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Senior Robert Howell has lived in his truck for the past two years while attending the University of Utah.

Park City educator elected UEA president

Members of the Utah Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union, elected Heidi Matthews as the next president, UEA officials announced Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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90% of parents think their children are at or above grade level and that might not be the case

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Mass delusion stalks parent ranks, critics say, with national test scores showing that fewer than half of students are actually performing at grade level. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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USU expands land grant mission under outgoing presidency

Stan Albrecht, USU's 11-year president, is retiring. But he hopes the institution's land grant mission will be a priority for the next leader. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton speaks to BYU grads of 'the blessing of connecting to God'

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Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to close to 6,000 graduates during BYU commencement exercises held in the Marriott Center on Thursday, April 21. Read more »

April 23, 2016

The new app helping special-ed students stay on task in school

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Using technology to battle distraction may make lemons out of lemonade for some frustrated teachers. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Teacher charged with viewing porn in classroom

A former veteran teacher at Cyprus High School has been charged with viewing pornography in his classroom while he was still employed. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Photos: W. Jordan students take trip back in time with WWII veterans

West Jordan High school students get a history lesson from members of the Utah Military History Group Friday, April 22, 2016. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Woman at center of BYU Honor Code controversy files complaint against Title IX office (+video)

A BYU student who earlier this month publicly questioned the university's treatment of victims of sexual assault says she has filed a formal complaint against the school's Title IX office. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Elder Clayton tells BYU graduates to get and stay connected

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to nearly 6,000 graduates on the importance of “getting and staying connected.” Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence (+video)

Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former president of Ukraine to speak at SUU commencement

Former Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko is slated to speak alongside his wife, Kateryna Yushchenko, to the Southern Utah University graduating class of 2016 on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Construction workers discover bones during U. renovation project

Construction workers on Wednesday discovered some bones at the original university library, which is undergoing a major renovation. But it's not a crime scene, so anthropologists have been called... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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How our mind rejuvenates itself

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From window views to wilderness retreats, new research and a growing body of data show that the brain finds healing in unexpected ways. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Columbine shooting 17th anniversary sees schools locked down with layers of security

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Expensive and intrusive, necessary but disputed, an omnipresent school security industry is the legacy of tragedy. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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80 protesters rally at BYU to ask for honor code amnesty for sexual assault victims

After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Middle school students handed out parents' prescription meds in class, police say

Some middle school students in West Jordan face potential criminal charges, in addition to school discipline, for allegedly handing out prescription medication taken from their parents' homes. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Student diversity, equity among resident priorities for next leader of Salt Lake schools

Three final candidates to be the next superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District underwent final job interviews with the Board of Education and forums with the public Monday and Tuesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Novatek chief to keynote WSU's commencement April 29

David Hall, an accomplished innovator and leader with more than 850 granted and pending patents to his name, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree during Weber State... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Holladay woman named SUU valedictorian

Alex Nielson, 22, of Holladay, will represent Southern Utah University as valedictorian during commencement exercises on April 30 at the Centrum Arena. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Nobel laureate to discuss ethics at U. on Friday

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver a lecture titled “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on Friday, April 22. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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‘The Nest’ author to sign books May 3 in Farmington

The Davis County Library will host New York Times best-selling author Kenneth Oppel on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Headquarters Branch, 133 S Main. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Dean of U. law school runs 100 miles to raise money for scholarships, raise awareness about issues

Bob Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, ran the Zion 100 ultra marathon to raise scholarship money for U. law school students, as well as raising awareness about the issues that keep... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Music therapy for students who are both deaf and blind truly works, teacher says

Singing and playing instruments with students who are both deaf and blind may sound counterintuitive. But experts say the innovative approach to drawing kids out of their dark, silent worlds is... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic said Monday he was degraded and... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU to study Title IX, Honor Code offices' handling of reported sexual assaults

BYU issued a statement Monday addressing the recent debate over whether the school's Title IX and Honor Code offices properly handle the cases of victims who report sexual assault. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU will study concerns over sexual assault reporting

In the wake of a debate over whether investigations by the university's Honor Code office deter reporting of sexual assaults by students, BYU released the following statement Monday: Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Governor, legislative leaders agree to restore vetoed education funds

Gov. Gary Herbert will call state lawmakers into special session next month to restore nearly $4.8 million in education funding he vetoed in March. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Photos: Students get a lesson in building a city from the ground up

Anderson Furniss holds a factory he built as students at Blackridge Elementary School in Herriman get a lesson in building a city from scratch Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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U. College of Health gets new look

The University of Utah College of Health will realign July 1 from seven departments and divisions into five departments. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Chase Fine Arts Center Atrium named for Dell Loy and Lynnette Hansen

Utah State University’s Chase Fine Arts Center Atrium has been named the Hansen Atrium in recognition of Dell Loy and Lynnette Hansen and their support of the Caine College of the Arts. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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New education secretary wants well-rounded learning

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New Education Secretary John B. King argues that the reading, writing and arithmetic emphasis of the No Child Left Behind era has skewed curriculum. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Doug Robinson: 'His focus is always the kids'

McKell Withers will step down in three months as superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District after surviving 13 years on the job. He is leaving largely because of political infighting,... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students has ignited debate over whether the university's Honor Code discourages students from reporting sexual assaults. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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567 degrees awarded in LDS Business College graduation

Graduates of LDS Business College and their supporters filled the Tabernacle on Temple Square for commencement exercises held on April 15. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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USU panel to hold 6 public meeting on search for new president

The Utah State University Presidential Search Committee will host six public meetings beginning Wednesday, April 20, to obtain input from members of the community on the search to replace Stan... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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State School Board: New math standards show state flexibility in education

The Utah State Board of Education on Friday adopted a new set of mathematics standards for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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That's a rap: Culinary concert promotes healthful eating

DJ Cavem raps about mangoes as his wife and business partner, Arasia “Alkemia” Earth, makes a fruit smoothie during a Culinary Concert at West High School in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Groundbreaking for new Alta View Elementary set for April 19

Canyons School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Alta View Elementary, 10333 Crocus Street (865 East), on Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Students, parents, teachers... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, filmmaker to speak at U.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and filmmaker Pratibha Parmar will participate in a series of events as part of the University of Utah’s “Artists as Advocates: Women’s... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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The reviews are in for the new SAT — and they’re mixed

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Students who have already take the new version of the SAT test, as well as experts who help train test takers, have a range of things to say about the new test, and whether it improves on the... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Photos: Copperview students look sharp for school photos

Kindergartner Steven Hudson gets his hair cut at Copperview Elementary School in Midvale on Thursday. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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U. 'Do-A-Thon' celebrates Community Engagement Day

The University of Utah and community groups partnered Thursday to celebrate Community Engagement Day with food drives, free haircuts and opportunities to help others. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Governor, lawmakers close to agreement on special session to deal with vetoes

Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders may be close to an agreement that would avoid an override vote on his veto of nearly $4.8 million in funding for early education programs and a... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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One student hospitalized after truck hits Spanish Fork school bus, police say

A pickup truck collided with a school bus in an intersection Thursday afternoon, causing minor injuries, police said. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Ex-Utah State frat brother plea deal could fall apart

A plea deal in a sexual assault case against a former Utah State University fraternity brother could fall apart over the disputed results of a psychosexual evaluation. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Fundraising campaign at Weber State 'fantastically successful,' exceeding $125M goal

Weber State University leaders on Wednesday announced a successful fundraising campaign culminating in the university's 125th anniversary this year. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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