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Back to School: Student Wellness

Several police and fire agencies trained on how to respond to an active school shooter in Magna Wed...
Frances Cooke

Utah police, fire agencies train for active shooter in schools

As we get ready to send our kids back to school, safety is top of mind following a number of mass shootings over the last few years.
8 days ago
The pandemic may have affected how incoming kindergarteners are adjusting to school. (KSL TV)...
Ladd Egan

Back to school: Kindergartners may need extra help due to pandemic social disruptions

Kindergarten teachers in the Murray City School District have noticed some changes with kindergarten students since the pandemic began.
9 days ago
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PHILIP MARCELO and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press

Mask mandates go away in schools, but parent worries persist

Major school districts around the country are allowing students into classrooms without masks for the first time in nearly two years, eliminating rules that stirred up intense fights among educators, school boards, and parents throughout the pandemic.
5 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Cache County schools adjust schedules due to student, staff absenteeism

The Cache County School District has announced adjusted schedules for all of its schools due to "unprecedented student and staff absenteeism."
7 months ago
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
Luke Fowles walks with his mom and brother into Foothills Elementary after getting a police escort....
Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

10-year-old Utahn gets police escort for first school day since starting cancer treatment

A Utah boy had a special sendoff for his first day of school.
12 months ago
Utah Valley University is number 3 in  Business Insider list of universities with best return on in...
Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

UVU announces vaccine mandate for spring semester

Utah Valley University announced it will require students to have the COVID-19 vaccine beginning in the spring semester.
12 months ago
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COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

The Education Department says it’s investigating five Republican-led states with universal mask bans, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.
12 months ago
Students at West High School in Salt Lake City. (KSL TV)...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Questions on mask mandate enforcement in Salt Lake City schools

Some parents are concerned about a letter the district wrote to principals before school started, which states they should not discipline a student if they’re not wearing a mask. District officials said it’s a matter of keeping children in school and not shaming them.
12 months ago
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Madison Swenson, Josh Ellis and Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

Several Utah colleges to require COVID-19 vaccines for students

The University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University have announced they plan to require COVID-19 vaccines for students after the Utah Board of Higher Education issued a letter urging schools and presidents to consider doing so under current legislation.
12 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Clearfield students start year at new elementary school

Students at South Clearfield Elementary started their school year off in a brand-new building.
1 year ago
FILE: Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck (L), 9, and fourth grader Luca Conrad, 10, t...
Robin Heiden, KSL TV

Safe in 60: Keeping children safe online during new school year

Students are heading back to school across Utah, and it's a good time for parents to talk with their kids about online safety.
1 year ago
Ashley Nguyen is a mother to three children and an 11th grade English teacher. Without a school mas...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Immunocompromised Mother & Teacher Believes Wearing Masks In School Is For The Benefit Of The Entire Community

With the delta variant raging across the country, Utah families are facing difficult decisions at the start of a new school year. One Santaquin mother says wearing a mask is ultimately about community and looking out for your friends - lessons she hopes her children will learn.
1 year ago
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Jenne Anderson, KSL TV

Back To School: Making Home Lunches Kids Will Want To Eat

There's a constant fight between children and their parents when it comes to having them take home lunch to school.
1 year ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Salt Lake City Schools Offering Free Mental Health Counseling For Students

Officials with the Salt Lake City School District want students who are struggling with their mental health to know that they are not alone.
1 year ago
Sunset Elementary became one of the first schools to add a Wellness Center last year. Since then, b...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Top Pediatrician Worries Overriding Mask Mandates Will Put Utah’s Kids At Risk

The Salt Lake County Council's decision to send students back to school with no mask mandate comes as the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19, nationally, is higher than at any point in the pandemic.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Salt Lake Co. Council To Vote Thursday On K-6 Student Mask Order

The Salt Lake County Council will meet Thursday afternoon to vote on whether to approve or overturn a mask requirement for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
1 year ago
Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department. (KSL TV)...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Dr. Dunn: Masks, Vaccines Best Way To Prevent Virus Spread

Weeks out from the start of the new school year, one of Utah's foremost public health voices in the fight against COVID-19 is urging students to get vaccinated and urging those who are ineligible to mask up.
1 year ago
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Jenne Anderson, KSL TV

Utah’s After-School Programs Set To Return

We're one week away from the first group of Utah students going back to school, which means figuring out after-school programs is top of mind for many parents.
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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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Summit, Tooele Health Depts. Organize Vaccine Clinics For Students

Hundreds of students have been given the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after clinics were set up at high schools in Summit and Tooele County.
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
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