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Canyons School District library specialist to hike on Everest for literacy awareness

Educating all children around the world is a cause dear to library specialist Barbara Hopkins.

Lockhart, Seelig work to galvanize Utah's women

Students, professors and businesswomen met Tuesday at Utah Valley University to hear from House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, and House Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig, D-Salt Lake, about ways... Read more »

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U.'s Executive MBA program ranked 30th in U.S. by Financial Times

A new survey by the Financial Times has ranked one of the University of Utah's Executive MBA program No. 30 nationally and No. 95 globally. Read more »

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Making your student debt worth its burden

There are things those with an interest in student loans — prospective students and their parents and grandparents — can do to avoid the worse outcomes. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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The poorest of the poor in many Third World countries send their kids to private schools, British researcher claims

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was a student in a low-cost private school for poor families. . Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Educators at UEA convention told to 'push back'

Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association and keynote speaker for the UEA convention, said she sees hope in teachers' ability to reclaim their authority as experts and... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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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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Are teachers getting behind Common Core? Conflicting polls muddle the question

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