Sarah Martin, ABC4 Utah

Sarah Martin

ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Some parents say homeschooling is worth added cost

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - More and more parents are deciding to keep their kids home this year during COVID-19 school changes; some say the costs are high but worth it. → Read More

Parents hire teachers for in-home classrooms

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - As we get closer and closer to the school year, some parents are deciding to bring school home in the form of a teaching aid instead of sending their kids back to the classroom. → Read More

Parents of children with autism struggle with back-to-school options

CLEARFIELD, Utah (ABC4 News) – Parents of children with autism say they feel stuck in limbo, unsure about if and when to send their kids back to the classroom this fall. Parents Cassie and Carl Sandusky have four children, three on the autism spectrum. Cassie explained, “There’s a lot of extra that comes along with […] → Read More

Angel Flight takes Utah donations to New Mexico families in Navajo Nation

WEST JORDAN (ABC4 News) - A small airplane took off from the South Valley Regional Airport Thursday carrying nearly 500 lbs of personal protective equipment for families in the Navajo Nation. → Read More

Man hit and killed on tandem bike on SR-201 in Magna, female tandem partner survived

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Just after sunrise Thursday morning, a man and woman riding a tandem bike were struck by a car on westbound State Route 201 near 9200 West. Utah Highway Patrol said the man was killed on scene, and the woman was taken to the hospital. The driver of the car […] → Read More

Utah governor approves recommendations for reopening schools

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Governor Herbert approved the State Board of Education's recommendations for reopening schools in the fall; which will be added to the state's Utah Leads together 2.0. → Read More

Childhood sexual abuse survivors call for change to statute of limitations

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Survivors of childhood sexual abuse gathered at the State Capitol Monday to share their stories and speak out about a Utah Supreme Court decision that re-instated the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse cases. → Read More

Black members call for anti-racism training in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - In the wake of George Floyd's death, we're seeing black communities calling for positive change--including the black community within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A group of members are hosting a letter-writing campaign to ask Church leaders to include anti-racism training in church curriculum. → Read More

How to talk to your kids about race and racism

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Given all of the recent news coverage and protests around the country, you may be struggling to talk to your children about race and racism in America. A University of Utah professor has some suggestions to help. → Read More

Univ. of California system phasing out SAT/ACT testing; will it impact Utah schools?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – In a major college shake-up, the University of California system voted last week to completely phase out ACT and SAT scores in admissions decisions.  The UC system is the largest system of higher education in the world with the most students, the most dollars, and the most influence. They […] → Read More

BYU will not accept $32.2M in CARES funding, will create private assistance for students

PROVO (ABC4 News) – Brigham Young University announced Monday they will not accept their CARES allocation from the Department of Education; they were allocated $32.2 million in aid. In a press release, the university says they will instead provide emergency funds privately to students enrolled in the Winter 2020 semester who are struggling, “to meet […] → Read More

South Utah School granted four-day school week

A tiny public school in Southern Utah got the green light from the State Board of Ed. to change to a 4-day school week beginning in September. It's not a response to COVID-19, but to better adapt the small school to its community. → Read More

AP Testing begins despite school dismissal

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Ambitious high school students across Utah are taking Advanced Placement tests this week, even though they haven't been in the classroom for months. AP classes and test count towards college credits; they've always been stressful but COVID-19 has taken that to a whole new level. → Read More

Foster Care Shake-up: State ends contract with Utah Foster Care

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - The foster care community is reeling this week; the State has decided to end it's 20-year relationship with the non-profit Utah Foster Care, and has awarded the contract to another provider. → Read More

CARES funding now available to SLCC students

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Students at Salt Lake City Community College now have access to up to $1,500 in financial help for COVID-19 fallout. → Read More

Meet the Utah ASL interpreters working through COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - The American Sign Language interpreters are unsung heroes in COVID-19 pandemic, translating for a community often forgotten. Our ASL interpreting team here have become familiar faces in the governor's daily press briefings; we have a special team made up of hearing and deaf interpreters who work in tandem. → Read More

Community Over Crisis: How can I help feed Utah Healthcare Workers?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utahns have found a way to feed our Healthcare workers on the front lines of this pandemic, and you can help. 97th Floor is a marketing company; they decided to donate $1,500 to feed Intermountain Healthcare workers and support local restaurants at the same time. Annalee Jarrett at […] → Read More

Utah businesses ready to open as soon as possible

LEHI (ABC4 News) – Hope is on the horizon for Utah businesses thanks to Governor Herbert’s new plan: Utah Leads Together 2.0. The plan feels to many like a light at the end of the tunnel; it’s the most detailed timeline we’ve seen in our local pandemic response. Beginning May 1st, Utah will step from […] → Read More

State rolls out new platform early to help with school at home

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - The State of Utah is rolling out a new online platform for teaching online; it's called Nearpod and every student in the state has access through the Utah Education Network. → Read More

How to file for Unemployment Benefits during COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – You or a loved one might have lost a job or been furloughed because of COVID-19; there is help available through the state and unemployment insurance. Here’s how you access that help. In your panic over losing work, your instinct might be to pick up your phone, but instead […] → Read More