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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday.

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. Read more »

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$500K Apple grant provides technology to Salt Lake school

Jackson Elementary became just the second school in the state to receive a grant from Apple Inc. as part of the nationwide ConnectED program. The $500,000 grant provides hardware, software and... Read more »

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Statewide undergraduate research conference is Feb. 19 at U.

Undergraduate students from across the state will make presentations during the 10th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research on Friday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of... Read more »

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Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's... Read more »

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Teens get hands-on lesson in police use of force

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department’s Youth Citizen’s Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up... Read more »

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After-school programs a 'comprehensive' way to help kids, lawmakers say

A Utah senator is hoping to improve academic achievement for some of Utah's most at-risk students by increasing funding for after-school programs. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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SLCC names MLK Humanitarian Award winners

Salt Lake Community College recently selected Philip Anosike, Christine Bray and Jerri Harwell to receive the college’s Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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'We're all going to go far:' Sterling Scholar hopefuls interview for next round

More than 600 Wasatch Region students across 14 categories gave interviews or performed in front of judges, hoping to learn later that they advanced to the final round of consideration in the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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USU to host Utah Small Business Development Center Network

Utah State University was recently selected by the Small Business Administration to host the Utah Small Business Development Center Network. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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State education administrator announces resignation

Less than a year after he took the position, Scott Jones has resigned as associate superintendent for business and operations at the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Appearance and gender both matter in the classroom, new studies suggest

New experiments apparently show that better-looking students have an advantage in the classroom, while male professors get better teaching evaluations than their female peers. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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U. mathematics student wins Churchill Scholarship

Mackenzie Simper, a Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Bountiful Junior High math and science teacher wins award

Becky Dunleavy, a math and science teacher at Bountiful Junior High School, has been named the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Teacher of the Year. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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2016 Sterling Scholars: Celebrating Utah's best

Since 1962, the Sterling Scholar program has been recognizing the scholastic achievements of Utah's high school seniors. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Sterling Scholars: A word from the judges

A few returning judges offer their advice and perspective on the Sterling Scholar interview. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Some "Sterling" advice from last year's state Scholar winners

The 2015 Utah Sterling Scholar winners offer advice to this year's nominees and explain what they're doing a year later. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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2016 Sterling Scholar candidates

Here's a look at the 2016 Sterling Scholar candidates, who represent schools throughout Utah Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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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 and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Making school a magical experience

Blackridge Elementary School third-graders Marley Christenson, left, Emma Powell, Myka Peck and Holden Mercer construct a ramp to transport a ball at least 3 feet during a Gringott's Cart Track... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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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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Hinckley Lecture to focus on social aggression, social media

Marion K. Underwood, dean of graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, will deliver the 12th annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture on “Social Aggression, Social Media and the... 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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How writing down life goals helps 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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