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Allow student loan bankruptcies, but hold colleges accountable?

Making student loans bankruptcy-friendly has found support in the wake of Occupy Wall Street.

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Measuring the impact of a MOOC course can be complicated

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Only 5 percent of people who start a free online "massive open enrollment course" finish it, a fact often cited as a weakness. But is that really the measure of success? Read more »

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

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Canyons School District announces new safety policies for students on buses

The Canyons School District announced policy changes are being implemented to increase student safety following allegations against a bus driver on trial for alleged sexual abuse of two girls with... Read more »

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How to get last-minute college financial aid

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Here's three ways to pay your college tuition. Read more »

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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes... Read more »

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Party in the Park: Conservation Garden Park event aims to educate

The Conservation Garden Park, at Jordan Valley, hosted a Party in the Park Saturday. The event featured music, art, food and several education booths that spoke to the park's goal of educating the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Nebo school district hosts Shakespeare Academy

More than 100 students from all of Nebo School District’s junior high schools recently participated in the two-day Nebo Shakespeare Academy. This summer event featured ice-breaker games,... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Granite School District seeks nominations for weekly award

Granite School District will seek nominations throughout the school year for the district Educator of the Week award. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Educational signs added to Pony Express Trail in Eagle Mountain

Runners, cyclists, walkers and horseback riders can now get a history lesson as they move along a recreational path through Eagle Mountain that follows the original Pony Express Trail. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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State School Board appoints interim superintendent of public instruction

Joel Coleman, the superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, was named Friday as the interim state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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8 types of bullies and how to handle them

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Bullies are everywhere and they all have different strategies. So how do you tackle them? Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults

The superintendent of the Air Force Academy said Wednesday she has told athletic coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults, pulling them into the years-long campaign at the school... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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BYU engineering camp motivates students into STEM-related fields

Chip Camp was held at BYU on Tuesday and Wednesday to encourage about 50 seventh- and eighth-grade students to pursue degrees in engineering. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Utah schools have dozens of openings before school starts

Some Utah school districts are finding themselves scrambling to make last-minute hires, just days before the school year begins. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Copper Hills High School teacher awarded history fellowship

A Copper Hills High School history teacher has been awarded a fellowship that will pay for him to earn a master's degree. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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School cafeteria evaluation leads to low-cost solutions with big impacts

In an effort to improve food consumption at Hayden Peak Elementary School, a Cornell University nutrition expert evaluated the school's lunchroom environment. Though the school scored above... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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UDOT app encourages parents to create walking school buses

A new app launched Tuesday by UDOT assists parents in creating safe groups for walking to school. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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12 things that don't make sense as teens but totally do as adults

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Not everything you hear as a teenager makes sense. But once you're a little older, it clicks more. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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What one university president did to give two dozen workers a raise

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A university president decided to take a pay cut of $90,000 to help give the school's lowest-paid workers a higher wage. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah couple writes children's book that helps parents interact

A Utah couple needs funding help for a new style of children's book that "takes the fun off the page." Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Granite, Salt Lake school districts approve tax increases

The school boards of both Granite School District and Salt Lake City School District approved tax increases during Truth in Taxation hearings last week. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Health care at college: Can your teen manage?

Heading off to school is stressful for young people on a variety of fronts. Among the biggest challenges is managing their own health far from home. And it can be a trial for parents, too, in this,... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Should sex ed begin earlier?

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Georgetown research shows that sex education for prepubescents better prevents STDs, unwanted pregnancy and risky abortions. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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New school provides hope, second chances for FLDS community

Washington County School District reopens once abandoned elementary school as Water Canyon School in Hildale on Aug. 11. The school will serve children preschool age through high school living in... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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