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Local nonprofit uses gardening to start conversations on racial justice

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.“Remember when we were talking about Thomas Jefferson? Remember what document he was responsible for?” she asked two of her ...

Weber State becomes first in Utah to offer queer studies program

OGDEN — Starting next fall, Weber State University will be the first institution in Utah to offer a program entirely dedicated to studying LGBTQ identities.While other universities throughout the state offer classes that are within the realm of queer studies, most of those courses fall under ...

Salt Lake City rally aims to buoy Utah’s LGBTQ students

SALT LAKE CITY — For students in the LGBTQ+ community, finding a support system can be tough.Some schools around Northern Utah have gay-straight alliances or other clubs meant to serve as buoys to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning students. They seem to be ...

Local students win national Reflections awards

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.Three local students ...

Local educators, school support staff awarded state, national recognition

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 ...