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Utah State Board of Education awaits waiver from No Child Left Behind

The Utah State Board of Education submitted a request Tuesday for a one-year extension of its flexibility waiver

Salt Lake District seeks Teacher of the Year nominations

Parents, students, staff or faculty members are invited to nominate teachers for the 2016 District Teacher of the Year award. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Obama says he's prepared to fight GOP over education

Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he's prepared to fight with Republicans for school funding and his education priorities rather than risk going... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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About Utah: From ink-stained wretches to geek heaven at the old Tribune Building

The venerable Tribune Building in downtown Salt Lake City is now home sweet home to Neumont University, a college devoted to the computer sciences. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Teachers try embracing students' gaming interest

It can be hard to peel a young person's eyes off the screen. Rather than fight the electronic glue, some educators are embracing kids' tech-obsession and finding ways to incorporate computer games... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Will the 2015 Legislature lead to better outcomes for students?

With $515 million in new money for education, teachers and lawmakers are hopeful it will lead to positive outcomes for students. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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FFA inspires future farmers and more

Utah's state FFA convention is a celebration of member achievements attended by students with interests ranging from farming to biology to business. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Photo gallery: Students attempt to break pi paper chain world record, run out of time

Clair Decker, left, and Adelle Remke help attempt to break the pi paper chain world record, with more than 80,000 paper links numbered in the order of pi, the day before Pi Day, at Hillside Middle... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Teams compete to see who can build the fastest robot

Fifty-three high school teams from 11 states and Canada are competing to see whose robot can stack and sort recyclables the fastest. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Reagan library curator disputes Gov. Walker's Bible story

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's tale of how he came to hold the family Bible that President Ronald Reagan used when taking the oath of office doesn't match the memory of the presidential library... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Canyons board fast-tracks additional security to schools' front entrances

The Canyons Board of Education has fast-tracked the timeline to install vestibules in all elementary schools to provide additional security at the schools' front entrances. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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DATC sign language interpretation program shuttered

Citing both accreditation battles and plunging graduation rates, the Davis Applied Technology College is no longer accepting new students into its American Sign Language Interpretation program,... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Legislative session wraps up with $510 million in new money for schools

It's a year of increase for education, with about $510 million in new money going to public schools. Lawmakers also approved a $75 million tax increase and bills to further technology use, improve... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Kids get lessons in science through programs

Did you know that, with a strong enough magnet, you can actually separate the iron from your breakfast cereal? Read more »

March 13, 2015

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U. trustees announce 2015 honorary degree recipients

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced the names of four people chosen to receive the university's highest honor: the honorary doctorate degree. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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U. students harvest benefits of campus gardens

The University of Utah's Edible Campus Gardens are student-run and attract an average of 50-100 regular volunteers. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Merger of environmental boards stokes concerns, opposition from Utah Radiation Control Board

A bill combining two environmental boards overseeing radiation-related issues and solid and hazardous waste has brought objections from one of the boards and fear by critics that it weakens... Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Utah County man gets 5 years in prison for scamming band program

A Saratoga Springs travel agent has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for taking money for a southwestern Missouri high school band trip to Hawaii that never happened. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Oklahoma students hope racist fraternity video sparks change

A video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant outraged and angered students across the campus, but its release also has sparked a dialogue that many students hope... Read more »

March 12, 2015

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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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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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