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Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50 years

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary, participants and politicians look back on its impact.

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Alpine School District names new superintendent

The Alpine Board of Education has announced the appointment of Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Photos: Students pledge to avoid distracted driving

Murray High School students on Friday took pledges to avoid distracted driving in a campaign called It Can Wait. The name of the program comes from a public service announcement produced by junior... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Students receive scholarships in honor of fallen officers

Four children of active Utah law enforcement officers have received scholarships as the students and Utah's fallen law enforcement officers were honored. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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State School Board approves components of new teacher evaluation process

The Utah State Board of Education on Friday made permanent a new teacher evaluation framework that relies on administrative observation, evidence of student growth and input from parents. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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U. graduates largest class in institution's history and Pres. Eyring receives honorary degree

The University of Utah graduated its largest class to date Thursday, with 8,363 graduates from 77 countries earning 8,830 degrees. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Is Utah prepared to handle 1 million students by 2050?

Utah is expected to gain about 385,000 K-12 students by 2050, but state leaders are past due in planning and preparing for future growth, according to a Utah Foundation report released Thursday. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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21 famous college commencement speeches

College graduations are happening all over America and one of the signature trademarks of any commencement ceremony is the commencement speaker and the speech that is given, which can range from... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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The reason for skyrocketing tuition costs

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A new report by Demos, a liberal think-tank that focuses on economic justice issues, explores the crisis of high tuition costs. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Salt Lake Community College appoints new provost

Clifton Sanders has accepted the position of provost of Academic Affairs at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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STEM Innovation Awards announced

The STEM Action Center recently gave out its first STEM Innovation Awards in partnership with the Utah Technology Council. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Colleges move to expand services for immigrant students

Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Photos: Students show their drive in auto skills competition

Utah high school students got into gear on Wednesday at the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition, which fosters students’ interest in the automotive industry through a nationwide... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores

Testing officials say the rollout this spring of new standardized tests taken by computer in U.S. public schools has been without major problems in much of the country. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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Dixie State University plans to revise free speech policies

Dixie State University announced Monday it has placed a moratorium on parts of its free speech policy after three students sued the university in March for refusing to let them post satirical fliers. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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SLCC to hold 2015 commencement

The co-founder of a micro-lending company will deliver the commencement address for Salt Lake Community College this week. Read more »

May 5, 2015

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The perfect amount of homework for students

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Recent research from the University of Oviedo in Spain indicates homework needn’t take up an entire night. In fact, researchers found the perfect amount of time per day for homework was just... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Arts educators receive Sorenson Legacy Awards

This year's recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education were honored last week by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Students find spiritual resources at universities

In an effort to try and educate the "whole student," local universities are finding ways to address the spiritual needs of students in addition to their academic ones. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Google embeds engineers as professors

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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New study suggests urban students do significantly better in charter schools

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But critics challenge the significance of the findings, see results as nearly a wash. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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USU's class of 2015 turned loose

It was a strong year for Utah State University, whose eight colleges awarded 5,830 degrees on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. Stew Morrill, USU's retiring head basketball coach of 17... Read more »

May 2, 2015

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15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

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Tech Times recently released a list of the best home-schooling apps. Here's a look at that list and how that fits into modern home schooling. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Corinthian closure leaves students out in the cold

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Debt and blocked career choices haunt victims of for-profit career college's demise. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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