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Redefining college: How associate degrees offer promising paths for Utahns

Most students and their families see a bachelor's degree or higher as the primary gateway to productive careers

University of Utah commits to buying more local food

University of Utah students could soon be eating more burgers made with grass-fed beef topped with cheese from local creameries. The school has committed to spending more of its food dollars on... Read more »

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Study: Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills

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New research from Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and University of Michigan suggests that moms who talk about math with their preschoolers at the dinner table can improve their... Read more »

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‘Dr. Oz’ will mount on-air defense against critics who want him fired

Oz, the television host “Dr. Oz,” plans to set aside a portion of his popular TV show in the coming week to address critics who say he no longer deserves to be associated with a... Read more »

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Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

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Meet Milo, the social robot helping autistic children learn social skills. Read more »

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Salt Lake University Institute’s Excellence in Education award presented to U's Ingebretsen

Richard J. Ingebretsen was recognized with the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion’s annual Excellence in Education award at a luncheon April 10. Read more »

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New compilation album from Noteworthy has many beautiful notes

Noteworthy is an all-female a cappella group from Brigham Young University that shows versatility and impressive vocal talent in its newest release, "Noteworthy." Read more »

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Read more »

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UVU engineering students get chance to showcase skills before graduation

Utah Valley University’s Engineering Technology Fair, a joint effort between three of the university’s engineering programs, gives graduating students one last chance to show off their... Read more »

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Students have heads shaved for cancer research fundraiser

Mount Logan Middle School in Logan hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research on Friday. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Meeting slated to discuss rebuilding Provo school

A public information meeting will be held regarding construction of the new Sunset View Elementary School in Provo. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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West Lake Junior High celebrating 50th anniversary

West Lake Junior High School is celebrating 50 years of education in the West Valley area. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Groundbreaking set for new Butler Elementary

The rebuilding of Butler Elementary school will begin next week. The public is invited to attend a community groundbreaking ceremony and open house. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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U. appoints former state budget director to business school post

The University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business has appointed Juliette Tennert as director of economic and public policy research. She has been serving as budget director and chief... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: 920,000 drop, cover, hold on

More than 920,000 Utahns participated in the statewide earthquake drill, the Great Utah ShakeOut, on Thursday to practice and prepare for a major earthquake along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Teens’ e-cigarette use triples in a year, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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BYU ranked 'best value college' in Utah

BYU topped Utah's ranks as the "best value college" in a recent report by SmartAsset, ranking 27th nationally based on tuition, student living costs, average financial aid awarded, student... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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As student tests move online, keyboarding enters curriculum

Seven-year-old Ja'Niyah Smith's first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and, as they do every week, practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

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Most university students send and receive more than 100 texts per day, and often these texts are sent at the most inappropriate times, according to a recent study published in the Social Science... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Unemployment rate for recent college grads rose in 2014

The Labor Department says job prospects for recent college graduates deteriorated slightly last year despite an improvement in the overall job market. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Innovative Salt Lake high school recognized for learning success

Innovations Early College High School in Salt Lake City is getting the attention and praise of educators across the country for its innovative strategies to boost student success. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Embrace your days, Elder Andersen urges LDS Business College grads

Graduation for LDS Business College was held in the Tabernacle on April 15. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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This professor makes a case for religious education in school

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Though there's been a lot of concern about teaching religion in school, this professor makes a case for it. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Virginia tops the nation in sending kids to jail

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The state of Virginia is No. 1 in the nation for referring kids to the justice system — a dubious distinction followed closely at the top with Florida and Delaware. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims

The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary had engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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