Becky Wright

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Locals optimistic about 2015 Utah education budget

Over the holidays, Utahns have the time to ponder what could be a substantial gift to education. Gov. Gary Herbert released his proposed budget for fiscal year...


Christmas collections populate Kaysville woman's home

KAYSVILLE — Barbara Holbrook made a tradition of taking her granddaughters to see “The Nutcracker” ballet. “We’d go to dinner,...


Utah's school grades: 'What does a C mean?'

The state Office of Education recently issued two sets of report cards rating Utah schools, but administrators don’t recommend judging schools only on a...


WSU Faraday lectures share the fun of science

OGDEN -- Children love watching soap bubbles float through the air, and then delicately pop when they fall to the ground. They love soap bubbles even more when the...


Utah students taking too long to graduate from college

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has promoted itself as a pretty, great state, where life is elevated. Now, at least in some ways, it’s being described as a pretty flat...


No area schools receive Fs in state report, but a few Ds handed

SALT LAKE CITY -- Report cards are out, showing that some schools seem to be doing great — and others are not keeping pace. The Utah State Office of...

Arts & Culture

Artist captures WSU history in folk painting

OGDEN — Donna Miller Roberts was visibly moved when Eric Dowdle’s latest painting was unveiled at Weber State University. Dowdle’s works are...


Parent response can hinder police during a school crisis

Top of Utah school districts are reaching out to parents to help navigate one of the biggest problems that occur when it comes to crisis situations at school: How...


WSU graduation a time of transformation

OGDEN — College is a time of transformation, and that growth and change was celebrated during Weber State University’s 144th commencement ceremony....


USU art and science mashup evokes DaVinci

LOGAN — Leonardo DaVinci was an artist and a scientist, interweaving his research and creations. “The way I look at it, both science and art share...

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