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Brooke Romney: 16 things I want my boys to know before the first day of school

I wanted to share a few things with you before the big day that I hope you will remember. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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'PBS NewsHour' highlights colleges working to address the education gap

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Series will focus on what certain colleges are doing to close the socioeconomic gaps that are keeps first generation college students from finishing useful degrees. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination stance than other GOP candidates

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What at first looks like a nod to anti-vaccine populists actually shows a harder edge than most state laws. The GOP candidate actually takes a harder pro-vaccination stance than most states. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Hundreds of Orem elementary students receive free shoes, school supplies and medical checkups

For Tomi Ossana, one instance of a grateful mother serves as the perfect example of why months of preparation spent in advance of the third annual Shoes for School program were well worth the... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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School may literally be giving your child a headache

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New research from the U.S. Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that youngsters are 31 percent more likely to suffer from headaches during the fall. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school

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In a four-minute video, a Michigan education expert offers some simple tips for parents interested in helping their children with homework. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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'A gentle conversion': What parents need to know about college prep

Some parents struggle to find the right balance in helping their students transition from high school to college. Educators say it's a joint effort between the students and the parents. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: What is a lecture? A technology of learning

The fields of teaching, learning and technology are ripe for change. New technologies and learning designs of all sorts will emerge to support the incredible potential of human learning no longer... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks encouraged BYU grads to strive for joy

In a newly renovated Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus, more than 2,000 graduates and their supporters gathered for commencement exercises on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Washington's 9 charter schools get ready to open their doors

This fall, nine charter schools are opening their doors across Washington state. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Avoiding senioritis: What your high school student needs to know about college prep

The college preparation to-do list includes everything from taking the right courses in high school to finding suitable housing. It's a process that takes years to complete, but the most concrete... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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How to be smart about spending in the back-to-school season

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This time of year can be tough on family budgets, but recent findings about credit card debt show that most Americans won't overspend. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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In our opinion: 'Back to school' wishes for students, teachers, parents and community members

It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Lindsey Stirling graduates from Brigham Young University, performs at convocation

World-famous violinist Lindsey Stirling graduates and performs at Brigham Young University Friday. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Clinton wants scholarships, child care for student parents

Hillary Rodham Clinton called Friday for more quality child care on college campuses and additional scholarships to help students who are parents as she pitched her plan to reduce higher education... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Three members added to SLCC Board of Trustees

Salt Lake Community College has named three new members to its board of trustees: Maria S. Farrington, W. Tim Miller and Jim M. Wall. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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How one teacher's union is struggling for relevance in a hostile political landscape

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On the frontlines of the teacher union wars, a Milwaukee union tries to figure out how it fits into the new reality, changing its expectations, its message and its tactics to retain members when... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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LeBron James, Akron making college possible for city kids

LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance to go to college for free. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Board proposes closing 2 charter schools, putting school year in jeopardy

The Utah State Charter School board on Thursday proposed closing two charter schools in Salt Lake County that were on probation for budget and academic problems, among others. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks to speak at BYU graduation

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at Brigham Young University's summer graduation Thursday, Aug. 13. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Herbert, students trade wheels for sneakers on 'walking school bus'

A new app allows parents to coordinate "walking buses" of children and parents going to and from school. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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Refugee families get a helpful start to school year

Granite School District held its first outreach event for refugee families Wednesday night. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Income Share Agreements: A better way to fund higher education?

With Income Share Agreements, students can essentially borrow money from investors in exchange for a share of their future earnings. So although, technically, ISAs are private loans, they are an... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Can’t wait for the kids to go back to school? These parents can’t either

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As a kid, the end of summer was something to be mourned. It meant the end of freedom and the start of school. For parents, the day is less dread and more excitement. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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Teaching isn’t as popular as it once was, and it’s getting less popular

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Name one teacher who made a difference in your life. For most people, at least one or two teachers sparked their interest in learning or helped them understand themselves better. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2015

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