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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.

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a socially-minded tone

The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama on Wednesday as the usually glitzy festival began on a more serious note after... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Children more likely to confide in pets than siblings, study says

Children facing a crisis at home are more likely to speak to their pets about it, as opposed to their siblings or friends, a study says. The study also found that... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Does it matter where you go to college?

Students who graduate from elite school get higher-paying jobs out of school, but that's not all there is to it. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Ben Gowans state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Ben Gowans, a fourth-grade teacher at Park View Elementary in Nebo School District was recognized as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Report: Utah leads nation in high school graduation gains for minorities

Utah is leading the nation in closing the gap in high school graduation rates between white students and minority students, according to a national report released... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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The best states for preschool

The National Institute for Early Education Research released a report this week called “The State of Preschool,” which broke down how much financial... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Obama: Defeating poverty takes money and ‘transformative power’ of faith groups

WASHINGTON — The African-American boy who grew up without a father, who started his work life as a community organizer on the payroll of a Catholic agency and... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Utah State Office of Education announces leadership changes

The Utah State Office of Education announced changes in leadership Tuesday, with Scott Jones stepping in as associate superintendent for business and operations. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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News links: The history of 'American Idol,' what religion looks like in America 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 12, 2015

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Montana moves to offer Native American language immmersion schools

Meanwhile, bipartisan bill in Congress aims to help preserve native languages. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Obama library locale a lift to Chicago hometown's South Side

President Barack Obama will establish his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city where his political career began and where some of the... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Upward mobility study ranks Salt Lake City in top 3 metro areas

The Equality of Opportunity Project involved the tracking of millions of families over a period of years and uncovered a direct link between a child’s future... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English

A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining, researchers said... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Bill signing puts the focus on fighting suicide in Utah

Five bills related to the problem of suicide in Utah were ceremoniously signed into law Monday by Governer Gary Herbert as state legislators, government administrators... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Youth School Board meets with Nebo School District Board of Education

The Nebo School Board took the opportunity to ask the students questions concerning college and career readiness, technology and one-to-one devices, and readiness for... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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What Americans consider to be the 'ideal' family size

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, the perfect family is smaller than it used to be. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Westminster basketball: four sign to join women’s basketball team next season

Westminster women’s basketball coach Shelley Jarrard announced Monday that she has signed four incoming student-athletes to a commitment to join the program for... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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The bipartisan bill that puts students back in control of their privacy

In a rare expression of bipartisanship, two congressmen last week introduced a bill to modernize student privacy protections for students. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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