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Back to School: Attending in Person

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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Utah Students Will Have Enough Teachers This Upcoming School Year

District administrators in Utah worried about filling their classes this fall after hearing the grim predictions of a nationwide teacher exodus following the 2020-2021 school year. But administrators said they're pleasantly surprised to see the exodus never materialized.
10 months ago
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new Covid-19 guidance for schools that supports in-pers...
Naomi Thomas, CNN

American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Masks In Schools For Everyone Over 2, Regardless Of Vaccinations

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new COVID-19 guidance for schools on Monday that supports in-person learning and recommends universal masking in school of everyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
10 months ago
Gov. Cox said even though case counts are dropping it's important that residents keep getting fully...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah Doctors Urge Eligible Students To Get Vaccinated Before School Returns

One month before children return to school, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Utah and across the country. Pediatricians from University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare urged parents to get eligible children vaccinated, if they haven’t already.
10 months 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.
11 months ago
Bryant Elementary School kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson sets up his classroom on April 09, 2021...
Heather Hollingsworth & Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press / Report for America

Schools Across US Brace For Surge Of Kindergartners In Fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
11 months ago
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Jared Turner, KSL TV

Masks Required Until End Of Year In Salt Lake School District

The Salt Lake City School District has made the decision to require face masks through the end of the school year, after the state’s mask mandate expires.
1 year ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Alpine School Board Moves Meeting Online After Mask Debates

The Alpine School District moved its next board meeting to an online format following recent debates over mask mandates at other school board meetings.
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
Pfizer says it's COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in kids 12 to 15. (Justin Tallis-Pool/Getty Ima...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready For Children Ages 12-15 By Fall

Promising news from Pfizer today which announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in adolescents ages 12 to 15.
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
FILE - Eli Carter-Smith and his first grade class at Dilworth Elementary were glad to be back in th...
Brittany Glas & Emiley Dewey, KSL TV

Experts Sound Warning As Utah Student Vaccination Rates Show Troubling Trend

The KSL Investigators found COVID-19 intensified vaccine challenges and exemption rates for student immunizations, and that has experts worried about potential future outbreaks.
1 year ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

U of U Health Advised CDC On New COVID-19 School Guidance

The University of Utah played a key role in advising the Centers for Disease Control's new guidance for school safety that said schools should return to in-person learning and just three feet of social distancing will keep students safe.
1 year ago
FILE - Eli Carter-Smith and his first grade class at Dilworth Elementary were glad to be back in th...
MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

From 6 Feet To 3 Feet: CDC Changes School Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools Friday, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms.
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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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Westminster College Planning In-Person Classes For Fall 2021

As Utah vaccinations expand and case counts drop, Westminster College in Salt Lake City announced it is anticipating the Fall 2021 classes will include a return to the classroom for students and faculty.
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
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Districts Exploring How Dances, Activities Can Return Under New Health Order

Officials with the Granite School District are exploring ways to resume dances and other activities as the number of Utahns getting COVID-19 vaccines increases and new cases continue to decrease.
1 year ago
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Salt Lake City Schools Facing Substitute Teacher Shortage

After spending most of their school year online, Salt Lake City School District reopened classrooms for in-person learning two weeks ago it now has a substitute teacher problem.
1 year ago
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Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Parents Can Help Utah Teens Stressed During COVID-19

For many kids, school can be a refuge, a place of fun and learning but the pandemic has changed that. All week, NBC has focused coverage on Kids Under Pressure and how COVID-19 has impacted them.
1 year ago
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Morgan Wolfe and Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Students Head Back To Class In Salt Lake City School District

Middle and high school in the Salt Lake City School District headed back to class for the first time since March 2020.
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.
1 year ago
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Morgan Wolfe and Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Elementary Students In Salt Lake District Return To In-Person Learning

Some Salt Lake City parents are preparing to send their children back to in-person learning Monday - the first time since the district moved classes online due to the pandemic. 
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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