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Award recipient's affiliation draws ire of University of Utah-based organization

Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay has resigned from the board of directors for the World Congress of Families.

Nebo School District purchases Neways Building in Salem

The Nebo School District has purchased the Neways Building in Salem and will soon begin to work with an architect on concept designs for the facility. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Dixie State is now home of the Trailblazers

Dixie State University announced Monday that the institution is now the home of the Trailblazers, with Brooks the Bison as the new mascot. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Feds use fake university to nab 21 visa mill fraudsters

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Federal officials are tackling a nationwide problem, visa mills that issue fake student credentials to allow non-citizens to stay in the country illegally. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Davis High School marching band to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Davis High School marching band will be performing in one of the country’s biggest parades. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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University of Utah police investigating graffiti attacking Islam

Campus police are investigating the graffiti as a potential hate crime, a spokeswoman said. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Nibley Park student wins spelling bee

Jasmina Frederico, an 11-year-old student at Nibley Park Elementary, was declared the winner of the local spelling bee March 19 at Viridian Library and Events Center in West Jordan. Her winning... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Bingham High will send 5 graduates to U.S. military academies

Bingham High School is sending five members of its class of 2016 to U.S. service academies, a rare occurrence given rigorous physical and academic admission standards, as well as demand from... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Does Davis School District have the key to teaching your kids math?

The Davis School District next year will implement a new math curriculum that is developed completely by local educators. So far, district officials say it's improved test scores and saved millions... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Water with unsafe lead amounts found in hundreds of schools

Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to uncover any concealed problems and to reassure... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Water break causes severe damage at University of Utah

A water break at the University of Utah flooded 75,000 square feet Friday evening, causing at least $1 million in damage, fire officials said. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Prosecutors: Hastert sought to hide sex abuse of 14-year-old

Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was 14 years old and Hastert worked as a high-school teacher and wrestling coach... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student's killing

Police said Friday that a homeless 17-year-old had been arrested and will be charged with murder in the death of a University of Texas dance major in the heart of the bustling campus — a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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In counterterrorism simulation, worst-case scenarios come alive

There are good days and there are bad days. For Danny Barber, a legal adviser to the president of the United States, Friday fell somewhere in the middle. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Photos: Sitting pretty: Buddy Bench aims to foster friendships

Riley Elementary fourth-grader Destiny Vazkues chats with Dena Leone on a Buddy Bench at the Salt Lake City school on Friday. The bench was dedicated during a ceremony Friday. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Jordan Education Foundation honors 12 teachers

The Jordan Education Foundation is recognizing 12 teachers in the Jordan School District with outstanding and special educator awards. The recognition comes with a cash prize of $1,000, made... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Teen suspect faces murder charge in Austin student's killing

A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested and will be charged with murder Friday in the killing of a University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Salt Lake City school board names 3 finalists for superintendent

The Salt Lake City Board of Education has narrowed the field of applicants in its search for a new superintendent to three finalists. They are Rhonda Corr, Alexa Cunningham,and Krish Mohip. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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In win for SEC and ACC, NCAA bans satellite football camps

The NCAA has shut down so-called satellite camps, prohibiting college football coaches from holding or working at camps and clinics for high school players on other school's campuses. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Biden calls Lady Gaga brave at rally against sex assault

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday counted superstar singer Lady Gaga among the bravest survivors he knows for her role in raising awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert says there's no need for an override session

Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday he believes he can show lawmakers there's no need to override his recent veto of $4.5 million in funding for early education programs. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Former U.S. poet laureate to speak at UVU April 12

Natasha Trethewey, an American writer who served as the U.S. poet laureate from 2012-14, will speak at Utah Valley University’s Presidential Lecture Series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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2 hospitalized after school bus collides with stolen car

Two men were critically injured Wednesday when the stolen vehicle they were driving was hit by a school bus. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Boys and girls bathroom complexities leave schools, communities struggling for answers

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New York's Cooper Union goes all in on anything, while North Carolina draws fire for enforcing gender segregation in bathrooms. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Imprisoned teacher in Davis sex case says she had no 'evil' intent

Imprisoned teacher Brianne Altice says she had no "evil or malicious" intent in a handwritten response to a federal lawsuit filed against her by one of the teenage boys she sexually molested. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Parents sue teacher, school district after student wearing 'drunk goggles' breaks ankle

