hillcrest-free.html.csp
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597879/5A-boys-basketball-tournament-Alta-vs-Hillcrest.html


Utah
Senate approves tax hike to fund ed tech infusion
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597912/Senate-approves-tax-increase-to-fund-technology-modernization-plan.html

SLC Board to meet to answer school lunch questions
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57633864-78/board-parents-questions-district.html.csp

Bill to revamp school district creation attempts forwards to Senate
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597889/School-district-cherry-picking-bill-advances-to-Senate.html

Senate panel approves bill excluding students with disabilities from school grading
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597924/Senate-panel-approves-bill-excluding-disabled-students-from-school-grade-calculations.html

Committee shelves $1 million ed tech bill; all eyes on possible $200 million infusion
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597936/Senate-committee-shelves-1M-school-technology-bill.html

Guv appoints Cache County Attorney to State School Board, pending Senate confirmation
http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/03/03/governor-appoints-cache-county-attorney-state-school-board

Partisan State School Board bill resurrected
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597841/House-panel-resurrects-partisan-State-School-Board-bill.html

'Reactionary' Common Core bill affirms Utah state rights to set education policy, advances
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597849/House-panel-advances-Common-Core-reactionary-bill.html

Parent committee would review state test questions, Common Core complaints under bill forwarded by Senate panel
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597883/Senate-panel-advances-bill-expanding-role-of-parent-review-committee.html

SLC teen wants to rename school after fallen Latino soldier
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57632121-78/herrera-board-elementary-lake.html.csp

Program pushes school breakfast participation
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57631055-78/breakfast-utah-participation-students.html.csp

Taken by cancer, U. prof leaves stories for son
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626697-78/brehl-cancer-breast-son.html.csp


National
Utah among just four states requiring financial literacy for high school graduation
http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/states-lag-in-educating-students-about-personal-finance-85899541452

President's budget hike focuses on education; Race to the Top for equity, new money for ed tech included
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/education-gets-budget-love/2014/03/04/01235d2c-a3dd-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2014/03/obama_pitches_race_to_the_top_.html


Idaho House panel forwards parental rights in education bill
http://www.wral.com/house-education-panel-passes-parental-rights-bill/13449361/

In New Orleans, 9 of 10 kids attend charter schools
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0301/New-Orleans-goes-all-in-on-charter-schools.-Is-it-showing-the-way


Opinion
Letter: Common Core opposition misinformed, fear-driven
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57625740-82/common-core-rally-academic.html.csp