One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning.
For the first time, Utah will use automated contact tracing for minors with COVID-19, as one local health department already announced it intends to use the system for middle and high school students who test positive for the virus.
Brigham Young University President Kevin Worthen recently introduced a "Statement on Belonging" that seeks to address "the needs of all marginalized individuals on (BYU) campus." This "unique" approach will provide the framework to evaluate all proposals to foster belonging at BYU.
Christopher Walljasper, Reuters | Posted Sept. 8 - 8:03 p.m.
The number of Hispanic and Black families without enough to eat climbed in 2020, the U.S. government said on Wednesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses and left millions of laid off Americans scrambling to put food on the table.
Congress authorized more than $190 billion to help America's schools reopen and stay open during the pandemic — and while a lot of the funds were used to buy personal protective equipment, upgrade ventilation and boost summer school programs, there are still billions of dollars left to be spent.
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV | Posted Aug. 28 - 7:15 a.m.
A week into the school year — are schools in the Salt Lake City School District enforcing the mask mandate? 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.
The governing board over Utah's public colleges and universities is encouraging institutions to consider requiring COVID-19 vaccination at no cost to students. At least three universities have announced they plan to implement such a requirement.
Madeline Holcombe, CNN | Posted Aug. 26 - 8:42 a.m.
Last week, the number of COVID-19 cases in children in the US reached levels not seen since the winter surge. And with the return to schools, the Delta variant on the rise and this winter approaching, health officials are concerned it could get worse.
Collin Binkley and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press | Posted Aug. 24 - 3:11 p.m.
As COVID-19 cases surge around the country, a majority of Americans say they support mask mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools, according to a new poll, but their views are sharply divided along political lines.