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10 years of winning words at the national spelling bee

The National Spelling Bee finals wrap up today. See the winning words for the past 10 years.

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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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Students learn what it's like to be a judge

Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, left, gets ready to take a photo with Horizonte High School seniors Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Narvaez at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday during the... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Transparency questions arise in search for new USU president

As Utah State University gears up for a new president, critics are questioning whether the state is transparent enough in choosing its higher education leaders. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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How to reap the financial benefits of your degree

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Soon students will trade in textbooks for diplomas, along with a lot of debt also. The daunting task of paying off student loans, which total about $1.2 trillion in America, tests whether students'... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant

Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who for his entire life has lived with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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‘Don't be afraid to unmask yourself,' Westminster graduates urged

Bibek Neupane, the student speaker at Westminster College's graduation ceremony at the Maverik Center Saturday, said he saw himself differently when he first arrived in the United States four years... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Former BYU, non-Mormon professor writes 'in defense' of school's honor code

Several national publications, including the New York Times, have addressed the issue of BYU's honor code and how it influences the reporting of sexual assaults at the Provo school. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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KeyBank collecting books through May 9

KeyBank is hosting a book drive through May 9 to collect new or gently used books for local elementary school students. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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This controversial law could help schools in Nevada struggling with growth booms

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While the courts deliberate, school choice advocates debate the political and policy merits of the nation's boldest school choice law. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Nebo changes day for districtwide collaboration time

Nebo’s districtwide collaboration day will change to Monday instead of Wednesday beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Peruvian Park educator is Canyons Teacher of the Year

Canyons School District named Gretchen Murray, an educator at Peruvian Park Elementary, as its 2016 Teacher of the Year during a celebration Tuesday. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Work-life thought leader to address U. graduates

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton professor, foreign policy expert and work-life balance thought leader, will deliver the University of Utah’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 5,... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Fortune reports: BYU's cybersecurity team makes up more than half of women represented at championship

In an industry dominated by men, four LDS women helped their team win second place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship, the "Olympics of college-level cyber defense." Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Clinton endorses all-boys public schools in high-crime areas

Hillary Clinton says she wants a network of all-boys public schools in high-crime areas to "spread across America." Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 BYU Women's Conference: 'One in Charity'

More than 10,000 women from around the world from more than 13 countries and 48 states spent Thursday at BYU for classes and service projects as part of the 40th annual BYU Women's Conference. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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UVU graduates charged with cultivating 'love of discovery'

In its 75th commencement Thursday, Utah Valley University awarded 5,409 degrees, up from 5,143 degrees last year. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Women called heroes for reviving high school student whose heart stopped beating after workout

Two women are being praised as heroes for their quick action in saving the life of a 17 year-old Northridge High School student whose heart suddenly stopped beating at the school Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Ex-bus driver of special needs students charged with DUI

A school bus driver who was allegedly seen passed out near the bus last month with special needs students still inside has been charged with DUI and reckless endangerment. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Photos: Recruits, alumni get all fired up over annual games

Members of Utah Valley University’s Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy take on veteran firefighters in a tug of war during the academy's Fire Games in Provo on Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Photos: U.'s project aims to open young minds to the possibility of college

Ramona Guitierrez, from Guadalupe School, participates in a modern dance class during Project Youth at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Nominations open for Canyons District's Apex Awards

Canyons School District is accepting nominations for its Apex Awards, which are given each fall to educators, employees, local elected officials, corporate partners, community leaders and volunteers. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Photos: Students turn day of service into a fundraiser

Andie Johnson, left, Aubrie Johannesen and Audrey Cole plant flowers that will be given away as Intermountain Christian School launches a new spring fundraiser called Serve-A-Thon in Salt Lake City... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Global business leader to keynote SLCC commencement

Gretchen W. McClain, a global business leader, will deliver the keynote address during Salt Lake Community College’s commencement on Friday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the Maverik Center in West... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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USU-Uintah Basin campus names new executive director

James Taylor has been named executive director of Utah State University’s Uintah Basin campus. He will oversee operations of its Roosevelt and Vernal locations. Taylor will begin his new role... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders

It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Report: Spending on charter students increases, but there's still a gap

The gap in per-pupil funding between district schools and charter schools continues to narrow thanks to past efforts and recent legislation, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Technology program 'a huge deal' for low-income Salt Lake students

Jackson Elementary School is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple's ConnectED program. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Members of USU Presidential Search Committee named

Daniel Campbell, chairman of the Utah State Board of Regents, has named a 25-member committee to conduct a national search for the next president of Utah State University. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Alpine district seeking public input on bond proposal

The Alpine School District is holding a series of meetings to get public input on the feasibility of a new bond to address growth, safety and technology infrastructure needs throughout the district. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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UVU to award 4 honorary doctorates at 75th commencement

Utah Valley University will award four honorary doctorate degrees during its 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M, expand west across University Avenue

BYU also announced Tuesday it will break ground on a new engineering building on the southern edge of campus. A day earlier, the school announced that it is going to begin the final phase of the... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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The job market for US college grads is at the highest point since 2007

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Highest proportion of employers intending to hire recent graduates since 2007, just before the crash. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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