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Business coalition to examine Utah education

The collective expertise and energy of Utah’s business community will be focused on the challenges of education through a coalition announced by Gov. Mike Leavitt. As the primary "customers" of Utah’s educational output, business has…

This Summer Camp Grows Young Entrepreneurs

DAN LYNCH knows that he is one of the fortunate ones. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he helped start, and later sold, a string of successful high-technology companies long before the dot-com bubble burst….

UM professor Steven Running honored by American Geophysical Union

To a scientist it’s the equivalent of a sports figure getting inducted into the hall of fame. So University of Montana Professor Steve Running was more than happy to be inducted recently as a fellow…

Gonzaga University Business Week to teach 250 high school students marketing through competition

Gonzaga University’s 20th annual Business Week will bring 250 high school students from throughout the state to Spokane beginning Sunday. The weeklong event introduces students to the business world through marketing competitions in which they…

Teachers Wanna Hold a Handheld

Schools are inching closer to putting a computer in the hands of every student, and a number of educators believe that handheld computers are the best and quickest way to make it happen. By Katie…

Utah Businesses Consulted On Schools

Gov. Mike Leavitt is turning to the business community for solutions to the challenges faced by Utah’s public schools and colleges: not enough money and too many students. BY MARTA MURVOSH THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE…

$15 Million Offered for Community Tech Centers (Can your community take advantage of this program?)

The Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education anticipated making up to 83 awards in the new $15 million solicitation for Community Technology Centers. The purpose of the Community Technology Centers program is…

More Undergraduates Fit "Nontraditional" Profile, NCES Report Shows

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released its annual progress report on education, The Condition of Education 2002, presenting 44 indicators on the conditions and trends in elementary, secondary…

Teacher goes outside for biology and dollars

Most people see a tidy stretch of landscaping newly planted in the long concrete planters flanking the south entrance to Flathead High School. Lori Ortley sees an outdoor native plant laboratory. By Candace Chase The…

Education must focus on region’s economic strength

Two years ago, Fadwa Bouachrine and Lisa Breitenfeldt lived in worlds apart. Bouachrine was studying engineering and software management at Morocco’s Al-Akhawayn University, while Breitenfeldt was building Web sites for Spokane clients. Don Adair Special…