Park City Education Foundation

Spurred by a successful pilot program last year at McPolin Elementary, a public-private partnership at the Park City School District has established an initiative to help out dyslexic youngsters and other students who struggle with reading. Rick Brough has more.

Today is the last day to make a financial contribution to the Park City Education Foundation -- or you can expect a phone call asking for money later this month. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Courtesy of park City Education Foundation / Bright Futures Students

The number of immigrant children who came with their parents to the United States, is thought to be between 800,000 and 1.7 million.   The executive order called DACA, protecting these children of immigrants from deportation, was rescinded by President Trump on Tuesday.  Carolyn Murray has more on how this announcement affects some Park City residents.

Children of undocumented immigrants who are brought to the United States find themselves in a no-man’s land once they age out of public school.  A Park City resident is raising money to help these kids apply for deferred action status.  Carolyn Murray has more on this:

For the past 30 years, teachers in the Park City School District have been awarded grants from the Park City Education Foundation. Due to a generous donation this year, the Foundation was able to award ten more grants. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

courtesy Running With Ed / Park City Education Foundation

KPCW joins Running With Ed, the annual race and fundraiser for the Park City Education Foundation, Saturday, May 21.

7 to 9AM - The KPCW Classifieds Show broadcasts LIVE from the start line of Running With Ed.

9 to 11AM - KPCW staffs the water station on the run up to the Olympic Park. We'll have music, fun and water (natch)

12:30 to 4PM - KPCW staffs a table at the Finish Line Party. Stop by, say hi and grab some swag!

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

Ideas to Impact

Apr 2, 2015

Ten Park City teachers last week showed off their ideas that have become reality due to the support of donors who have contributed to the Park City Education Foundation.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

The successful Park City School District pre-school program that has been financially supported by the Park City Education Foundation will need to start paying for itself and the Park City School Board will be asked to increase the fees at its meeting Tuesday.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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