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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday.

Granite seeking input on 2017-18 school year calendar

Granite School District is seeking input for the 2017-18 school year calendar. A district committee composed of parents, teachers and administrators has developed two options. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Analysis: US student arrest renews scrutiny of NKorean tours

An American university student's arrest in North Korea has rekindled questions about whether a small but steady trickle of U.S. tourists who go to the country are unwittingly offering themselves up... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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How students can avoid the debt which burdens 40 million borrowers

High expectations force most states into poor grades, but report also offers interesting data. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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The plan: $36 million for charter schools, among other things

Funding requests this year include $100 million for a statewide one-to-one student technology program, $30 million for professional learning for teachers and $17.5 million for optional extended-day... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Photos: University students showcase their research at Capitol

For several hours Tuesday, dozens of undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University showcased their research to Utah lawmakers at the state Capitol. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Tight Democrat race highlights differing views of gov't role

For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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What are the stories that can form the basis of a common culture in America?

An educator activist is calling for a crowdsourced and updated cultural literacy list that can form the basis of a common culture for Americans. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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14 cadets disciplined at Citadel; some wore KKK-like garb

A total of 14 cadets have been dismissed, suspended or are receiving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them appeared in photos with pillowcases on their heads similar to Ku Klux... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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College application change could make caring for others count

Researchers based at Harvard University released a report this week offering suggestions for how college applications can reward students for being good people. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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More Utah universities restricting hoverboards

Several Utah universities are joining colleges around the country in restricting hoverboards on campus as federal officials review dozens of fires tied to the self-balancing scooters. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Remote Canada aboriginal community reeling after 4 shot dead

A remote aboriginal community in western Canada was left reeling from the unimaginable after a gunman opened fire at a school and a home, killing four people, including a teacher, and severely... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Update: 4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

A shooter opened fire at a high school and a second location in a northern Saskatchewan community on Friday, leaving four dead and others critically injured, Canada's prime minister said. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Canyons taking applications for preschool program

Canyons District is accepting new-student applications for available spots in the preschool programs at Altara, Butler, Jordan Valley, Quail Hollow and Willow Springs elementary schools. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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2016 STEM Fest is Feb. 2-4 at South Towne Expo Center

The Utah STEM Fest is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday, Feb. 4 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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New smartphone app will help students struggling with suicide, safety

A new smartphone app unveiled Wednesday will help Utah students struggling with suicidal thoughts or other issues connect with local experts and get real-time assistance. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Flailing in the polls, Jeb Bush returns to his education policy roots to grab momentum

Former governor lays out ambitious school choice and college empowerment education plan in bid to get a new look from conservative GOP base. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Howard Divinity School returns sacred Ethiopian manuscript to Orthodox monastery

A delegation from Howard University Divinity School has returned an ancient manuscript to an Ethiopian monastery after scholars discovered its place of origin. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Why creativity experts believe storytelling and creating with stones may help unleash creativity in young and old

Discovered by accident in Nepal, the Stonework Play method costs nothing and puts children and adults in touch with the natural world. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Utah universities, colleges added 79 new programs in 2015

Last year, Utah System of Higher Education institutions added 79 new certificate and degree programs. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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USU-Tooele opens new science and technology building

Utah State University-Tooele held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Science and Technology building on Jan. 12. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Registration opened for SheTech Explorer Day at UVU

Over 1,000 high school girls will gather at Utah Valley University in March for the third annual SheTech Explorer Day. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Open houses on college financial aid scheduled

The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority is sponsoring a series of open houses in the Granite School District on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Murray to hold meeting on dual language immersion program on Jan. 28

Parents of Murray kindergartners are invited to learn about Murray School District’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion program at Horizon Elementary School. The program will begin in August for... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Springville Junior High English teacher wins award

Emily McBride, an eighth-grade English teacher at Springville Junior High School, has been named English Teacher of the Year by the Utah Council of Teachers of English. She is one of three given... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Suicide of student triggers protests in southern India

Shouting slogans and holding placards, hundreds of students on Tuesday angrily protested the death of an Indian student who, along with four others, was barred from using some facilities at his... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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One prisoner's plea for help pulls a potent redemption program out of the shadows

Based on the Delancey Street model, The Other Side Academy aims to turn convicted felons into sober, hard-working citizens. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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In Flint, Michigan, daily life revolves around lead fears, President Obama signs federal disaster declaration

The longest line at Freeman Elementary School's Family Fun Night was not for face painting or food. It was for lead testing. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Should schoolteachers be required to pay for services of unions they haven’t joined?

