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Why aren't more college students in Utah graduating, and what can be done?

Fewer than half of Utah's college freshmen graduate within six years of consecutive enrollment.

Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

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Nobel laureate Mario Capecchi speaks at CAST-UT conference

The 19th annual conference of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, titled "Innovation and Cooperation," featured a keynote address by Nobel Prize-winning biologist Dr. Mario Capecchi... Read more »

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Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

Federal investigators are cracking down on what they say are sham universities that exploit the visa system for foreign students. Read more »

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Notre Dame's 'white privilege' seminar draws scrutiny

As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on white privilege that it says aims to help... Read more »

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Are you willing to pay more for your child's education?

Public education leaders are closely watching a lengthy list of bills slotted for the legislative session beginning Monday, hopeful they will lead to increased funding for growing enrollment,... Read more »

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Odyssey Elementary to host crosswalk open house

An open house is scheduled at Odyssey Elementary School to provide public input on the intersection study being done around the school in regard to student safety. Read more »

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VP Joe Biden: More access to higher ed needed in new US economy

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed the president's proposal to make two years of community college free, saying the move would help ensure the rebound of the middle class and maintain U.S.... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Sophia Bera: Gen Y tax-saving tips

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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College of William and Mary wants mountain namesake for role in Colorado history

The way the College of William and Mary sees it, if not for its alumni, most of modern-day Colorado may never have been sold by France. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Condoleezza Rice taking over Jeb Bush's education foundation

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday tapped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as chairman of his education foundation, turning over the organization to the former diplomat and... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition

President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life

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While research shows the benefits, in-school and after-school programs deliver the goods. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Child care industry cool to free preschool push

Funding all-day preschool programs at schools statewide would force Minnesota child care providers to raise their rates as 4-year-olds abandon their programs for school, industry representatives... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Publication ranks U. No. 2 for nontraditional students

The University of Utah has been ranked No. 2 by BestColleges.com in its list of top 50 colleges for older students. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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BYU makes clear there are 3 exceptions to beard ban

Muslims studying at Brigham Young University are pleased that they will be allowed to have beards after the school clarified exceptions to the ban on facial hair for men. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Students learn about, promote safe driving

Jordan High School are participating in programs this week to promote safe driving. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Jordan District shifting some schools away from year-round schedule

The Jordan School District has the chance to save money by doing something unexpected in high-growth areas: It is shifting a few schools from year-round to traditional schedules. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Wright: Cheating school districts should have to pay costs

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright says that school districts guilty of cheating on state tests should have to pay the cost of investigations into that cheating. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Nebo District proposes changes to school boundaries

The Nebo Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding changes to school boundaries located within Nebo School District. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at the U.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the University of Utah Jan. 28 at noon in the Huntsman Center. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Is fast food influencing your child's academic success?

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A new study found that the amount of fast food that a child consumes can influence his or her academic success. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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BYU study: Kids eat more, waste less at post-recess lunch

Schools might be more successful getting kids to eat well if they schedule recess before lunch instead of after it, a new, limited study by BYU found. Kids who ate school lunch after recess ate 54... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Poll: Utahns support tax hike for education, but don't want higher gas taxes

A majority of Utahns support an income tax increase that would go to public schools but only just over one-third back a hike in the gas tax, according to a new poll released Friday. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough

Do students take too many tests? Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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AP NewsBreak: Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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