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Why some students choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles.

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Why majority of college graduates feel they are unprepared for working life

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Four out of 10 college seniors in the 2016 graduating class said their college experience has helped them prepare for their future career. Also, 67 percents more students want more professional... Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Granite association honors 4 administrators

The Granite Association of School Administrators has recognized four individuals for their outstanding service during the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Too many leave integrity behind when traveling overseas for school

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Most of the cheating comes from Chinese students who don't understand or accept or understand plagiarism rules, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Swimmer started at Stanford amid assault prevention efforts

Brock Turner began his short-lived career as a swimmer at Stanford University two years ago amid renewed efforts by the prestigious California school and other U.S. colleges to prevent campus... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Photos: Hogle Zoo atmosphere inspires animal artists

Visual Art Institute is holding a weeklong art summer camp for kids at Hogle Zoo. The young artists practiced using different art materials to mimic the look of the animals they drew. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Lawsuit accuses LDS Church of failing to protect Navajo students

Another Navajo man has sued the LDS Church, alleging he was sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct church program that placed children with foster families in Utah in the late 1970s and... Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Notre Dame opens turbomachinery lab that will create jobs

University of Notre Dame officials hope a new $36 million turbomachinery laboratory it's opening will raise its research profile and lead to more businesses moving into a South Bend technology park. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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9 receive scholarships from United Way of Salt Lake

United Way of Salt Lake has announced the first recipients of scholarships provided through the Deborah Bayle Scholarship Fund for Youth. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Education for homeless kids gets a one-month boost at Midvale shelter

Homeless children staying at the Road Home's Midvale Center will have educational programs this summer thanks to bridge funding appropriated by the Utah State Board of Education and another... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Utah has best state economy with high marks for investment in workforce, infrastructure, report says

Utah has the best state economy in the U.S. thanks to rapid business growth, low unemployment and a strong talent pool, according to a WalletHub report released Monday. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Why schools should ease up on student suspensions

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A suspension can go far beyond a bad mark on your child's individual student record. In fact, suspensions can cost the U.S. an estimated $35 billion annually, according to a new report. Read more »

June 4, 2016

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How leaders in rural Utah counties are trying to end the cycles of poverty

Utah's efforts to break cycles of intergenerational poverty have shifted to the county level, where several communities in rural Utah are developing their own strategies to disrupt cycles of... Read more »

June 4, 2016

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Clinton: US 'trying to elect a president, not a dictator'

Hillary Clinton is keeping the heat on Donald Trump, saying "we are trying to elect a president, not a dictator." Read more »

June 3, 2016

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UCLA killer turned violent despite foundation for success

With a wall's worth of academic degrees from top universities and a new wife in his chosen country, Mainak Sarkar entered mid-life with a foundation of success. Then his life began to unravel. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Man killed in Ogden crash was Weber State staff member

Police have identified an Ogden man killed in a three-vehicle collision on Harrison Boulevard on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

June 3, 2016

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'What we became': West High grads visit former schools to celebrate and inspire

Several schools in the Salt Lake City School District welcomed back former students prior to their high school graduation this week in a graduation walk to celebrate their accomplishments while... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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How do Utah's economy and education markers compare to Colorado's?

There are components of worker productivity, educational attainment and gender wage gaps that Utah can learn from its neighbor to the east, Colorado, according to a report published Thursday by... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Mom uses multiple costumes to cheer up daughter who was bullied

Vanesa Rosa dressed up in a different costume every day she picked her daughter up from school in North Salt Lake after finding out her second-grader was being bullied by a student. Soon, her... Read more »

June 3, 2016

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Pilot safely ejects in Colorado before Thunderbird crash

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet moments after flying over a crowd watching President Barack Obama's commencement... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Debates scheduled for State School Board candidates

Utah voters will have opportunities to compare the educational philosophies of candidates vying for the Utah State Board of Education in several debates to be held this month. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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West High student wins $50,000 at Intel science fair

Kathy Liu, a 17-year-old student from West High School, claimed one of two $50,000 prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineer Fair held in Phoenix in May. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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'More than the condemned': 110 Utah prison inmates earn adult high school diplomas

