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Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setbacks, officials say

Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools.

Poll: Utahns in favor of school teachers with guns

A new poll by UtahPolicy.com revealed 64 percent of Utahns are in support of teachers carrying concealed weapons in school, but some in law enforcement don't agree. Read more »

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Bingham High students walk out over dress code

Some students at Bingham High School walked out of school Monday to protest the school’s dress code.Administrators say they gave the teens plenty of warning. Read more »

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Hillcrest High principal named to National Merit Scholar advisory panel

Hillcrest High School Principal Sue Malone has accepted an invitation to join the national advisory panel of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Read more »

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It's not just young people — seniors struggling with student debt

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Elderly Americans have more student loan debt than ever, and those who can't pay can have their retirement benefits garnished. Read more »

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Entrada Adult High School hosting open house

Entrada Adult High School is hosting an open house and barbecue for prospective students Wednesday. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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North Carolina court stops part of order blocking scholarships

A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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University of Utah homecoming week kicks off

The University of Utah's annual weeklong homecoming celebration began with Redfest on Friday and culminates Sept. 27 with the football game against Pac-12 opponent Washington State University. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Latest edition of Utah College Guide now available

The latest edition of the college preparation source published by the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah College Guide, is now available. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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LA school police to give back grenade launchers

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But, it will keep 61 assault rifles and an armored vehicle. . Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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U. humanities dean to lead National Humanities Council

Robert D. Newman, dean of the University of Utah's College of Humanities and professor of English, has been appointed president and director of the National Humanities Center. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Memorial dedicated to community activist Sherri Jepson Winder

Dozens of administrators and students joined with members of the West Valley community to honor the distinguished efforts of the late Sherri Jepson Winder with a permanent memorial at Granger High... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Hours and services changing at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument has announced changes in hours and services as fall and winter approach. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Bus ads bringing thousands of dollars in revenue

The Jordan School District was the first in the state to put ads on the sides of its buses, and officials reported it’s not only bringing in good money, it’s also building community pride. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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In an effort to make a lesson better, Missouri’s teacher of the year found himself in the middle of violence

The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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House approves early childhood education funding in rare policy breakthrough

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Compromise bill reflects growing consensus and smart politics . Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Utah senator aims to bring computer coding to every student

A Utah senator is proposing legislation that would make computer coding classes accessible to all students, as early as elementary school. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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University of Utah professor to receive Gandhi Peace Award

Gail Blattenberger, longtime professor of economics at the University of Utah, has devoted her life to three causes, peace, poverty, and the environment. Her lifetime commitment to those causes has earned her the Gandhi Peace Award. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Students receive anti-bullying message

Oquirrh Elementary students received t-shirts donated by Shoe Carnival as part of the Walk Tall, Respect for All anti-bullying campaign. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Cowboy Fest this weekend at Natural History Museum

The Cowboy Festival to celebrate the horse and its many contributions to the culture of Utah will be held throughout the weekend of Sept. 20-21 at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Granite School District to host parent seminars on youth protection

Granite School District will host six parent seminars in several locations this fall in an effort to educate parents about youth protection strategies and services Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Canyons District announces 2014 Apex Award honorees

The Canyons Board of Education and administration have announced the winners of the 2014 Apex Awards, the highest honors given in Canyons School District. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Lawmakers, business leaders back bill requiring civics test

Two Utah lawmakers announced Wednesday they will sponsor a Utah Civics Education Initiative bill that would require high school students to pass a U.S. civics test in order to graduate. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Millennials read more books than their elders, Pew study finds

More millennials read books than their elders, a new Pew Research report finds. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Two big reasons to buy comic books for your kids

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Comic books are more than fodder for Hollywood movies. For some kids, they can be a gateway into a lifelong love of reading. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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University of Utah entrepreneurship program ranked among best in nation

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has been ranked as a top 25 school for entrepreneurship for the fourth straight year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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