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No more rows and desks: Schools are rethinking what learning looks like

The average school in the United States is between 30 and 50 years old, according to Prakash Nair

Good luck and a quick response prevented Fremont High shooting, police say

A combination of doing the right thing, a quick response and good luck may have prevented a potential shooting at Fremont High School on Monday. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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USU Eastern nursing instructor nationally recognized

A Utah State University Eastern nursing instructor recently received the Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Book borrowed 65 years returned to Spokane school

A 1946 copy of "Gone With the Wind," long thought lost, was returned to Rogers High School's library in the wake of a handwritten letter and a promise to waive a late fee that began accumulating 65... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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SUNY system OKs affirmative sexual consent policy

New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence on college campuses. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Jordan School District open enrollment underway

Open enrollment for Jordan School District began Monday and goes through Friday, Feb. 20. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Sandy school principal receives human rights honor

Sprucewood Elementary School Principal Lori Jones recently received received the Human Rights Award from the Utah School Counselors Association. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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US Education Department wants teacher training programs held accountable

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Proposed rules would require states to track success rates of their new teachers. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Bo Pelini fired after 7 seasons with Cornhuskers

Bo Pelini was fired as Nebraska's football coach on Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2014

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Why is my child punished? Finding solutions to uneven discipline in Utah schools

Heavy-handed school discipline is disproportionately administered to minorities and students with disabilities, according to researchers. But solutions are emerging to address disciplinary... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Proposed tax increase a 'bold move' for education

A bill that would increase the personal income tax rate in Utah by 1 percent, collecting an added $585 million for education each year, has incited debate among lawmakers, educators and policy... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Utah research universities rank among globally acclaimed institutions

Utah's two research universities ranked among the top 100 institutions in some subjects from a list of 20,000 institutions worldwide in a new index measuring the quality and quantity of published... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Combating anti-Semitism on campus? There’s an app for that

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the nation’s pre-eminent organizations fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry, has developed a “CombatHateU” app to deal with the problem. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Murray School District to start nonresident open enrollment

Murray City School District open enrollment for nonresident students will begin Monday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 a.m. at the Murray School District offices. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Two 7th-graders help classmate with cerebral palsy participate in mini triathlon

Aiden Rose can't run, bike or swim, but he finished a triathlon Tuesday morning with the help of some friends. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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High tech and faith in Silicon Valley help eradicate poverty

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Founded by Jesuits and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California's oldest college is uniquely situated to use start-up culture to wipe out poverty. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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UC students walk out to protest tuition hikes

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With state money stagnating, universities struggle to pay the bills. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Former 'BattleBot' now helping Utah high school class

As a former contestant on Comedy Central’s “BattleBots,” RoboSapien’s new role will be the transport cart for Hunter High’s FIRST robotics team. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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AF High Band performs with borrowed instruments at title game — theirs are headed to New York

The highly touted American Fork High School marching band performed Friday as the school's football team played for the state championship against Bingham. But the performance was unlike any of its... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Paying for the party: how a major university failed and derailed its freshmen

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A pair of researchers spent years following the progress of women from a single freshman dorm at a major state flagship university. What they found is not encouraging when it comes to the capacity... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2013

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The war on boys: Young men losing ground in education, emotional health and jobs

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Boys across America are losing ground. It's a situation so dire that three dozen national experts have formed a bipartisan commission to bolster their proposal that President Obama establish a... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2012

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The war on boys: Sex, media and violence

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SALT LAKE CITY — In the middle of a crowd of kids waiting for the bus in front of a westside middle school, one of the girls drops her book bag and two boys scramble to grab it, nearly... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2012

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