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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's vital to expanding your real knowledge

Is pretending we know all the answers to how the brain works or economic cycles the enemy of real knowledge?

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Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

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Opponents of current testing requirements see opportunities and challenges in how the questions are phrased and how much information is offere with the questions. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming 'master plan' for Mars

Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Teachers show commitment to teaching by taking 'field trip' to students' homes

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Teachers in Tennessee knocked door-to-door in an effort to meet their students before the school year. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Photos: Discover delivers school supplies for Granite students

Representatives from Discover delivered a back-to-school special to students in the Granite School District on Thursday, donating 3,500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the start of the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Report: Utah colleges producing degrees with high earning potential

Graduates from Utah's colleges and universities are among the most well-paid in the country in several non-STEM fields, according to a PayScale report released this week. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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How to thrive in college: A freshman survival guide

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Knowing how to maneuver the world of college, spaces between classes, optional reading, living independently and grocery shopping are all part of the new lifestyle college freshmen have to take on.... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Charter schools provide options, competition in education system

While I can understand UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh’s eagerness to attempt to thwart the public charter school movement in Utah, in her recent op-ed on Utah's public charter... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Park City residents to vote on $56 million school bond

The Park City School Board has placed a $56 million bond issue on the ballot for November's election. The bond would fund several projects if it passes. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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2015 ACT results show more participation, lower overall scores

Utah saw a drop in its composite ACT score from 20.8 last year to 20.2 for this year's high school graduating class. Participation in the test, however, increased by 14 percent to include 40,629... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Is there too much faith in college football?

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One organization asserts that faith and college football need to go their separate ways. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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UVU to host event on money management for women

Utah Valley University next month will host an event on helping women understand money and gain financial confidence. Gail Miller will be the keynote speaker. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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How some Ivy League schools are spending their endowments — and why it's upsetting professors

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Malcolm Gladwell joins a chorus of critics decrying inequality and skewed priorities of top-ranked universities. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts golf tournament, celebrates new building

Big Brothers Big Sisters had 116 golfers join the organization Thursday to celebrate its 37th year of providing services in Utah. The golf tournament was expected to generate around $40,000, enough... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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UVU adds electric vehicle charging stations

Utah Valley University and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development unveiled two electric vehicle charging stations and two newly purchased Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

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An organization in Kansas is working to give teachers school supplies for free so they don't have to buy them with their own money. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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New University of Utah law school building to be dedicated

The University of Utah next week will celebrate the opening of the new home of S.J. Quinney College of Law. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Graduates of elite law schools are more likely to land on their feet after job loss

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A recent joint Georgetown University and Emory University study finds that lawyers who attended prestigious law schools may have "insurance" if their law firms fail. But the study receives mixed... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Students should use cash, not credit

We should not be teaching young adults that credit is a safety net. Cash is their saving grace. Of course, at some point, having good credit will matter — but not in their formative financial... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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What the recent Duke student protest over ‘Fun Home’ can teach us about summer reading

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Several students at Duke University have refused to read the award-winning novel “Fun Home,” an LGBT-centric graphic-novel memoir from Alison Bechdel, that, according to some, violates... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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2 named to economic development board

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Stefanie Bevans and Susan Johnson to its board of directors. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Why reading to young children matters

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New research highlights how reading to young children benefits their growing brains. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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The cutting Edge: Innovations at SUU gaining notice

A few years into its efforts to define itself as the premier undergraduate institution for project-based higher education, Southern Utah University is getting noticed. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

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Chris Christie is still throwing punches, while John Kasich back off on Education Department, and Jeb Bush wants to "voucherize" American education. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Survey: More college freshmen struggling with their mental health

A 2014 survey published by "The American Freshman" shows the lowest emotional health statistics among college freshmen in nearly 50 years. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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'Making connections': Kingsbury Hall Presents changes name to UtahPresents, expands mission

UtahPresents, formerly known as Kingsbury Hall Presents, is expanding its mission to embed the arts in the University of Utah, surrounding K-12 schools and the Salt Lake community. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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