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State School Board approves extension of NCLB waiver

The State School Board on Friday approved a motion to request a one-year extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Big Data measuring dollar value of college degrees

To make the most money coming out of a North Carolina university, study nuclear engineering and you'll earn almost $90,000 a year. To make the least, study dramatic theater and earn $10,400. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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State School Board facing pressure from all sides ahead of NCLB waiver vote

The State School Board will vote Friday whether to request an extension of Utah's waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Canyons School District announces new administrative appointments

The Canyons Board of Education has approved appointments to administrative positions in Canyons School District. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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New cybersecurity graduate certificate offered by UVU

The State Board of Regents has approved a new cybersecurity graduate certificate at Utah Valley University. The program will start this fall. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Healthy lunches may be winning over students

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New research shows an upswing in healthy school lunch consumption among middle- and elementary-schoolers. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Education Department to ease college loan rules to help those with troubled credit histories

The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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The most and least religious schools in the country

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Princeton Review ranked the most and least religious schools in the country. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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School principals, city mayors tour Jordan School District

The mayors of Herriman, Bluffdale, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan joined Jordan School District administrators Wednesday on surprise tours of the district. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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South Jordan will not pursue school district split

The South Jordan City Council declined to take action on a school district split, allowing the deadline for placing the issue before voters to pass. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Meet the sharks at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

A diverse array of sharks is on display for families to see at Utah's Loveland Living Planet aquarium, where 11 species reside. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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SLCC names JoAnne Wright dean of Health Sciences

Salt Lake Community College has named JoAnne Wright dean of the School of Health Sciences, which oversees programs in the college’s nursing and allied health fields. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Utah radon poster contest underway

Utah students can put their creative talents to work promoting awareness of the risks of indoor radon gas by participating in the 2014 National Radon Poster Contest. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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BYU again tops Princeton Review's list of sober schools; see more rankings

The Princeton Review's 2015 "The Best 379 Colleges," released Monday, contains a list of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Here's 9 places to find the hottest lunch box in the halls for your kids

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The school lunch or a brown paper bag? It’s a tale as old as time. Right now, kids in the United States are paying $2.08 on average for school lunch, according to the School Nutrition... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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6 ways to sharpen your child's math skills this summer

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Keep your kids from falling behind in math this summer by using these everyday activities. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Tank the SAT? This university may be the college for you

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Temple announced this week that is offering an alternate entrance path that sidesteps standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Students who ditch the exam need to show good high school GPA and be... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Ohio State band director's firing sets off clash

Ohio State University's new president and supporters of the school's storied marching band are clashing over the unexpected firing of a band director with deep roots in the organization. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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Rose Park school gets attention from local volunteer force of Fidelity employees, families

About 250 Fidelity Investments employees helped revitalize a Title 1 school in Rose Park as part of a national effort to transform schools. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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How much is your diploma worth? Money magazine creates a new college ranking system

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Money magazine created a unique college ranking system to rival US News and World Report's traditional list. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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Charter schools offer high return on investment, study claims

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A new study out of the University of Arkansas argues that charter schools produce a significantly high return on investment when compared to traditional public schools. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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Sex education should start sooner, study finds

To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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10 reasons religious education belongs in school

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Can religion actually help students learn and develop? It seems it might. Here are 10 different ways. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Teacher tenure battle shifts to New York

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Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown was on hand with the group she organized in New York on Monday as they filed suit to invalidate the state's teacher tenure laws. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Symbolic meaning: Your fourth grader needs more reading instruction

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New study finds that fourth and fifth graders need more reading instruction than previously believed. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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