SALT LAKE CITY — A Davis County middle school’s cheerleading program has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year.
OGDEN — As debate simmers across the country over elections, specifically how to assure clean elections, Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson thinks she grasps the issue.
NORTH OGDEN — Underage drinking isn’t just something that occurs in basements, at clandestine parties, in out-of-the-way places.
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.
In what some would consider an unlikely friendship, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have joined hands as they pave the way for three major initiatives.
OGDEN — Miscommunication prevented what was supposed to be the raising of a flag on Thursday to kick off activities to mark Juneteenth in Northern Utah.
OGDEN — Randy Bambrough says his sister, the late fashion designer L’Wren Scott from Roy, would be happy to see some of her best works auctioned for arts education.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s board of education has passed new rules around how race can be taught in K-12 schools.
OGDEN — Instead of using blow horns or other noisemakers, family and friends at a local graduation ceremony tipped their hats to graduates with a different gesture — they raised their hands in the air with outstretched fingers and wiggled their wrists.
KAYSVILLE — Vanessa Mori, the principal of Endeavour Elementary School in Kaysville, received Utah's top award for elementary school administrators.
OGDEN — It’s not ideal, but it’s better than last year, and at the end of the day, it’s still a celebration that the children can get excited about.
SALT LAKE CITY — Just over a week after the State Legislature passed two identical resolutions recommending the State Board of Education take steps to curb what it sees as critical race theory instruction in schools, a committee has approved a rule addressing the matter to be considered by t…
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.
OGDEN — Administrators will review security policies after a man walked onto a Lincoln Elementary playground Tuesday and allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl before school employees intervened, one with a handgun.
OGDEN — Police arrested an Ogden man on suspicion of child kidnapping Tuesday after he allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl on a Lincoln Elementary School playground.
OGDEN — After deciding to rename a new building that will house students who previously attended Horace Mann Elementary School last year, the Ogden School District will likely also rename T.O Smith Elementary School and is in the beginning stages of considering a name for the new Polk Elemen…
U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, on Saturday called for the firing of educators who teach critical race theory in schools, the latest move in the conservative push against the legal and scholarly framework.
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.
WEST HAVEN — Tayden Southichack, an elementary school student at Quest Academy Charter School, held 3D glasses over his face and peered at the sun — not the actual sun, though.
CLEARFIELD — Over the last month, Young Powersports enlisted the help of the community to collect more than $10,000 and thousands of hygiene items for homeless students in the Davis School District, according to a press release from the Davis Education Foundation.
CLINTON — Although she wasn’t on the clock, fourth grade teacher Adrienne Scott-Ellis began the first part of her Saturday morning giving a history lesson.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened last summer and hopes of it ending before the 2020-21 school year dimmed, local districts scrambled to expand online instruction as parents considered whether they would send their students back for in-person classes.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Rosemary Lesser remains adamant that the Legislature’s votes on controversial race and gun issues were hasty, maybe even unneeded.
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.
OGDEN — Starting next fall, Weber State University will be the first institution in Utah to offer a program entirely dedicated to studying LGBTQ identities.
The Utah House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to approve a bill that would prohibit public schools and universities from implementing mask requirements after the end of the 2021 spring semester and school year.
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.
Utah lawmakers will consider a bill during a special session on Wednesday that would prohibit public schools and universities from implementing mask requirements after the end of the 2021 spring semester.
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.
Utah lawmakers at both the federal and state levels are grappling with how to address critical race theory in schools and government amid conservative outcry alleging that the scholarly theory is racist and divisive.
SALT LAKE CITY — For students in the LGBTQ+ community, finding a support system can be tough.
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.
A group of educators and community members have been working since 2018 to bring a charter junior high school focused on using outdoor learning to combat poverty-induced setbacks to Ogden. Three years later, the school announced it will never open.
During his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Governor Spencer Cox announced that the statewide mask mandate in K-12 schools would be dropped for the final week of school in the Beehive State.
OGDEN — The Ogden School District is among the most diverse in Utah, and with 50.9% of its students identifying as Hispanic, it is one of two in the state that are not majority-white.
MORGAN — Despite a continuing public health order mandating masks in K-12 schools, the Morgan School District is no longer requiring face coverings in schools.
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…
OGDEN — The Ogden School District further detailed at a board meeting Thursday night what its search process for a new superintendent will look like, and it has set a time by which it hopes to have made a hire: the week of July 12.
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.
OGDEN — The importance of having a reliable internet connection and computer was significantly underscored over the past year, as scores of people stayed home as much as possible to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
FARMINGTON — Over 100 community members spent Tuesday evening queued outside the Davis School District administration building, hoping to be admitted to a school board meeting to voice their objection to — or support of — masks in schools.
OGDEN — State lawyers have responded in federal court to a former psychology student’s allegations that Weber State University downplayed and obstructed her sexual harassment complaints against a professor.
OGDEN — With the turning of their tassels Saturday morning, 12 students made it official: Weber State University has graduated the inaugural cohort from its first doctoral program.
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…
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.
OGDEN — The Ogden School District will open up its search for a new superintendent nationally, despite opposition from some school board members.
OGDEN — Rich Nye will leave his post as Ogden School District superintendent in June, the school board announced in an email to parents Monday.
OGDEN — On Thursday morning, as students at Shadow Valley Elementary School raised the American flag, they also sent a green one up the flag pole in front of the school.
OGDEN — Dressed in all black, Black students at Weber State University held a sometimes tearful, other times heated public meeting Thursday in which they shared stories of discrimination and demanded change from school administrators in attendance.