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Utah was ranked as the ninth most successful state in America.

What do young Americans think on top issues facing the country?

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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University of Utah names vice president for research

Andrew Weyrich, most recently associate dean for research at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been named vice president for research. He succeeds neurobiologist Tom Parks, who retired... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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New study sheds light on girls' resilience and the academic gender gap

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Study finds that among kindergartners who struggle equally with focus, regulating emotions, delaying gratification and forming positive relationships, girls still do better than boys in the long run. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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The Leonardo's first original exhibit set to take 'FLIGHT'

"FLIGHT," the first original exhibit created by The Leonardo, will feature a fully restored C-131 military transport airplane when it opens Aug. 6. The first piece of the aircraft — a 28-inch... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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USDA lauds Jordan District’s Farm to School program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Jordan School District’s Farm to School program, which has been bringing locally grown produce to school cafeterias for the past seven... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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United Way of S.L. invites volunteers to ‘Stuff the Bus’

United Way of Salt Lake is encouraging the members of the community to “Stuff the Bus” by hosting school supply drives and volunteering to stuff backpacks that will help 11,000 children... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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BYU gets nod as website's 'Best College' in Utah in state-by-state rankings

In addition to its annual rankings of best colleges, Time.com's Money website recently released a list of the highest-ranked schools for each state. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Former Cedar City mayor, SUU President Gerald Sherratt dies

Gerald R. Sherratt, former Cedar City mayor and Southern Utah University president, died at age 84 due to health complications Friday night. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Taylor, Tischner saying goodbye to school board service

Deborah Taylor hasn't regretted agreeing to run and to serve on the Alpine School District Board of Education. K. L. Tischner is happy as well to have served on the Nebo School Board. But both are... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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The power of introverted students

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Attention has been brought to recent cultural disparities regarding introverts — and teachers may not fully understand the capabilities of introverted students. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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UT reasoning to block guns in classrooms

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Three professors at The University of Texas at Austin have filed a federal lawsuit hoping to block the state law that would allow licensed gun holders 21 or older to bring handguns into classrooms. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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USU names 2 new department heads in College of Humanities

Leadership in Utah State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences is undergoing some big changes this summer. But faculty and students won’t see many changes, according to two... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Salt Lake County resident becomes first Zika-related death in continental U.S.

The first confirmed Zika-related death in the continental U.S. has occurred in Salt Lake County. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Democrats want hearing on new teacher certification process

The Utah House Democratic Caucus is demanding a public hearing on a Utah State Board of Education rule creating an alternative path to teacher certification. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Shooting of 'Mr. Phil' shocks Minnesota school colleagues

Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Financial-aid application completions up in Utah, down nationwide

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released data showing that fewer high school seniors nationwide are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid than last year. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Learn what life was like for pioneers at Columbus Library event

The Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, is inviting the public to come and see what life was like in the Utah Territory on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Whitmore Library offers summer fitness programs

In keeping with the summer library program theme of fun and fitness, July offers opportunities for all ages to exercise minds and bodies at Whitmore Library. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Feds step in to cover loans for former students of fraudulent Corinthian College

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Feds step in to cover loans for former students of Corinthian College, which went under after being accused of fraud. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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The newest rising star in education is a country you may have trouble finding on a map

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Estonia, former Soviet republic, now EU and NATO member, is innovating and outperforming France and Germany on PISA tests. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Elder Wickman, UVU's Matt Holland to speak at BYU religious freedom conference

How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Maple Mountain welders take 3rd in SkillsUSA competition

The Maple Mountain High School team of junior welding fabricators took third place in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Watch: Rep. Stewart launches refugee back-to-school supply drive

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, is launching a drive to collect school supplies to help refugee children living in Utah. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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S.L. County libraries offering STEM camps for teens

The Salt Lake County Library system is offering several free science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for teenagers in July and August. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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S.L. teacher named Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Nathan Auck, a teacher at the Salt Lake City School District’s Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S.... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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University of Utah won't get rid of fossil-fuel investments

The University of Utah board of trustees is rebuffing a push to get rid of the school's investments associated with fossil fuels. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How much do we really know about closing the achievement gap?

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Study of a Washington, D.C., program that keeps kids in a boarding environment showed dramatic short-term test results, but no long-term academic or life outcomes. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Drunkorexia: A dangerous new fad on college campuses

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Referred to as "drunkorexia," eating or purging to allow for more drinking with less weight gain is another indication of campus alcohol issues. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people

A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows. And the issue could come up when the Utah Legislature meets in general session next... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Lead continues to stir troubled drinking waters schools from coast to coast

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Newark, New Jersey, and Portland, Oregon, are now the latest cities where testing is ratcheting up and schools are shifting to bottled water. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The best and worst places to be a kid in America

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Some things got a little better and some things got worse, but where you live makes a huge difference. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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5 jobs with huge pay gaps across the country

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Not all states pay equally for certain jobs — in fact, the more populated and expensive state you live in correlates with a lower salary. The importance of specific industries within a... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Meet the new state superintendent and her charge to help 630,000 students

Sydnee Dickson, a former elementary school teacher, school counselor and education administrator, hopes to see more fiscal transparency and collaboration with lawmakers during her tenure as state... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Body of US student reported missing in Rome found in Tiber

The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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New program to give Canyons students a head start in college coursework

Students at Alta High School this fall will be able to apply to a new program through the University of Utah that will allow them to complete their college general education coursework during their... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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First woman president: How great a milestone? Not all women agree

On the day Cheryl Lawson Walker graduated from college, she hadn't thought very much about the future and her place in it — or the obstacles she might face as a woman. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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New Missouri law requires dyslexia screenings and teacher training on the reading disorder

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Governor signs law reflecting wider push to expand dyslexia awareness and hasten diagnosis and treatment. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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How teachers will benefit from Amazon Inspire: The new online education resources platform

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Amazon has announced the release of the new online education resources platform, Amazon Inspire. The platform is a source for teachers ad other educators to search, discover and share online... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Dixie State names new vice president of student affairs

Dixie State University has selected Dr. Peter Gitau as its new vice president of student affairs. Gitau will begin his tenure on Aug. 1. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Wasatch County School District names new superintendent

The Wasatch County School Board has hired Paul Sweat as the districts new superintendent. Sweat will assume the position on Friday, July 1. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Winners announced at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition

The five finalists of the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition performed with the Utah Symphony on Tuesday, followed by awards based on their overall performance... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Report: States manage public lands for recreation better than feds

In light of critics of Utah's controversial effort to take back federal lands, a report by the Sutherland Institute shows that multiple states in the West are managing public lands and school trust... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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State education office undergoes name change

The Utah State Office of Education will now be known as the Utah State Board of Education, according to a Thursday announcement from education leaders. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Primary election signals changes for State Board of Education

Candidates for the Utah State Board of Education are navigating a new path to office because of changes in policy that included the board in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Milwaukee dumps program aimed at familiarizing teenagers with police practices

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Described as "horrible," a Milwaukee classroom program included play-acting in which a police officer shot at a student. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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USU appoints new dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Joseph P. Ward, a history professor and administrator from the University of Mississippi, has been selected to lead Utah State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Ward... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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