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STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
When you think of starting school, backpacks and lunch bags and rushing to catch the bus are the pictures that come to mind — but some kids are getting their education a little less traditionally.
A team of adaptive athletes scrimmaged on the ice in Littleton Saturday morning. The team captain, 15-year-old Ralen Flick, lives to play on the ice.
Raul Molina makes up 1/3 of the “bros” of 3 Bros Mexican Grill in Greeley. “Preparing, cooking, cleaning,” Molina said, describing what he does at the restaurant. “Waiting is one of the things I’m probably not going to be able to do. I can’t keep a smile.”
Utah Virtual Academy is an online, public school that’s totally free to Utah students. For some, traditional schooling isn’t a good fit; UTVA aims to bridge that gap.
When you think about life, sometimes it’s all about perspective. When Makyna Schmollinger started taking classes online, her perspective is that it set her free.
Destinations Career Academy In the News
Recent joint polls conducted by K12 Inc. and Tallo found that 59 percent of parents are willing to pay higher taxes to fund federal student loan forgiveness programs, and 63 percent support higher taxes for tuition-free college.
It’s a great time to be a Utah job seeker. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Utah has the eighth-lowest unemployment rate in the country, and between May 2018 and May 2019, it created the second-highest number of new jobs in the nation.
One school year ends, and after a few short months, another will begin again. For educators with more than a few years of experience under their belts, the summer can be a relief.
It’s critical for companies to partner with academic institutions to support career readiness programs and help prepare students for the workforce.