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Dixie State trustees vote on another new name after backlash

SALT LAKE CITY — Southern Utah’s Dixie State University should change its name to Utah Tech University, the board of trustees voted Tuesday after the school’s previous name recommendation faced backlash and confusion.The board voted unanimously to drop the earlier recommendation of Utah ...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

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.Shoreline Junior High School’s cheerleading squad took two official ...

YMCA celebrates little learners in decked-out preschool graduation

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.That’s the tone struck by Heather Shaffer, director of early childhood education at the YMCA, ahead of Thursday’s graduation ceremony ...

Principal at Kaysville elementary school awarded state’s top honor

KAYSVILLE — Vanessa Mori, the principal of Endeavour Elementary School in Kaysville, received Utah's top award for elementary school administrators.The Utah Association of Elementary School Principals named her Utah National Distinguished Principal of the Year. According to the Davis School ...