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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.

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Top 15 states for education

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What states are doing the best in terms of education? Here's a look at the top 15. Read more »

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Hunter High teacher participates in Air Force STEM program

Hunter High School electronics and robotics teacher Scott Watson was one of 24 educators nationwide selected to attend the Air Force Recruiting Service’s For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology leadership... Read more »

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Scholarship lotteries, popular with everyone, shift money from the poor to the rich

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Paying for tuition with lotteries is a "regressive" tax but here to stay, analysis concludes. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Will year-round classes help curb the summer slump?

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Portland's Rosa Parks Elementary School hopes to break out of its test score doldrums with a year-round calendar. Will it work? Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

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The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Va. student seeks right to use Chapstick in school

The skin on Grace Karaffa's lips doesn't handle the elements very well at all, chapping until they bleed. For years when it's happened during school, she asked teachers for relief with lip balm,... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Photo gallery: The monarchs of the Utah State Fair

More than 250 monarch butterflies flitted about the fairgrounds after their release by Flutterby Exhibits at the Utah State Fair Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The exhibit offered fairgoers a glimpse... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Trip to museum a bonus for families in summer reading program

A well-read crowd jammed the Natural History Museum of Utah Saturday for Library Day, which rewarded Salt Lake County library users who met summer reading goals with free admission to the museum.... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

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A growing movement in higher education is trying to teach empathy. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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U. library offers look at 16th-century medical science

Andreas Vesalius' book "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" (Fabric of the Human Body), first published in 1543, is part of a buildingwide exhibition at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photos: AmeriCorps members pledge to 'get things done for America'

On Friday, a new class of Utah AmeriCorps members pledged to “get things done for America” as part of a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Ohio State band alumni: Reinstate director

Ohio State University should disavow the investigative report of the school's celebrated marching band that led to the firing of its director for failing to stop a "sexualized culture" and... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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First female Australian prime minister to speak at the U.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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15 places named after religious figures

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What's in a name? Well, these places got their monikers thanks to the help of religious figures, both small and large scale. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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