Parents of a Kaysville student are suing the girl's former teacher and the Davis School District after she was injured while wearing impairment goggles during a health class activity in 2014. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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11 Granite educators receive 2016 Excel Award

Eleven Granite School District educators have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Excel Award, which recognizes educators who improve student achievement, use innovative instructional... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Registration open for Canyons’ summer semester

Registration for Canyons School District’s summer semester runs through Friday, June 10. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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6th-grader wins Utah Geographic Bee championship

Ankit Garg, sixth-grader at Bear River Charter School in Logan, is the winner of the 2016 Utah Geographic Bee competition. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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3-D printing gives 'cutting-edge' opportunities to WSU business students

Students at John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State are learning firsthand how to use 3-D printing technology to bring their creative product ideas to life. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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BYU names new dean of undergraduate education

Susan S. Rugh, a professor of history at Brigham Young University, will begin her five-year term as dean of undergraduate education on May 1. She fills a vacancy left by John Bell’s 2015... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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The real cost of college is confusing and hidden, new study says

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College cost-of-living estimates lack rigor and consistency, leaving low-income students vulnerable to financial crises and dropping out. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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HOPE Squads help students recognize suicide warnings

Ramirez is one of several students in the Ogden School District who belong to a HOPE Squad — teams of students trained to recognize suicide warning signs and identified as someone their peers... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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UVU trustees approve plans for five new master’s degree programs

The Utah Valley University board of trustees announced plans to offer five new master’s degree programs, potentially bringing the total offered at the institution to eight. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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U. breaks ground on Crocker Science Center

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and College of Science Dean Henry S. White hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center at the George Thomas Building on Presidents Circle. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Copper Hills educator named VFW's Utah Teacher of the Year

Lorna Murray, a teacher at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan, was named Monday as the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Utah Teacher of the Year. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Women in business: Reaching the top starts with believing you can

Utah has an increasing number of women who are taking leadership roles in the state’s steadily growing business community. Their ascension to prominence has become a signal of continuing... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells share love for writing and role-playing games at FanX

Utah author Brandon Sanderson was featured in a spotlight and multiple panels at Salt Lake Comic Con's recent FanXperience 2016. Sanderson discussed the importance of character development in... Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Should cities help teachers who can't afford to live where they work?

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Extra-pricey real estate puts a strain on teachers and other lower-income professions, leading some cities to consider subsidizing housing for public servants. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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GOP legislative leaders stirring up support for veto override session

GOP legislative leaders are stirring up support for an override session to restore $4.5 million in funding for early education programs vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Mix-up kills half the lawn on USU's Old Main Hill

One of the most prominent areas at Utah State University is now marred by dead grass. A mix-up in chemicals damaged the lawn on Old Main Hill, and it now will take months for it to completely recover. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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College tuition and fee increases approved for next year

College students will see a bigger chunk of their paychecks going to tuition and fees next year after the Utah State Board of Regents approved rate increases for each of Utah's public colleges and... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Youth Protection Parent Seminar is April 11 in Provo

The Provo School District invites all parents and students in seventh through 12th grade to attend a Youth Protection Parent Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Provo High School, 1125 N.... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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USU faculty member given top research award

Utah State University's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences has named Bruce Bugbee as the recipient of the 2016 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award, the most prestigious research accolade... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Herbert vetoes $4.5M for early childhood education, lawmakers consider override

Two programs that focus on early childhood education may not get extra funding from the Legislature after this year's round of vetoes by Gov. Gary Herbert late Wednesday. But lawmakers are... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Parents play key role in preventing underage drinking (+videos)

Parental involvement is helping to curb underage drinking, according to statistics from ParentsEmpowered, a Utah group focused on eliminating the problem of underage drinking in Utah. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Gov. Herbert vetoes bills, early education funding

Gov. Gary Herbert waited until just before his midnight Wednesday deadline to veto three bills and budget line items in three others passed by the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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School board member questions whether ACLU settlement is just 'window dressing'

The Salt Lake District announced two weeks ago that changes had been implemented regarding policing in its schools as part of a lawsuit settlement. But a school board member is questioning why the... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Law school may no longer be a path to riches, but you still can't sue them (and win) for it

A former student's argument that she paid $150,000 debt for a sub-par law degree that didn't lead to a job didn't persuade a jury that the law school falsified her job prospects. But the problem of... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Utah college students could pay hundreds more in tuition and fees this fall

Utah's college students could be paying anywhere from $108 to $278 more in tuition next year, with additional increases in student fees at some institutions. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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