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Latinos in Action student leaders attended a leadership training boot camp.

Sam Jarman finishes his first year as Alpine superintendent

Samuel Y. Jarman has now been the Alpine School District superintendent for a year, overseeing the education and well-being of 75,000 students and 8,000 employees. He says he's right where he wants... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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The summer job: Here's how teens can take the initiative

Teens who have the opportunity to earn money and develop good work habits now will receive great payoffs when applying for educational or employment opportunities in the future, experts say. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Feds consider whether to shut for-profit college watchdog

Federal education officials are deciding whether to shut down the nation's biggest accreditor of for-profit colleges over allegations that it overlooked deception by some of its schools. Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Area churches prepare for season of vacation Bible school

It's part fun and games and part instruction, but the underlying goal of vacation Bible schools in Utah, is sharing the story of Jesus. This summer's offerings range the gamut of waterslides,... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Photos: Voila! Students' planter boxes yield great results

Fourth-graders Marley Richardson, 10, left, and Marcus Boehme, 10, play the Guess the Herb game at Fox Hollow Elementary in West Jordan on Friday. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Rule change: Utah schools can tap experts to fill teaching void

The Utah State Board of Education began a discussion Friday in advance of meetings with lawmakers next week on how data should inform policy initiatives to bring more teachers into the classrooms... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Davis School District offering free summer lunches

Davis County children under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer thanks to a federally funded program and Davis School District Nutrition Services. Adults wishing to purchase lunch can... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Utah's teacher problem: What can be done to keep educators in the profession?

Nearly half of all new teachers in Utah quit within five years of teaching, contributing to a teacher shortage that worsens with a student population that grows by more than 10,000 students each year. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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'Math stairs' helping students memorize multiplication equations

Daybreak Elementary in South Jordan has a unique way to try to teach students multiplication — math stairs. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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How some colleges help low-income students get ahead, while others push them further behind

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"Mobility index" shows the good, the bad and the ugly in private college outcomes, but experts agree more data is needed. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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The impact of giving less money to already poor schools

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Between districts and within districts, from administration to curriculum, poorer schools struggle to get by while wealthier schools coast. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Why majority of college graduates feel they are unprepared for working life

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Four out of 10 college seniors in the 2016 graduating class said their college experience has helped them prepare for their future career. Also, 67 percents more students want more professional... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Granite association honors 4 administrators

The Granite Association of School Administrators has recognized four individuals for their outstanding service during the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Too many leave integrity behind when traveling overseas for school

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Most of the cheating comes from Chinese students who don't understand or accept or understand plagiarism rules, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Swimmer started at Stanford amid assault prevention efforts

Brock Turner began his short-lived career as a swimmer at Stanford University two years ago amid renewed efforts by the prestigious California school and other U.S. colleges to prevent campus... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Photos: Hogle Zoo atmosphere inspires animal artists

Visual Art Institute is holding a weeklong art summer camp for kids at Hogle Zoo. The young artists practiced using different art materials to mimic the look of the animals they drew. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Lawsuit accuses LDS Church of failing to protect Navajo students

Another Navajo man has sued the LDS Church, alleging he was sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct church program that placed children with foster families in Utah in the late 1970s and... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Notre Dame opens turbomachinery lab that will create jobs

University of Notre Dame officials hope a new $36 million turbomachinery laboratory it's opening will raise its research profile and lead to more businesses moving into a South Bend technology park. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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9 receive scholarships from United Way of Salt Lake

United Way of Salt Lake has announced the first recipients of scholarships provided through the Deborah Bayle Scholarship Fund for Youth. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Education for homeless kids gets a one-month boost at Midvale shelter

Homeless children staying at the Road Home's Midvale Center will have educational programs this summer thanks to bridge funding appropriated by the Utah State Board of Education and another... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Utah has best state economy with high marks for investment in workforce, infrastructure, report says

Utah has the best state economy in the U.S. thanks to rapid business growth, low unemployment and a strong talent pool, according to a WalletHub report released Monday. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Why schools should ease up on student suspensions

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A suspension can go far beyond a bad mark on your child's individual student record. In fact, suspensions can cost the U.S. an estimated $35 billion annually, according to a new report. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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How leaders in rural Utah counties are trying to end the cycles of poverty

Utah's efforts to break cycles of intergenerational poverty have shifted to the county level, where several communities in rural Utah are developing their own strategies to disrupt cycles of... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Clinton: US 'trying to elect a president, not a dictator'