Some 110 inmates at the Utah State Prison received their adult high school diplomas during a graduation ceremony Wednesday. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Alpine School District announces summer schedule for meal program

Alpine School District has announced the schedule for its summer meals program. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Utah Air Force recognizes Provo educator as Teacher of the Year

The Utah Air Force Association has awarded Jennifer Remy, a Provo High science teacher and the Provo School District’s STEM coordinator, the Chapter 236 Secondary Teacher of the Year. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Department of Public Safety to investigate sexual assault reporting at BYU

At the request of BYU police and Utah County law enforcement agencies, the Utah Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it will review how the university police agency accesses and disseminates... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Layton cadet earns highest Civil Air Patrol award

Cadet Col. Rose Carlisi was honored Wednesday at the state Capitol with the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest award in the Civil Air Patrol program. She's the first Utah cadet in more than... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Ousted Baylor president Starr resigns from chancellor role

Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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High school opens in polygamist town on state border

A school in the polygamist community of Hildale on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago is unveiling a new building for high school students as the rebirth of the public education... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Career readiness is a little easier at schools like Aviation High

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Aviation High School in Long Island, with a satellite campus embedded in JFK Airport, funnels students into high-paying jobs in the air and on the ground. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Construction begins on new $43M trades building for SLCC

Construction is set to begin this week on a new facility to house more than a dozen career and technical education programs at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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About Utah: Utah teacher taught 15 children from the same family, and they all came back to thank her

On the eve of her last day at William Penn Elementary, sixth-grade teacher extraordinaire Toni Cook got a big thank-you from all 15 of the Fetzer kids she taught through the years. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Tiny, honor-system libraries trending in Cache County

The wooden post in the front yard of the Duncan family's Boulevard home in Logan often gets mistaken for a mailbox. But take a closer look, and the neatly painted and designed box resembling a... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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U. professor competes on 'American Ninja Warrior'

What may set Janis Cantwell apart from other contestants on "American Ninja Warrior" is her Yale doctorate in chemistry, her career as a professor at the University of Utah and her 5-year-old... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Herbert, Johnson present different visions for Utah education; both call for unity

Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican challenger, Jonathan Johnson, have both identified education as a key issue in their campaigns, committing to unifying lawmakers and educators in improving... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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17-year-old gets degree in biology, physics and math

While most 6-year-olds spend their summers playing outside, participating in sports or watching TV, 17-year-old Joseph Heavner of Clear Spring spent his childhood teaching himself mathematics and... Read more »

May 29, 2016

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The best of summer books for the whole family

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Summer 2016 offers a treasure trove of engrossing stories — fiction and non-fiction — for all ages. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Salina Yoon

Picture books from author/illustrator Salina Yoon with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through the end of June, according to a news release. Read more »

May 28, 2016

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Manti senior conquers classes and cancer

Kelsie Albee learned more during her senior year than most of her classmates will in their lifetimes. When school started last fall, she was at Primary Children’s Hospital, having been... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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State, education leaders gear up for summer deliberation as school year ends

School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing,... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Idaho man sues ISU over hostility toward his Mormon faith

An Idaho Falls man is suing Idaho State University, claiming that he was discriminated against because of his Mormon faith. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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National Spelling Bee co-champions include youngest ever

The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Photos: Students salute military personnel with patriotic program

Isabel Chavez waves the flag and smiles during Heartland Elementary School's third-grade Memorial Day program, "Freedom Is Not Free," in West Jordan on Thursday. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Art Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacy

A brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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10 years of winning words at the national spelling bee

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The National Spelling Bee finals wrap up today. Here are the winners and the winning words for the past 10 years. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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U. study shows how huge landslide shaped Zion National Park (+video)

A University of Utah assistant professor of geology and geophysics led a study into a huge landslide that happened 4,800 years ago, damming the Virgin River and creating a lake that lasted 700... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining a coalition of states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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11 states, including Utah, sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Students get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend

Marilyn Smith, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School, does the bunny hop with her students as they return to school after an end-of-the-year picnic in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Baptist college decides to fire its president amidst sex assault scandal

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Reports that the Board of Regents has voted to fire the college president gets a non-denial denial from the university in the midst of a football-centered assault scandal. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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