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Feeling cold feet about finals week? Test anxiety affects many, has large impact

Feeling cold feet around finals week? You aren't alone. Test anxiety impacts 25-40 percent of people.

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Canyons District approves new elementary schedule

Following recommendations from a task force of elementary school teachers, the Canyons Board of Education has approved a new elementary school schedule. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Utah to honor top science and tech innovators at annual gala

Utahns and companies based in the state have been named as recipients of the annual Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

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Battle with Gov. Cuomo upstate ratchets up as charter and reform advocates push for takeovers. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Wild Wednesdays in Ogden welcomes explorers of all ages

At Wild Wednesdays, an all-ages community program run by the Ogden Nature Center, professional teacher-naturalists use a mix of classroom instruction and outdoor exploration to celebrate nature and... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Prescription meds may have caused bus driver to run off road, police say

Police believe prescription medication may have cause a substitute school bus driver to run off the road Wednesday morning in Draper. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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State School Board won't seek veto of education code bill

Education leaders voiced their uneasiness Thursday with a bill approved by the Legislature that would change the way education programs are approved in Utah and remove nonvoting members from the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Bush says all students must be held to high expectations

Jeb Bush says the nation's education system must hold all schoolchildren to high expectations or they won't succeed. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

For the organizations that give standardized tests, it's a common — and common-sense — security measure. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Penn State president says fraternity system may need review

Penn State's president has told the university community an investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs by a now-suspended fraternity could lead to a re-evaluation of the overall... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Testing backlash: Students and parents chafe at explosion of standardized tests

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Florida remains the epicenter of a new hardcore testing regime — and burgeoning parental resistance. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The No-Pay MBA project completes test run

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Development officer in Rwanda completes 20 top-tier courses for $1,000 Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Artificial turf to be installed at Brighton High

The Canyons Board of Education voted unanimously to install artificial turf on the football field at Brighton High School. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Jordan High students use cookies to combat gender inequality, pay gaps

A group of teenagers in a Salt Lake City suburb is trying to combat gender inequality one cookie at a time. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

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Zaytuna, a small Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, was recently granted accreditation. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Hillcrest High drill team marches in New York parade

The Hillcrest High School drill team marches Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the country’s oldest and proudest Irish tradition. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Provo District Literacy Committee to hold open house

The Provo City School District is in the process of obtaining English and language arts teaching materials for grades K-2 to meet the new Utah Core Standards. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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What is being done to help bullied special needs students

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During a basketball game last week, students in the stands were bullying Desiree Andrew, a cheerleader with Down syndrome, according to KTLA, a local news station in Wisconsin. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Herriman students step it up in shoe drive

In just two weeks, students at Herriman Elementary School collected more than 2,700 pairs of shoes for the people of Laye, Burkina Faso, far surpassing their original goal of 1,000 pairs. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Salt Lake District seeks Teacher of the Year nominations

Parents, students, staff or faculty members are invited to nominate teachers for the 2016 District Teacher of the Year award. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Obama says he's prepared to fight GOP over education

Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he's prepared to fight with Republicans for school funding and his education priorities rather than risk going... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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About Utah: From ink-stained wretches to geek heaven at the old Tribune Building

The venerable Tribune Building in downtown Salt Lake City is now home sweet home to Neumont University, a college devoted to the computer sciences. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Teachers try embracing students' gaming interest

It can be hard to peel a young person's eyes off the screen. Rather than fight the electronic glue, some educators are embracing kids' tech-obsession and finding ways to incorporate computer games... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Will the 2015 Legislature lead to better outcomes for students?

With $515 million in new money for education, teachers and lawmakers are hopeful it will lead to positive outcomes for students. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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FFA inspires future farmers and more

Utah's state FFA convention is a celebration of member achievements attended by students with interests ranging from farming to biology to business. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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