CATALYST

Topic: Education

Karen A. Johnson: U of U professor studies successful African American women educators

With a persistent national achievement gap between black and white students, questions about how to improve the quality of education for African Americans continue to pester educat …

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Plug in, sit down, learn: UPSTART

In trying to meet the standards for No Child Left Behind, Utah lawmakers started looking for holes in the state’s education system. Where and at what point were students beginning …

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Reaching Higher | TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Valerie Gates

Growing up in Montreal, Canada Valerie Gates learned to speak both English and French and later in life, while traveling through South America in her late teens and early 20s, she …

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Where creativity reigns: Children’s SLC (Synergistic Learning Collaborative)

Libbi Malmborg and Markell McCubbin are well aware of the current buzz words in education: social emotional learning (a focus on classroom cooperation and empathy), inclusive envir …

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The Preschool Effect | Studying birds and bees: Honeybee Nature School

When students at Honeybee Nature School get dropped off in the morning, they come dressed for the weather—rain, shine or snow. For the first hour, sometimes two, these little kids …

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Utah’s American Indian education plan: SB 14 needs better funding

One piece of legislation easily stood out in the long list of bills from the 2016 Utah state legislative session. At first glance it seemed rather progressive. Though only a resolu …

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Change Agents: Education

Education and the act of educating, it’s all so complicated. Is the most important moment in a child’s successful development when they sound out their first words? After all, rese …

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Briefly Noted: November 2016

What’s new around town. Utah’s first art therapy studio opens in Millcreek While adult coloring books and “wine and paint nights” are trending, one of three Utah board-certified ar …

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Environews: Terry Tempest Williams parts ways with U of U

Terry Tempest Williams, Utah’s best known environmental writer, left her faculty position in the University of Utah Environmental Humanities Program after what she called “painful …

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Terry Tempest Williams

Comings & Goings: DesignArts Utah seeks

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is calling all designers, architects, brand/ packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theater, trans …

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