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Christina Flores, KUTV News

Park City Puts Big Money Into Helping Undocumented Students

 

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

Moe Hickey believes every student should be given a chance to succeed.

That's why Hickey, a former Park City school board member who is still active in education efforts, is spearheading an effort to raise $20,000 this spring to help undocumented students apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

Don't be alarmed if a zombie, princess, or a skeleton is running down the street on Saturday in Park City.

No, it's not Halloween, but rather, it's Running with Ed. The eighth annual 38-mile, 10-leg relay race, sponsored by Ragnar, is scheduled to take place on Saturday morning.

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

If Mark Etheridge had any doubts about how much his students love him, they were quieted last month.

Etheridge, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Trailside Elementary School, was one of eight educators in the Park City School District honored April 28 during the Park City Education Foundation's annual Doilney Excellent Educator Awards. 

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Bubba Brown, Park Record

Last school year, the Park City School District began exploring the mostly uncharted waters of teaching coding classes to elementary students.

More than a year and a half later, the district is now reaping the rewards of implementing a program almost no other school system in the country offers.

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Marjorie Cortez, The Deseret News and KSL.com

Remember the children's song and story "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly?"

Odds are kindergartners at Parley's Park Elementary School have it committed to memory after the story became the launching point for a technology lesson in their classroom Thursday.

No, they didn't resolve the age-old question of "why she swallowed the fly," but tech coach/coding instructor Tracy Fike used the story to guide the young students through a lesson on sequencing, a fundamental skill of computer coding.

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