Oral arguments in California case could lead to an end to agency fees in 23 states, as plaintiffs argue that supporting the union is coerced political speech. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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15 Turkish academics released after questioning

Turkey's state-run news agency says 15 academics who were detained for having signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels, have been released after questioning. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Spring holiday added to BYU’s 2017 academic calendar

Starting in 2017, the third Friday in March will be an academic holiday for students at Brigham Young University. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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UVU establishes Office of National Security Studies

Utah Valley University has established a new Office of National Security Studies and hired Ryan Vogel, a 2004 alumnus and nationally recognized expert in national security and international law, as... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Principal to spend a chilly night for a good cause

Foothills Elementary School Principal Howard Griffith looks over the view from his tent on the Riverton school’s rooftop Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Second-grader shows ‘locks’ of love for schoolmate

Jose Ramirez, left, talks to his daughter, Andie Ramirez, as Andie's mother, Ana Sanchez, and grandmother, Egda Sanchez, prepare to cut off her braid and donate it to Locks of Love. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Study: Lower pay for poor is widening US income gap, but Provo is exception

The income gap in major U.S. cities goes beyond the trend of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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U. chemist wins cooperation award from China

Chinese President Xi Jinping honored University of Utah chemist Peter J. Stang and six other foreign scientists with the country’s 2015 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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United Way echoes call for early childhood education funding

SALT LAKE CITY — Community leaders are joining a chorus of advocates calling on lawmakers to expand funding for preschool and optional extended-day kindergarten in Utah. That kind of... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Salt Lake District considers adjusting start time for high schools

Salt Lake City School District is distributing a survey asking parents, district workers and students about time, in particular, whether students are getting enough sleep. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Canyons holding Dual Language Immersion Programs meeting

Parents of fifth-graders enrolled in the Canyons School District's Dual Language Immersion Programs are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, to learn about the transition from elementary... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Canyons board OKs school year calendars

The Canyons Board of Education has approved revisions to the 2016-17 school calendar, as recommended by a committee of parents and district employees. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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New Jersey public school racially split over academic pressure

In a school where perfect SAT scores and MIT admissions are the norm, Asian-Americans push for higher standards while white parents push for balance. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Teens on the air: Pleasant Grove High School station has trained DJs for 40 years

Pleasant Grove High School is about to be overrun with former disc jockeys. Forty years worth of DJs have been invited to a reunion this week at the school where they cut their teeth and honed... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Cougar: living with predators

Cougars live all across Utah, from the High Uintas wilderness to the dry southern deserts. Cougar attacks on humans are extremely rare. Today, sightings and reports of cougars are on the rise. Here... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Provo District holding open houses on dual language immersion program

Several schools in the Provo School District will be hosting a first-grade information night on the district’s dual language immersion program. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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State education funding priorities: Paying for pupil influx, local needs

A growing student population and locally controlled funding for schools remain top-of-mind for state and education leaders with the start of the 2016 legislative session two weeks away. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Top education leader Brad Smith to take 90-day medical leave

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad Smith will take a 90-day leave of absence to address health concerns, the Utah State Board of Education announced Friday. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Reyes, Operation Underground Railroad founder to headline UVU symposium

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Timothy Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, will headline Utah Valley University’s seventh annual Mental Health Symposium on Jan. 15. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Learn more about Hillcrest’s International Baccalaureate program

Parents, guardians and students who will enter eighth-grade next year can attend one of several upcoming information meetings on Hillcrest High School’s International Baccalaureate program. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Three educators named Utah Principals of the Year

The principals of Corner Canyon High School and Mountain Ridge Junior High School, along with the assistant principal of Lava Ridge Intermediate School, were named 2016 Utah Secondary Principals of... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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School's out, service is in: Juan Diego seniors spend week volunteering

More than 200 seniors at Juan Diego Catholic High School did not go to school this week. Instead, they crisscrossed the city as volunteers. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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