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A History of Discrimination against Plural Families in Education

June 14, 2021

People from a variety of non-conforming traditions have faced a long history of discrimination. Plural families are no exception, especially when it comes to access to public education.

A History of Discrimination against Plural Families in Education

June 14, 2021

People from a variety of non-conforming traditions have faced a long history of discrimination. Plural families are no exception, especially when it comes to access to public education.

The Dangers of 'Othering' and 'Otherisms'

June 1, 2021

Grant Samms referred to Otherism as “the single most dangerous idea in the world”. He defined it as: the exclusion of a person based on their perceived diversions from an acceptable norm. Ralph Waldo Emerson used it to describe the process by which an individual is depersonalized, alienated, etc.

Bill Passed in the Utah Legislature Ends Statewide Mask Mandate April 10th

March 8, 2021

HB294, a bill that passed the Utah Legislature in the final hours of the 2021 session, puts an end to certain emergency powers invoked during the pandemic. One of the provisions of the bill puts an end to the statewide mask mandate on April 10th.

What Constitutes a Violation of Federal Civil Rights

March 1, 2021

When people of a specific group or religion are treated differently than their peers, it could be a violation of Federal Civil Rights Statute if done under "color of law" or if an activity being prevented is protected by Federal Law

DCCS Members Targeted for Lawfully Applying for PPP Loans

February 23, 2021

On Friday February 19, Nate Carlisle, a reporter for Utah’s Fox 13 News, sent a text to a number of individuals stating he had “found about $6 million in pandemic bailout funds that went to Order” [DCCS] businesses.

Joe Biden is Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

January 20, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States just before noon on January 20th. The inaugural ceremony was guarded by a heavy security presence on the National mall with very few attendants due to the pandemic and the increased threat level since the Capital breech on January 6th

A Call to Peace in the Midst of Contention

January 17, 2021

We are not Democrats or Republicans, but Americans; brothers and sisters of this One American Nation under God. Let us all remember to be our brother's keeper and watch out for our neighbor whether we disagree with them or not.

Understanding Governor Herbert's Statewide Mask Mandate and Social Gathering Limits

November 10, 2020

Governor Herbert issued concurrent executive and public health orders while declaring a new state of emergency. The orders took effect Monday November 9th at 1pm, and extend to Monday November 23rd.

DCCS high school graduation rates hit record highs in 2020

June 6, 2020

In 2020, on-time graduation rates for Co-op members hit 95.8%. A record high that surpasses not only Utah’s 87.4%, but every other state in the nation.

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