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Bill would increase incentives, resources for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives for high school students to graduate early.

Jordan School Board votes to put 2 schools on traditional calendar

The Jordan Board of Education has voted to transition Butterfield Canyon and Herriman Elementary Schools from a year-round to a traditional calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

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Ferguson schools seek new leader, healing after Brown death

The Ferguson-Florissant School District's search for a new superintendent began long before the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Read more »

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State School Board explores budget cuts as part of state funding exercise

As part of a budgeting exercise to find savings and stress-test the state budget, lawmakers are aiming for a goal to reduce expenditures by 2 percent in all state agencies. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Brain study shows the benefits of music training

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A Vermont researcher has shown that music thickens the cortex and improves "executive functioning." Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Why bright low-income kids aren't going to top colleges

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Many of America's brightest kids miss out on going to the best schools for one reason — they don't have good information about what top colleges offer, and what they cost. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Technology would help teachers give faster feedback to students, lawmakers say

Legislators unanimously recommended a bill for House approval Wednesday that would avail English and writing teachers of computer programs to help them give more timely feedback on their students'... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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The 16 most interesting college lists featuring BYU

From the most religious schools in America to the most affordable colleges in the country to the colleges with students that are both hot and smart, the LDS Church-owned university has definitely... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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'Life-changing' program for families battles poverty

The next step for addressing intergenerational poverty in Utah will be an educational initiative, says Sen. Aaron Osmond Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Bill seeks to set rules on formation of new school districts

A bill that seeks to set rules on how new school districts can be formed sparked a lengthy debate as it was presented Wednesday to the House Education Committee. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Justice Sotomayor holds court in student section as U. keynote speaker

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's address to students at the University of Utah Wednesday will likely be remembered for her insights on life and the law, but also because she was in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Legislative committee looks at changes for higher ed capital funding

Lawmakers are considering changes to the way they fund the operation and maintenance of higher education buildings after an audit released last month showed a lack of funding transparency. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Pennsylvania farmers find a new life in cheese

Sue Miller loves hanging out in her cheese cave. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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From the Homefront: The good game: video games that grow our kids

We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Bill seeks to improve civic engagement among students

The Senate Education Committee recommended a bill for Senate approval Tuesday that would require students to pass a citizenship test before they can earn a high school diploma. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Wyoming panel weighs bill to allow guns on school campuses

A Wyoming legislative panel is set to consider a bill to allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds and into public meetings. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Granite District hosting career, technical education open house

The Granite School District's Career and Technical Education staff will host an open house for students and their families to learn about courses available in the district. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Tooele School District to hold hearing on boundary changes

The Tooele School District will hold a public hearing on proposed boundary changes for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Lawmakers take first look at public education budget bill

Lawmakers began working to determine budget appropriations for Utah's public schools Tuesday, with a special focus on finding ways to improve financial efficiency. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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A president without a college degree? Wisconsin governor will test it

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He didn't found Facebook, but Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of college and never looked back. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Teen dating abuse and how schools can help prevent it

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Researchers report that school-based intervention may be an effective way to address and possibly prevent teen dating abuse. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Higher education leaders seek $337 million in state funding

Utah higher education leaders have asked state lawmakers to provide more than $337 million to provide better compensation for instructors and better services for students. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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About Utah: Utah Valley University fills a niche like no other

Under the guidance of university President Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University continues to grow and offer myriad educational possibilities. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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