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Scholarship lotteries, shift money from the poor to the rich

Paying for tuition with lotteries is a "regressive" tax but here to stay, analysis concludes.

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New UVU reflection center to be model for others, interfaith leader says

Civic, religious and university leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting of the reflection center at Utah Valley University. The center will be a model for others, said Eboo... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Firing of lesbian teachers at St. Louis Catholic girls’ school draws outcry

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The termination of two lesbian faculty members at Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has prompted an outcry from alumnae who have vowed to withhold donations to the school. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Want your child to succeed in school? Rename these 8 household chores

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Doing chores isn't totally unheard of in today's society. But you want to consider giving them a new name — and a new identity — to help your child succeed in school. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Students get Comic Con tickets for achieving reading goals

Read Today, KSL-TV's Deanie Wimmer, Superman, Indiana Jones, and the Star Wars rebels surprised Oquirrh Hills Elementary with Salt Lake Comic Con tickets for the entire student body, as a reward... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Utah State University sets $220M record for research funding

Officials at Utah State University announced Tuesday that the school had set a new record for external research funding during the 2014 fiscal year. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Parents raise more than $10K for security system at Bountiful Elementary

Parents of students at Bountiful Elementary School raised more than $10,000 for new security system. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Third-grade teacher surprised to learn classroom has 4 sets of twins

A third-grade teacher at Columbia Elementary School in Kaysville has four sets of twins in her classroom, but only one set of twins is identical. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Living with Children: Late nights, not school start time, the problem for teens

New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o’clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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18th century brewery remains found at Va. college

College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Common Core, budget problems and Honor Flight

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, education, culture, causes and finances. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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With so many free and cheap online courses now available, anyone can go back to school

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With so many free and cheap online courses available, anyone can go back to school. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Can Draper afford to save a historic piece of its past?

Children’s voices haven't filled the halls at the old Draper Park School for decades. Now, preservationists have a plan to revive the sounds of learning inside the historic building. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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City library, school district partner to issue thousands of library cards to students

A new partnership between the Salt Lake City Public Library and the Salt Lake City School District has resulted in roughly 14,000 students signing up for city library cards. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Why Zzz's get degrees: The case for later school start times

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Researchers found what students already knew, that school starts too early. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Photos: Westminster freshmen lend a 'hand' to South Salt Lake during Helping Hands Day

More than 70 Westminster College freshmen participated in the school's annual Helping Hands Day service project on August 19 to benefit South Salt Lake. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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University of Phoenix founder dies, leaving complex legacy

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With flexible programs aimed at working adults, for-profit colleges have become both a beacon of hope and a lightning rod of controversy. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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A new way to prevent date rape

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NCSU students develop new date-rape drug detection device. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

A recent poll suggests that many Utahns not only dislike Common Core, but they also don't seem to fully understand it. That's a trend that seems to be worrying potential presidential candidate Mike... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Canyons School District honors special education workers

Canyons School District’s Special Education Department recently acknowledged the accomplishments of seven educators and staff members. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Parents upset after son with special needs is returned 3 hours late

The Davis School District is apologizing over an error that led to some children with special needs being returned home hours late on Monday. One family said Tuesday it has happened to them before. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique

Summer has not ended for eighth-graders at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education who will be learning about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly in a unique way. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Audit reveals major concerns about UTA operating procedures

A review of policies and practices at the state’s largest mass transit agency shows numerous instances of questionable business practices, including a “sweetheart deal” in which a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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