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Lisa Schencker
Lisa Schencker has covered K-12 education for The Salt Lake Tribune since 2007. Before that, she covered education in California and communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As an education reporter, she visits classrooms and talks with teachers, parents, kids and policymakers.

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For about two years, I've used this blog to give readers a broader picture of education. It's been a great place to give more detail and context about things in the news, such as by linking to this report where readers could see graduation rates for every high school in the state or this blog item from a BYU assistant professor on the much debated "compound constitutional republic."

In short, it's been a great place to direct attention to interesting things that don't always make it into the regular paper. But ultimately, this blog, along with many others, was an experiment of sorts when it began, aimed at finding more ways to give readers information. Now, as technology continues to change and more people turn to places like Twitter and Facebook for news, the Tribune is scaling back its emphasis on blogs. I'll still write about things like the "compound constitutional republic" blog entry and direct readers to things like the graduation report for all high schools, but I'll do it on our main website instead of in a blog in hopes of attracting even more attention to such items.

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That type of news, along with all our K-12 and higher ed news will now appear on the main website as well as our longtime education page, I also encourage you to follow me on Twitter @lschencker to find links to the latest Utah education news, to see what's going on during live education events and even to see what's going on in news of religion, which I'm now covering part-time in addition to education.

This blog will likely remain on the site until about September, though this will be my last official entry. Thanks to everyone for reading!

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