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SLCC names Distinguished Alumni

Salt Lake Community College has named artist and activist Ruby Chacon and tech entrepreneur Paul Mayne as its Distinguished Alumni. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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3 high schoolers suffer minor injuries after buses collide

Three high school students were hospitalized with minor injuries after two Box Elder School District buses crashed into each other Monday afternoon. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Teacher and students donate 1 million tabs to Ronald McDonald House

What does one million of something look like? Lisa Moller, a fourth-grade teacher at Foxboro Elementary School in North Salt Lake set more than six years ago to find out. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Salt Lake District holding pre-K registration

The Salt Lake City School District will be holding registration for pre-kindergarten programs. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Utah Board of Education seeks input on science, engineering standards

The Utah State Board of Education is seeking public feedback on the state’s science and engineering education standards for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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A guide for guidance counselors: How to help high school students find the right college

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Overwhelmed and underresourced, guidance counselors need more manpower and better systems to help low income students get to the next level, research group argues. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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University of Utah commits to buying more local food

University of Utah students could soon be eating more burgers made with grass-fed beef topped with cheese from local creameries. The school has committed to spending more of its food dollars on... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Hearing about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills

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New research from Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and University of Michigan suggests that moms who talk about math with their preschoolers at the dinner table can improve their... Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Redefining college: How associate degrees offer promising pathways for Utahns

Most students and their families see a bachelor's degree or higher as the primary gateway to productive careers. More students are realizing, however, that college can be something other than four... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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‘Dr. Oz’ will mount on-air defense against critics who want him fired

Oz, the television host “Dr. Oz,” plans to set aside a portion of his popular TV show in the coming week to address critics who say he no longer deserves to be associated with a... Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

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Meet Milo, the social robot helping autistic children learn social skills. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Salt Lake University Institute’s Excellence in Education award presented to U's Ingebretsen

Richard J. Ingebretsen was recognized with the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion’s annual Excellence in Education award at a luncheon April 10. Read more »

April 18, 2015

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New compilation album from Noteworthy has many beautiful notes

Noteworthy is an all-female a cappella group from Brigham Young University that shows versatility and impressive vocal talent in its newest release, "Noteworthy." Read more »

April 18, 2015

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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UVU engineering students get chance to showcase skills before graduation

Utah Valley University’s Engineering Technology Fair, a joint effort between three of the university’s engineering programs, gives graduating students one last chance to show off their... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Students have heads shaved for cancer research fundraiser

Mount Logan Middle School in Logan hosted a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research on Friday. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Meeting slated to discuss rebuilding Provo school

A public information meeting will be held regarding construction of the new Sunset View Elementary School in Provo. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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West Lake Junior High celebrating 50th anniversary

West Lake Junior High School is celebrating 50 years of education in the West Valley area. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Groundbreaking set for new Butler Elementary

The rebuilding of Butler Elementary school will begin next week. The public is invited to attend a community groundbreaking ceremony and open house. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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U. appoints former state budget director to business school post

The University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business has appointed Juliette Tennert as director of economic and public policy research. She has been serving as budget director and chief... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: 920,000 drop, cover, hold on

More than 920,000 Utahns participated in the statewide earthquake drill, the Great Utah ShakeOut, on Thursday to practice and prepare for a major earthquake along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Teens’ e-cigarette use triples in a year, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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BYU ranked 'best value college' in Utah

BYU topped Utah's ranks as the "best value college" in a recent report by SmartAsset, ranking 27th nationally based on tuition, student living costs, average financial aid awarded, student... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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As student tests move online, keyboarding enters curriculum

Seven-year-old Ja'Niyah Smith's first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and, as they do every week, practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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