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Class experiment teaches students life-changing lesson

A teacher in Garfield County went beyond the textbook to teach a lesson her students won’t soon forget.

11-year-old who was born deaf is among nation's top spellers

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any 11-year-old. But Neil Maes of Belton, South Carolina has had a more difficult journey than most of his peers. Read more »

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

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Nebo educator named Health Teacher of the Year

Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a health teacher at Salem Junior High, has been named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical... Read more »

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Teen who spends his nights taking care of his family honored by Granite district

Two years ago, Granite Park Junior High School freshman Siaosi Heimuli's life changed when his father died of a stroke. Read more »

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Threats lead to evacuation, schedule change at 2 Murray District schools

Unrelated threats at two Murray School District schools led to the evacuation and early dismissal of one school Monday and a schedule change at another. Read more »

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LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Read more »

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How to manage credit after college graduation

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According to Money Magazine, commencement should include speeches on the wisdom of saving, sticking to a budget and managing credit well. If used responsibly, credit cards can be an effective tool... Read more »

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A high school graduation ceremony in the dark

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On Thursday night, a bundle of balloons were released during Georgia's Winder-Barrow High School's class of 2016 graduation ceremony. The balloons were caught on a power line, causing a transformer... Read more »

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The nation's most aggressive school choice program has cleared at least one hurdle

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One key hurdle out of the way for nation's most aggressive school choice program, but more remain. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Q&A: Is the ‘math myth’ holding back students who don’t need it?

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Controversial professor argues that nation's obsession with algebra and calculus is and elite fetish that is holding students back. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Teen leads Humane Society service project to lift shelter animals' spirits

Allexis Bonacci, 16, organized a service project at the Humane Society of Utah on Friday to demonstrate to her peers the importance of donating time to a community cause by helping to keep animals... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

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Experiments in Indiana and Montana show that students borrow less when they know more. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

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The answer is 300 hours of training and thousands of dollars of tuition, with a six-month prison term for those who go without. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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British students might pay the price for better education

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As part of a recently announced education improvement plan, Britain will allow some universities to charge tuition based on quality of teaching. According to Quartz, the proposal is intended to... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Superintendent: No need to obey transgender student policy

Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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National Science Foundation grant aims to curb Utah teacher shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Utah Valley University this month in an effort to encourage more students to become science and math teachers. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Pure joy: Special needs students vie for the gold

Gordy Averett heads for the finish line in the 50-meter dash during the annual Special Needs Sports Day at Herriman High School on Friday. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Photos: Teachers' bike ride aims to educate others on improving air quality

Teachers at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School ride their bicycles through the halls of the Riverton school on Friday after biking from their homes in Salt Lake City, Kearns and Cottonwood Heights on... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Riverton educator named Jordan District’s Teacher of the Year

Sanya Payne, a first-grade teacher at Riverton Elementary, has been named the Jordan School District’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Billionaires Bloomberg and Koch argue that free speech on campus is under threat

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The former New York City "nanny mayor" and a controversial libertarian mogul teamed up to argue that dissent on campus is at risk. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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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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