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Twelve U of U graduate students release net neutrality-themed video game

The thesis project of 12 University of Utah graduate students has amassed more than 82,000 downloads

College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

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A new study suggest more college degrees would benefit the poorest Americans, but would do little to change the circumstances of the middle class. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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New picture books can help young readers revel in the changing seasons

These new books for younger readers that have recently crossed our desks help share the marvels of spring, including flowers, bugs, animals, growing plants and adventures in the rain. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Preschool program is innovative way to help families

Lawmakers this year provided an extra $1 million to expand UPSTART, an innovative preschool program that is free and focused on parent-child involvement. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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New middle school science standards open for 90 days of public comment

The Utah State Board of Education opened for public comment a draft of new science standards for sixth- through eighth-graders Friday. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Sunset Junior High celebrating 50 years

Sunset Junior High is marking its 50th anniversary and holding a celebration to recall its legacy of educating the community. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

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Common Core math can be tough to understand at first glance, which makes it difficult for parents to help their children learn about it. Here's a video to help. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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The 27 most beautiful college libraries in America

From the very geometrical Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego, to the very Hogwarts-esque libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington that... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Utah makes a move to streamline 'outdated' science standards

Members of the Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to put a draft of new science standards for middle schoolers up for public comment. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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New building for Life Sciences at BYU

The new Life Science Building at BYU dedication featured Elder Russell M. Nelson and BYU President Kevin J Worthen who spoke of the great role the college has in helping science and faith exist... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Learning to move, moving to learn: State program helps 'wiggle worms' learn

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program this year will receive the most ongoing funding the program has ever seen. The program uses art to teach other concepts in schools. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Civil War commemoration observed in Utah and across nation.

Bells rang on towers at national parks, churches, town halls, schools and other historic sites Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate surrender to General... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Gov. Herbert visits local middle school for education bill signing

A group of middle schoolers got words of encouragement and a taste for the legislative process during a ceremonial bill signing with Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Utah's top student volunteer honored, will travel to Washington, D.C., for awards gala

Wes Orton, a senior at Innovations Early College High School, has been named the state's top high school volunteer for his work with schoolchildren on the Navajo reservation in southeastern Utah. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Kenyan Cardinal urges compassion for extremist killers

Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

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Does high stakes testing create unavoidable pressure for teachers to cheat? Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Piece of Eisenhower Tree heading to presidential library

Men in green Masters jackets gave a warm round of applause to a large wood chip Wednesday. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Stanford change in financial aid policy benefits lower income students

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Stanford has revised its financial aid policy, reducing the financial burden on lower income students. However, such policies are not available to all universities. Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Study suggests excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance

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Homework is an important part of learning, but now researchers are looking at how much is too much for middle school students. Read more »

April 4, 2015

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How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

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"Opportunity culture" program turns great teachers into mentors instead of administrators. Read more »

April 3, 2015

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Poor American kids grow up without 'airbags,' Harvard professor says

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"Our Kids" outlines the growing opportunity gap between rich and poor children. Read more »

March 31, 2015

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Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

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Feeling cold feet around finals week? You aren't alone. Test anxiety impacts 25-40 percent of people and has a surprisingly large impact on performance. Learn more about how test anxiety impacts... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Heroes 2014: Meet the disruptive visionary president of the new American university

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Most outside observers agree that higher education is screaming for disruption, but many of the old guards inside the gates like things the way they are. Meet Michael Crow, the field general in the... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014

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