OGDEN — Shinnie Lai bought a car Thursday to make the nearly 12-hour drive from L.A. to Ogden to walk in her high school graduation ceremony, which due to COVID-19, took place five months after she earned her diploma.
To accommodate more students choosing to learn online during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weber School District is transforming its online class system into a full alternative school.
FARMINGTON — A Roy High School teacher charged with enticing a minor for sex after an undercover sting tried to enter a surprise early guilty plea Wednesday, but a prosecutor objected, saying it may interfere with a potential federal prosecution.
WASHINGTON TERRACE — Bonneville High School has become the second school in the Weber School District to close for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak at the school, according to a statement released by the district.
After-school carnivals and costume parades, for many Americans, have become a multi-generational Halloween tradition. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether PTAs should go on with hosting them has become a point of contention for parents and teachers.
OGDEN — Every presidential election year, voter registration drives pop up on college campuses across the country. In the midst of a pandemic and the tumultuous 2020 election cycle, Weber State University has registered a record number of student voters.
FARMINGTON — Utah’s old way of handling juvenile offenders was “manufacturing little criminals,” one legislator said, and costing the state a lot of money.
A new charter school with an ambitious plan to use outdoor learning to combat poverty-induced setbacks to education is slated to open in northern Weber County in August 2021.
Nearly one-third of secondary students in the Weber-Morgan area said they had experimented with vaping products at least once in a 2019 survey.
OGDEN — After months of work and planning, Ogden City has formed the citizen advisory group that will help guide future plans for the Marshall White Community Center.
A 30-year-old digital media teacher at Roy High School was arrested Wednesday in a child exploitation sting carried out by Layton Police Department and the FBI according to a probable cause statement.
The Box Elder School District will start classes one hour later starting Thursday, according to a letter posted to the district’s Facebook page Tuesday.
The Davis School District Board of Education announced at a meeting Tuesday night that it would proceed with its plan to transition all schools to full in-person classes and would compensate employees with a one-time bonus for their work during the pandemic.
The Davis School District confirmed Tuesday that Farmington High School will close for two weeks after it had at least 15 students and staff test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks.
Weber State University has been considering adding a social work master’s program for years. After multiple reports on the shortage of social workers in Utah and a push from community health organizations, the school will welcome its first social work graduate cohort in 2021.
With fires in the western United States actively burning millions of acres, there has been mass destruction of ecosystems, forests and native plant populations.
Teachers in the Davis School District, like many across the country, are grappling with the changes brought to their classrooms by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those educators are airing the concerns the pandemic has caused in new teacher support groups facilitated by the district.
Of states with compulsory ACT testing, Utah students scored highest, according to an annual report published by the national testing organization. But this year’s average score was lower than those of preceding classes.
OGDEN— While the long-term status of the Marshall White Center hangs in the balance, Ogden City is looking to beef up the committee charged with overseeing it.
SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus are investigating reports that students are purposefully exposing themselves to the coronavirus in hopes of selling their plasma after they recover.
OGDEN — Ogden City appears to be poised to give local youth an official municipal voice.
Theater students at Weber State University had rehearsed, designed and were waiting in the wings to put on their production of “Pippin” last spring. Then on March 12, the school announced that classes were going online and all events for the rest of spring semester were canceled.
In response to a COVID-19 outbreak, Roy High School will closed for the next two weeks, according to an email sent to parents Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY — School quarantine periods may be cut from 14 to seven days if students and staff meet qualifications that would permit their returning to school, according to an email sent to schools Friday.
Paris Hilton organized a protest outside of the Provo Canyon School on Friday afternoon as a part of her efforts to get the school shut down.
OGDEN — The home Weber State University officials hope becomes the first in a string of energy-efficient dwellings designed and built by students and staff has a buyer, preliminarily.
OGDEN — As national college enrollment drops in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Weber State University saw a slight decrease in its fall registration numbers.
ROY — Since a 4-year-old was left alone on a school bus for nearly two hours last month, the Weber School District has disciplined the employees involved and made policy changes. The boy’s parents, however, are calling on the district to do more.
