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Brain study shows the benefits of music training

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A Vermont researcher has shown that music thickens the cortex and improves "executive functioning." Read more »

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. Read more »

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Why bright low-income kids aren't going to top colleges

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Many of America's brightest kids miss out on going to the best schools for one reason — they don't have good information about what top colleges offer, and what they cost. Read more »

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My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity. Read more »

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Bill seeks to set rules on formation of new school districts

A bill that seeks to set rules on how new school districts can be formed sparked a lengthy debate as it was presented Wednesday to the House Education Committee. Read more »

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Justice Sotomayor holds court in student section as U. keynote speaker

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's address to students at the University of Utah Wednesday will likely be remembered for her insights on life and the law, but also because she was in the... Read more »

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Legislative committee looks at changes for higher ed capital funding

Lawmakers are considering changes to the way they fund the operation and maintenance of higher education buildings after an audit released last month showed a lack of funding transparency. Read more »

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Pennsylvania farmers find a new life in cheese

Sue Miller loves hanging out in her cheese cave. Read more »

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From the Homefront: The good game: video games that grow our kids

We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more »

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Bill would increase incentives for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives and resources for students to graduate early from high school through Utah's Centennial Scholarship program. Read more »

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White House drops plan to scale back college savings plans

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. Read more »

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Bill seeks to improve civic engagement among students

The Senate Education Committee recommended a bill for Senate approval Tuesday that would require students to pass a citizenship test before they can earn a high school diploma. Read more »

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Wyoming panel weighs bill to allow guns on school campuses

A Wyoming legislative panel is set to consider a bill to allow people who hold concealed carry permits to take guns onto school grounds and into public meetings. Read more »

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Granite District hosting career, technical education open house

The Granite School District's Career and Technical Education staff will host an open house for students and their families to learn about courses available in the district. Read more »

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Tooele School District to hold hearing on boundary changes

The Tooele School District will hold a public hearing on proposed boundary changes for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Lawmakers take first look at public education budget bill

Lawmakers began working to determine budget appropriations for Utah's public schools Tuesday, with a special focus on finding ways to improve financial efficiency. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Most K-12 students are now low income

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New finding reveals significant shift in public school population that presents challenges to schools. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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A president without a college degree? Wisconsin governor will test it

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He didn't found Facebook, but Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of college and never looked back. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Teen dating abuse and how schools can help prevent it

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Researchers report that school-based intervention may be an effective way to address and possibly prevent teen dating abuse. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Higher education leaders seek $337 million in state funding

Utah higher education leaders have asked state lawmakers to provide more than $337 million to provide better compensation for instructors and better services for students. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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About Utah: Utah Valley University fills a niche like no other

Under the guidance of university President Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University continues to grow and offer myriad educational possibilities. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Daybreak fourth-graders propose golden retriever as state domestic animal

Gus, along with his handler, Maureen Kilgour, visited Daybreak Elementary on Friday to put the fourth graders face-to-face with the dog breed that may become the domestic animal of Utah — all... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Nobel laureate Mario Capecchi speaks at CAST-UT conference

The 19th annual conference of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, titled "Innovation and Cooperation," featured a keynote address by Nobel Prize-winning biologist Dr. Mario Capecchi... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Parent empowerment and leadership conference urges parental involvement in school

Granite School District's inaugural Parent Leadership & Empowerment Conference held Saturday encouraged parents to get involved in their children's education and schools and to help them prepare... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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