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The top stone-cold sober school is BYU. Tops for most religious students? That's BYU, too.

There's a bipartisan new approach to curbing student loan debt, but it's pretty controversial

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Murray School District to hold registration assistance event

The Murray School District is holding an enrollment night for registration assistance 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 E. 5300 South. Read more »

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USU names Maura Hagan as new dean of College of Science

Utah State University has selected Maura E. Hagan as the new dean of the College of Science. Read more »

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Why Chris Christie says teachers unions deserve a ‘punch in the face’

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New Jersey Republican appeals to party base, but echoes Democrat in next door New York, a pairing that reflects new education alignments. Read more »

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17 lifelong lessons you learn from school

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On Monday morning, current and former students took to Twitter to explain what lessons they learned while in school. Read more »

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Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs

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The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano. Read more »

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Girls learn better from female teachers, but what about boys?

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If you’re worried about the grades your daughter is bringing home, her teacher might be able to help more than you previously thought. Read more »

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Salt Lake County cities, school districts propose $10 million in property tax hikes

Several Salt Lake County cities and school districts are proposing property tax increases, and if they're all approved, residents collectively could be asked to pay roughly $10 million more in taxes. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

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Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Beating the odds: Trip to the White House helps two Utah students chart a future

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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School technology task force seeks help from California-based firm

The Utah Digital Learning Task Force, created by the Legislature to form a plan for bringing technology into Utah classrooms, will employ a California-based consulting firm to help develop the... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Duct tape prom attire earns Utah teens $5,000 scholarship

The creativity of two high school students in American Fork has earned them thousands of dollars in scholarship money. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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No vacancy: SUU scrambling to house largest freshman class so far

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Obama to extend college Pell grants to some prison inmates

Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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One state's plan to keep exceptional teachers in the classroom

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"Opportunity culture" program offers pay and career incentives to teachers to teach rather than administrate, and the results just in are looking impressive. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Worries of 'political correctness' on college campuses continue to build

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The University of New Hampshire has unwittingly found itself at the center of the raging battle over “PC culture” on college campuses. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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‘Key & Peele’ hilariously remind us what’s wrong with education in the U.S.

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There’s no doubt about it: Americans love sports. Yet, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are here to remind us, albeit with a lot of laughing, just how much that love of sports can distract... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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National report shows high overall quality in Utah schools

Utah's education system ranked 14th best overall in a national report published this week by WalletHub. The report measured various metrics, such as reading and math scores, graduation rates and... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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New Hillcrest Junior High hosting open house

A dedication and open house will be held at the new Hillcrest Junior High School. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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The future of the GED

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Contextual education program at La Guardia College in New York offers one widely respected model for moving beyond the exam. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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My view: USOE employees achieve despite few resources

As a member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years and chairwoman of that board for five years, I am in a unique position to express my gratitude for the individuals who have worked and... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Canyons District alternative school called Diamond Ridge High

The Canyons Board of Education has voted to name the district's new alternative high school Diamond Ridge High. The school will open Aug. 19. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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George Washington University joins other schools that don’t require ACT or SAT for admission

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If your student doesn’t excel at high-stakes testing, like many students, getting into college might be getting easier. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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About Utah: Thousands served by one good idea

Five years ago, Trish Alderman, mother of four, started Back-2-School Basics, an annual drive that outfits hundreds of Park City kids in school gear. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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