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University of Utah entrepreneurship program ranked among best in nation

The David Eccles School of Business at the U of U has been ranked as a top 25 school for entrepreneurship.

Audit reveals major concerns about UTA operating procedures

A review of policies and practices at the state’s largest mass transit agency shows numerous instances of questionable business practices, including a “sweetheart deal” in which a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Lawmaker's proposal would offer free tuition if student can't finish degree in 8 semesters

Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, is working on legislation to create individual graduation maps for students that offer tuition incentives for graduating in four years. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Granite School District introduces new logo

Granite School District has released a new logo in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Ask Mr. Dad: Handling a child’s back-to-school anxieties

Dear Mr. Dad: School is starting and my 11-year-old daughter is pretty stressed out. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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8 campus religious groups to explore this semester

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Check out this list for ways to get involved with faith life on campus. Read more »

Aug. 26, 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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For the first time in American history, non-Hispanic whites will be outnumbered in public schools

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Educators and administrators of public schools face new challenges as the demographics shift away from a white majority. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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The costs of back to school are increasing for parents

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Aug. 25, 2014

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New poll shows many Utahns oppose and misunderstand Common Core

A new poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates for UtahPolicy.com shows that a plurality of Utahns oppose the Common Core, but only 1 in 5 likely voters can accurately identify what it is. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Photos: Jazz Bear and Bees' Bumble welcome kids back to school

The Utah Jazz Bear and Salt Lake Bees' Bumble welcomed students back to school Monday. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

One question is bound to pop up as college students head to campus: “Hey, Mom, would you cosign for a student loan?” Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Veterans win in-state tuition benefit

As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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86 schools in Montana to serve free breakfast and lunch

About 86 schools in Montana will serve free meals to all their students starting this year under a newly-expanded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Idaho students to take new test this school year

Idaho students have already been exposed to the state's latest education measures, but this school year they will be asked to take a standardized test aligned with the Idaho Common Core for which... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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House Speaker Becky Lockhart is running for state superintendent

Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, announced Friday she has applied for the position of state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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The Los Angeles Unified School District ducks out of trigger law, cites federal waiver

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The school district in Los Angeles announced last week that it was exempting itself from the state's controversial parent trigger law, based on a federal waiver which exempts the law from federal... Read more »

Aug. 19, 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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Why has U.S. academic success dropped? The answer may be on the playground

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As schools push for ever stronger academic performance, a key element to mental sharpness may be getting lost in the mix. Can Finland teach American schools the social and psychological importance... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2013

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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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