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Student lives in truck for 2 years while attending University of Utah

Senior Robert Howell has lived in his truck for the past two years while attending the University of Utah.

School board member questions whether ACLU settlement is just 'window dressing'

The Salt Lake District announced two weeks ago that changes had been implemented regarding policing in its schools as part of a lawsuit settlement. But a school board member is questioning why the... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Law school may no longer be a path to riches, but you still can't sue them (and win) for it

A former student's argument that she paid $150,000 debt for a sub-par law degree that didn't lead to a job didn't persuade a jury that the law school falsified her job prospects. But the problem of... Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Utah college students could pay hundreds more in tuition and fees this fall

Utah's college students could be paying anywhere from $108 to $278 more in tuition next year, with additional increases in student fees at some institutions. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Students get close-up look at Utah County agriculture

The Utah County chapter of the Utah Farm Bureau organized its Farm Field Days at a Springville farm, where second-graders were able to learn some of the ins and outs of agriculture, and where some... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Economists: Large families are an 'ace in the hole' for Utah's economy

Utah's low crime rate and job growth benefit thousands of families, but the state also gets an economic boost from having families larger than most other states. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Utah chosen to receive grant to better align schoolwork with industry needs

Utah is one of 24 states chosen to receive a $100,000 grant to examine how well schools are preparing students for employment and to develop a plan to improve. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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BYU mobile app winner makes keeping a journal easier than ever

BYU's Micah Wilson has created an app that allows people to write in their journal every day without ever writing a single word. The app landed Wilson the $1,650 top prize from the Marriott School... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Sentencing delayed in USU fraternity sexual assault case

Sentencing for a Utah State University fraternity brother who admitted to attempted sexual assault of two sorority sisters has been delayed over questions about a psychological evaluation. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Teacher unions get expected 'unexpected' victory as Supreme Court splits 4-4

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The decision allows unions to compel collective bargaining fees, but plaintiffs vow to request new decision once court reaches full strength. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Murray School District employees, volunteers honored

The Murray Education Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual Pinnacle Awards, which recognize excellence in educational service in Murray School District. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School names new dean

D. Gordon Smith, the Glen L. Farr professor of law at Brigham Young University, has been named dean of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He will be begin his five-year... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Former Miss America to address abuse at Clothesline Project event

The Clothesline Project: Silent Voices, a national violence awareness and prevention program, will be hosted at Utah Valley University Monday, April 5, and Tuesday, April 6, in the Grande Ballroom... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Can school choice help keep kids out of jail?

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New study of Milwaukee voucher program echoes earlier research in North Carolina, but data limitations leave some skeptics unconvinced. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Taylorsville High student named Utah winner in VFW essay competition

Annika Thorup of Taylorsville High School is Utah’s winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice for Democracy audio-essay scholarship competition. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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'Chasing a dream': Arts in higher education driven by student, community demand

UVU now helps more than 1,500 arts students find their way as they pursue passions in anything from modern dance to music to sculpture. But STEM fields can offer enticing alternatives for students... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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'Huge' rise in STDs alarms Utah health officials

Experts are alarmed by what they say is a huge rise in gonorrhea cases in Utah falling largely on communities that have historically been considered low-risk. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Education association honors Davis elementary school librarian

Lawni Hamblin, a media specialist at Davis School District’s Bluff Ridge Elementary, has a gift for igniting even the most reluctant reader’s interest. That gift is the reason she has... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Making paints from berries and building with bundles of sticks New preschool program grabs national attention

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Making potions, building with bundles of sticks, making paints from berries, kids in this new-fangled start-up expand their creativity in old-fashioned way. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Highlights of the 200-plus bills Utah's governor has signed

Utah's governor has signed more than half of the 474 bills state legislators passed during the 2016 session. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Cuban leader Raul Castro says human rights should not be politicized

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Raul Castro ducks human rights violations and political prisoner issues, as Western activists put on pressure during a historic visit by President Barack Obama. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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ABC News anchor to speak at UVU's 75th commencement

Utah Valley University has announced seven-time Emmy Award-winning anchor John Quiñones will speak at the university’s 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Canyons board OKs administrative appointments

Canyons School District has announced new leadership appointments, which were approved by the Board of Education. The appointments are for the coming school year. Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Fourth-graders take over kitchen for culinary competition

A few dozen elementary students wearing white smocks and toques filled the Granite Education Center cafe kitchen to prepare their own breakfast recipes for judging in a regional cook-off. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Teen Tech Month Hackathon set for March 29 in West Jordan

The Salt Lake County Library system is inviting Utah teenagers to participate in Hackathon — an interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics event sponsored by Google Fiber. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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PHOTOS: Big Bad Wolf has his day in court

