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Program to protect kids from porn piloted in three Taylorsville schools

A program aimed to help protect kids from pornography featured five assemblies in three Taylorsville schools.

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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Salt Lake School District hosting meeting on learning program

The Salt Lake City School District is hosting parent information meetings on its Extended Learning Program. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Canyons School Board announces update on building projects

The Canyons Board of Education has released updated information on a series of building projects made possible by a $250 million bond that voters approved in 2010. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Is an online, for-profit education worth it? Employers may not think so

Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don’t think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Governor, A.G. say Common Core hasn't cost Utah control of education standards

Utah's governor and attorney general assured Tuesday that the state's adoption of Common Core standards did not violate any laws and has not compromised the state's control over its own curriculums. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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New England schools face rash of bomb threats

School and law enforcement officials in New England say they are dealing with an unusually high number of bomb threats that have forced the cancellation of classes just weeks into the new academic... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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5-year-old watercolor genius shines light on art therapy, autism

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A 5-year-old girl is turning heads and opening wallets with her stunning watercolor paintings. She's also drawing attention to the potential often hidden by autism — and the use of art... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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State School Board names 4 candidates for superintendent position

The Utah State Board of Education announced Monday the names of four people being considered to fill the position of state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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School bets video game scholarship can draw talent

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

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Researchers at the University of California at Davis say curiosity changes the brain in ways that can enhance learning. It impacts memory. And it could provide tools for parents and educators. Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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Colorado school board vote doesn't appease critics

Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vow to continue demonstrating against a school board's new conservative majority after it refused to back off plans to review Advanced Placement... Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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Van with special needs students hits school bus with kindergartners

A school bus picking up kindergartners Friday morning was rear-ended by a SUV owned by Utah State University transporting special needs students. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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