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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.

Department of Public Safety to investigate sexual assault reporting at BYU

At the request of BYU police and Utah County law enforcement agencies, the Utah Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it will review how the university police agency accesses and disseminates... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Layton cadet earns highest Civil Air Patrol award

Cadet Col. Rose Carlisi was honored Wednesday at the state Capitol with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest award in the Civil Air Patrol program. She's the first Utah cadet in more than... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Ousted Baylor president Starr resigns from chancellor role

Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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High school opens in polygamist town on state border

A school in the polygamist community of Hildale on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago is unveiling a new building for high school students as the rebirth of the public education... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Career readiness is a little easier at schools like Aviation High

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Aviation High School in Long Island, with a satellite campus embedded in JFK Airport, funnels students into high-paying jobs in the air and on the ground. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Construction begins on new $43M trades building for SLCC

Construction is set to begin this week on a new facility to house more than a dozen career and technical education programs at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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About Utah: Utah teacher taught 15 children from the same family, and they all came back to thank her

On the eve of her last day at William Penn Elementary, sixth-grade teacher extraordinaire Toni Cook got a big thank-you from all 15 of the Fetzer kids she taught through the years. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Tiny, honor-system libraries trending in Cache County

The wooden post in the front yard of the Duncan family's Boulevard home in Logan often gets mistaken for a mailbox. But take a closer look, and the neatly painted and designed box resembling a... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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U. professor competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

What may set Janis Cantwell apart from other contestants on "American Ninja Warrior" is her Yale doctorate in chemistry, her career as a professor at the University of Utah and her 5-year-old... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Herbert, Johnson present different visions for Utah education; both call for unity

Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican challenger, Jonathan Johnson, have both identified education as a key issue in their campaigns, committing to unifying lawmakers and educators in improving... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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17-year-old gets degree in biology, physics and math

While most 6-year-olds spend their summers playing outside, participating in sports or watching TV, 17-year-old Joseph Heavner of Clear Spring spent his childhood teaching himself mathematics and... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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The best of summer books for the whole family

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Summer 2016 offers a treasure trove of engrossing stories — fiction and non-fiction — for all ages. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Salina Yoon

Picture books from author/illustrator Salina Yoon with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through the end of June, according to a news release. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Manti senior conquers classes and cancer

Kelsie Albee learned more during her senior year than most of her classmates will in their lifetimes. When school started last fall, she was at Primary Children’s Hospital, having been... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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State, education leaders gear up for summer deliberation as school year ends

School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing,... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Idaho man sues ISU over hostility toward his Mormon faith

An Idaho Falls man is suing Idaho State University, claiming that he was discriminated against because of his Mormon faith. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Photos: Students salute military personnel with patriotic program

Isabel Chavez waves the flag and smiles during Heartland Elementary School's third-grade Memorial Day program, "Freedom Is Not Free," in West Jordan on Thursday. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Art Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacy

A brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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10 years of winning words at the national spelling bee

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The National Spelling Bee finals wrap up today. Here are the winners and the winning words for the past 10 years. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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U. study shows how huge landslide shaped Zion National Park (+video)

A University of Utah assistant professor of geology and geophysics led a study into a huge landslide that happened 4,800 years ago, damming the Virgin River and creating a lake that lasted 700... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining a coalition of states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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11 states, including Utah, sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Students get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend

Marilyn Smith, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School, does the bunny hop with her students as they return to school after an end-of-the-year picnic in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Baptist college decides to fire its president amidst sex assault scandal

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Reports that the Board of Regents has voted to fire the college president gets a non-denial denial from the university in the midst of a football-centered assault scandal. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Utah STEM Action Center establishes foundation, names director

The Utah STEM Action Center officially filed for the creation of the Utah STEM Foundation earlier this month. The foundation will be led by Allison Spencer, former foundation director for Canyons... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Provo School District honors 11 employees

The Provo School District honored 11 employees for outstanding service to the Board of Education’s May meeting. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools

Bomb threats were called into two Utah schools Wednesday, resulting in students at one school being sent home early. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Should all schools in a district be funded equally?

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New regulations would nudge states to equalize funding among local schools, something Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says the new law expressly refused to do. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Hartvigsen School honors 2016 graduates

Mischa Farr walks with Adult Probation and Parole agent Dean Adam, left, while being congratulated after receiving his diploma during the Hartvigsen School graduation in Taylorsville on Tuesday. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Construction of new Farmington high school kicks off projects in Davis School District

The first of several projects funded by a $298 million bond in the Davis School District got underway Tuesday as administrators broke ground for a new high school in Farmington. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah Educational Savings Plan marks 20 years with promotion

The Utah Educational Savings Plan is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special promotion on 5·29 College Savings Day to underscore the value of saving for higher education. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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11-year-old who was born deaf is among nation's top spellers

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any 11-year-old. But Neil Maes of Belton, South Carolina has had a more difficult journey than most of his peers. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Nebo educator named Health Teacher of the Year

Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a health teacher at Salem Junior High, has been named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Class experiment teaches students life-changing lesson

A teacher in Garfield County went beyond the textbook to teach a lesson her students won’t soon forget and to help out a boy with cerebral palsy. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Teen who spends his nights taking care of his family honored by Granite district

Two years ago, Granite Park Junior High School freshman Siaosi Heimuli's life changed when his father died of a stroke. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Complicated tax policies still skew school funding against poorer districts

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Huge differences from state to state are echoed by gaps between cities and suburbs, an Education Week study has found. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Threats lead to evacuation, schedule change at 2 Murray District schools

Unrelated threats at two Murray School District schools led to the evacuation and early dismissal of one school Monday and a schedule change at another. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Ex-spellers remain involved with National Spelling Bee

Like an ex-jock who wants to stay involved in his sport, Jacob Williamson has taken on many roles in the two years since his memorable run to the finals at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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How to manage credit after college graduation

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According to Money Magazine, commencement should include speeches on the wisdom of saving, sticking to a budget and managing credit well. If used responsibly, credit cards can be an effective tool... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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A high school graduation ceremony in the dark

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On Thursday night, a bundle of balloons were released during Georgia's Winder-Barrow High School's class of 2016 graduation ceremony. The balloons were caught on a power line, causing a transformer... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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The nation's most aggressive school choice program has cleared at least one hurdle

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One key hurdle out of the way for nation's most aggressive school choice program, but more remain. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Q&A: Is the 'math myth' holding back students who don't need it?

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Controversial professor argues that nation's obsession with algebra and calculus is and elite fetish that is holding students back. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Teen leads Humane Society service project to lift shelter animals' spirits

Allexis Bonacci, 16, organized a service project at the Humane Society of Utah on Friday to demonstrate to her peers the importance of donating time to a community cause by helping to keep animals... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

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Experiments in Indiana and Montana show that students borrow less when they know more. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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