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Utah Senate passes bill tweaking controversial online education law

Utah Senate passes bill tweaking controversial online education law

By Lisa Schencker
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 2, 2012 06:20PM MDT

After negotiations, the Utah Senate passed a bill Friday that would tweak a controversial online education program so it could cost school districts less money.
The bill also would allow students to take more total online and traditional classes than they’re currently allowed.
The Senate passed SB178 by a vote of 24-1 on Friday after sponsor Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, told lawmakers Thursday he changed the bill after negotiations with Rep. Brad Last, R-Hurricane, who had been running a bi...

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