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Utah bill proposes online courses for parents who exempt kids from vaccinations

SALT LAKE CITY — Polio, measles, whooping cough and chicken pox used to be widespread, but thanks to vaccines most U.S. children avoid these diseases.


Utah education business and operations official takes federal job

SALT LAKE CITY — Scott Jones, associate superintendent for business and operations at the Utah State Office of Education, has resigned.


Ogden philanthropist donates $5M to WSU renovation project

OGDEN — Weber State University is a step closer to renovating its Social Science Building — actually, about 5 million steps closer. The university announced Monday that Ogden businessman John E. Lindquist is donating $5 million toward the project.


Inner-city STEM school taking shape in Ogden

OGDEN — City leaders got a sneak peek at New Bridge School, which is still under construction in downtown Ogden, and they liked what they saw.


Pool admission fees going up after renovations to Ogden, Ben Lomond facilities

OGDEN — Admission fees are changing at Ogden School District swimming pools. The Ogden School Board voted to raise some fees, but not all, during a meeting held Jan. 21 at the district offices at 1950 Monroe Blvd. The new pricing starts on Feb. 1.


WSU lobbying for redo of Social Science building

OGDEN — Weber State University administrators are making the case for a $30 million renovation of the school’s 43-year-old Social Science building, and professors from the criminal justice department are more than willing to testify and show evidence of the need. 


New tip line lets Utah students contact crisis counselors using an app

SALT LAKE CITY — Students who are concerned about their safety, or the safety of others, have a new way to reach out for help.


Ogden preschool pilot program is readying children for kindergarten

OGDEN — Ogden School District and the YMCA of Northern Utah are part of a preschool pilot program designed to prepare children for kindergarten, with an emphasis on helping those with learning delays or disabilities in a mainstream classroom.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event puts the focus on equity in schools

OGDEN — Participants in Ogden’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Breakfast and March celebrated King’s sacrifice and accomplishments, and were reminded that the quest for equality is not over. 


Ogden School District one of five named to AP Honor Roll in Utah

OGDEN — Ogden School District is one of five Utah districts named to the AP Honor Roll for increasing the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses while also maintaining or increasing exam scores.

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