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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Photos: Vehicle Day gives students a look at possible careers

Students at Bonneville Junior High School look inside a Jenkins-Soffe hearse during Vehicle Day at the Holladay school Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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LDS Church condemns sexual assault as BYU announces committee on campus response to student cases

LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday. Meanwhile, BYU created a committee and launched a website in response... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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19 Utah schools receive official state STEM designation

The Utah State Board of Education approved 19 public schools throughout the state for the Utah STEM School Designation. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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U. grad one of top 25 law students in the nation

Nubia PeÑa, a recent graduate of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently named as one of the top 25 law students in the country by National Jurist magazine. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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41 inmates in Davis County Jail earn high school diplomas

Bernadine Davison hugs her son, Anthony Montano, after the Davis County Adult High School commencement at the Davis County Jail in Farmington on Wednesday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Family is everything': Polynesian Cultural Center conveys importance of heritage, service and feeling of family

A warm family feeling permeates the paths of the 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center, which is consistently one of Hawaii's top attractions. Honoring your heritage, serving others and loving family... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utah Legislature restores $4.7 million for education in special session

Utah lawmakers voted to restore more than $4.7 million in funding for various education programs during a special legislative session Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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United Way of Salt Lake honors Changemakers for 2016

United Way of Salt Lake recognized six recipients of the 2016 United for Change award: Mayor Ben McAdams, Mayor Cherie Wood, Principal Jadee Talbot, Intermountain Healthcare, KSL and Deseret... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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200 Utah students may have to retake SAT after tests get lost

There are right answers, wrong answers and for some 200 Utah students, there are lost answers. What happened to their SAT exams? Nobody can find them, but test administrators are on the hunt. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Drone operators, academics urge Utah lawmakers against too much regulation

Unmanned aerial systems operators and educators urged Utah lawmakers Wednesday to not stifle the emerging industry with too much regulation. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Murray District honors teacher, classified employee

Murray School District has named its Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the year for 2016. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Priceless advice for your first job

Looking back, what do you wish someone had told you before you sat in the human resources department at your first real-world job and faced that pile of paperwork? Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Legislature to study impact of directive on transgender students; LDS Church weighs in

Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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USU Live Snapchat Story attracts national attention

Utah State University students inadvertently created a Snapchat Live Story that gained 1.6 million views and national attention. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Davis Districts honors 11 employees with CARE Awards

The Davis School District has announced 11 recipients of this year’s CARE Awards. CARE stands for Celebrate Achievement, Reward Excellence. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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2016 Sorenson Legacy Award recipients honored

The Utah State Office of Education recently honored recipients of the 2016 Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Canyons board tentatively OKs educator contracts

The Canyons’ Board of Education has unanimously approved tentative negotiated agreements with the Canyons Education Association, the Canyons Association of Education Support Professionals and... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Education funding, monument discussion on the agenda for special session this week

Lawmakers will meet this week in a special legislative session to vote on restoring more than $4.7 million for several education programs and whether to formally oppose the creation of a national... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Study: Electricity demand linked to struggles for river wildlife

Morning and evening routines for families across the West may be contributing to conditions that make survival difficult for aquatic wildlife below hydroelectric dams, according to a recent study... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Report: Park City school violated diabetic student's rights

A Park City school district discriminated against a diabetic kindergartner for not ensuring a nurse was available to give her insulin, federal education officials concluded in a recent report. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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GOP leaders describe unity as the education of Donald Trump

Top Republicans suggested on Sunday that Donald Trump needs more public policy schooling, particularly on foreign affairs, to earn the confidence of a fractured party and show he's ready to take on... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Obama urges 2016 graduates to shun fear, seek innovation

President Barack Obama tells college graduates that the pace of change in the world is accelerating, not subsiding. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Statistics show BYU's Honor Code protects students, but can learning from others make it better?

