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Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setbacks, officials say

Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools.

Firing of lesbian teachers at St. Louis Catholic girls’ school draws outcry

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The termination of two lesbian faculty members at Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has prompted an outcry from alumnae who have vowed to withhold donations to the school. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Want your child to succeed in school? Rename these 8 household chores

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Doing chores isn't totally unheard of in today's society. But you want to consider giving them a new name — and a new identity — to help your child succeed in school. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Students get Comic Con tickets for achieving reading goals

Read Today, KSL-TV's Deanie Wimmer, Superman, Indiana Jones, and the Star Wars rebels surprised Oquirrh Hills Elementary with Salt Lake Comic Con tickets for the entire student body, as a reward... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Utah State University sets $220M record for research funding

Officials at Utah State University announced Tuesday that the school had set a new record for external research funding during the 2014 fiscal year. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Parents raise more than $10K for security system at Bountiful Elementary

Parents of students at Bountiful Elementary School raised more than $10,000 for new security system. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Third-grade teacher surprised to learn classroom has 4 sets of twins

A third-grade teacher at Columbia Elementary School in Kaysville has four sets of twins in her classroom, but only one set of twins is identical. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Living with Children: Late nights, not school start time, the problem for teens

New research finds that teens whose school days begin later than the national norm of approximately eight o’clock achieve at higher levels than teens who start school earlier. The researchers... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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18th century brewery remains found at Va. college

College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Common Core, budget problems and Honor Flight

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, education, culture, causes and finances. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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With so many free and cheap online courses now available, anyone can go back to school

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With so many free and cheap online courses available, anyone can go back to school. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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California appeals teacher tenure ruling

Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Can Draper afford to save a historic piece of its past?

Children’s voices haven't filled the halls at the old Draper Park School for decades. Now, preservationists have a plan to revive the sounds of learning inside the historic building. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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City library, school district partner to issue thousands of library cards to students

A new partnership between the Salt Lake City Public Library and the Salt Lake City School District has resulted in roughly 14,000 students signing up for city library cards. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Why Zzz's get degrees: The case for later school start times

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Researchers found what students already knew, that school starts too early. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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University of Phoenix founder dies, leaving complex legacy

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With flexible programs aimed at working adults, for-profit colleges have become both a beacon of hope and a lightning rod of controversy. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Want to keep your faith in college? Here's what you need to know

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When believing students find connection and community on a college campus -- particularly secular ones such as state universities -- they're more likely to remain faithful, students and campus... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Best states for underprivileged children

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Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2013

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Setting up students in high school to succeed in college

The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Schools, teachers preparing students for a digital world

Today, in addition to math, English and science, schools are including technology in the subject matter, as both a tool to lean and a tool to be learned. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2012

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