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A handful of Democratic lawmakers praised the Utah State Board of Education’s resolution “denouncing racism and embracing equity in Utah schools” while some Republicans voiced concern during an Education Interim Committee meeting on Wednesday.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A committee created to consider a name change for a university in Utah voted Monday to choose a replacement that does not include Dixie — a regional term many consider offensive because of its association with the Deep South and slavery.

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WASHINGTON TERRACE — To help teachers who took on more responsibilities during the pandemic, Weber School District trimmed 45 minutes off the school day this year so educators could use that time to catch up. The district is considering keeping that schedule around for next year.

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OGDEN — As housing prices go up and availability is slim, people are increasingly looking to tiny homes as a solution to their struggle to find a place to live. In the Weber School District, one class of students has spent the last year learning to build one themselves.

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said he supports a resolution identifying the “risks” of critical race theory in public education that Utah lawmakers passed on Wednesday, despite the governor requesting days earlier that the state wait for “more time, thought, dialogue and input” before addressing the subject.

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OGDEN — Starting Wednesday, masks will no longer be required at Weber State University. The announcement comes on the tail of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask in most places.

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On Monday, BYU shared an update to the school's COVID-19 guidelines with students and employees that included masks being required in classrooms through the spring term, physical distancing being encouraged and the school strongly urging members of the campus community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, among other things.

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Each year over the last five decades, students from throughout the country submit creative works to be considered for an award from their school’s PTA as part of the annual Reflections contest. If they win, their art goes on to compete for state and national recognition.

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This year, local K-12 teachers and staff have juggled a series of logistical challenges to make school happen. Many worked extra hours as they taught classes both online and in-person, made sure each classroom was sanitized at the end of the day and prepared curbside lunches when students le…

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WASHINGTON TERRACE — Five Weber High School students reached social media feeds across the country four years ago for a video in which they seemed to be shouting a racial slur. The juniors and seniors, three of whom were cheerleaders, drew the Weber School District into the national spotlight.

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Recently, I heard a word for the first time. That word was “upstander.” While I have heard of people who I would consider “upstanding citizens,” I had never heard of an “upstander.” An upstander (as opposed to a bystander) is one who is compassionate, trusted and actively promotes kindness a…

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OGDEN — Three fifth graders at DaVinci Academy Elementary struggled Thursday morning as together, giggling, they worked to lift a patch of grass for the groundbreaking of a community garden they are building with their classmates on the west side of the school.