Amanda Longwell hugs her daughter, Tori, who will be a first grader at Highland Park Elementary School, at their home in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Longwells have decided as a family to return to remote learning this fall due to risks to Tori, who has Down syndrome, but also to the entire family. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News School are anchors for academics but also social connections, nutrition and critical student supports SALT LAKE CITY — As children gather in reading circles, do multiplication races on the whiteboard or peer into science lab microscopes, it’s easy to recognize that schools are a house of learning. But a lot more goes on at school than academics. And that has some experts worried as administrators figure...
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