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Are we witnessing the disappearance of the 'traditional' college student? Not yet

A new report by the Urban Institute shows the average college student is still under the age of 25.

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Will raising taxes make better students?

Lawmakers and educators discussed how increased and equalized funding should translate into better outcomes for students during a Utah Taxpayers Association conference Thursday. Read more »

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More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

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While these shorter weeks have helped struggling school districts cut costs, there is still a lack of data to show whether it is truly beneficial or harmful to students, Madeleine Cummings reported... Read more »

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School volunteer helps boy who lost his arm to cancer overcome challenges

Seven-year-old Grand Goodsell lost his left arm to a form of cancer. Coincidentally, a school volunteer was able to provide the unique help he needed to adapt. Read more »

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Down to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee

Dev Jaiswal's journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become. Read more »

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This week in history: The Constitutional Convention begins

On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention officially got underway. The government of the time, the Articles of Confederation, proved powerless in the face of foreign threats, mounting debts... Read more »

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Forget reading lists — use this app to find your next summer reading book

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Tired of going through summer reading lists? Can't find the right book for you? This app will make things a lot easier. Read more »

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After-school robotics program creates 'success story' for middle-schoolers

Wednesday was the year-end culmination of a new after-school program in the Jordan School District, where a state grant has allowed three schools to host computer programming and robotics classes... Read more »

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Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee

An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on... Read more »

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Book review: Authors share photos, history of where the Pony Express crossed Utah

Patrick Hearty and Dr. Joseph Hatch have put together a pictorial history of the horseback couriers in “The Pony Express in Utah” as part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America... Read more »

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Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations

A Pakistani judge ordered police Wednesday to hold and question the embattled CEO of a software company for a week on allegations he oversaw a global diploma mill, as broadcasters aired images of... Read more »

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'Throwback Tuesday': For some, spelling bee runs in families

At the annual National Spelling Bee barbecue, 15-year-old Anna Turner was one of many former spellers sporting the official T-shirt from the year she competed. But it wasn't entirely by choice. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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The most difficult jobs for robots

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With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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There's a new app that wants to help you learn a foreign language while you wait

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The rise of online messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Google Chat and WhatsApp, has created a new type of downtime. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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11 employees honored by Davis School District

Davis School District has honored 11 employees with CARE Awards. CARE stands for Celebrate Achievement, Reward Excellence. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Uganda official to speak at UVU

Musa Francis Ecweru, Uganda state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, will speak at Utah Valley University next week. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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How different types of mothers have different effects on their kids

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Both stay-at-home mothers and working mothers can be of benefit to children, teaching different things and helping in different aspects of their lives. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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More jobs are available, but new grads are slow to get them, reports say

The hiring of college grads is expected to increase by about 10 percent in 2015, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers. But another report shows that just 14 percent of... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Family stress and poverty affect student success, study says

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A survey of top teachers in the nation shows that family stress and poverty are the top factors that affect student success. Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Extreme education makeover: Are the aggressive reforms in New Mexico a model for other states?

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Ranked near the very bottom of most lists of school performance and near the very top of most rankings of child poverty, New Mexico has gone further than most states in its embrace of high-profile... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Millennials are more depressed than older co-workers

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A new study shows millennials are more likely to experience workplace depression than their older counterparts — a fact that may shed light on developing workplace dynamics. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Once expelled by France, Cohn-Bendit gets French nationality

German Green party politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit has been granted French citizenship nearly a half century after being expelled from France during the May 1968 student uprising. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Mentoring program helps W.Va. students prepare for college

Rayven Bailey and Emmilea Hatfield have their futures all mapped out after high school: get a college degree and come home to struggling McDowell County to try to make life a little less rough for... Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Why exposing your children to another language is one of the best things you can do

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A new study shows that children who are bilingual, or are at least regularly exposed to a second language, may better understand what other people may want, need or see. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Are schools preparing students for the new workforce?

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The U.S. education system hasn't been revamped in over 100 years. Can it prepare kids for a high-tech world? Read more »

May 23, 2015

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