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Jewish bus blaze evokes tension of 1991 Brooklyn riots

Twenty-five years after violent race riots in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, a new incident — the torching a school bus outside a Jewish school — has raised questions about... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Students find fun in physics at Lagoon

Physics Day at Lagoon attracts an average of 8,000 middle and high school students from more than 200 schools in five states each year. Students and teachers are able to enjoy the park’s... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Herbert slams Obama 'bathroom' directive as federal overreach

Utah State Board of Education chairman David Crandall said in a statement that the issue is "best decided by local education agencies" and Gov. Gary Herbert said he "will not hesitate to fight" the... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Surprise winners take top prize in state stock competition

Seven male students who are currently wards of the state at Slate Canyon Youth Center in Provo won first place in a competition called The Stock Market Game, which pitted the group against... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Summer reading kickoff party set for June 4

Kids, teens, adults and families are encouraged to participate in Salt Lake County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge taking place June 1 through Aug. 31. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Gardening classes begin May 25 in Cedar Hills

A series of free gardening classes offered by the Intermountain Farmers Association will begin Wednesday, May 25, and run every fourth Wednesday through the growing season. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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'A big achievement:' Muslim leader earns US citizenship

USU student and Palestinian native and Muslim Said Ghabayen became a local voice for peace following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Now, after eight years of undergoing the legal processes,... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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School board calls for review of Common Core, supports removing SAGE from high school

The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to do a comprehensive review of the state's English and math standards, as well as to replace SAGE testing with the ACT in high school. Both decisions... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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State School Board considers alternatives to SAGE for high schoolers

Movement toward eliminating SAGE, Utah's standardized test, from high schools has gained momentum among state education leaders in light of recent political opposition to the test. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Weber names new dean of College of Arts & Humanities

Weber State University has appointed Scott Sprenger as dean of the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Sprenger currently serves as provost at the American University of Paris. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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United Way of Salt Lake announces 2016 award winners

United Way of Salt Lake announced its United for Change award honorees for 2016. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Brighton HS investigates threat of violence after tragic student deaths

Cottonwood Heights police beefed up their presence in and around Brighton High School on Thursday following threats of a mass shooting. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah initiative inspiring women, pushing companies to value them

A growing number of women are putting themselves out there, applying for promotions and running for political office. And more Utah businesses, corporations and organizations are stepping up to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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State rehabilitation office's 'weak' oversight costly, audit says

A new legislative audit shows the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation's oversight of case management is weak, costly to taxpayers, and in some cases in conflict with federal and state regulation. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Sherry Young: Good advice for ending the school year on a high note

Why do kids, especially teenagers, do crazy stuff? Maybe it's because their brains aren't fully developed. At the end of the school year, it would be nice for them to have something extra to do to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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After criticism, Herbert backs off push for SAGE on special session agenda

After drawing harsh criticism Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert backed off of an attempt to get lawmakers to address an issue related to the controversial Common Core standards in Utah at next week's... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Opting out of SAGE test is on the rise

Parental concerns over Utah's SAGE test have led to rising rates of children being exempted from the test. But schools aren't immune to the consequences that student opt outs have on teaching,... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Photos: Bear walks to school with students using innovative app

Altara Elementary students are entertained by the Utah Jazz Bear after walking with him to the Sandy school Tuesday. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Provo School District Foundation honors 6 educators

The Provo School District Foundation has six individuals with Outstanding Educator Awards, which recognizes their contribution to the education of students in the District. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Jordan School District proposes $245M bond for 6 new schools

Residents in the Jordan School District could see an increase in their annual property taxes if voters approve a new $245 million bond proposal set to go on the November ballot. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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U. names new dean for the College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Darryl P. Butt, associate director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Boise State University professor, will be the next dean of the College of Mines and Earth... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Gov. Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda

Gov. Gary Herbert may ask lawmakers to go along with his newly announced opposition to mandatory high school SAGE testing at this month's special session of the Utah Legislature. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Teen driver whose fellow student died in Payson crash said to be 'improving'