The nation's biggest party schools report 600 percent more sexual assaults than dry campuses like BYU's. The school's Honor Code is designed to keep students safer and appears successful, but some... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Your role in helping victims of sexual assault? It's bigger than you think

Public campaigns and policy changes are necessary to increase sexual assault reporting, but experts say the greatest and most immediate impact comes as friends and family re-evaluate how they think... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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This year's college graduates 'imperative' for vibrant Utah economy

Utah's colleges and universities this year produced more than 40,000 graduates, most of whom will start their careers in the state and put Utah closer to attaining its goal of having 66 percent of... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Former Texas foster children tell of frequent moves, abuse

Former Texas foster care children described conditions of neglect and sometimes physical and sexual abuse as part of a lawsuit against Texas, prompting a federal judge to declare the system... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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11 Utah educators honored for lifelong impact on students

Utah educators received Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education Friday at the Little America Hotel. Recipients include one administrator and two teachers from elementary, middle and high... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Your Stadium Here: Public schools cash in with naming rights

In the last two years, a northern Indiana high school sold the naming rights to its football field to a bank for $400,000, its baseball field to an auto dealership, its softball field to a law... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Jewish bus blaze evokes tension of 1991 Brooklyn riots

Twenty-five years after violent race riots in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, a new incident — the torching a school bus outside a Jewish school — has raised questions about... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Students find fun in physics at Lagoon

Physics Day at Lagoon attracts an average of 8,000 middle and high school students from more than 200 schools in five states each year. Students and teachers are able to enjoy the park’s... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Herbert slams Obama 'bathroom' directive as federal overreach

Utah State Board of Education chairman David Crandall said in a statement that the issue is "best decided by local education agencies" and Gov. Gary Herbert said he "will not hesitate to fight" the... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Surprise winners take top prize in state stock competition

Seven male students who are currently wards of the state at Slate Canyon Youth Center in Provo won first place in a competition called The Stock Market Game, which pitted the group against... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Summer reading kickoff party set for June 4

Kids, teens, adults and families are encouraged to participate in Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge taking place June 1 through Aug. 31. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Gardening classes begin May 25 in Cedar Hills

A series of free gardening classes offered by the Intermountain Farmers Association will begin Wednesday, May 25, and run every fourth Wednesday through the growing season. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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'A big achievement:' Muslim leader earns US citizenship

USU student and Palestinian native and Muslim Said Ghabayen became a local voice for peace following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now, after eight years of undergoing the legal processes,... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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School board calls for review of Common Core, supports removing SAGE from high school

The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to do a comprehensive review of the state's English and math standards, as well as to replace SAGE testing with the ACT in high school. Both decisions... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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State School Board considers alternatives to SAGE for high schoolers

Movement toward eliminating SAGE, Utah's standardized test, from high schools has gained momentum among state education leaders in light of recent political opposition to the test. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Weber names new dean of College of Arts & Humanities

Weber State University has appointed Scott Sprenger as dean of the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Sprenger currently serves as provost at the American University of Paris. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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United Way of Salt Lake announces 2016 award winners

United Way of Salt Lake announced its United for Change award honorees for 2016. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Brighton HS investigates threat of violence after tragic student deaths

Cottonwood Heights police beefed up their presence in and around Brighton High School on Thursday following threats of a mass shooting. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah initiative inspiring women, pushing companies to value them

A growing number of women are putting themselves out there, applying for promotions and running for political office. And more Utah businesses, corporations and organizations are stepping up to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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State rehabilitation office's 'weak' oversight costly, audit says

A new legislative audit shows the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation's oversight of case management is weak, costly to taxpayers, and in some cases in conflict with federal and state regulation. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Sherry Young: Good advice for ending the school year on a high note

Why do kids, especially teenagers, do crazy stuff? Maybe it's because their brains aren't fully developed. At the end of the school year, it would be nice for them to have something extra to do to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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After criticism, Herbert backs off push for SAGE on special session agenda

After drawing harsh criticism Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert backed off of an attempt to get lawmakers to address an issue related to the controversial Common Core standards in Utah at next week's... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Opting out of SAGE test is on the rise

Parental concerns over Utah's SAGE test have led to rising rates of children being exempted from the test. But schools aren't immune to the consequences that student opt outs have on teaching,... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Photos: Bear walks to school with students using innovative app

Altara Elementary students are entertained by the Utah Jazz Bear after walking with him to the Sandy school Tuesday. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Provo School District Foundation honors 6 educators

The Provo School District Foundation has six individuals with Outstanding Educator Awards, which recognizes their contribution to the education of students in the District. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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