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Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setbacks, officials say

Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools.

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential library. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Will year-round classes help curb the summer slump?

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Portland's Rosa Parks Elementary School hopes to break out of its test score doldrums with a year-round calendar. Will it work? Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

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The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Va. student seeks right to use Chapstick in school

The skin on Grace Karaffa's lips doesn't handle the elements very well at all, chapping until they bleed. For years when it's happened during school, she asked teachers for relief with lip balm,... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Photo gallery: The monarchs of the Utah State Fair

More than 250 monarch butterflies flitted about the fairgrounds after their release by Flutterby Exhibits at the Utah State Fair Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The exhibit offered fairgoers a glimpse... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Trip to museum a bonus for families in summer reading program

A well-read crowd jammed the Natural History Museum of Utah Saturday for Library Day, which rewarded Salt Lake County library users who met summer reading goals with free admission to the museum.... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Bridging the gap: Can empathy be taught?

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A growing movement in higher education is trying to teach empathy. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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U. library offers look at 16th-century medical science

Andreas Vesalius' book "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" (Fabric of the Human Body), first published in 1543, is part of a buildingwide exhibition at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photos: AmeriCorps members pledge to 'get things done for America'

On Friday, a new class of Utah AmeriCorps members pledged to “get things done for America” as part of a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Ohio State band alumni: Reinstate director

Ohio State University should disavow the investigative report of the school's celebrated marching band that led to the firing of its director for failing to stop a "sexualized culture" and... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

African-American elementary students in California were chronically truant at nearly four times the rate of all students during the last school year, according to a state report released Friday. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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First female Australian prime minister to speak at the U.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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15 places named after religious figures

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What's in a name? Well, these places got their monikers thanks to the help of religious figures, both small and large scale. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Deneece Huftalin selected as new SLCC president

The Utah Board of Regents unanimously approved the selection of Deneece Huftalin as the next president of Salt Lake Community College. Huftalin has served as interim president since January. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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SLCC launches science, math and tech resource center

Salt Lake Community College officials announced this week the opening of the school’s new Science, Mathematics and Technology Resource Center at the school's Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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UVU announces software testing certificate program

Utah Valley University’s Community and Continuing Education has announced a non-credit software testing certificate program designed to help students gain education and training in the... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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University of Utah law school receives $2.2M gift

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will have a new endowed chairman and support for its loan forgiveness program and annual Fordham Debate program thanks to a $2.2 million gift from... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Salt Lake City School District lunch report shows mistakes made

Lunch workers did not follow policy when taking away lunches from students at a local elementary school in late January, according to findings from an independent review of the policies, personnel,... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Washington Supreme Court holds state in contempt

The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it is holding off on punishments until after the 2015 legislative session,... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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To sell tickets, schools eye Groupon, giveaways

In an attempt to keep its student section full, the University of Iowa recently tried a somewhat costly promotion: A raffle for free tuition if a student purchased a book of season tickets. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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BYU, Westminster lead Utah in U.S. News and World Report rankings

The latest U.S. News and Word Report rankings of colleges and universities shows Brigham Young University and Westminster College leading the state. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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USU researchers blazing trails with car fueled by algae, safflower seeds

Utah State University is blazing trails at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a race car fueled by algae and safflower seeds. Researchers are using the speedway to market what they believe is the fuel... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Older Americans struggle with student debt

Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt — tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Have an exceptional talent or skill? You may not want to go to this school in D.C.

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But school district now disputes that the child was ever labeled a "truant." Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Here's a 50-state look at how the Common Core is playing out in the U.S.

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The Common Core standards, a series of educational standards aimed at helping student prepare for higher education and entry into the workforce, were adopted by more than 40 states in 2010. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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