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It's not just young people — seniors struggling with student debt

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Elderly Americans have more student loan debt than ever, and those who can't pay can have their retirement benefits garnished. Read more »

Sept. 21, 2014

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Entrada Adult High School hosting open house

Entrada Adult High School is hosting an open house and barbecue for prospective students Wednesday. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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North Carolina court stops part of order blocking scholarships

A North Carolina appeals court decided Friday that students who were approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even though a trial court... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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University of Utah homecoming week kicks off

The University of Utah's annual weeklong homecoming celebration began with Redfest on Friday and culminates Sept. 27 with the football game against Pac-12 opponent Washington State University. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Latest edition of Utah College Guide now available

The latest edition of the college preparation source published by the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah College Guide, is now available. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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LA school police to give back grenade launchers

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But, it will keep 61 assault rifles and an armored vehicle. . Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setbacks, officials say

Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools. While widespread solutions are available, reaching out to students individually remains... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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U. humanities dean to lead National Humanities Council

Robert D. Newman, dean of the University of Utah's College of Humanities and professor of English, has been appointed president and director of the National Humanities Center. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Memorial dedicated to community activist Sherri Jepson Winder

Dozens of administrators and students joined with members of the West Valley community to honor the distinguished efforts of the late Sherri Jepson Winder with a permanent memorial at Granger High... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Hours and services changing at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument has announced changes in hours and services as fall and winter approach. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Bus ads bringing thousands of dollars in revenue

The Jordan School District was the first in the state to put ads on the sides of its buses, and officials reported it’s not only bringing in good money, it’s also building community pride. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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In an effort to make a lesson better, Missouri’s teacher of the year found himself in the middle of violence

The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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House approves early childhood education funding in rare policy breakthrough

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Compromise bill reflects growing consensus and smart politics . Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Utah senator aims to bring computer coding to every student

A Utah senator is proposing legislation that would make computer coding classes accessible to all students, as early as elementary school. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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University of Utah professor to receive Gandhi Peace Award

Gail Blattenberger, longtime professor of economics at the University of Utah, has devoted her life to three causes, peace, poverty, and the environment. Her lifetime commitment to those causes has earned her the Gandhi Peace Award. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Students receive anti-bullying message

Oquirrh Elementary students received t-shirts donated by Shoe Carnival as part of the Walk Tall, Respect for All anti-bullying campaign. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Two big reasons to buy comic books for your kids

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Comic books are more than fodder for Hollywood movies. For some kids, they can be a gateway into a lifelong love of reading. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Scholarship lotteries, popular with everyone, shift money from the poor to the rich

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Paying for tuition with lotteries is a "regressive" tax but here to stay, analysis concludes. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Here's a 50-state look at how the Common Core is playing out in the U.S.

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The Common Core standards, a series of educational standards aimed at helping student prepare for higher education and entry into the workforce, were adopted by more than 40 states in 2010. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Best states for underprivileged children

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Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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How colleges take from the poor, give to the rich

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A new report shows that many four-year colleges and universities play a shell game with federal Pell grant money meant to cut college costs for low-income students. Read more »

May 25, 2013

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Blog: A more pessimistic take on the social studies scores

Yesterday I published a somewhat upbeat report from Stanford University/Hoover Institution Research Fellow Michael Petrilli. Here's a much more pessimistic reply, from his colleague and long-time education expert Chester Finn. His... Read more »

July 22, 2011

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