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Davis School District calls emergency meeting to discuss reopening plans amid debate

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:06pm

Debate over school plans in Davis County continued Wednesday after dozens of parents protested or commented in a meeting with the school board Tuesday night, calling for a five-day, in-class school week. An emergency district meeting is now set for Thursday at 6 p.m.

Arianne Brown: The upcoming school year will be fine because you have options

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 5th - 8:05am

With school districts in Utah putting out their plans for the 2020-2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are finding themselves torn. But there are more options out there than you think.

Alpine School District: Many parents haven’t declared if students learning from home, in class

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 31st - 7:48am

Thousands of parent have not responded to Alpine School District's requests to declare if their kids are staying home or returning to class.

Amid concern over teacher safety, UEA calls on governor, state leaders to delay in-person start to classes

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 28th - 5:30pm

With hundreds of teachers nervous to return to classrooms, Utah Education Association leaders are calling on state leaders to delay the start of the upcoming school year or push it online.

Davis School District pivots to 2-day in-person, 3-day remote learning plan for fall 2020

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 28th - 11:53am

Davis School District will begin the 2020-21 academic year on an alternate-day, hybrid model of in-person and remote learning options for all students, the district announced Tuesday.

Canyons School District opens fall registration with 3 learning options

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 28th - 8:04am

Students in the Canyons School District have three options to choose from when returning to school in the fall.

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids

Tammy Webber and Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 25th - 11:56am

As they decide how their children will learn this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents are anxiously weighing the benefits of in-person instruction against the risks that schools could shut their doors again or that their children could contract the virus.

Deciding how to handle back-to-school? 3 things you can do to find hope in the unknown

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:45pm

Parents everywhere are torn between the need to get children back in school and the fear that it is not safe for them to do so. Here are three things we can do to find hope in the unknown as we prepare for back to school.

Alpine School District needs to hire 800 more substitute teachers

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:09am

The Alpine School District is looking to hire 1,500 substitutes for the upcoming school year. They’re still 800 substitutes short of their goal.

As school districts plan to reopen, are teachers' health, safety concerns adequately addressed?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:12pm

After many conversations with administrators and board members, the Canyons Education Association says many teachers' concerns about returning to classes aren’t being heard.

Ogden School District to return to class Aug. 20 with laptops for home and school

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:21am

Ogden students will return to the classroom this fall, but things won’t look normal.

Guidance for masks in schools varies widely across US states

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:00am

School districts that plan to reopen classrooms in the fall are wrestling with whether to require teachers and students to wear face masks — an issue that has divided urban and rural schools and yielded widely varying guidance.

Comet NEOWISE discovered by space-based telescope built by USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:40pm

Stargazing Utahns may have already seen Comet NEOWISE, which is visible above the northwest horizon about an hour and half after sunset. Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab played a key role in the comet’s discovery.

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

Tania Dean, KSL TV and Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:48am

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?

Anti-mask crowd fills Utah County meeting on mask mandate exemption request; meeting rescheduled due to health concerns

MacK Jones, KSL  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:35pm

Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee pulled his mask off before addressing a crowd of nearly 100 anti-mask protesters, drawing cheers from the unmasked crowd.

Alpine School District lays out preliminary plans for the upcoming school year

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:05pm

The Alpine School District gave a preview of what the 2020-21 school year will look like during a Tuesday night board of education meeting.

Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:49pm

The Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall.

Parents unhappy after Salt Lake schools plan for online learning

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:40pm

Salt Lake City School District officials announced their plan for the fall, and many parents and teachers said they aren’t happy with it.

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

Adriana Gomez Licon and Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:26am

The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.