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Utah gets high marks for child well-being, falls behind in health care

Utah again ranks among the top 10 states for overall child well-being, according to an annual report.

10 years of winning words at the national spelling bee

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The National Spelling Bee finals wrap up today. Here are the winners and the winning words for the past 10 years. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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U. study shows how huge landslide shaped Zion National Park (+video)

A University of Utah assistant professor of geology and geophysics led a study into a huge landslide that happened 4,800 years ago, damming the Virgin River and creating a lake that lasted 700... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining a coalition of states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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11 states, including Utah, sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Students get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend

Marilyn Smith, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School, does the bunny hop with her students as they return to school after an end-of-the-year picnic in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Baptist college decides to fire its president amidst sex assault scandal

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Reports that the Board of Regents has voted to fire the college president gets a non-denial denial from the university in the midst of a football-centered assault scandal. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Utah STEM Action Center establishes foundation, names director

The Utah STEM Action Center officially filed for the creation of the Utah STEM Foundation earlier this month. The foundation will be led by Allison Spencer, former foundation director for Canyons... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Provo School District honors 11 employees

The Provo School District honored 11 employees for outstanding service to the Board of Education’s May meeting. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools

Bomb threats were called into two Utah schools Wednesday, resulting in students at one school being sent home early. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Should all schools in a district be funded equally?

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New regulations would nudge states to equalize funding among local schools, something Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says the new law expressly refused to do. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Hartvigsen School honors 2016 graduates

Mischa Farr walks with Adult Probation and Parole agent Dean Adam, left, while being congratulated after receiving his diploma during the Hartvigsen School graduation in Taylorsville on Tuesday. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Construction of new Farmington high school kicks off projects in Davis School District

The first of several projects funded by a $298 million bond in the Davis School District got underway Tuesday as administrators broke ground for a new high school in Farmington. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah Educational Savings Plan marks 20 years with promotion

The Utah Educational Savings Plan is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special promotion on 5·29 College Savings Day to underscore the value of saving for higher education. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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11-year-old who was born deaf is among nation's top spellers

Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any 11-year-old. But Neil Maes of Belton, South Carolina has had a more difficult journey than most of his peers. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Nebo educator named Health Teacher of the Year

Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a health teacher at Salem Junior High, has been named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Class experiment teaches students life-changing lesson

A teacher in Garfield County went beyond the textbook to teach a lesson her students won’t soon forget and to help out a boy with cerebral palsy. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Teen who spends his nights taking care of his family honored by Granite district

Two years ago, Granite Park Junior High School freshman Siaosi Heimuli's life changed when his father died of a stroke. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Complicated tax policies still skew school funding against poorer districts

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Huge differences from state to state are echoed by gaps between cities and suburbs, an Education Week study has found. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Threats lead to evacuation, schedule change at 2 Murray District schools

Unrelated threats at two Murray School District schools led to the evacuation and early dismissal of one school Monday and a schedule change at another. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Ex-spellers remain involved with National Spelling Bee

Like an ex-jock who wants to stay involved in his sport, Jacob Williamson has taken on many roles in the two years since his memorable run to the finals at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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How to manage credit after college graduation

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According to Money Magazine, commencement should include speeches on the wisdom of saving, sticking to a budget and managing credit well. If used responsibly, credit cards can be an effective tool... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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A high school graduation ceremony in the dark

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On Thursday night, a bundle of balloons were released during Georgia's Winder-Barrow High School's class of 2016 graduation ceremony. The balloons were caught on a power line, causing a transformer... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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The nation's most aggressive school choice program has cleared at least one hurdle

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One key hurdle out of the way for nation's most aggressive school choice program, but more remain. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Q&A: Is the 'math myth' holding back students who don't need it?

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Controversial professor argues that nation's obsession with algebra and calculus is and elite fetish that is holding students back. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Teen leads Humane Society service project to lift shelter animals' spirits

Allexis Bonacci, 16, organized a service project at the Humane Society of Utah on Friday to demonstrate to her peers the importance of donating time to a community cause by helping to keep animals... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

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Experiments in Indiana and Montana show that students borrow less when they know more. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

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The answer is 300 hours of training and thousands of dollars of tuition, with a six-month prison term for those who go without. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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British students might pay the price for better education

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As part of a recently announced education improvement plan, Britain will allow some universities to charge tuition based on quality of teaching. According to Quartz, the proposal is intended to... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Superintendent: No need to obey transgender student policy

Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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National Science Foundation grant aims to curb Utah teacher shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Utah Valley University this month in an effort to encourage more students to become science and math teachers. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Pure joy: Special needs students vie for the gold

Gordy Averett heads for the finish line in the 50-meter dash during the annual Special Needs Sports Day at Herriman High School on Friday. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Photos: Teachers' bike ride aims to educate others on improving air quality

Teachers at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School ride their bicycles through the halls of the Riverton school on Friday after biking from their homes in Salt Lake City, Kearns and Cottonwood Heights on... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Riverton educator named Jordan District’s Teacher of the Year

Sanya Payne, a first-grade teacher at Riverton Elementary, has been named the Jordan School District’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Billionaires Bloomberg and Koch argue that free speech on campus is under threat

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The former New York City "nanny mayor" and a controversial libertarian mogul teamed up to argue that dissent on campus is at risk. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Photos: Vehicle Day gives students a look at possible careers

Students at Bonneville Junior High School look inside a Jenkins-Soffe hearse during Vehicle Day at the Holladay school Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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LDS Church condemns sexual assault as BYU announces committee on campus response to student cases

LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday. Meanwhile, BYU created a committee and launched a website in response... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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19 Utah schools receive official state STEM designation

The Utah State Board of Education approved 19 public schools throughout the state for the Utah STEM School Designation. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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U. grad one of top 25 law students in the nation

Nubia PeÑa, a recent graduate of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently named as one of the top 25 law students in the country by National Jurist magazine. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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41 inmates in Davis County Jail earn high school diplomas

Bernadine Davison hugs her son, Anthony Montano, after the Davis County Adult High School commencement at the Davis County Jail in Farmington on Wednesday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Family is everything': Polynesian Cultural Center conveys importance of heritage, service and feeling of family

A warm family feeling permeates the paths of the 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center, which is consistently one of Hawaii's top attractions. Honoring your heritage, serving others and loving family... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utah Legislature restores $4.7 million for education in special session

Utah lawmakers voted to restore more than $4.7 million in funding for various education programs during a special legislative session Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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United Way of Salt Lake honors Changemakers for 2016

United Way of Salt Lake recognized six recipients of the 2016 United for Change award: Mayor Ben McAdams, Mayor Cherie Wood, Principal Jadee Talbot, Intermountain Healthcare, KSL and Deseret... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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200 Utah students may have to retake SAT after tests get lost

There are right answers, wrong answers and for some 200 Utah students, there are lost answers. What happened to their SAT exams? Nobody can find them, but test administrators are on the hunt. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders

A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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