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Utah college students taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide.

Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway

Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock." Read more »

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Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country's long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. Read more »

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Audit: More transparency needed in funding maintenance of higher ed buildings

An audit released Thursday shows lawmakers are falling short of administering funds related to operation and maintenance of higher education buildings with needed transparency. Read more »

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Push for preschool may come to late if kids don't get stimulation even earlier

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Helping poor, single moms get kids prepared to read is the real policy hurdle, some argue Read more »

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Farmington Youth City Council taking applications

Youths in the city have the opportunity to serve on the Farmington Youth City Council. Read more »

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Read more »

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Top educators consider 'game changers' for college graduation

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide. This can mean more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to... Read more »

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Obama signature all that's left in BYU's quest to buy Y Mountain

If the president signs a $585 billion defense spending bill, BYU will be able to secure the trail and land around the block Y on Y Mountain. The sale would give the university control of about 80... Read more »

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Jordan District employee receives Human Rights Award

Jordan School District employee Hilda Lloyd has received the Human Rights Award for the Utah School Counselor Association. Read more »

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Utah football's Hackett, Orchard named to AP All-America team

Utah Utes junior punter Tom Hackett and senior defensive lineman Nate Orchard were named Associated Press All-Americans on Tuesday. Hackett joins defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (2012), kicker... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Schools get their grades and a dose of criticism

This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Finding the finish line: Big data system helps colleges find those slipping off track

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Tracking years of data helps colleges create profiles of risk and intervene before it's too late. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Contributions provide gifts to brighten Head Start families' Christmas

Santa arrived early at Salt Lake CAP Head Start in recent days. On Monday, hundreds of clients received gifts through the annual Operation Chimney Drop program. Late last week, the nonprofit was... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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BYU announces student shuttle, changes to student parking

BYU has announced that beginning fall semester 2015 it will provide a shuttle service to campus at no cost to student riders consisting of five routes off campus. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Two years after Sandy Hook, the debate about guns in America lingers

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A resurgence of the gun control movement is challenging the status quo, while groups to the right of the NRA are also growing, all trying to shape the country’s politics and win over the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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'Maximizing local choice': What the governor's budget means for Utah's classrooms

Gov. Gary Herbert announced last week a budget proposal that would bring $500 million in new funds to education, the largest increase Utah's schools have seen in 25 years. So what does this mean... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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2 years later, still learning the lessons of the Sandy Hook shootings

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The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate issues new report with layers of previously unknown details from Adam Lanza's life. Deseret News interviews the state's child advocate about the... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Dad of school shooter remembers son 1 year later

The father of a student who killed a classmate at a suburban Denver high school before committing suicide posted a newspaper obituary for his son on the anniversary of the shooting, saying he... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Utah to put $10M in revenue toward SAGE improvement, teacher development

Utah education officials are hoping to take full advantage of a one-time funding opportunity to strengthen SAGE, the state's new year-end assessment system, and to enhance teacher training in using... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Student text line to report suicide, bullying already seeing success

A new text-in tip line designed specifically for students has already been successful in its first few weeks of operation, according to police and school officials. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Gary L. Carlston appointed as president of Snow College

The state Board of Regents has appointed Gary L. Carlston as president of Snow College. Carlston has served as interim president since January. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Fort Herriman students set record with food donation

On Friday, students at Fort Herriman Middle School loaded about 20,000 pounds of food they collected onto a Utah Food Bank truck. It is the largest student donation in history for the Food Bank. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Herbert proposes $14.3B budget with $500M in new money for education

Gov. Gary Herbert proposed a new $14.3 billion state budget Thursday that provides $500 million in new money for public and higher education, including the largest increase in funds going to local... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Pennsylvania teachers can't wear 'religious garb' to class but a repeal effort may be possible

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A 65-year-old Pennsylvania law barring teachers from wearing "religious garb" in class may face a repeal effort next year, on the heels of a controversy over a middle school teacher's wearing a... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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