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Utah college students taking longer to graduate from four-year institutions

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide.

Schools combat threats made on social media

The electronic devices that give students instant access to the world for educational purposes are also their conduit to social media, and that presents a host of problems for school administrators. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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AF High Band performs with borrowed instruments at title game — theirs are headed to New York

The highly touted American Fork High School marching band performed Friday as the school's football team played for the state championship against Bingham. But the performance was unlike any of its... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Granite district revises calendar for Jewish holiday

The Granite School District has made adjustments to its 2015-16 calendar to accommodate the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Davis School Board seeks comment on proposed calendar

The Davis Board of Education is seeking comment as it considers adoption of its proposed school calendar for 2015-16. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Is saying the Pledge of Allegiance voluntary? Family and school spar in court

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Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Report: Utah among top 10 states for effective use of student data

Utah's use of data in monitoring and guiding student achievement made several improvements this year, earning the state an almost perfect score on a report by the Data Quality Campaign released... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Tuition hikes tentatively approved in California

A committee of the University of California's governing board voted Wednesday for a tuition increase during each of the next five years over the protests of Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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School grading system changes in light of new assessment

Utah's school grading system will see some changes in how grades are calculated in light of SAGE, the state's new year-end student assessment. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Spring Lane student recognized in bookmark design contest

Spring Lane Elementary student Kara Bagley’s colorful design of flowers clinging to an open book made her one of eight statewide winners in the Utah Educational Savings Plan’s... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Nebo School District proposes boundary changes

In order to accommodate rapid growth in the northern end of Nebo School District, a boundary realignment is being considered in anticipation of the opening of two new elementary schools in Spanish... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Hospitals improvise Ebola defenses, at a cost

What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Audio recorder found hidden in BYU classroom

Police are investigating after BYU professors discovered a voice-activated recorder hidden in a classroom in the Joseph Smith Building. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Students get hip-hop physics lesson

Middle school students enjoyed learning about physics with a beat on Monday. West Jordan and Sunset Ridge middle schools combined for the Honeywell and NASA FMA Live Forces in Motion show, a... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Some stay home as Brighton High beefs up police presence due to undisclosed threat

Extra police officers patrolled the campus of Brighton High School on Monday, both outside the school and in the hallways, due to a threat that police and school officials won't say much about. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Granite District early open enrollment period approaching

Granite School District will begin its early open enrollment period next month. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Hawaii lava flow inspires student innovation

Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from schoolchildren on how to deal with the effects of the molten rock. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Harvard and UNC sued over their admission policies

Affirmative action policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been challenged in court. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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FCC chair wants fee hike to expand Internet access

The U.S. should spend $1.5 billion more a year to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet connections at school, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Monday in a... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Excessive testing angers parents, but supporters see it as necessary

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Florida is ground zero for test mania, The New York Times reports. . Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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What missing class in Kindergarten means for high school

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Impact of absenteeism can last well into adulthood, researcher, advocate say. . Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Teacher uses mystery suitcase for hands-on history lesson

A teacher at Westlake Junior High School in West Valley City stumbled upon a World War II-era suitcase while shopping at a thrift shop, and what she found inside is giving her students a hands-on... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Paying for the party: how a major university failed and derailed its freshmen

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A pair of researchers spent years following the progress of women from a single freshman dorm at a major state flagship university. What they found is not encouraging when it comes to the capacity... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2013

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The war on boys: Young men losing ground in education, emotional health and jobs

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Boys across America are losing ground. It's a situation so dire that three dozen national experts have formed a bipartisan commission to bolster their proposal that President Obama establish a... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2012

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The war on boys: Sex, media and violence

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SALT LAKE CITY — In the middle of a crowd of kids waiting for the bus in front of a westside middle school, one of the girls drops her book bag and two boys scramble to grab it, nearly... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2012

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