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Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations.

Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival expanding

The Orchestra of Southern Utah Children's Jubilee and STEAM Festival is expanding from a one-day event into a three-day event for local families to enjoy. The event aims to increase interest in... Read more »

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Utah winners of MLK essay, video contest named

The Utah State Office to Education has announced the winners of the state’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay and video contest. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Former ambassador speaks at BYU Feb. 11

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker will deliver BYU’s Wheatley Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Room 3228 of the Wilkinson Student Center.... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Holladay sponsoring 2 classes on learning to live a heart-healthy life

February is Heart Health month, and to mark the occasion, the Happy Healthy Holladay Committee is sponsoring two classes on learning to live a heart-healthy life. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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The one-room schoolhouse model is back, but this time with a tech focus

Micros as still evolving, but some see it as a 21st-century variant of the 19th-century one-room school house. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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The simple trick to help students boost their semester grades

Research shows forming a long-term picture can have short-term payoffs, but no one knows for sure how it works. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UVU leaders ask Legislature to fund 'a missing piece' for arts students

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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SLCC names new assistant vice president for marketing, communications

Michael Navarre as been named assistant vice president for institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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USU president announces retirement

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after serving 11 years as the institution's leader. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alpine to hold open houses on proposed boundary changes

he Alpine School District will hold two open houses to get input on boundary changes necessitated by the construction of a new elementary school in Saratoga Springs at approximately 600 S. 175 East. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Give teachers some love by nominating them for Teacher of the Year

Parents in the Canyons School District can send their child's favorite teacher a well-deserved valentine by nominating him or her as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bald Eagle Day is set for Feb. 13

On Saturday, Feb. 13, Utahns have a chance not only to see bald eagles but to learn more about them as the Division of Wildlife Resources holds its annual Utah Bald Eagle Day at five locations... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

In his weekly radio address, the president calls for coding "a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs." Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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BYU archaeologists working to save Jordanian buildings

A team of BYU archaeologists is working at the ancient site of Petra in the country of Jordan. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Signing day: A look back at previous No. 1-ranked recruits

No matter which school Rashan Gary signs with, he'll have some big expectations to live up to. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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The simple thing that can reduce childhood obesity in schools

Water substitutes for caloric sodas, energy drinks and chocolate milk lead to modest but significant weight loss in NYC natural experiment. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Bill would be a 'stopgap' for State School Board elections

Utah legislators are again trying to find a new way to select members of the Utah State Board of Education after a handful of bills attempting to do so failed last year. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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S.L. School District seeks input in search for new superintendent

The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education invites community members to provide input into the selection of the next superintendent, either online or in person during a series of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Alpine taking applications for new mayor

Alpine Mayor Don Watkins has resigned to help build an entrepreneurial program at Dixie State University. Now the city is looking for a new mayor to serve out the last two years of Watkins’... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Grants aim to reduce emissions from school buses, heavy-duty equipment

More than $300,000 has been awarded to several school districts to replace 13 school buses through the Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology Grant. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Elder and Sister Bednar share lessons, advice on finding a spouse, making marriage work at BYU-Idaho

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, shared lessons they've learned in their marriage and in overcoming difficulties, answered a few... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Bills would help pregnant and breastfeeding women, give death benefits to Utah National Guard members

Legislators aim to more equally distribute education funds next year, propose death benefits, encourage "reasonable accommodations" for working mothers and a watchdog group slams a senator's water... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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House gives early approval to spend $30M on improving classroom instruction

Legislators are hoping to put $30 million toward giving educators more opportunities for training and teaching improvement, but some educators are asking whether that money could be better spent... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Teacher: Principal pushed 6 to 10 students out of bus' path

An elementary principal who was fatally struck when a school bus accelerated toward a group of students pushed six to 10 children to safety, a teacher who witnessed the accident estimated Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Extended-day kindergarten gets early thumbs-up from House

Two proposals to expand opportunities for families to enroll their students in extended-day kindergarten programs gained early approval from lawmakers Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

It's fair game. It's ancient history. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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BYU mathematics professor receives national award

BYU mathematics professor Tyler Jarvis has been given the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo award — the most prestigious teaching award in the country for university mathematics instructors. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Provo High art teacher wins national award

Provo High art teacher Jamie Rees is being recognized by National Art Education with its National Secondary Art Educator Award. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Granite seeking input on 2017-18 school year calendar

Granite School District is seeking input for the 2017-18 school year calendar. A district committee composed of parents, teachers and administrators has developed two options. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Analysis: US student arrest renews scrutiny of NKorean tours

An American university student's arrest in North Korea has rekindled questions about whether a small but steady trickle of U.S. tourists who go to the country are unwittingly offering themselves up... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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How students can avoid the debt which burdens 40 million borrowers

High expectations force most states into poor grades, but report also offers interesting data. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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The plan: $36 million for charter schools, among other things

Funding requests this year include $100 million for a statewide one-to-one student technology program, $30 million for professional learning for teachers and $17.5 million for optional extended-day... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Photos: University students showcase their research at Capitol

For several hours Tuesday, dozens of undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University showcased their research to Utah lawmakers at the state Capitol. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Tight Democrat race highlights differing views of gov't role

For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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What are the stories that can form the basis of a common culture in America?

An educator activist is calling for a crowdsourced and updated cultural literacy list that can form the basis of a common culture for Americans. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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14 cadets disciplined at Citadel; some wore KKK-like garb

A total of 14 cadets have been dismissed, suspended or are receiving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them appeared in photos with pillowcases on their heads similar to Ku Klux... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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College application change could make caring for others count

Researchers based at Harvard University released a report this week offering suggestions for how college applications can reward students for being good people. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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More Utah universities restricting hoverboards

Several Utah universities are joining colleges around the country in restricting hoverboards on campus as federal officials review dozens of fires tied to the self-balancing scooters. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Remote Canada aboriginal community reeling after 4 shot dead

A remote aboriginal community in western Canada was left reeling from the unimaginable after a gunman opened fire at a school and a home, killing four people, including a teacher, and severely... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Update: 4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

A shooter opened fire at a high school and a second location in a northern Saskatchewan community on Friday, leaving four dead and others critically injured, Canada's prime minister said. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Canyons taking applications for preschool program

Canyons District is accepting new-student applications for available spots in the preschool programs at Altara, Butler, Jordan Valley, Quail Hollow and Willow Springs elementary schools. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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2016 STEM Fest is Feb. 2-4 at South Towne Expo Center

The Utah STEM Fest is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday, Feb. 4 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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New smartphone app will help students struggling with suicide, safety

A new smartphone app unveiled Wednesday will help Utah students struggling with suicidal thoughts or other issues connect with local experts and get real-time assistance. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Flailing in the polls, Jeb Bush returns to his education policy roots to grab momentum

Former governor lays out ambitious school choice and college empowerment education plan in bid to get a new look from conservative GOP base. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Howard Divinity School returns sacred Ethiopian manuscript to Orthodox monastery

A delegation from Howard University Divinity School has returned an ancient manuscript to an Ethiopian monastery after scholars discovered its place of origin. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Why creativity experts believe storytelling and creating with stones may help unleash creativity in young and old

Discovered by accident in Nepal, the Stonework Play method costs nothing and puts children and adults in touch with the natural world. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Utah universities, colleges added 79 new programs in 2015

Last year, Utah System of Higher Education institutions added 79 new certificate and degree programs. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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