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Bill would increase incentives, resources for early high school graduation

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the incentives for high school students to graduate early.

Child care industry cool to free preschool push

Funding all-day preschool programs at schools statewide would force Minnesota child care providers to raise their rates as 4-year-olds abandon their programs for school, industry representatives... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Publication ranks U. No. 2 for nontraditional students

The University of Utah has been ranked No. 2 by BestColleges.com in its list of top 50 colleges for older students. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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BYU makes clear there are 3 exceptions to beard ban

Muslims studying at Brigham Young University are pleased that they will be allowed to have beards after the school clarified exceptions to the ban on facial hair for men. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Students learn about, promote safe driving

Jordan High School are participating in programs this week to promote safe driving. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Jordan District shifting some schools away from year-round schedule

The Jordan School District has the chance to save money by doing something unexpected in high-growth areas: It is shifting a few schools from year-round to traditional schedules. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Wright: Cheating school districts should have to pay costs

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright says that school districts guilty of cheating on state tests should have to pay the cost of investigations into that cheating. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Nebo District proposes changes to school boundaries

The Nebo Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding changes to school boundaries located within Nebo School District. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at the U.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the University of Utah Jan. 28 at noon in the Huntsman Center. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Is fast food influencing your child's academic success?

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A new study found that the amount of fast food that a child consumes can influence his or her academic success. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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BYU study: Kids eat more, waste less at post-recess lunch

Schools might be more successful getting kids to eat well if they schedule recess before lunch instead of after it, a new, limited study by BYU found. Kids who ate school lunch after recess ate 54... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Poll: Utahns support tax hike for education, but don't want higher gas taxes

A majority of Utahns support an income tax increase that would go to public schools but only just over one-third back a hike in the gas tax, according to a new poll released Friday. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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Student testing: Deciding when enough is enough

Do students take too many tests? Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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AP NewsBreak: Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2015

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Photo gallery: Students experience view of World War II history

History buffs brought World War II images back to life for a history lesson at West Jordan High School on Friday. A local living history group of men and women in authentic WWII dress set up... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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My view: Is Obama’s plan to pay for community college for all the best use of the money?

lowing editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan. 14: Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald to speak at U. commencement

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, a University of Utah alumnus, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 7. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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SLCC president appoints 2 to fill posts

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin recently chose Barbara Grover as vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and Roderic Land to act as special assistant... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Provo District taking applications for gifted programs

The application window is now open for the Provo City School District fourth- through sixth-grade and seventh- through eighth-grade gifted magnet programs for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Sandoval urges significant tax hikes to boost education

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes as part of two-year, $7.3 billion budget that would address a looming deficit while dramatically increasing... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Duke cancels plan to use chapel tower for weekly call to prayer for Muslims

Duke University canceled its plan to use a chapel tower for a weekly call to prayer for Muslims after getting bombarded with calls and emails from alumni and others, officials said Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: Rules for learning

I entered my daughter's preschool room and learned how I have not understood the rules of learning. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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State education office names Utah principals of the year

The Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals announced the selection of three people Wednesday as Utah secondary principals of the year. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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