A 16-year-old boy who was critically injured in a weekend crash in Payson that killed a teenage girl was improving Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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4 Utah students named 2016 Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education John King has announced four Utah high school seniors are among 160 selected for the 52nd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing accomplishments in academics,... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Work begins on $80 million, donor-funded BYU engineering building

Nathaniel Gates gathered with fellow BYU engineering students Monday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited engineering building. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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USU vice president to chair newly-formed USDA council

USU Vice President for Research Mark McLellan said he is "honored" to be selected as the inaugural chairman for the new Science Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Kids ask about giraffes: Q&A at Hogle Zoo

Ever wonder how a baby giraffe survives a 6-foot fall? Or why their tongues are purple? Kids submit questions for Hogle Zoo giraffe keepers, Holly Peterson and Lisa Ellison. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Students get peek at Mercury's transit across the sun

Students at Herriman High School got a peek at perspective with a look at Mercury during its leisurely transit across Earth's view of the sun Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Do charter schools work? On their 25th anniversary, results remain a work in progress

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Experts debate race, equity, innovation and accountability at forum marking silver anniversary of charter school movement. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Fulfilling a mission: Guadalupe School marks 50 years of transforming lives

Next week, Guadalupe School will observe 50 years of transforming lives through education. What began as a modest community center for Latinos on the city's west side has evolved into a nationally... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Why April's hiring slowdown may show caution on US economy

American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings

A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. Three people were also... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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SLCC honors its second-largest graduating class

SLCC celebrated its second largest graduating class in history Friday at the Maverik Center. Gretchen McClain, former chief director for NASA’s International Space Station, addressed the... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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U. biology professor receives 2016 Rosenblatt award

James Ehleringer, distinguished professor of biology at the University of Utah, was honored with the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U.’s most prestigious faculty award. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Despite poverty and teen pregnancy, new National Teacher of the Year overcame challenges

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Growing up amidst poverty and drugs, Jahana Hayes credits teachers for having helped her pull her through. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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New online testing glitches leaving states flummoxed around the country

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Tennessee is just the latest state to scrap required end of year exams after vendor fails to deliver. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Family a commencement focus for graduating class at University of Utah

The University of Utah graduated some 8,300 students Thursday, awarding more than 8,700 degrees. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert's 'big change' over Common Core puzzling for some

Puzzling educators is what seems to be new opposition to the Common Core State Standards and SAGE testing from Gov. Gary Herbert after he historically upheld them and commissioned studies that... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Student lives in truck for 2 years while attending University of Utah

Robert Howell will be graduating from the University of Utah soon. The senior has lived in his truck for the past two years while attending college. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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District says South Ogden Junior High teacher violated policy with racially charged word

A white Utah teacher and school board member violated district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, officials said. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Davis School District pays $10K in damages for 'drunk goggles' injury

The Davis School District has paid more than $10,000 toward a student's medical expenses after she was injured in a classroom activity in 2014, which led to a lawsuit filed last month, according to... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Photos: Crossing guard honored for 38 years of loyal service

Barbara Johnson, who has been a crossing guard at East Midvale Elementary for 38 years, has been honored by the Canyons School District and the Utah Department of Transportation. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Official: Utah teacher violated policy with racially charged word

A white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, an official said. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Scholarship fund honors students, fallen officers

Five students were recognized Tuesday by the Utah 1033 Foundation, which provides financial assistance for families of fallen officers and college scholarships named after those officers for... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Warrant: USU student in sex video case says he 'just wanted to remember' ex

A USU student charged with filming sexual encounters with his former girlfriend without her knowledge and then showing at least one of the videos to others allegedly tried to justify his actions by... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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USU-Eastern makes changes since sex assault case, but no charges

In September, a student reported witnessing a sexual assault of a woman by male students, two of whom were members of the school's basketball team. Eight months later, the school has made many... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Award recipient's affiliation draws ire of University of Utah-based organization

Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay has resigned from the board of directors for the World Congress of Families after her affiliation with the organization brought controversy to an honory degree... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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West High faculty, staff shown a little appreciation

Susan Kay gives Val Shockley a massage at West High School in Salt Lake City on Monday. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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