Federal funds for the state’s Dual Language Immersion program, among them grants awarded by the National Security Agency, were “mismanaged” by the Utah State Board of Education, a new state audit says.
While students think of the activity as play, they are learning the basics of computer programming under a unique partnership among the Park City School District, Park City Education Foundation and private donors.
A growing number of high schools across the country are making the shift to later start times, which experts say is more in tune with teenagers’ natural sleep-wake cycles, resulting in fewer disciplinary referrals and, for some, improved academic achievement.
The issue of sexting teenagers is not new. But according to Utah school and police officials, the issue is so widespread that many teens just accept it as commonplace for today’s generation of high schoolers.
Roughly 5 percent of Utah teachers would be eligible — described as Utah’s “rock stars” by Winder — with bonuses awarded if those teachers remain at or transfer to one of the state’s 100 most economically impacted campuses.