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Utah was ranked as the ninth most successful state in America.

Ex-bus driver sentenced to 20 days in jail for DUI with students on board

A former Alpine School District bus driver will spend 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving drunk with students on board. Read more »

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Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive,... Read more »

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Pressing forward in the Pacific: John and Susan Tanner reflect on their first year at BYU-Hawaii

It's been one year since the Tanners arrived on the BYU-Hawaii campus. During that time, they've embraced President David O. McKay's prophetic vision, delighted in teaching and serving students,... Read more »

July 28, 2016

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Two Utah schools under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault cases

Two schools in Utah — the University of Utah and Westminster College — are under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual assault cases. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Utah State professor receives agricultural educator award

Utah State University agricultural education professor Michael Pate recently was honored with the Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture's annual conference in... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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U. professor receives international award for LED technology pioneering

LED technology pioneer and former College of Engineering dean, Gerald Stringfellow, been awarded the International Organization for Crystal Growth’s Frank Prize, a top research prize for his... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Davis School District names interim superintendent

The Davis School District's business administrator, Craig Carter, will serve as interim superintendent of schools beginning Sept. 1. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process

A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers,... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Latino youths gain leadership experience at camp

Latinos in Action student leaders attended a leadership training boot camp Monday and Tuesday at Camp Tracy in Millcreek Canyon. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Doug Robinson: How this woman's focus on kids led her from volunteer to leader

After 24 years on the Davis School Board, Barbara Smith will step down at the end of the year, but that's just one of the many ways she has been serving children and public schools Read more »

July 26, 2016

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The shift in the way society values kindergarten

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With higher expectations and accountability for early educations and parents, kindergarten curriculums have become increasing more difficult, with more focus on advanced math and literacy. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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How to keep childcare employees from going into poverty

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About half of childcare employees are on a government assistance program, such as food stamps and Medicaid, according to a recent study. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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The tiny town that set out to be Utah's capitol and 4 other areas with a unique history

These five Utah communities date back to when the Mormon Pioneers came to the state, but their histories might not be what you expect. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Area museums help visitors ‘slow down, step back’ into Utah’s early pioneer history

Several area museums share artifacts, art, exhibits or hands-on activities to help visitors connect with Utah’s early pioneer history. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Looking for a new job? Here is a way to become a nurse in as short as 18 months

Ameritech College Healthcare is a Draper-based private college whose nursing program reached its 10th anniversary this year. The program is geared toward nontraditional students. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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USU student named to state Board of Regents

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Ty Aller, a doctoral student at Utah State University, as the student regent on the state Board of Regents for 2016-17 school year. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Hispanic students may have the most room to grow when it comes to college completion

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Far more people start college than are prepared for it, but Latinos may be the greatest opportunity to match completion with preparation. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Poll: Utah voters support raising taxes to help students

The majority of Utahns support paying more in income taxes to provide additional money for students, teachers and classrooms, a new poll shows. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Tooele School District to hold hearing on proposed tax increase

The Tooele County School District will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax increase at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the district office, 92 Lodestone Way. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Dixie State board of trustees elects new leadership, welcomes new member

Dixie State University’s board of trustees elected new leadership for the upcoming academic year. David Clark, who has served as the board’s vice chairman since November 2013, was... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Longtime USU professor arrested in Maryland killing

A Utah man suspected of killing his cousin in Maryland was a longtime Utah State University professor who planned to teach an adjunct course there this fall, a school spokesman confirmed. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Jordan board calls for special bond election in November

The Jordan School District’s Board of Education has unanimously approved a resolution calling for a local special bond election on Nov. 8. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Audit: Ex-employee embezzled $67K from Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

A former employee of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind spent more than $67,000 in donated and state funds on personal purchases from 2012 to 2016, then took steps to conceal the transactions,... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Girls Go Digital: Summer camps for young girls promote future tech careers

Sixty-six girls participating in a Girls Go Digital summer camp, hosted by Junior Achievement, met together Monday and Tuesday to learn about computers, programming, technology and design. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Group: Half of Syrian refugee kids in Lebanon not in school

Syrian refugee Saddam al-Khleif hates going to school and spends most of his days either watching TV or playing outside the tent in the eastern Lebanese town of Saadnayel where he has lived with... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Utah State aviation student dead after plane crashes during solo flight training

A Utah State University aviation student died in a plane crash Monday while flying as part of the school's pilot training program Monday afternoon. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Why some college students have to choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

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The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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'Today is my someday': Mom of 9 earns WGU degree after husband's death

Out of 8,047 students graduating from an online university based in Salt Lake City, a mother of nine kids was chosen to give the final speech at the graduation ceremony. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Real Food Rising guides youths' labors from farm to table

From the finer points of organic gardening to preparing a multicourse meal from crops they have grown, teens in Utah Community Action's Real Food Rising youth development program master a farm to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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New medical school will be Utah's second

Colorado-based Rocky Vista University will become Utah’s second medical school next summer when the school welcomes its first class of students to its new campus in Ivins, Washington County. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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BYU researchers on the brink of stopping tree-eating beetles

Emerald ash borers are infesting states across the country and are on their way to Utah. But a recent BYU study may have found a way to eliminate the problematic pests. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the 'social mud' of life

A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Does eliminating failing grades help students not fail?

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Growing push to eliminate zeros to keep students in the game leaves some teachers skeptical. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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What’s stopping graduate students from finishing their degrees?

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Half of doctoral students are leaving graduate school without finishing. Research has found graduate student possess the academic ability to complete their studies, but systematic issues in the... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Stewart to host conference on ‘America’s Role in the World’ July 29

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, will host his annual conference, “America’s Role in the World,” on Friday, July 29, at the University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Q&A: Do Western Civilization and history have a place in the college curriculum?

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NAS president Peter Wood on the new AP European History course, Western Civilization as a concept, and why parents and students should care. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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As Sanders endorses Clinton, Clinton embraces Sanders' free tuition proposal

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Proposed middle class entitlement would provide free tuition at state schools for families earning up to $125,000. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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SLCC chosen as one of several national Black Lives Matter protests

Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Campus was identified as the site for a protest in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement by groups claiming to be affiliated with the global... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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U. visit provides new experiences for Native American students

About 20 students in fifth through eighth grades in the Duchesne and Uintah school districts visited the University of Utah on Wednesday afternoon to explore the campus and participate in a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Keeping teachers in the classroom may bring a 'K-20 conversation'

In the midst of an intensifying teacher shortage, Utah lawmakers and education leaders are looking for ways to improve collaboration between K-12 and higher education when it comes to preparing new... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Dean of USU’s College of Engineering stepping down

After 22 years of service, Christine Hailey, dean of Utah State University’s College of Engineering, will step down to begin a new leadership role in Texas and to be closer to family. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Davis School District superintendent announces retirement

W. Bryan Bowles announced his retirement late Tuesday after a 14-year tenure as superintendent of the Davis School District. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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What to look for in a high-quality preschool

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Many preschools vary in teacher education levels, philosophy and price range — making it difficult for parents to sort out characteristics of a high-quality preschool to enroll their kids in. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Heber Latinos launch initiative to eliminate underage drinking

To combat underage drinking, a Utah Latino coalition has joined with Parents Empowered for the first time to launch an initiative informing parents of the harmful effects. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Teens, teachers, professors work together on Utah's water management issues

Students, teachers and researchers are working together this week to find out more about water issues in the state through iUTAH, a program funded by the National Science Foundation. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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