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Students make their way down the halls at Granger High School on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Matt Gade, Deseret News

Utah students continue to perform at about the middle of the pack nationally in standardized tests. Some see this as a victory, given the state's low level of per pupil funding. But funding has been shown to have little relation to education outcomes worldwide, and Utah could do better.

This year, the Deseret News will focus on education in Utah as part of our specialized legislative coverage, from early childhood education to higher education.

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May 15, 2015

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Despite improved progress, Utah still has education challenges to overcome

Utah's graduation-rate improvements are significant. Yet, there's still much work to be done. What accounts for impressive progress? And what are ongoing barriers? And... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Test comparison gives Utah high marks, but are exams the problem?

A new report shows Utah's definition of student proficiency is similar to that of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, an assessment tied to federal... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Blessing of the Hands aims for 'healing the healers' of St. Mark's Hospital

The Blessing of the Hands is a ceremony held annually by St. Mark's Hospital, where caregivers may choose to have their hands blessed by religious leaders from a... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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New president announced for BYU-Hawaii

John Sears Tanner, a counselor in the Sunday School general presidency for was announced as the next president for BYU-Hawaii during a special devotional held on May 12. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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News links: The benefits of slow parenting; Christians may not be in decline, and more news

Here's a look at today's top stories from across the Web that highlight faith, family, education, media, causes and moneywise. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Puerto Rico closes dozens of schools as economic woes deepen

Francisco Oller Elementary School once bustled with kids, but now birds nest in classrooms strewn with leaves and glass from shattered fluorescent lights.... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Malaysia turns away 800 boat people; Thailand spots 3rd boat

Rohingya and Bangladeshis abandoned at sea by traffickers had nowhere to go Thursday as Malaysia turned away two crammed migrant boats and Thailand kept at bay a large... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Testing opt out movement picks up steam as, legislatures consider policy changes

Delaware and New York move forward on opt-out protections, while Colorado steps back. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Happier students tend to have higher GPAs

New research from Harvard University suggests that students' happiness is correlated to their grade point averages (GPAs), but — interestingly — not to... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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In childhood, risk is inherent

Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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New book by BYU tennis coach Brad Pearce a solid guide for parents, coaches

"Life Lessons from Centre Court at Wimbledon: Teaching Your Children to Become the Best they Can Be," is a valuable recipe to help parents guide young athletes to... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Earlier this week, researchers from the Louisiana State University and the University of Texas found that when schools implemented a cellphone ban across campus,... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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What will your college degree do for you? Big data could answer the question, but only if we let it.

As financial pressure on institutions builds, finding the best value for college becomes a wonky playground. But they need more numbers to play with. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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President Henry B. Eyring shares family stories, importance of education in University of Utah video

In a video produced by the University of Utah, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, shares memories from his childhood... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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News links: Churches seek to reach seculars, why dads struggle with work-life balance and more

Here's a look at today's top stories from across the Web that highlight faith, family, education, media, causes and moneywise. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime'

The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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President Eyring receives honorary degree

President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, received on May 7 an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Utah for his... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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