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Are we witnessing the disappearance of the 'traditional' college student? Not yet

A new report by the Urban Institute shows the average college student is still under the age of 25.

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Testing opt out movement picks up steam as, legislatures consider policy changes

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Delaware and New York move forward on opt-out protections, while Colorado steps back. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Can you still work your way through college?

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Is your child flipping burgers this summer? She might have to work over 900 hours to pay for college tuition in the fall. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Happier students tend to have higher GPAs

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New research from Harvard University suggests that students' happiness is correlated to their grade point averages (GPAs), but — interestingly — not to standardized testing. Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include an Associated Press employee, a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, a Wells Fargo... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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This week in history: The State of Israel is born

On May 14, 1948, the state of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion. The establishment of the state of Israel was the result of years of struggle by the Jewish people to create a national home. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

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Earlier this week, researchers from the Louisiana State University and the University of Texas found that when schools implemented a cellphone ban across campus, student test scores increased by as... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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What will your college degree do for you? Big data could answer the question, but only if we let it.

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As financial pressure on institutions builds, finding the best value for college becomes a wonky playground. But they need more numbers to play with. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Class of 2015: Most jobs, most debt

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The class of 2015 is graduating into the best job market in a decade, but their diplomas come at a high cost. This year's college grads carry the most student debt on record, at an average of... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Does it matter where you go to college?

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Students who graduate from elite school get higher-paying jobs out of school, but that's not all there is to it. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Graduates say colleges aren't preparing them for the workforce

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According to a study from Northeastern University, 62 percent of graduates said they were unhappy with the way their universities have prepared them for the workplace. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Report: Utah leads nation in high school graduation gains for minorities

Utah is leading the nation in closing the gap in high school graduation rates between white students and minority students, according to a national report released Tuesday. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Ben Gowans state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

Ben Gowans, a fourth-grade teacher at Park View Elementary in Nebo School District was recognized as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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The best states for preschool

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The National Institute for Early Education Research released a report this week called “The State of Preschool,” which broke down how much financial support and access each state has... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Obama library locale a lift to Chicago hometown's South Side

President Barack Obama will establish his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city where his political career began and where some of the issues that he plans to devote... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Tooele County School District names top administrator

The Tooele County School District has named Clint Spindler 2015 Administrator of the Year. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Utah State Office of Education announces leadership changes

The Utah State Office of Education announced changes in leadership Tuesday, with Scott Jones stepping in as associate superintendent for business and operations. Read more »

May 12, 2015

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U.Va. dean sues Rolling Stone over debunked gang rape story

A University of Virginia associate dean sued Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday for more than $7.5 million, saying a debunked account of an alleged gang rape on campus cast her as the "chief villain." Read more »

May 12, 2015

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The qualities of an exceptional teacher

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Over the course of a 15-year study, the teaching techniques and efforts of nearly 100 college teachers nationwide were studied. The results of his study were published in the book “What the... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Over 15,000 fill Smith's Ballpark as Bees host Kids Day

With over 15,000 kids looking on, the Bees narrowly dropped their final game of the homestand 5-4 to fall too 12-18 on the season. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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The bipartisan bill that puts students back in control of their privacy

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In a rare expression of bipartisanship, two congressmen last week introduced a bill to modernize student privacy protections for students. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Amazon just did something that may change the way parents buy toys

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Amazon just made it so that shoppers can't find toys based on gender. But is the argument over toys really about gender? Read more »

May 8, 2015

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U. graduates largest class in institution's history and Pres. Eyring receives honorary degree

The University of Utah graduated its largest class to date Thursday, with 8,363 graduates from 77 countries earning 8,830 degrees. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

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New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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