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Poll: Utah voters support raising taxes to help students

The majority of Utahns support paying more in income taxes for education.

Shooting of 'Mr. Phil' shocks Minnesota school colleagues

Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Financial-aid application completions up in Utah, down nationwide

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released data showing that fewer high school seniors nationwide are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid than last year. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Learn what life was like for pioneers at Columbus Library event

The Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, is inviting the public to come and see what life was like in the Utah Territory on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Whitmore Library offers summer fitness programs

In keeping with the summer library program theme of fun and fitness, July offers opportunities for all ages to exercise minds and bodies at Whitmore Library. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Feds step in to cover loans for former students of fraudulent Corinthian College

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Feds step in to cover loans for former students of Corinthian College, which went under after being accused of fraud. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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The newest rising star in education is a country you may have trouble finding on a map

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Estonia, former Soviet republic, now EU and NATO member, is innovating and outperforming France and Germany on PISA tests. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Elder Wickman, UVU's Matt Holland to speak at BYU religious freedom conference

How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Maple Mountain welders take 3rd in SkillsUSA competition

The Maple Mountain High School team of junior welding fabricators took third place in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Watch: Rep. Stewart launches refugee back-to-school supply drive

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, is launching a drive to collect school supplies to help refugee children living in Utah. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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S.L. County libraries offering STEM camps for teens

The Salt Lake County Library system is offering several free science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for teenagers in July and August. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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S.L. teacher named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Nathan Auck, a teacher at the Salt Lake City School District’s Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S.... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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University of Utah won't get rid of fossil-fuel investments

The University of Utah board of trustees is rebuffing a push to get rid of the school's investments associated with fossil fuels. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How much do we really know about closing the achievement gap?

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Study of a Washington, D.C., program that keeps kids in a boarding environment showed dramatic short-term test results, but no long-term academic or life outcomes. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Drunkorexia: A dangerous new fad on college campuses

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Referred to as "drunkorexia," eating or purging to allow for more drinking with less weight gain is another indication of campus alcohol issues. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people

A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows. And the issue could come up when the Utah Legislature meets in general session next... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Lead continues to stir troubled drinking waters schools from coast to coast

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Newark, New Jersey, and Portland, Oregon, are now the latest cities where testing is ratcheting up and schools are shifting to bottled water. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The best and worst places to be a kid in America

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Some things got a little better and some things got worse, but where you live makes a huge difference. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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5 jobs with huge pay gaps across the country

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Not all states pay equally for certain jobs — in fact, the more populated and expensive state you live in correlates with a lower salary. The importance of specific industries within a... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Meet the new state superintendent and her charge to help 630,000 students

Sydnee Dickson, a former elementary school teacher, school counselor and education administrator, hopes to see more fiscal transparency and collaboration with lawmakers during her tenure as state... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Body of US student reported missing in Rome found in Tiber

The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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New program to give Canyons students a head start in college coursework

Students at Alta High School this fall will be able to apply to a new program through the University of Utah that will allow them to complete their college general education coursework during their... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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First woman president: How great a milestone? Not all women agree

On the day Cheryl Lawson Walker graduated from college, she hadn't thought very much about the future and her place in it — or the obstacles she might face as a woman. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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New Missouri law requires dyslexia screenings and teacher training on the reading disorder

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Governor signs law reflecting wider push to expand dyslexia awareness and hasten diagnosis and treatment. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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How teachers will benefit from Amazon Inspire: The new online education resources platform

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Amazon has announced the release of the new online education resources platform, Amazon Inspire. The platform is a source for teachers ad other educators to search, discover and share online... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Dixie State names new vice president of student affairs

Dixie State University has selected Dr. Peter Gitau as its new vice president of student affairs. Gitau will begin his tenure on Aug. 1. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Wasatch County School District names new superintendent

The Wasatch County School Board has hired Paul Sweat as the districts new superintendent. Sweat will assume the position on Friday, July 1. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Winners announced at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition

The five finalists of the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition performed with the Utah Symphony on Tuesday, followed by awards based on their overall performance... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Report: States manage public lands for recreation better than feds

In light of critics of Utah's controversial effort to take back federal lands, a report by the Sutherland Institute shows that multiple states in the West are managing public lands and school trust... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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State education office undergoes name change

The Utah State Office of Education will now be known as the Utah State Board of Education, according to a Thursday announcement from education leaders. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Primary election signals changes for State Board of Education

Candidates for the Utah State Board of Education are navigating a new path to office because of changes in policy that included the board in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Milwaukee dumps program aimed at familiarizing teenagers with police practices

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Described as "horrible," a Milwaukee classroom program included play-acting in which a police officer shot at a student. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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USU appoints new dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Joseph P. Ward, a history professor and administrator from the University of Mississippi, has been selected to lead Utah State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Ward... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Area summer reading programs are for more than children

Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide" and have fun reading over the summer. Libraries also offer programs for adults, and librarians... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

A study noted lack of nonwhite teachers and pointed to the strong impact of role models with similar backgrounds in the classroom. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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The death of cursive writing is prolonged a while longer in this state

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State joins a handful of others bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on "keyboard skills." Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Tooele School District hires new communications director

Marie Denson has been selected as the new communications director of Tooele County School District. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Results from this new dating app say reading makes you more attractive

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Talking about a recent read may be the best way to spark a conversation with a potential mate — according to a new dating app. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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This program incorporates more men of color into New York City's classrooms

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In New York City, 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and nationally, only 2 percent of public school teachers are black men. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven models

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Pushing equal finding and localized control, Governor Brown remembers influential essay prompt: "Write your impression of a green leaf." Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Brooklyn's bed: Parents of 4-year-old brain cancer survivor search for a safe place to sleep

Until recently, the 4-year-old brain cancer survivor was sleeping on a modified trampoline her parents built because the insurance company denied their request for a medical bed, which ranges... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

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The recent Brexit vote has caused concern among the higher-education sector, since it may spark significant changes in the U.K. higher-education system that then may cause rippling impacts on... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Arm in arm: Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah gets high marks for child well-being, falls behind in health care

Utah again ranks among the top 10 states for overall child well-being, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Case Foundation published this week. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah district could reject feds' money over bathroom order

Members of the Alpine school board pushed the district to consider rejecting $40 million in federal funding over the Obama administration's order for public schools to let transgender students use... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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