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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's vital to expanding your real knowledge

Is pretending we know all the answers to how the brain works or economic cycles the enemy of real knowledge?

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First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The first female soldiers to complete the Army's rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a graduation ceremony Friday, capping their... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

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A new two-part series in "This American Life" examines the decline of desegregation in schools, attempting to explain why the percentage of black students attending majority white schools is lower... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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The perils of unexpected college costs

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Every family knows college is expensive. What can make it really pricey are those costs that few people anticipate. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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2 charter schools closing within days of starting dates

Two charter schools will close permanently after the Utah State Charter School Board proposed last week to terminate the schools, which were put on probation early this year for budget, enrollment... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Salt Lake school district under federal investigation for claims of discrimination

Federal education authorities are looking into allegations of racial discrimination and unfair treatment against minority students in the Salt Lake School District. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Americans vote no to Common Core but yes to tougher standards

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Two recent polls highlight the divide in public opinion on how to improve U.S. education standard. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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BYU unveils donated painting 'Treasures of Knowledge' by artist Greg Olsen

A painting titled "Treasures of Knowledge," by artist Greg Olsen, was donated to BYU and unveiled at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on Wednesday with two LDS apostles in attendance. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Salt Lake City School District honors teachers

The Salt Lake City School District has announced the 2016 District Teachers of the Year. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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One community's promise makes kids' college dreams happen

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Community members of Baldwin, Michigan, created the Baldwin Promise in 2009, a fund to pay $5,000 for Baldwin students to attend Michigan colleges. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

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Maps created by The Hechinger report compare grade levels in classrooms of all 50 states. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Some families are spending more than $1,000 for back to school

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Huntington Bank’s annual “Backpack” Index report found that back-to-school prices are on the rise, forcing some families to pay more than $1,000 for their supplies. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Lawmakers resume debate on selection of State School Board

Lawmakers on Wednesday continued to discuss possibilities of changing how State School Board members are chosen after a stalemate of opinions stalled previous proposals in the 2015 Legislature. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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The lifetime earning gap black and Hispanic college graduates face

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Though they still outperform high school graduates, some college grads were hit harder by the recession, and the effects linger. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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New Mount Jordan Middle School welcomes students

After two years of construction, the new Mount Jordan Middle School opened its doors to students on Tuesday. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

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An Iowa barber offered students free haircuts, and what he asked for in return could mean a lot to their futures. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Westminster students beautify area of South Salt Lake

Westminster College’s Class of 2019 lent a helping hand to their community Tuesday by participating in the college’s annual Helping Hands Day service project. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Surplus items to be sold at old Kaysville Library

Items from the old Kaysville Library will be sold at a surplus sale at the former library site, adjacent to City Hall. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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American smarties call these 10 cities home

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Personal finance website WalletHub conducted a study of 2015's most and least educated cities. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Brooke Romney: 16 things I want my boys to know before the first day of school

I wanted to share a few things with you before the big day that I hope you will remember. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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'PBS NewsHour' highlights colleges working to address the education gap

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Series will focus on what certain colleges are doing to close the socioeconomic gaps that are keeps first generation college students from finishing useful degrees. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination stance than other GOP candidates

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What at first looks like a nod to anti-vaccine populists actually shows a harder edge than most state laws. The GOP candidate actually takes a harder pro-vaccination stance than most states. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Hundreds of Orem elementary students receive free shoes, school supplies and medical checkups

For Tomi Ossana, one instance of a grateful mother serves as the perfect example of why months of preparation spent in advance of the third annual Shoes for School program were well worth the... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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School may literally be giving your child a headache

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New research from the U.S. Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that youngsters are 31 percent more likely to suffer from headaches during the fall. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school

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In a four-minute video, a Michigan education expert offers some simple tips for parents interested in helping their children with homework. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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'A gentle conversion': What parents need to know about college prep

Some parents struggle to find the right balance in helping their students transition from high school to college. Educators say it's a joint effort between the students and the parents. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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