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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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Elder Oaks tours LDS Church's South America South Area

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Suspected extremists attack school in northeast Nigeria

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Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start

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All third-graders pass reading test in 2 school districts

Performance among Mississippi schools and school districts varied widely on the state's third-grade reading test. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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The other gender gap

According to The American Enterprise Institutes Mark Perry, there is a gender gap forming in higher education. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Is Utah prepared to handle 1 million students by 2050?

Utah is expected to gain about 385,000 K-12 students by 2050, but state leaders are past due in planning and preparing for future growth, according to a Utah... Read more »

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Highly educated women are having more children, study says

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May 7, 2015

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News links: Parents call for cars with parental controls, inside the 'Full House' spinoff and more

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May 7, 2015

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Online learning is here to stay

Today, three in four undergrads are considered "nontraditional" students. They work jobs during school, have started raising families and have served in the military... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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The reason for skyrocketing tuition costs

A new report by Demos, a liberal think-tank that focuses on economic justice issues, explores the crisis of high tuition costs. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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STEM Innovation Awards announced

The STEM Action Center recently gave out its first STEM Innovation Awards in partnership with the Utah Technology Council. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Can Utah learn a lesson from Los Angeles on how to save water?

Should Utah spend billions to create dams and pipelines to meet the demands of a growing population? Or can the state learn a lesson from Los Angeles, which grew by a... Read more »

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Sandy hosting Water Week garden fair

Sandy will host its annual Water Week Fair this week to help residents learn how to conserve water. Read more »

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News links: Oldest 10 Commandments put on display, soccer star helps young boy read and more

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7 kids, 7 missions, one college, no debt

Their track record of hard-work, service and cheerful well-being is what makes this family stand out. Read more »

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It's 'survival of the richest' in urban areas as U.S. loses ground in mom, kid well-being

In cities, a "devastating child survival gap" exists between rich and poor, according to a new Save the Children report that shows America slipping overall in maternal... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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