Plaintiff Big Bad Wolf (Brody Rolfson) listens as third-grade students from Kaysville's Endeavor Elementary conducts a mock trial with 2nd District Court Judge Thomas Kay at the Farmington... Read more »

March 22, 2016

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New general education program coming this fall to Westminster

This fall, incoming students at Westminster College will be able to choose from "vampire literature," national parks geology and almost 100 other new general education courses thanks to a face-lift... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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China moves to expand humanities, liberal arts in higher education

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Chinese advocates push for a move away from rote learning and STEM obsession toward studies that offer more flexible thinking and problem-solving. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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EPA reports that lead taints water in hundreds of public schools nationwide

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Elevated lead levels show up in 350 schools, and problems show up in children's blood levels in at least 12 states, multiple studies now show. Read more »

March 20, 2016

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Utah ranks last in school breakfast participation

Utah ranks last in student participation in school breakfast programs, as only about a third of eligible, low-income students take part. Efforts are under way to change the perception of such... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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SLCC student selected to participate in NASA project

Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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PHOTOS: Robots take to the battlefield during FIRST Robotics competition

Ed O'Connor, right, and Ty Warren, left, from Medford, New York, celebrate after winning a qualifying round in the annual Utah Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Maverik Center in West... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Teachers ask for resources in interpreting, using SAGE data to help students

Almost two-thirds of teachers say they believe Utah's annual test for students, known as SAGE, has not helped improve results in their schools, according to a new survey. But not all those teachers... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Police, ACLU settle lawsuit over West High 'gang operation'

The Salt Lake City Police Department has agreed to stop conducting gang enforcement operations at local schools like it did in 2010 that, according to some, equated to racial profiling. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Mormon scolded by Christian group is at center of Kansas law

Daniel Arkell was leading a Bible study for a Christian group at Washburn University Law School in Kansas back in 2004 when the group's president reprimanded him for saying that people's eyes offer... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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USU business students get new space for learning

Utah State University leaders announced Wednesday the opening of the Jon M. Huntsman Hall, which adds 21 classrooms and 21 study rooms to the university's existing business facility. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Coffins and competitions: Building unity, attendance at West High

In light of growing diversity and a new tardy policy for students at West High, students hope this year's Spirit Week will lead to even greater unity, school spirit and classroom participation. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Father of sexually abused girl sues imprisoned bus driver, school district

The father of a 5-year-old special needs girl who was sexually abused on her school bus is now suing the incarcerated bus driver and the school district that employed him. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Going to college? Don’t forget to submit financial aid application

The Utah System of Higher Education is advising anyone attending college or planning to attend college to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Provo School District makes changes to gifted programs

After spending several months studying the Provo School District’s programs for gifted students, district leaders are announcing changes and expansion of the programs. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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U. names new dentistry dean

The University of Utah School of Dentistry has named a new dean. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Former Gov. Huntsman to speak at USU commencement

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah and chairman of the Atlantic Council, will serve as Utah State University’s commencement speaker for its 129th graduation ceremony. Huntsman will... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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Robotics competition to turn Maverik Center into battlefield

A robot war with metallic catapults and blockades will turn the Maverik Center into a battlefield Friday and Saturday as more than 40 high school teams compete in the annual Utah regional FIRST... Read more »

March 16, 2016

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ProStart competition helps students develop culinary skills

High school students engaged in a culinary battle during the Utah Restaurant Association's ProStart state competition March 8. Provo High School won this round, earning a spot to compete at the... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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University students decry Bishop's public lands bill

Leaders from a variety of student organizations from area universities and colleges spoke Tuesday against the Public Lands Initiative being shepherded by Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz,... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Gallery: Students, teachers dive into Pi Day celebration

Utah Connections Academy's Megan Tahbun looks over at fellow student Aspen Romrell as teachers and students battle it out in a pie-eating contest in celebration of Pi Day on Monday at the... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights taking applications for Youth City Council

City officials are taking applications for its Youth City Council through Friday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Read more »

March 14, 2016

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The Latest: No. 1 seeds are UNC, Kansas, Virginia, Oregon

est on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament, with 32 automatic qualifiers and 36 at-large teams picked and placed into brackets (all times Eastern): Read more »

March 13, 2016

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University of Missouri in financial tailspin as freshman enrollment dips and revenue slides

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The campus protests of last fall are apparently to blame, as the university freezes hiring and merit pay raises. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Changes ahead for parents, students and teachers

From testing to technology, Utah's classrooms will see several changes next year as a result of Utah's 2016 legislative session. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival presents 'Hamlet' tour, educational outreach program

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's 80-minute, designed-for-students production of "Hamlet" began its tour with USF’s educational outreach program on Jan. 20 and will be presented to the general... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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