Kids at Primary Children’s Hospital often have to miss weeks if not months of school, and staying on track can be difficult. But they now have a new room called the School Zone that hospital officials hope will help keep their patients learning.

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Lawmakers who sit on the legislative committee tasked with prioritizing funding for Utah public colleges and universities asked higher education officials Wednesday why a proposed 2.5% tuition increase is necessary.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have invested $5 million dollars into a Salt Lake City-based learning software company. MasteryConnect distributes their systems worldwide.

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Westminster College is hosting its second annual conference on campus sexual violence. This year, the college is expanding the discussion to include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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Three accountability reports released Tuesday show Utah schools are seeing higher test scores and graduation rates and getting better overall grades on school report cards. It’s the first year officials were able to compare student performance over consecutive years using the same tests.

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Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers is leaving his post at the end of this school year, but says he will continue advocating for teachers, students and their families.

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The University of Utah has a new gateway to the campus with Tuesday’s grand opening of the S.J. Quinney College of Law building on the campus’s southwest corner.

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A Utah lawmaker is working on a plan to address one of the largest education achievement gaps in the state. Native Americans here perform worse than any other racial or ethnic group.

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The number of Utah high school juniors who took the ACT increased to 97% in 2014. That’s up 14% over the previous year according to data released Wednesday.

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Two Utah Charter School are closed after the State Charter School Board determined they had a mix of budget problems, teacher credential issues and poor academic scores. 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating the Salt Lake City School District for alleged racial discrimination against students of color.

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The Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has cut ties with Utah State University’s early education program for children with hearing loss. And parents of students who attend the program say the split is a huge setback for their children.

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Both the U-S House and Senate have now passed versions of a bill to replace the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

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A Dixie State University professor is calling on university officials to reconsider changing the name of the school in light of a recent national debate over the use of Confederate symbols.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Stan Lockhart to the state school board. Lockhart is the husband of late Republican Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

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School is out for many children in Utah, and that means some of them are not getting the free meals they got during the school year. To fill that need, summer meals are now being served at over 200 sites across the state, but organizers say the program doesn’t reach as many families as they would like.

Student loans are on the minds of Utah Millennials, along with finding a job to pay off that debt. The latest Utah Foundation study comparing attitudes about work came out Thursday.

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A new report from Utah Foundation says the state needs a long-range education plan to prepare for population growth.

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A lawsuit by three Dixie State University students against the school has resulted in the suspension of what the students call unconstitutional free speech codes on campus.

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A preoccupation with food at night may be linked to a lower satisfaction from snacking then. New research at Brigham Young University compares 3D Magnetic Resonance Images, or MRI’s, of people looking at various types of food in the morning and at night.

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Supporters say a $75 million property tax increase will benefit Utah’s public education system and it will likely go further to increase funding in the future.

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A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

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A new report from the office of the Utah State Auditor shows the state could improve on college graduation rates.

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A group of University of Utah graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program have released their first of four video games for Spring 2015. The game is called 404Sight.

The Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City is home to a new Girl Scout Troop with its first meeting planned Monday.

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A Salt Lake City School Board Member says he’s been dressing as the cartoon mascot Frito Bandito during school board meetings to make a point about the unfair treatment of minority students in the district.

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Utah lawmakers and educators have set out on a path to improve education for Native American Students across the state. Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that brings state and tribal leaders together to hash out a plan over the next year. 

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A student startup from Brigham Young University won the $40,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge over the weekend.

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The Granite School board voted last week to formalize the termination of a 8th grade English teacher who refused to grade part of a standardized test.


Hill Air Force Base officials and local dignitaries unveiled the new Ployer P. Hill Exhibit Friday at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The ceremony marked the 75th anniversary of the base and honored its namesake.