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The death of cursive writing is prolonged a while longer in this state

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State joins a handful of others bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on "keyboard skills." Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Tooele School District hires new communications director

Marie Denson has been selected as the new communications director of Tooele County School District. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Results from this new dating app say reading makes you more attractive

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Talking about a recent read may be the best way to spark a conversation with a potential mate — according to a new dating app. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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This program incorporates more men of color into New York City's classrooms

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In New York City, 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and nationally, only 2 percent of public school teachers are black men. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven models

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Pushing equal finding and localized control, Governor Brown remembers influential essay prompt: "Write your impression of a green leaf." Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Brooklyn's bed: Parents of 4-year-old brain cancer survivor search for a safe place to sleep

Until recently, the 4-year-old brain cancer survivor was sleeping on a modified trampoline her parents built because the insurance company denied their request for a medical bed, which ranges... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

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The recent Brexit vote has caused concern among the higher-education sector, since it may spark significant changes in the U.K. higher-education system that then may cause rippling impacts on... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Arm in arm: Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah gets high marks for child well-being, falls behind in health care

Utah again ranks among the top 10 states for overall child well-being, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Case Foundation published this week. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah district could reject feds' money over bathroom order

Members of the Alpine school board pushed the district to consider rejecting $40 million in federal funding over the Obama administration's order for public schools to let transgender students use... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Trucking magnate donates $5M to WSU

The drive to create a nationally recognized supply chain management program at Weber State University received a significant boost from the owner of Swift, a multibillion-dollar transportation... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Interim education chief Sydnee Dickson appointed as state superintendent

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Big accreditor of for-profit colleges could lose authority

A vote by an advisory panel to the Education Department could set the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit colleges firmly on a path to closing its doors, potentially leaving hundreds of... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah is youngest state in country but growing in diversity

Utah remains the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30.7, compared with the U.S. median age of 37.8. Utah and Cache counties are among the 10 youngest counties in the nation, with... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Texas affirmative action plan survives Supreme Court review

The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Enrolling in school provides hope for homeless students

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The number of homeless students in the U.S. has doubled in the past decade to 1.3 million in 2013-14. School districts can make an effort to help these students become successful through the ESSA. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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The Holocaust did happen, if you ask Michigan high school students

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State set to require Holocaust and Armenian genocide curriculum among widespread fears of growing ignorance and denial. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Is chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun reason for suspension?

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Evidence appears to support that the boy was a multi-faceted disruptive force, rather than merely an innocent victim of hyper-vigilance. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

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This year June 17 through 23 is designated as the National Week of Making. This encourages the country to celebrate innovations science, technology, engineering, art and math. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Free online college courses now an option for refugees

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For the first time ever, refugees from all around the world can receive a free online education. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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‘My Story Matters’ gives refugees gift with lasting impact

A small Utah charity making a big difference in the lives of refugees who come from all over the world, each with a unique story to tell. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Changes to TRAX gates being made at 2 U. locations

Beginning in late June, changes will be made to TRAX gates at two University of Utah locations. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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USU professors receive $5.8M in Nuclear Energy Research grants

Two mechanical engineering professors at Utah State University will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $5.8 million for nuclear energy research. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Brain white matter structure, which might sound like a second language, helps with learning one

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How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Governor touts education as key to state tech future

Gov. Herbert says in order to continue establishing Utah as one of the foremost leaders in technology development for years into the future, the state will have to make a sustained, concerted... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says

A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it's likely a forgery. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Recovery schools for addicted teens on the rise

Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Gun views fractious even as fewer bear arms

Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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The last two years saw a decline in these risky youth behaviors

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A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on risky youth behaviors suggests that fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking, smoking, abusing drugs and having sex than before. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Nashville rape case echoes sex assault by Stanford swimmer

The cases are tragically similar: Student-athletes at two elite universities accused of sex crimes against unconscious women. Yet one is given six months in a county jail, while the other is facing... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Informed decisions: Are Utah taxpayers paying too much or too little?

Local economic experts, education leaders, business executives and other Utah residents say many parts of the state's tax structure are outdated, inefficient or unfair. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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During Ramadan, Sandy family hopes to create world peace through connections

On Friday evening, about 60 people gathered together for an traditional Muslim meal. The host family hopes that through events like this, people will learn to understand each other better. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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2 Utahns to compete in international piano competition

Ogden resident Madalyn Taylor and Provo resident Jane Gibson King are set to compete in the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, which will take place June 19-25 in Fort Worth,... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Changes in State Office of Rehabilitation Services keep the focus on helping people

The overarching goal of a plan to move the Office of Rehabilitation Services into the Department of Workforce Services is to deliver services to people with disabilities in the most efficient and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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WGU names v.p. for institutional advancement

Dr. Fred Hurst, the architect of Northern Arizona University's competency-based education programs and a leader in technology-enabled higher education, has joined Western Governors University as... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Utah educators selected as finalists to lead state education office

Two Utah educators have been selected as finalists to become the next state superintendent of public instruction, education leaders announced Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Son writes Truman G. Madsen's biography as one final Father's Day tribute

The legacy of Truman G. Madsen, distinguished scholar, speaker, writer and gospel teacher, will live on in his biography written by his son, Barnard N. Madsen. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Patience is key during reunification drill at West Jordan school

An earthquake, power outage, criminal activity; these are just a few reasons a school could release students early. About 400 families participated a “reunification drill” Thursday at... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Lights, paint, erosion repair: Y mountain undergoing renovations

BYU is installing permanent lights, repairing erosion and repainting the 350-foot-tall Y letter on Y Mountain. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Idaho bans booze for most at college football games

The Idaho State Board of Education says most fans will face a dry season at upcoming home football games. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016

Early childhood education, teacher support, college opportunities and other issues are key education priorities going into the 2016 election, according to a new project that aims to inform Utah... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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S.L. School District closing offices 1 day a week in June, July

All Salt Lake City School District offices, schools and facilities will be closed one day each week between now and Friday, July 29. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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BYU student composes score for short film

Addison Kirk, a commercial music major at Brigham Young University, talks about what it was like to "create something from nothing" as he scored a short paper stop motion film for a fellow classmate. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Davis Applied Technology College opens Veterans Center

Ron Craig salutes the flag during a ribbon-cutting and Flag Day ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Veterans Center at the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville on Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jordan School District offering free summer meals

The Jordan School District is providing children with free breakfast and lunch at five elementary schools during the summer. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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WSU professor urges state leaders not to meet with Dalai Lama

A representative of the Chinese province that has ties to the Utah Legislature is urging state leaders not to meet with the Dalai Lama when he speaks next week at the University of Utah. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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BYU names new dean of College of Engineering and Technology

Michael A. Jensen has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Calculus classes are disappearing from high school curriculums

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According to a new report from the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. offer calculus courses, 63 percent offer physics courses and 10-25... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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