Hillary Clinton is keeping the heat on Donald Trump, saying "we are trying to elect a president, not a dictator." Read more »

June 3, 2016

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UCLA killer turned violent despite foundation for success

With a wall's worth of academic degrees from top universities and a new wife in his chosen country, Mainak Sarkar entered mid-life with a foundation of success. Then his life began to unravel. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Man killed in Ogden crash was Weber State staff member

Police have identified an Ogden man killed in a three-vehicle collision on Harrison Boulevard on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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'What we became': West High grads visit former schools to celebrate and inspire

Several schools in the Salt Lake City School District welcomed back former students prior to their high school graduation this week in a graduation walk to celebrate their accomplishments while... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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How do Utah's economy and education markers compare to Colorado's?

There are components of worker productivity, educational attainment and gender wage gaps that Utah can learn from its neighbor to the east, Colorado, according to a report published Thursday by... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Mom uses multiple costumes to cheer up daughter who was bullied

Vanesa Rosa dressed up in a different costume every day she picked her daughter up from school in North Salt Lake after finding out her second-grader was being bullied by a student. Soon, her... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Pilot safely ejects in Colorado before Thunderbird crash

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet moments after flying over a crowd watching President Barack Obama's commencement... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Debates scheduled for State School Board candidates

Utah voters will have opportunities to compare the educational philosophies of candidates vying for the Utah State Board of Education in several debates to be held this month. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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West High student wins $50,000 at Intel science fair

Kathy Liu, a 17-year-old student from West High School, claimed one of two $50,000 prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineer Fair held in Phoenix in May. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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'More than the condemned': 110 Utah prison inmates earn adult high school diplomas

Some 110 inmates at the Utah State Prison received their adult high school diplomas during a graduation ceremony Wednesday. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Alpine School District announces summer schedule for meal program

Alpine School District has announced the schedule for its summer meals program. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Utah Air Force recognizes Provo educator as Teacher of the Year

The Utah Air Force Association has awarded Jennifer Remy, a Provo High science teacher and the Provo School District’s STEM coordinator, the Chapter 236 Secondary Teacher of the Year. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Department of Public Safety to investigate sexual assault reporting at BYU

At the request of BYU police and Utah County law enforcement agencies, the Utah Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it will review how the university police agency accesses and disseminates... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Layton cadet earns highest Civil Air Patrol award

Cadet Col. Rose Carlisi was honored Wednesday at the state Capitol with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest award in the Civil Air Patrol program. She's the first Utah cadet in more than... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Ousted Baylor president Starr resigns from chancellor role

Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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High school opens in polygamist town on state border

A school in the polygamist community of Hildale on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago is unveiling a new building for high school students as the rebirth of the public education... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Career readiness is a little easier at schools like Aviation High

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Aviation High School in Long Island, with a satellite campus embedded in JFK Airport, funnels students into high-paying jobs in the air and on the ground. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Construction begins on new $43M trades building for SLCC

Construction is set to begin this week on a new facility to house more than a dozen career and technical education programs at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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About Utah: Utah teacher taught 15 children from the same family, and they all came back to thank her

On the eve of her last day at William Penn Elementary, sixth-grade teacher extraordinaire Toni Cook got a big thank-you from all 15 of the Fetzer kids she taught through the years. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Tiny, honor-system libraries trending in Cache County

The wooden post in the front yard of the Duncan family's Boulevard home in Logan often gets mistaken for a mailbox. But take a closer look, and the neatly painted and designed box resembling a... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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U. professor competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

What may set Janis Cantwell apart from other contestants on "American Ninja Warrior" is her Yale doctorate in chemistry, her career as a professor at the University of Utah and her 5-year-old... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Herbert, Johnson present different visions for Utah education; both call for unity

Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican challenger, Jonathan Johnson, have both identified education as a key issue in their campaigns, committing to unifying lawmakers and educators in improving... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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17-year-old gets degree in biology, physics and math

While most 6-year-olds spend their summers playing outside, participating in sports or watching TV, 17-year-old Joseph Heavner of Clear Spring spent his childhood teaching himself mathematics and... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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The best of summer books for the whole family

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Summer 2016 offers a treasure trove of engrossing stories — fiction and non-fiction — for all ages. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Salina Yoon

Picture books from author/illustrator Salina Yoon with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through the end of June, according to a news release. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Manti senior conquers classes and cancer

Kelsie Albee learned more during her senior year than most of her classmates will in their lifetimes. When school started last fall, she was at Primary Children’s Hospital, having been... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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