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St. Joseph student advances to International Science and Engineering Fair

OGDEN — At the age of 16, Saint Joseph Catholic High School junior Mercedes Randhahn is making big strides in her academic career. On March 11, Randhahn took home first place in the medicine, health sciences and biomedical engineering category at the University of Utah Science and Engineering ...

Utah students rank fifth in nation for AP exam success

According to new data released by College Board, Utah students rank fifth in the nation for success on Advanced Placement course exams. Utah’s public school class of 2021 took 39,500 AP exams during their secondary school years, earning college credit — with a passing score of 3, 4 or 5 ...

Ogden school officials warn of pellet guns after girl hit in eye in attack

OGDEN — An uptick in kids bringing nonlethal pellet guns to school — paralleling an apparent trend across the country — has Ogden School District officials admonishing parents and students to keep such devices at home, outside schools. "Please understand that this is not a joke. ...

Davis School District describes efforts to curb racial discrimination

FARMINGTON — The Davis School District on Thursday detailed actions it has been taking to stem racial discrimination and harassment since a U.S. Department of Justice report last fall found widespread mistreatment of Black and Asian American students. Information about the district’s new ...

Race for Utah Board of Ed post for Weber County draws three GOPers

Three Republican hopefuls are running for the Utah State Board of Education post that covers the bulk of Weber County. With the GOP county convention slated for Saturday, the list faces potential paring ahead of the June 28 primary. County GOPers pick their preferred candidates in a range of ...

Ogden school boundary shifts generate no backlash; officials OK change

OGDEN — Proposed new boundaries for Ogden's elementary schools, which shift the borders for five schools, generated no notable negative response and school officials have approved the changes. Ogden School District Superintendent Luke Rasmussen said at Thursday's Ogden School Board meeting ...

Citing epidemic of vaping, school districts sue e-cigarette manufacturers

BRIGHAM CITY — The Box Elder School District on Tuesday sued e-cigarette market leader Juul Labs and other manufacturers, alleging fraud and racketeering in the flooding of schools with vaping devices, nicotine-addicted students and associated problems. The Davis School District filed a ...

Weber School District teacher finalist for national award

SALT LAKE CITY — A Weber School District teacher is among Utah's five finalists for a prestigious national award geared to science and math instructors across the United States. Lanette (Stephens) Searle, who teaches at Municipal Elementary in Roy, is one of two science teacher finalists ...