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This is a public forum where students, their families and educators could spotlight unique success stories. It also provides a central database on Utah high schools that would help inform parents and foster academic competition among schools, much like rankings do for sports and extracurricular activities.
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Helicoptering? Parents go with kids to college

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 23rd - 7:46pm
Rather than following the sun down to Mexico, Lori Osterberg and her husband followed their daughter to Portland, Oregon, where she is a sophomore. Sometimes scoffed at as the ultimate in helicopter parenting, she and other parents see only benefits in relocating to be close to their college kids.
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Utah Office of Education releases 2014 school 'grades'

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Dec 15th - 9:51pm
This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education.
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The new crisis in higher education is students going hungry

Sandra Olney  |  posted Dec 10th - 6:18am
A higher education is now seen as a ticket to future financial security. But as the cost of tuition and living expenses quickly climbs, students are cutting dangerous corners to make ends meet. Some are choosing to go hungry.
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School in FLDS community opens after 13-year shutdown

Devon Dolan  |  posted Dec 8th - 10:44pm
Thirteen years ago, the head of the FLDS Church, Warren Jeffs, banned his followers from receiving public education. Children stopped going to class, forcing a school in Hildale to shut down — but today those doors are open.
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Curriculum addresses potentially deadly 'choking game'

Keira Farrimond  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:58am
Iron County School District will include warnings in its health curriculum about the "choking game" after four student deaths.
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Lehi teacher ditches desks to help students

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Nov 21st - 8:17am
A Lehi teacher decided to take a "risk" and get rid of a classroom staple — student desks. Now kids work in beanbags and banana chairs. She's seen three improvements in her class.
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Utah gets almost perfect score on using data for student achievement

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Nov 20th - 9:26am
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 Thursday.
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Utah students get ready for the next step with College Application Week

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Nov 19th - 2:39pm
The state is trying to increase the number of first-generation college students by giving high schoolers a hand in the application process.
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Talk to children about suicide prevention, school district urges

Sam Penrod  |  posted Nov 18th - 8:01am
The Alpine School District has an urgent message for parents: Talk to your children about suicide.
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U. science day gives high school students hands-on experience

Dennis Romboy  |  posted Nov 15th - 3:55pm
High school students got some hands-on experience with science Saturday at the University of Utah.
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