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Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle answer

One national poll says teachers are happy with Common Core; another poll in Tennessee says they are not.

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West Jordan school cleared from risk of meningitis

The Salt Lake County Health Department has said that any possibility of bacterial meningitis at Copper Canyon Elementary School has been ruled out. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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Feminist speaker claims USU didn't warn her about campus shooting threat

A feminist media critic who canceled a speaking appearance at Utah State University on Wednesday claims the school failed to warn her of a threat made against her. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Empowered blind or visually impaired students show their skills

Students from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind gathered outside City Creek Center on Wednesday to raise awareness of the visually impaired and blind in honor of White Cane Safety Day. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Legislators propose education savings account program

State lawmakers are revisiting the possibility of creating a pilot program intended to allow parents more flexibility in funding a customized education for their children. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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University of Utah to explore future of Africa

The University of Utah will host a summit next week on current issues facing Africa. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Davis Reads to host American history author

Award-winning author Steven Sheinkin has been announced as the guest author for this year's Davis Reads program in the Davis School District. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Taylorsville High newspaper selected as finalist for national award

For the second year in a row, the National Scholastic Press Association has selected the Warrior Ledger of Taylorsville High School as a Pacemaker finalist. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

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Textbooks are expensive, easily costing $300 for one book. The student have reacted by declining to buy, which is sending prices even higher. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Citing gun laws, feminist speaker cancels Utah State visit following threat of campus shooting

A prominent feminist scheduled to speak at Utah State University on Wednesday canceled her presentation, citing Utah gun laws, after an email threatening a campus shooting was sent to the school. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Davis School District parent seminars address suicide, bullying

Suicide, substance abuse, bullying and Internet safety are being addressed in seven parent seminars scheduled in the Davis School District. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed to speak at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College will host Cheryl Strayed, author of New York Times best-seller "Wild," as a guest speaker for the Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

Paying for one’s college tuition by going online and using a credit card sounds super convenient. But it’s also a really easy way to get hit with hundreds of dollars in extra fees. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Doug Robinson: "Everything else is less important"

Dut Bior, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, has devoted every free minute to help in his foundation support the education of African refugees. His goal is to help 27,000 of them someday — the... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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Colleges duck public records law via corporations

The business of Florida's 12 public universities is supposed to be public like any other state agency. Salaries, contracts, policies and other university business records are supposed to be subject... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2014

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State School Board offers superintendent position to Ogden candidate; offer accepted

The State School Board made a motion Friday to offer the vacant position of superintendent of public instruction to Brad Smith, the current superintendent of the Ogden School District. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2014

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How to trim the bite off college costs

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There are ways to trim the bite of college costs without resorting to jimmying open parking meters or begging for an audience with the scholarship fairy. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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State School Board interviews 4 superintendent candidates

Four candidates were interviewed Thursday by the Utah Board of Education for the position of superintendent of public instruction. The board is expected to make a selection Friday. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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High-income students borrow more than ever for school

Half of the graduates from high-income families have student loan debt, double the number of two decades ago. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Utah gets waiver from some No Child Left Behind policies

The U.S. Department of Education approved a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from No Child Left Behind, exempting the state from having to adhere to some requirements of the federal education law. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Lehi Library to host Halloween puppet shows

The Lehi Library will host Halloween puppet shows Oct. 27-30. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Utah Valley University announces new board of trustees member

The Utah Valley University board of trustees has welcomed Taran K. Chun as a new trustee member. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Northern Utah County speech contest accepting entries

The annual Mary Kawakami Scholarship Speech Contest for northern Utah County junior high and senior high school students is accepting entries. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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NCAA president has wish list for Power 5

Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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Utah's higher education 'bucking national trend' of lower enrollment

Several of Utah's public colleges and universities are "bucking the national trend of decreasing enrollments," according to a report released Wednesday by the Utah System of Higher Education. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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This week in history: Roman hero Germanicus dies mysteriously

On Oct. 10, A.D. 19, the Roman hero Germanicus died in Antioch. He was the adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, and many suspected that Tiberius had a hand in his death. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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