FARMINGTON — As the Davis School District continues to see an increase in positive cases of COVID-19, the district’s Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a plan for school closures in the case of an outbreak.
As the Davis School District is lauded for being the only district in the state to have a COVID-19 point of contact at each of its schools, school nurses in the Weber and Ogden school districts are being spread thin to take on the responsibility.
OGDEN — At an Ogden School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night, Superintendent Rich Nye briefed the board on the district’s updated COVID-19 numbers, which — by official count — have been somewhat low so far this year.
OGDEN — As he’s charted the development of his business, focused on reimagining the Book of Mormon with dramatic artwork, Jared Miller has found a partner in Weber State University.
SALT LAKE CITY — After Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox criticized the Salt Lake City School District for not mandating in-person learning, the district reaffirmed its commitment to online learning during the pandemic until it is safe.
ROY — A family is seeking more accountability from the Weber School District after their 4-year-old son was left on a school bus for nearly two hours earlier this month.
OGDEN — Call it a tribute to Weber County’s would-be agronomists and a nod to the agricultural sector here.
Many attribute the fact that Utah women on average make 70 cents for every dollar earned by men, compared with the national 80 cents per dollar, to an emphasis on domesticity in the state. A national program that made its launch in Ogden this month is out to prove that motherhood and a caree…
OGDEN — New leadership is coming to Weber State‘s Olene Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service, aiming, in part, to increase outreach in political matters beyond the university’s confines to the broader community.
KAYSVILLE — A Kaysville father drained a $61,000 trust fund his teenage daughter received from a personal injury lawsuit against the Davis School District, county prosecutors allege.
As Davis and Weber County voters head to the polls this November, they will determine who takes over 12 state and district school board positions up for grabs.
FARMINGTON — Brittany Goddard, a second grade teacher at Bountiful Elementary School, held up a sign that read, “We can’t teach from the grave,” outside the Davis School District office building on Friday.
Between 2017 and 2019, 461 children age 6 and younger received homeless services in Weber County, a new report by the Crossroads Urban Center found. The study on child homelessness is the first of its kind from the Salt Lake City-based nonprofit.
The Davis School District Board of Education called a special meeting Wednesday night to assess whether the district would go ahead with plans to move from a hybrid schedule to a four-day school week starting Monday, Sept. 28, for elementary schools and Oct. 5 for secondary schools.
Donna Hogge has spent a total of 37 years at T.O. Smith Elementary School on Gramercy Avenue in Ogden — first as a student, then as a student-teacher and now as a third grade teacher. On Monday, she said goodbye to the building she spent more than half of her life learning and teaching at as…
The Utah High School Athletics Association is six weeks into its football season after being the first state entity in the country to proceed with game play. As crowds file into stadiums to observe games, many schools have been met with scrutiny — and sometimes praise — for how well they are…
OGDEN — A central Ogden home built by a team of Weber State University professors and students that’s meant to represent the future of green building is on the market.
On Tuesday, BYU President Kevin J Worthen and UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez issued a joint statement to students at both universities.
“I forgot to spray the chairs,” Bradley Shafer said out loud to himself, as his beginning brass band class took their instruments out of their cases.
On the same day Utah tracked its highest number of new COVID-19 numbers yet, Weber State University announced it would continue its flexible course schedule — which means offering in-person, hybrid and online options — into spring 2021, “with an emphasis on increased face-to-face instruction…
The Utah Department of Workforce Services has launched a grant to help child care programs still reeling from the effects of COVID-19 meet a heightened demand for care for school-age children.
BOUNTIFUL — There was no obvious connection between Viewmont High School and a man who died there late Tuesday in a police shooting, Lt. Dave Edwards said Wednesday.
The Davis School District Board of Education voted Tuesday to adopt a two-phase plan to transition students from a hybrid learning model to a full in-person schedule. The board opted to begin phase one on Sept. 28 for elementary students, and Oct. 5 for secondary students.