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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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Actor Leonard Nimoy gives a "live long and prosper" sign after being awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Boston University's commencement on the school campus in Boston, Sunday, May 20, 2012. Nimoy will appear via Skype at Salt Lake Comic Con on Saturday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Western Editorial Sampler: Getting through high school and into college ...

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As we keep students from dropping out ... — Seattle Times Editorial... Washington must tackle its pernicious dropout rate. Getting young people into college or careers means first keeping them in high school.

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... we must continue to Race to the Top — another Seattle Times Editorial

California graduation rate fails too many — San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

Dropout rate shames state — Eugene Register-Guard Editorial

Radical thinking needed to improve Utah’s graduation rates — Deseret News Editorial

New graduation numbers highlight problem we face — Reno Gazette Journal Editorial

How to help our teachers — Coeur d’ Alene Press Editorial

Bringing method to our achievement-gap madness — St. Paul Pioneer Press Editorial

TUSD strategy to close schools is a wise move — (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star


Fund scholarships: Boost for college-bound kids — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial... The members of the Utah Legislature should be happy to appropriate $500,000 in additional funding to the Regents’ Scholarship program. After all, it is a proven vehicle for getting more Utah high school students into college with the skills they need to be successful. And that is what most legislators professed to be most committed to as they campaigned for election or re-election this year.

Time’s running out to shore up scholarships — Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial

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