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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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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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Funding cuts take a toll on research at the University of Utah

Sandra Olney  |  posted Nov 13th - 7:05pm
University of Utah researchers have made phenomenal discoveries over the years. The National Institutes of Health pays for most of that research. But that money has been hard to come by in recent years, and that's taking a toll on important work.
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Students learn how a STEM education can lead to fun careers

Viviane Vo-Duc  |  posted Nov 11th - 8:05pm
More than 125 students from Canyon Crest Elementary School attended special workshops at's headquarters Tuesday to see how a science, technology, engineering and math education could lead to exciting careers.
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Over 130 Alpine school buses fail state inspection

Nicole Vowell  |  posted Nov 11th - 2:47pm
Over 130 school buses in the Alpine School District were deemed unsafe or dangerous after the most recent state inspection, but officials said all repairs were made with 72 hours of the report.
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Utah girl named to international Kid Reporter news team

Wendy Leonard  |  posted Nov 8th - 6:15pm
A South Jordan 12-year-old is one of 32 kids selected from more than 200 applicants across the country and the only one from Utah to be part of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, an international news-gathering team.
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'Explosive' growth at Utah charter schools

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Nov 8th - 11:38am
Student enrollment in Utah charter schools grew 11 percent since last fall, and those schools are accounting for a greater portion of the state's student population, according to a report released Friday by the Utah State Office of Education.
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