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Don't snooze, you lose: How inadequate sleep holds students back

Final exams often leave students pulling "all-nighters," but research shows such a strategy could backfire.

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Wowed by young scientists, Obama announces $240 million in new pledges for STEM education

The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

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ADHD is on the rise, and schools are aware, but it remains a bit of a Wild West what gives when there are tug-of-wars between teachers, parents,and devoted special-needs coordinators, if that... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Therapy dogs provide a listening, floppy ear to young readers

Using trained and registered animals, Intermountain Therapy Animals’ Reading Education Assistance Dogs program provides support for students struggling to read at grade level by connecting... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Kids explore powers, textures of brains

Parents and children held human brains and moved objects with their minds during the annual Brain Awareness Week event held Saturday at The Leonardo. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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State dollars to expand STEM in southern Utah

The Legislature this month approved well over a half-million dollars in one-time funding to be split between Dixie and Southern Utah University to support ongoing STEM programs with local public... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

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The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News. The 4-foot-tall... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Music therapists seek state recognition, funding for kids

Just weeks after birth, Taylor Suprenant spent two months in pediatric intensive care with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Step-grandmother Johnna Carrender soothed him with recordings of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Project Youth gets kids pumped for college

In hopes of inspiring an early commitment to college, Brigham Young University students welcomed 950 fifth and sixth-grade students from Title I schools to campus Friday morning to participate in... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

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Four deaths in the past year, including two this month, have prestigious school reeling. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Food to be the topic of presentation Tuesday

“Mormon Ethics of Eating” is the topic of Kate Holbrook’s Mar. 24 presentation as part of Weber State University’s Convocations. This event is in the Shepherd Union Wildcat... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Canyons District approves new elementary schedule

Following recommendations from a task force of elementary school teachers, the Canyons Board of Education has approved a new elementary school schedule. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Utah to honor top science and tech innovators at annual gala

Utahns and companies based in the state have been named as recipients of the annual Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

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Battle with Gov. Cuomo upstate ratchets up as charter and reform advocates push for takeovers. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Wild Wednesdays in Ogden welcomes explorers of all ages

At Wild Wednesdays, an all-ages community program run by the Ogden Nature Center, professional teacher-naturalists use a mix of classroom instruction and outdoor exploration to celebrate nature and... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Prescription meds may have caused bus driver to run off road, police say

Police believe prescription medication may have cause a substitute school bus driver to run off the road Wednesday morning in Draper. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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State School Board won't seek veto of education code bill

Education leaders voiced their uneasiness Thursday with a bill approved by the Legislature that would change the way education programs are approved in Utah and remove nonvoting members from the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Bush says all students must be held to high expectations

Jeb Bush says the nation's education system must hold all schoolchildren to high expectations or they won't succeed. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common — and common-sense — security measure. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Penn State president says fraternity system may need review

Penn State's president has told the university community an investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs by a now-suspended fraternity could lead to a re-evaluation of the overall... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Testing backlash: Students and parents chafe at explosion of standardized tests

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Florida remains the epicenter of a new hardcore testing regime — and burgeoning parental resistance. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The No-Pay MBA project completes test run

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Development officer in Rwanda completes 20 top-tier courses for $1,000 Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Artificial turf to be installed at Brighton High

The Canyons Board of Education voted unanimously to install artificial turf on the football field at Brighton High School. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Jordan High students use cookies to combat gender inequality, pay gaps

A group of teenagers in a Salt Lake City suburb is trying to combat gender inequality one cookie at a time. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

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Zaytuna, a small Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, was recently granted accreditation. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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