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Making paints from berries and building with bundles of sticks New preschool program grabs national attention

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Making potions, building with bundles of sticks, making paints from berries, kids in this new-fangled start-up expand their creativity in old-fashioned way. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Highlights of the 200-plus bills Utah's governor has signed

Utah's governor has signed more than half of the 474 bills state legislators passed during the 2016 session. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Cuban leader Raul Castro says human rights should not be politicized

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Raul Castro ducks human rights violations and political prisoner issues, as Western activists put on pressure during a historic visit by President Barack Obama. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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ABC News anchor to speak at UVU's 75th commencement

Utah Valley University has announced seven-time Emmy Award-winning anchor John Quiñones will speak at the university’s 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Canyons board OKs administrative appointments

Canyons School District has announced new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education. The appointments are for the coming school year. Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Fourth-graders take over kitchen for culinary competition

A few dozen elementary students wearing white smocks and toques filled the Granite Education Center cafe kitchen to prepare their own breakfast recipes for judging in a regional cook-off. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Teen Tech Month Hackathon set for March 29 in West Jordan

The Salt Lake County Library system is inviting Utah teenagers to participate in Hackathon — an interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics event sponsored by Google Fiber. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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PHOTOS: Big Bad Wolf has his day in court

Plaintiff Big Bad Wolf (Brody Rolfson) listens as third-grade students from Kaysville's Endeavor Elementary conducts a mock trial with 2nd District Court Judge Thomas Kay at the Farmington... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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New general education program coming this fall to Westminster

This fall, incoming students at Westminster College will be able to choose from "vampire literature," national parks geology and almost 100 other new general education courses thanks to a face-lift... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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China moves to expand humanities, liberal arts in higher education

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Chinese advocates push for a move away from rote learning and STEM obsession toward studies that offer more flexible thinking and problem-solving. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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EPA reports that lead taints water in hundreds of public schools nationwide

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Elevated lead levels show up in 350 schools, and problems show up in children's blood levels in at least 12 states, multiple studies now show. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Utah ranks last in school breakfast participation

Utah ranks last in student participation in school breakfast programs, as only about a third of eligible, low-income students take part. Efforts are under way to change the perception of such... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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SLCC student selected to participate in NASA project

Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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PHOTOS: Robots take to the battlefield during FIRST Robotics competition

Ed O'Connor, right, and Ty Warren, left, from Medford, New York, celebrate after winning a qualifying round in the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Maverik Center in West... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Teachers ask for resources in interpreting, using SAGE data to help students

Almost two-thirds of teachers say they believe Utah's annual test for students, known as SAGE, has not helped improve results in their schools, according to a new survey. But not all those teachers... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Police, ACLU settle lawsuit over West High 'gang operation'

The Salt Lake City Police Department has agreed to stop conducting gang enforcement operations at local schools like it did in 2010 that, according to some, equated to racial profiling. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Mormon scolded by Christian group is at center of Kansas law

Daniel Arkell was leading a Bible study for a Christian group at Washburn University Law School in Kansas back in 2004 when the group's president reprimanded him for saying that people's eyes offer... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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USU business students get new space for learning

Utah State University leaders announced Wednesday the opening of the Jon M. Huntsman Hall, which adds 21 classrooms and 21 study rooms to the university's existing business facility. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Coffins and competitions: Building unity, attendance at West High

In light of growing diversity and a new tardy policy for students at West High, students hope this year's Spirit Week will lead to even greater unity, school spirit and classroom participation. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Father of sexually abused girl sues imprisoned bus driver, school district

The father of a 5-year-old special needs girl who was sexually abused on her school bus is now suing the incarcerated bus driver and the school district that employed him. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Going to college? Don’t forget to submit financial aid application

The Utah System of Higher Education is advising anyone attending college or planning to attend college to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Provo School District makes changes to gifted programs

After spending several months studying the Provo School District’s programs for gifted students, district leaders are announcing changes and expansion of the programs. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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U. names new dentistry dean

The University of Utah School of Dentistry has named a new dean. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Former Gov. Huntsman to speak at USU commencement

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah and chairman of the Atlantic Council, will serve as Utah State University’s commencement speaker for its 129th graduation ceremony. Huntsman will... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Robotics competition to turn Maverik Center into battlefield

A robot war with metallic catapults and blockades will turn the Maverik Center into a battlefield Friday and Saturday as more than 40 high school teams compete in the annual Utah regional FIRST... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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ProStart competition helps students develop culinary skills

High school students engaged in a culinary battle during the Utah Restaurant Association's ProStart state competition March 8. Provo High School won this round, earning a spot to compete at the... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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University students decry Bishop's public lands bill

