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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.

Taxpayers won't be free for a while

In Utah this year, Tax Freedom Day is April 20. Last year, it was April 17. You don’t have to be a math major to see the trend. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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More states introduce religious freedom laws, the media's effect on April Fool's Day and more news links

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

April 1, 2015

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Board of Regents approves 3 percent tuition increase, higher student fees

The Utah Board of Regents approved a system-wide tuition increase of 3 percent for Utah's public colleges and universities during its meeting at Dixie State University... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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BYU Study: Spending less time alone increases lifespan

A recent study by BYU researchers and published in Perspectives on Psychological Science shows that loneliness and social isolation may carry significant health risks. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Arkansas first state to mandate computer science offerings

Arkansas leads the way in computer science education with the passage of a bill requiring high schools to offer computer science courses. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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