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Utah claims nation's highest average ACT scores for second year

Utah had the nation's top average 2014 ACT score.

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance. Read more »

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University of Utah law school names interim dean to permanent post

Robert W. Adler, distinguished professor of law and interim dean of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will fill that role as the next dean, pending approval by the board of trustees. Read more »

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Utah claims top ACT scores for second year

Utah students had the nation's highest average ACT score in 2014 when compared among the 12 states where all high school juniors take the test. Read more »

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Utah college students prefer traditional textbooks to e-books, bookstore officials say

In a world where kids know how to use an iPad better than many adults, the traditional textbook has maintained popularity throughout the Utah college scene. Read more »

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Board appointed to oversee school fund

Utah State Treasurer Richard Ellis has announced the appointment of the School Trust Fund board of trustees, which will oversee the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. Read more »

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Salt Lake City School District announces teacher awards

The Salt Lake City School District has announced its Teacher of the Year award winners. Read more »

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SLCC students offered free week of transit on UTA

Salt Lake Community College students will be offered a free week of transportation on Utah Transit Authority TRAX and bus service from Monday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 31. Read more »

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Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated

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Only 5 percent of people who start a free online "massive open enrollment course" finish it, a fact often cited as a weakness. But is that really the measure of success? Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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This class may be the key to lowering depression in middle school

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Adding focused cardiovascular fitness into sixth graders' gym class and recess can help stave off depression during adolescence. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Allow student loan bankruptcies, but hold colleges accountable?

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While making student loans bankruptcy-friendly became a cause cÉlÈbre on the left in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, in recent weeks the notion has found some support on the right as well. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Canyons School District announces new safety policies for students on buses

The Canyons School District announced policy changes are being implemented to increase student safety following allegations against a bus driver on trial for alleged sexual abuse of two girls with... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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First scores from SAGE testing expected to show drop in proficiency

Educators on Monday reviewed preliminary data from the state's SAGE computer adaptive testing system. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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How to get last-minute college financial aid

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Here's three ways to pay your college tuition. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Party in the Park: Conservation Garden Park event aims to educate

The Conservation Garden Park, at Jordan Valley, hosted a Party in the Park Saturday. The event featured music, art, food and several education booths that spoke to the park's goal of educating the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Nebo school district hosts Shakespeare Academy

More than 100 students from all of Nebo School District’s junior high schools recently participated in the two-day Nebo Shakespeare Academy. This summer event featured ice-breaker games,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Granite School District seeks nominations for weekly award

Granite School District will seek nominations throughout the school year for the district Educator of the Week award. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Educational signs added to Pony Express Trail in Eagle Mountain

Runners, cyclists, walkers and horseback riders can now get a history lesson as they move along a recreational path through Eagle Mountain that follows the original Pony Express Trail. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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State School Board appoints interim superintendent of public instruction

Joel Coleman, the superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, was named Friday as the interim state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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8 types of bullies and how to handle them

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Bullies are everywhere and they all have different strategies. So how do you tackle them? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults

The superintendent of the Air Force Academy said Wednesday she has told athletic coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults, pulling them into the years-long campaign at the school... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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BYU engineering camp motivates students into STEM-related fields

Chip Camp was held at BYU on Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage about 50 seventh- and eighth-grade students to pursue degrees in engineering. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Utah schools have dozens of openings before school starts

Some Utah school districts are finding themselves scrambling to make last-minute hires, just days before the school year begins. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Copper Hills High School teacher awarded history fellowship

A Copper Hills High School history teacher has been awarded a fellowship that will pay for him to earn a master's degree. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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