Leaders from a variety of student organizations from area universities and colleges spoke Tuesday against the Public Lands Initiative being shepherded by Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz,... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Gallery: Students, teachers dive into Pi Day celebration

Utah Connections Academy's Megan Tahbun looks over at fellow student Aspen Romrell as teachers and students battle it out in a pie-eating contest in celebration of Pi Day on Monday at the... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights taking applications for Youth City Council

City officials are taking applications for its Youth City Council through Friday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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The Latest: No. 1 seeds are UNC, Kansas, Virginia, Oregon

est on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament, with 32 automatic qualifiers and 36 at-large teams picked and placed into brackets (all times Eastern): Read more »

March 13, 2016

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University of Missouri in financial tailspin as freshman enrollment dips and revenue slides

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The campus protests of last fall are apparently to blame, as the university freezes hiring and merit pay raises. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Changes ahead for parents, students and teachers

From testing to technology, Utah's classrooms will see several changes next year as a result of Utah's 2016 legislative session. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival presents 'Hamlet' tour, educational outreach program

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's 80-minute, designed-for-students production of "Hamlet" began its tour with USF’s educational outreach program on Jan. 20 and will be presented to the general... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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BYU unites hearing, deaf communities in 'Taste of Sunrise'

While the depth of the play lies in its story, “The Taste of Sunrise” breaks cultural and language barriers as it follows Tuc, a deaf young man growing up in the 1920s, who tells his... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Photos: Reading pays off for Am. Fork students

Students at Shelley Elementary School in American Fork cheer as they are rewarded for their reading efforts with a visit from KSL's Chopper 5 on Friday as part of the National Education... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Photos: Event gives young women the chance to explore STEM fields

Kylie Johnson, Breaunna Gillen and Brooklyn Janssen use Legos to build a conveyor belt at SheTech Explorer Day at Utah Valley University in Orem on Friday. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Utah schools get $445M funding boost, new direction for leadership elections

Utah's 2016 legislative session ended Thursday with $445 million in new money for public and higher education, exceeding Gov. Gary Herbert's budget request for schools by more than $20 million. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Friends, family say final farewells to Nancy Reagan (+video)

Close friends and family remembered Nancy Reagan as more than a first lady Friday, recalling at her funeral service how she and husband Ronald Reagan made up "two halves of a circle," with a love... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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2016 Sterling Scholar Award winners geared-up to solve world's problems

The Sterling Scholar Awards Program celebrates academic and community excellence of Utah's high school seniors. This year's winners have some impressive resumes. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Looking beyond the 10,000-hour rule on the path to exceptional performance

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An authority on expertise points to focused practice and mental models as the keys to breaking performance barriers. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Eccles Foundation gives $4M to renovate U. Alumni House

Thanks to a $4 million gift from the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family Foundation, the University of Utah Alumni Association is well on its way to realizing a much-anticipated transformation... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Colorado proposes a new measure to take a stand against school shootings

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A legislative proposal would allow therapists to alert authorities of less-specific concerns that could lead to violence, rather than requiring an immediate threat. Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Photos: Classmates honor 11-year-old killed in auto-pedestrian accident

Northridge Elementary School's chorus dedicates its performance to Eric Longhurst, the 11-year-old killed in an auto-pedestrian accident last week, during "Music on the Hill" at the Capitol in Salt... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Utah fifth-graders embark on 'Mission to Mars'

Hundreds of fifth-graders gathered in Ogden Wednesday to reach for the stars for mankind. Their mission? Colonize Mars. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Nominations sought for Sorenson Legacy Awards

The public is invited to submit nominations for the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts and Education. Nominated educators must be licensed in Utah. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 7. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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6th-grade Kaysville teacher recognized for her energizing lessons

Emmylou VanderToolen, a science teacher at Burton Elementary in Kaysville, has been named the state’s Outstanding Sixth-Grade Science Educator for 2016 by the Utah Science Teachers Association. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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U. trustees announce 2016 honorary degree recipients

The University of Utah Board of Trustees today has selected four people to receive honorary doctorate degrees. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Lawmakers put finishing touches on education budget

The Utah Legislature passed a budget Tuesday that would give Utah schools about $432 million in new money, adding to last year's education budget of almost $6 billion. Read more »

March 8, 2016

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Lawmakers advance gun safety proposal for Utah students

Utah parents may have the option of opting their children into a gun safety course next year through their child's school. That's the intent of SB43, which passed the Senate last month and was... Read more »

March 8, 2016

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Bill to remove SAGE from evaluations would give more power to Utah teachers

Some teachers could have more say in how they are evaluated if a proposal to take SAGE out of the evaluation process passes the Utah Legislature this week. Read more »

March 8, 2016

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