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FILE PHOTO: Viewmont High School student Becca Marsden is tested for COVID-19 by Davis School Distr...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Utah House votes to suspend Test to Stay program

Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives have approved a bill that would suspend the state's Test to Stay program and clarify how schools would request to go remote.
7 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Salt Lake City schools switching to remote learning this week

All schools in the Salt Lake City School District are temporarily moving to remote learning after Gov. Spencer Cox put a hold on Test to Stay events.
7 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Viewmont High School student Becca Marsden is tested for COVID-19 by Davis School Distr...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

State temporarily suspends test-to-stay programs 

The current record-setting spread of COVID-19 the omicron variant has caused attendance at schools around Utah to nosedive and put a strain on state testing resources. That led Utah Gov. Cox and other state leaders to send a letter to schools that temporarily suspended test-to-stay requirements for schools. 
7 months ago
Viewmont High School in Bountiful is now in the test-to-stay protocol. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

One school in Davis School District crossed test-to-stay threshold, two more are close

As the historic omicron surge runs through Utah classrooms, nearly a dozen schools were forced to test their students to determine who stays in person. Viewmont High School in Bountiful enforced that protocol Tuesday.
7 months ago
Park City High School. (Google Earth Pro)...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Park City High School implements Test to Stay; more schools could follow

The rising number of omicron cases is now forcing schools to screen which students can attend in person. News Specialist Tamara Vaifanua tells us how some schools have hit the threshold for Test to Stay protocols, and others are pretty close.
7 months ago
Edgemont Elementary School in Provo, Utah. (Provo City School District)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Edgemont Elementary moves to remote learning after test-to-stay event

Edgemont Elementary School in Provo is moving to remote or online learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
10 months ago
Merri Compton is in the MBA program at the University of Utah. She says when she got sick with COVI...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

U. student in quarantine worries she’ll fall behind without Zoom options

A University of Utah student, who is sick with COVID-19, said she's concerned the school isn't doing enough to prevent quarantined students from getting behind in their coursework. KSL-TV spoke with a university official about their guidelines.
11 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Parents Concerned After SLC District Announces At-Home Learning Days

Just weeks before the start of the school year, the Salt Lake City School District announced the addition of four, at-home learning days to the calendar so that teachers can receive professional development.
1 year ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Utah School Districts Prepare After Thousands Of Children Skipped Kindergarten

Enrollment numbers show thousands of Utah children missed out on kindergarten last year because of the pandemic, which could impact their learning for years to come. So, will they be ready or not as students head back to school?
1 year ago
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Debbie Worthen & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Bingham High To Start Year Virtually Due To Renovation Delays

Thousands of students in the Jordan District will start the school year remotely, and it has nothing to do with masks or the spread of COVID-19. Bingham High School is undergoing a major renovation and, like many other projects, construction is behind.
1 year ago
Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Women’s Pavilion at St. Mark’s Hospit...
Morgan Wolfe & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Gov. Cox Supports ‘Encouragement’ Of Unvaccinated Students To Mask Up

As some school districts in Utah near the first week of the 2021-22 school year, the debate about masks is lingering as Utah's recent rise in COVID-19 cases has some hospitals filling up ICUs.
1 year ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Back To School: Utah Teachers, Students Return To Classroom With Remote Learning Skills

This month, close to 700,000 students and 30,000 teachers will head back to classrooms across Utah.
1 year ago
Summer Blackhurst has desks set up for her children in preparation for online learning three days a...
Deannie Wimmer, KSL TV

New Study Identifies Six Trends In K-12 Schools After Pandemic 

A new survey by the company that became known for their online school platform—Canvas—showed six new trends in education now that the pandemic is easing its grip on the nation. 
1 year ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

Summer School Aims To Help Students Catch Up After The Pandemic

School may be out for the summer for most children in Utah, but for hundreds of others in the Salt Lake City School District, it just began.
1 year ago
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Tania Dean & Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Utah Schools Step Up Efforts As Failing Grades Double

Between online learning, school closures and other added challenges brought by the pandemic, many students are struggling. Schools are now taking extra measures to get students caught up.
1 year ago
Mindy Simon teaches first grade students online through Davis Connect. (KSL-TV)...
Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Five Ways The Pandemic Has Shaped The Future of Education In Utah

The disruptions to traditional education caused by the pandemic will have a lasting impact on Utah schools. Educators and researchers believe several lessons learned are here to stay.
1 year ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

State Allows Schools To Figure Out How To Meet Minimum Instruction Time

The Utah Board of Education voted Monday to give schools leeway on how they plan to meet the minimum required hours of instruction time.
1 year ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Survey: Jordan School District Parents Want To Keep 4-Day In-Person Schedule

The Jordan School District is trying to determine if schools will continue four-day school weeks next year after results from a survey showed two out of three respondents like it the way it is now.
1 year ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Learning Lost: Children With Disabilities Struggle With Remote Classes During Pandemic

The pandemic has stolen learning opportunities from many students - perhaps none more than children with disabilities. 
1 year ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Majority Of Utah Teachers Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Utah teachers have overwhelmingly opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and it has brought relief among the teacher ranks.
1 year ago
A new wireless network is just about ready to give Ogden School District students unlimited free in...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Ogden School District Launches Free Internet Network To Connect Students At Home

For the last year the Ogden School District has been working on a high-speed internet network to help students who don't normally have it at home.
1 year ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Ogden School District To Build Free Internet Access Network For Some Students

OGDEN, Utah – Internet access is becoming essential to students, especially during the pandemic, and now the Ogden School Board is making it possible for needy students to get a free connection to the worldwide web from home.
1 year ago
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SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America

Lawmakers Push Mental Health Days For Students Amid Pandemic

Legislation proposed in Utah and Arizona would add mental or behavioral health to the list of reasons students can be absent from class, similar to staying out with a physical illness.
2 years ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Herriman, Copper Hills High Schools Transitions to Virtual Learning

Herriman High School officials notified parents and students that the school will move to virtual learning temporarily due to COVID-19.
2 years ago
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