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Schools throughout Cache County support incoming students whose first language is not English through the English as a Second Language program. Similarly, some elementary schools in the county promote a dual language immersion program that supports English-speaking students in learning a second language through bilingual classes. 

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Las escuelas de todo el condado de Cache apoyan a estudiantes entrantes cuyo idioma materno no es el inglés a través del programa de inglés como segundo idioma. De igual manera, algunas escuelas primarias del condado fomentan el programa de inmersión dual de lenguaje que apoya a estudiantes angloparlantes a aprender un segundo idioma mediante la impartición de clases bilingües.

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El Centro de Idioma Inglés de Cache Valley ayuda a los estudiantes adultos de inglés a cómo prepararse para la educación o el empleo y navegar mejor a través de las comunidades. 

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The English Language Center of Cache Valley helps adult English learners with things like preparing for education or employment and better navigating their communities.  

Where To Use SNAP Benefits

Jul 12, 2021

Making healthy choices with our food can be expensive sometimes, but there are programs out there to make it just a little easier. Joining me today is LaCee Jimenez with USU Extension’s Create Better Health Program to talk about how SNAP education programs can help people.

Undisciplined: Police Violence And Public Schools

Jul 10, 2021

The frustration over police use of force has been simmering for years in the United States. A new study, published in the February 2021 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, focused on how police-involved killings affect the inner-city high school students in Los Angeles. The study found that a range of issues, including students' academic performance and psychological wellbeing can be impaired by such incidents, particularly for Black and Hispanic students.

On Wednesday, Utah schools received $250 million in funds to aid with pandemic recovery. 

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Civics and history education are lacking in Idaho, according to a new report.

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Mask mandates in schools was one of the 22 topics approved for the special session of the Utah State Legislature on Wednesday. 

Utah has been last in the nation for decades in per pupil spending on education, but no longer. According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday, Utah pulled ahead of Idaho and is now the second lowest state in per pupil education spending. 

Tribal Opioid Wellness Summit: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery

May 18, 2021
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Utah State University Extension Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Resource Center is holding a wellness summit on opioid harm reduction. Joining me today is Dr. Sandra Sulzer, USU, Extension Health, and Wellness Specialist.

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In an effort to help connect students with local agriculture, the Child Nutrition Program with the Utah Board of Education will be allocating funds to schools around the state.

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The Utah Women and Leadership Project recently released a study that examines the status of women leaders in higher education in the state. They have been following the status of women in higher education since 2014, with research updates in 2017 and now in 2021.

When Athena Castro thinks about the makeup of research spaces, she sees a paradox. Asian women are simultaneously overrepresented in one way and under represented in another. This week, we’re talking to Castro about the intersectional challenges faced by Asian women in science.

Government regulations and sexual health were hot topics at Thursday's legislative town hall. While many Cache County lawmakers expressed support for H.B. 92 during the meeting, the bill failed to pass out of committee on Friday and was sent back to the rules commitee.

 

Salt Lake City school teacher, John Arthur, is one of four finalists for national teacher of the year. Arthur, who teachers at Meadowlark Elementary School, said during his first year of teaching, his sixth grade students really wanted to make a Youtube video. 

On Wednesday, the Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations committee heard testimony to further expand a statewide student apprenticeship program that seeks to give high school students credit for workforce experience. 

Federal Grant Helps Idaho Make Strides In Early Childhood Education Programs

Jan 7, 2021
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Idaho's early childhood education and school-readiness efforts are getting a big boost from a federal grant.

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In philosophy, the absurd refers to the conflict between the human desire to find meaning in life and the fact that the more you search, the harder it is to find. This is what makes universities such absurd places. And through the use of a fictional college called Payne University, author Julie Schumacher puts that absurdity on full display.

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The Los Angeles Unified School District funds the largest independent school police department in the nation. Last year, the department was funded to the tune of 70 million dollars. So, what does the district get for that investment? Well, according to a new report, a lot of distrust among students. Today we’ll dissect the research.  

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As Utah school districts continue to make plans about holding school during the pandemic, teachers are preparing to implement safety precautions.

Judge Keeps ID Tax Initiative Alive; State Attempts to Block Ruling

Jul 6, 2020
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Supporters of an initiative to tax corporations and wealthy Idahoans in order to fund education will begin to collect signatures again next week.

Utah Lawmakers Increase Funding to Reopen Schools in Fall

Jun 24, 2020
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Utah educators, initially concerned about possible cuts in next year's school budget, got a surprise last week from the normally stingy state Legislature: a funding increase.

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On Thursday, lawmakers voted on significant cuts to the state’s budget, after a shortfall of funds due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Back in April, Todd Peterson, like everyone else in Utah, was spending a lot of time at home with his wife and three kids in Cedar City. So, he jumped at the chance to be a guest for an online program offered through Southern Utah University. 

A Rural Community Gets Creative With Summer Reading

Jun 4, 2020
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“Summer slump” is a phrase used to describe the digression students may make while they are out of school if they don’t read or engage academically. Because students throughout the state have already been at home for months due to the pandemic, there is concern that this phenomena will be even worse this year. Community members in Vernal are working to keep the kids in their community reading and learning despite all those months at home. 

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Ah, that first year of college. It’s like this tidal wave of freedom. And pressure.

You Too Can Teach Outside

Apr 20, 2020
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 A few months ago, I shared a piece on this program called “Why I Teach Outside.” In it, I discussed the academic research and my personal anecdotes that reaffirm the education community’s movement toward experiential learning and learning beyond the four walls of a classroom. 

Gov. Gary Herbert said to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, the soft closure of Utah’s schools will continue through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. He made the announcement today, in the daily press conference to update the public about the coronavirus in Utah, where he said it’s essential students’ learning continues. The governor added distance learning efforts enacted by many of Utah’s schools have been difficult, but he said he appreciates the way families and teachers have adapted. 

In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert said he will be in talks with the chairman of the state school board and the state superintendent on whether or not students will return to schools in May or if the soft closure will continue after the original May 1 deadline. He said there’s also a possibility schools may be dismissed early, pending a review on how things have gone in the past few weeks.

Herbert said there will be an announcement on the decision some time next week.

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