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Readers React: Cache County teacher fired after showing nude art

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The Cache County School District made national headlines last week after officials fired an art teacher who passed out images of classical paintings that contained nudity and were seen by sixth-graders. Here’s what you had to say when we shared the story on Facebook.


Weber-Davis Boys & Girls Clubs director hopes to expand program

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While the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis serves 3,000 kids a year, the executive director would like to see the program expand to serve even more.


Ogden school officials to discuss 'next steps' after bond proposal's defeat

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Some behind-the-scenes gatherings have already taken place in the wake of last November’s defeat of the $106.5 million plan. Now the full board is to discuss capital needs during a work session Wednesday.


5 notable Utah education stories of 2017

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It’s been a busy year in Northern Utah schools. As we look back at 2017, here are a few notable stories that came from local districts. 


Utah teacher fired after students see nudity in art

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A Utah art teacher says he will appeal a decision to fire him after his sixth-grade students saw nudity in classical paintings. 


Vikings Give Fundraiser brings Christmas early to elementary school

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Christmas came early to Doxey Elementary as hundreds of Vikings swarmed the halls carrying bags of presents. 


Weber State to sponsor nationwide outdoor business contest for students

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Outdoor-loving college students could soon have a way to turn their passion for recreation into a vocation.


Ogden graduation rate jumps but still tied for last among Utah districts

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The district’s improvement is actually an impressive feat. Here’s why: 

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