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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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USU offers grief hotline for pet owners

Mike Anderson  |  posted Feb 26th - 6:47am
Veterinary science students at Utah State University are now answering the calls of grieving pet owners who need someone to talk to.
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Mosh pits force early end to Layton High formal

Peter Samore  |  posted Feb 24th - 6:46pm
School officials ended a dance at the Salt Lake City library early, when dozens of students got out of hand.
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Road to Zero Fatalities targets teen drivers

Jed Boal and Jenniffer Michaelson  |  posted Feb 24th - 7:47am
Five years ago, the "Don't Drive Stupid" program was announced to high school students, and this year the program is getting a boost.
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Librarians visit low-income children in SLC to promote literacy

Allison Oligschlaeger  |  posted Feb 22nd - 8:30pm
The Salt Lake City Public Library System's Smart Start program serves more than 1,000 low-income children each month in 70-plus Head Start and pre-K classrooms. Smart Start aims to promote early childhood literacy and cultivate a love of reading.
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Lawmakers demand suspension of SAGE test

Katie McKellar  |  posted Feb 21st - 9:05pm
Two Utah senators demanded on a local radio program Saturday morning that the State Board of Education suspend and replace the Utah SAGE Testing System.
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Video: Roy High hopes 'wake-up calls' will increase attendance

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Feb 21st - 5:08pm
Chemistry took a backseat to the couch most mornings for Roy High School student Braxton Vickery. He rarely made it to class — until the day school administrators rousted him out of bed and pull the blankets right off him.
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Granite School District making Internet, app safety a priority

Jed Boal  |  posted Feb 18th - 10:54pm
Parents do not always know how to monitor their kids online. So, Granite School District leaders met with parents and students Wednesday at Matheson Junior High School to talk about potentially problematic apps and online activity.
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Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

Kimberly Hefling and Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  posted Feb 17th - 9:59am
Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she'll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards.
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Homework wars: How much is too much?

Jenniffer Michaelson and Deanie Wimmer  |  posted Feb 13th - 8:21am
A growing number of parents are pushing back on the amount of homework their kids bring home from school each night. And a growing body of research questions whether all that homework actually helps or hurts kids.
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Program helps students graduate from high school by focusing on college

Nadine Wimmer  |  posted Feb 9th - 7:54am
Utah has a goal of 90 percent high school graduation. This program could help us get there by keeping students on track to graduate, then helping them get to college.
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