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Board of Regents approves 3 percent tuition increase, higher student fees

The Utah Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of 3 percent for Utah's public colleges and universities

Senate swaps nonpartisan State School Board bill with partisan substitute

Legislation that came to the Senate on Wednesday as a bill to make State School Board elections nonpartisan left as one effectively identical to its competitor, a bill calling for partisan elections. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Bills to improve school safety await governor's signature

The Legislature passed two bills Wednesday that seek to improve safety for students in the classroom. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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House approves $75M property tax increase to equalize school funding

The House on Wednesday approved a bill that would generate $75 million in revenue by increasing Utah's basic property tax rate to equalize funding for schools. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Henshaw retires after 15 years as Alpine School District superintendent

After 38 years of service in public education, Alpine School District Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw is retiring. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Senate gives preliminary approval to salary raises for some teachers

The Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Tuesday that would provide salary increases for some math, science, computer and special education teachers. Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Sterling Scholar winner's knack for languages opens friendships, cultures

Skyline High School senior Samuel Adams was named the 2015 general winner of the 2015 Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards Program. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Additional math requirements for high schoolers get House approval

A move to better prepare high schoolers for college-level math passed the House on Tuesday. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Alta High School student spearheads new civic engagement group

A student group founded at Alta High School met at the Capitol Tuesday to learn how to make their voices heard at the Legislature. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Student crisis line bill goes to House floor

Legislators, who unanimously approved SB175 on Tuesday, hope to permanently implement a student crisis line that began as a pilot program last year. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring... Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Nonpartisan State School Board bill moves to Senate

A bill that would establish a nonpartisan process for the election of State School Board members was sent to the Senate after a unanimous recommendation by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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California offers $50 million carrot for college innovation

Gov. Jerry Brown often criticizes California's public colleges and universities for what he sees as a failure to adapt to the 21st century. Now the outspoken Democrat is putting the state's money... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Educators rally expressing dissatisfaction with proposed funding for schools

In the three days that remain of the legislative session, educators hope lawmakers will boost classroom dollars through a 6.25 percent increase to the weighted pupil unit, or WPU, an... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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American flag ban on California college campus draws lawmakers' rebuke

When a California college student council banned the display of the American flag from a common area in the student government offices, the action was quickly denounced by the student body... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Higher ed performance funding bill gets unanimous Senate approval

Utah lawmakers unanimously approved a bill Monday that would link new money for higher education to each institution's performance in metrics focused on student success. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Davis County board seeks comment on bond sale resolution

The Board of Education of the Davis School District is seeking comments from residents after it passed a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $43 million of the 2009... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Lawmakers, educators consider consequences of opting children out of testing

Lawmakers recommended a bill Monday to clarify parents' right to opt their children out of statewide tests in school, but educators worry how assessment scores and school funding could be affected... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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New study sheds light on effects of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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A study from the University of Connecticut shows more kids choose fruit, but fewer vegetables, at school cafeterias. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Sterling Scholar Awards to be handed out Tuesday

The 54th annual Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards will be handed out Tuesday. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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College is 'worth it' but majors matter

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There's a wide variation in unemployment rates by field, and lingering confusion over what "college" means. Read more »

March 4, 2015

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Bill clarifies law allowing parents to opt children out of school testing

Amid growing controversy surrounding high-stakes summative testing, Utah lawmakers are hoping to clarify a law that allows parents to opt their children out of some school tests. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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The rise of meditation on college campuses

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Meditation has quietly been taking place on college campuses since the 1970s but it has been spreading in higher education on a larger scale in the last five years. Meditation can help students... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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