Deanie Wimmer

Deanie Wimmer

Where are the workers? Taking a closer look at Utah's shifting labor force

Where are the workers? Taking a closer look at Utah's shifting labor force

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 12:26 p.m.

The sign in the window of a pizza restaurant in Salt Lake City asks dinner guests for patience due to "low staff." Many other restaurants simply state, "help wanted."
Utah school districts prepare after thousands of children skipped kindergarten

Utah school districts prepare after thousands of children skipped kindergarten

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 8:19 a.m.

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.
Utah students will have enough teachers this upcoming school year

Utah students will have enough teachers this upcoming school year

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 28 - 11:29 a.m.

Multiple polls and headlines predicted a mass teacher exodus after the 2020-21 school year. But administrators are pleasantly surprised to see that never materialized.
New study identifies 6 trends in K-12 schools after pandemic

New study identifies 6 trends in K-12 schools after pandemic

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 25 - 2:11 p.m.

A new survey by the company that became known for its online school platform, Canvas, showed six new trends in education now that the pandemic is easing its grip on the nation.
Child care crisis: Day cares, preschools struggle to balance children's needs with costs

Child care crisis: Day cares, preschools struggle to balance children's needs with costs

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 12 - 10:44 p.m.

Even before the pandemic, many in the child care industry say they faced a crisis. Now with more children bringing their COVID-19 related stress to preschool combined with an employee shortage, providers are struggling to meet needs without pricing out parents.
Utah schools step up efforts as failing grades double

Utah schools step up efforts as failing grades double

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 9:55 a.m.

In some Utah districts, the number of failing grades more than doubled from the previous school year. Schools are now taking extra measures to get students caught up.
Gov. Spencer Cox marks 100 days in office

Gov. Spencer Cox marks 100 days in office

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 15 - 2:05 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox marked the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office, celebrating with faculty and students at Morgan Elementary School and Morgan High School.
General conference special: Toward Understanding: The Black Experience

General conference special: Toward Understanding: The Black Experience

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 4 - 1:30 p.m.

Toward Understanding is a documentary created with the hope of improving awareness and building bridges of understanding.
5 ways the pandemic has shaped the future of education in Utah

5 ways the pandemic has shaped the future of education in Utah

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 30 - 12:16 p.m.

The disruptions to traditional education caused by the pandemic will have a lasting impact on Utah schools. Educators and researchers believe five of the lessons learned are here to stay.
Schools get creative with graduation plans for class of 2021

Schools get creative with graduation plans for class of 2021

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 21 - 8:48 p.m.

Graduation for the Class of 2021 is still a couple of months away, but schools are already brainstorming ideas of how they'll handle celebrations this year.
SLC schools feeding fewer students during distance learning

SLC schools feeding fewer students during distance learning

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 8:05 a.m.

In the nine months since schools closed, one of the widest-felt impacts of losing in-person school, has meant thousands of children losing two meals every day.
COVID-19 impact: Faced with more challenges, many Utah teachers resign

COVID-19 impact: Faced with more challenges, many Utah teachers resign

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 11:07 a.m.

KSL looked into claims that teachers are leaving their jobs in droves and discovered that's true in some districts.
Utah parents concerned about contact tracing delays in schools

Utah parents concerned about contact tracing delays in schools

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 7:31 a.m.

Utah’s surge in COVID-19 cases has many parents questioning school policies about notifying and quarantining students.
Students share their mental health struggles since COVID-19 pandemic hit

Students share their mental health struggles since COVID-19 pandemic hit

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 10:02 a.m.

Being a teenager can be difficult no matter what, and the pandemic is making it even harder.
Roy parents calling for action after 4-year-old was left alone on bus for 2 hours

Roy parents calling for action after 4-year-old was left alone on bus for 2 hours

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 8:56 p.m.

A family is calling for action and demanding answers after their 4-year-old boy was left alone on a school bus for two hours earlier this month.
SL School District returns to virtual classroom, sees drop in enrollment

SL School District returns to virtual classroom, sees drop in enrollment

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 7:04 a.m.

Students in the SLC School District finally had their first day of online-only classes Monday. But enrollment has taken a big hit since schools announced they would be online-only.
From concept to classroom: What will your student’s school look like?

From concept to classroom: What will your student’s school look like?

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:47 p.m.

Schools all over Utah are working to carry out their reopening plans recently submitted to the state. And COVID-19 safeguards will make this year look very different.
What are Utah schools doing to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks?

What are Utah schools doing to prepare for and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks?

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 17 - 8:48 a.m.

As many students prepare to return to the classroom next month, schools are taking a lot of safety precautions. But what happens in case of an outbreak of COVID-19 at a school?
Summer break, COVID-19 shutdown could wipe out school year gains

Summer break, COVID-19 shutdown could wipe out school year gains

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 29 - 10:44 a.m.

When the front door opened, a big smile welcomed the two educators from Bonneville Elementary on the porch making surprise house calls.
The COVID impact: How your child’s school may look different this fall

The COVID impact: How your child’s school may look different this fall

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 15 - 8:02 a.m.

While most Utah parents are still focused on distance learning right now, educators are already looking to fall.
Utah schools using innovative approach to improve student mental health

Utah schools using innovative approach to improve student mental health

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 8:10 a.m.

Just weeks into first grade, Declan Milligan was already telling his dad he hated school.
Growing research renews debate over later school start times

Growing research renews debate over later school start times

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 10:01 a.m.

Doctors and researchers across the country are calling on high schools and middle schools to adopt later start times amid growing evidence teenagers would benefit in many ways.
The high price of belonging: School commitments can take a toll on families

The high price of belonging: School commitments can take a toll on families

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 14 - 11:00 a.m.

If your job required mandatory sleepovers, you would draw the line. But that’s what many schools are requiring of their students if they want to take part in sports and activities.
Kids under pressure: How students deal with end-of-school stress

Kids under pressure: How students deal with end-of-school stress

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 12:17 p.m.

Many school students feel stressed about Advanced Placement tests, end-of-year tests, SAT tests, college acceptance, internships and a list of other things that pile up at the end of the school year.
Utah knew of RISE testing contractor problems

Utah knew of RISE testing contractor problems

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 9:03 a.m.

Utah officials knew its preferred standardized testing contractor had issues in other states, but that did not disqualify the company from winning a contract.