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East High Schools mask reminder in March 2021. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Leave Mask Mandates Up to Health Officials, Not School Boards

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

  At a crucial time during the world-stopping coronavirus pandemic, when the United States has reached over 521,000 deaths, we should be trying our best to uphold safety precautions and mask mandates....

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Soter: Bringing Gun Courses into Schools Would Be Pure Lunacy

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor March 2, 2021

  I believe all social justice problems could be solved by good education. That’s why I worked as a peer educator for Planned Parenthood for three years. Unfortunately, though, teaching sex education...

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Reese: What to Expect from Governor Cox

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer January 30, 2021

  I first met then-Lt. Governor Spencer Cox when I was in high school. My class visited the Utah State Capitol, and he happened to speak to us that day. He seemed like every other Utah politician,...

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Soter: Utah Teens Need Comprehensive Sex Ed

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor November 28, 2020

  I spent the majority of my high school career working for Planned Parenthood’s Utah Teen Council, a program where young people provide sex education to their peers. My experience with Planned...

Outside of the art and architecture building on the University of Utah campus, November 13, 2020. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

McGrath: Biden Can Help Preserve School Art Programs

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer November 21, 2020

  I recently conducted an interview with an anonymous University of Utah student and SLC creative regarding how her art and creativity have drastically changed during the pandemic. We discussed...

The McGillis School in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: The Pandemic Reveals Cracks in Our Education System

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor November 18, 2020

  In the age of the pandemic, schools have drastically changed and experienced difficulties in maintaining a safe but productive learning environment. In Utah especially, students of all ages have...

Julius Rowe Jr. and his mother Danielle Rowe at the Black Lives Matter Protest at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on June 4, 2020. He wanted to come and show his support and show that he is a little Black boy and he wants to have a future, Danielle Rowe said. (Ivana Martinez I Daily Utah Chronicle)

Barron: Sharing Facts Is Education, Not Indoctrination

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 15, 2020

  Utah’s largest police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, recently demanded that the Utah State Board of Education decry the “political indoctrination” of school children, citing an alleged...

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Christopherson: Utah Must Implement a Statewide Training Program to End a Teacher Shortage Crisis

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor August 19, 2019

Utah’s teacher shortage has garnered increasing public attention over the last year, thanks in large part to a few organizations and government agencies who've made addressing the problem a top priority. ...