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National report shows high overall quality in Utah schools; 14th in nation

Utah's education system ranked 14th best overall in a national report published this week by WalletHub.

SUU student appointed as student regent

Southern Utah University student Bailey Bowthorpe has been appointed as a student regent on the State Board of Regents for 2015-16 by Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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What really needs to change with No Child Left Behind law

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Lily Eskelsen GarcÍa decries rigid testing regime, argues it sets unrealistic targets, and points to Finland as an alternative model. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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'How do you say no to Harvard?' Son of Mexican immigrants tells his story

Speaking to youths attending the League of United Latin American Citizens convention Thursday, Yale-bound Fernando Rojas, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, attributes his success to... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Looted Ferguson store to be transformed into training center

Heralded as hope for economic empowerment of young black men, construction was launched Thursday on a job-training center where a QuikTrip once stood before being looted and torched a night after... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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It's official: Cyprus, Cottonwood high schools to include 9th grades

The Granite School District Board of Education unanimously approved requests this week to reconfigure Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools as four-year schools. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Jay Evensen: It's time to stop our runaway spending on college sports

Most students attend college to obtain a degree, and many of them have to borrow a lot of money for the privilege. Something about their student fees and tax dollars going to sports doesn’t... Read more »

July 9, 2015

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State teachers of the year call for 'transformation' in education policy, practices

Educators gathered Wednesday at a conference hosted by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year to discuss transformations needed in the classroom. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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UVU vice president leaving for new job

Utah Valley University has announced that Marc Archambault, vice president of development and alumni relations, has taken a new position at Western Kentucky University. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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House passes No Child Left Behind rewrite

The House narrowly passed a Republican-led rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law on Wednesday, voting to dramatically lessen the federal role in education policy for the... Read more »

July 8, 2015

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What's next for No Child Left Behind and what does it mean for Utah?

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday began deliberating over a bill to replace the embattled federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, and Utah educators hope it will lead to greater local control. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Students are angry their universities are investing in for-profit prisons

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At the behest of student group Columbia Prison Divest, Columbia this week became the first U.S. university to pull investments from prison companies, inspiring students at other universities to... Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Brothers who inspired motion picture 'McFarland, USA' got out of the fields through education

The Diaz brothers, inspiration for the Disney motion picture "McFarland, USA" got out of the fields because of education, Danny Diaz told youth attending the League of United Latin American... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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State audit shows costs to students for NCAA sports

A report released Tuesday shows revenue increasing for NCAA athletics in Utah, which includes higher costs for students. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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New trustee appointed at U.

J. Steven Price has been appointed to the University of Utah’s board of trustees. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Report: Troops face hassles with student loans, despite law

A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Assistant higher education commissioner appointed

Julie Hartley has been appointed assistant commissioner of outreach and access for the Utah System of Higher Education. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

Congress is making another run at rewriting the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, even as the White House urges changes that the administration says would ensure that schools be held... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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What's cool for back to school? A fresh look at the gear

For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch

Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Back to School: busy season for networks of online shoppers

any parents hit the stores to find their children's back-to-school wardrobes, the online marketplace also buzzes this season. And for some dedicated shoppers, it is more than a convenient place to... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

as a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Thai military court to release 14 students ahead of trial

A military court in Thailand said Tuesday it will release 14 student activists from detention but they will still face sedition charges — and the prospect of years in prison — for... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Weber State, UVU to introduce program awarding college credit for work experience

This fall, Weber State and Utah Valley universities will pilot a program to give students credit based on experience gained in the workplace. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Winchester student spots error in Boston museum exhibit

When rising Handley High School sophomore Joseph Rosenfeld visited the Museum of Science in Boston earlier this month, he saw something nobody had noticed before — an error in one of the... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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