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School district reaches agreement with family of teen who killed himself

The family of a teen who killed himself outside a Taylorsville junior high school in 2012 announced a settlement.

Slight majority of Utahns oppose House speaker being named school superintendent

A slight majority of Utahns oppose House Speaker Becky Lockhart being chosen as the new state superintendent of public schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll released Monday. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Judge's ruling reignites partisan vs. nonpartisan State School Board debate

A federal judge ruled that Utah's process of selecting State School Board candidates is unconstitutional. An alternative method for selecting candidates has not yet been ordered, renewing debate... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Applications available for youth volunteer awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals has begun its search for Utah’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

A on Monday lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Thousands of Gazans living in schools

Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still living in schools where they took refuge during seven weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended late last month. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Tradeoffs and payoffs: Washington voters asked to make murky choice on class size

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Both sides agree that the science on class size is settled. They just disagree on what it says. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Does college actually prepare students for adulthood? New book has some doubts

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Students gain little useful learning, colleges offer little help making transition, and graduates flounder. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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National Edition: Family flexibility, parenting skills and images from the Holocaust

Take a look at this week's Deseret News National Edition, when your family needs to know more. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Judge rules State School Board selection process is unconstitutional

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Utah's process of selecting candidates for the State School Board, in which candidates are vetted by committee and chosen by the governor, unconstitutionally... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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What makes a great school? New data offers clues

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We know more than you might think about what makes a great school, a new study finds. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Universities forge ahead with 3-D printing

When students propose, design and create projects at Florida Polytechnic University, they will have a state-of-the-art, 3-D printing lab available to help them along. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Teacher's unions at the frontier: Taking on charter schools

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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em — or get 'em to join you. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Religious knowledge vital in 'furiously religious' world, experts say

Religious knowledge is important to understanding the world around us, according to experts on religion and culture. Here's how some are working to further this understanding. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2014

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Salt Lake City educator named Utah's Teacher of the Year

North Star Elementary School teacher Mohsen Ghaffari was named Utah's Teacher of the Year during a banquet Friday in Salt Lake City. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Are you ready for your child's school to get a failing grade?

The state's new year-end test, SAGE, holds students to a higher standard and has resulted in lower proficiency scores. Because of that drop in scores, more schools are expected to be designated as... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Striking a chord: Program brings violin training, life skills to underprivileged classrooms

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El Sistema, a Venezuelan youth music program that for 40 years has transformed the lives of kids in impoverished barrios and turned out world-class musicians, has recently broken into... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2014

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Hispanic Christians launch initiative to bolster minority student achievement

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With minority students now making up a majority of public school enrollments, a national group of Hispanic evangelicals is calling for strong ties between churches and schools to encourage better... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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10 books that you were forced to read in junior high, but would change your life now as an adult

You might be pleasantly surprised to find that the books that you didn't enjoy as a kid are actually fantastic as an adult. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Want to keep your faith in college? Here's what you need to know

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When believing students find connection and community on a college campus -- particularly secular ones such as state universities -- they're more likely to remain faithful, students and campus... Read more »

Aug. 26, 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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Setting up students in high school to succeed in college

The right kind of preparation in high school can make a big difference in keeping students on track for college completion. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2012

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Schools, teachers preparing students for a digital world

Today, in addition to math, English and science, schools are including technology in the subject matter, as both a tool to lean and a tool to be learned. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2012

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