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Education Corner: Starting the day ready to learn: It’s what’s for Breakfast


Many children arrive to school without having eaten breakfast. Starting the day hungry is not conducive to learning. There is ample evidence behind the science of eating breakfast to start the day ready to learn and perform, and how school breakfast programs set the stage for students on a daily basis. A 2013 study on […]

Education Corner: Students with Disabilities: Which Plan is Right?


The school year is well under way and the first quarter has ended. After countless meetings, lack of progress despite numerous interventions, and lots of testing, your child has been classified with a disability. You have so many questions! There are various plans for students with disabilities in the educational setting – IEP or 504? […]

Education Corner: The Journey to Being College and Career Ready


When you walk into Backman Elementary School, one of the first things you notice are posters with college and career ready themes.  Even their website opens with the theme (http://backman.slcschools.org/). “This year at Backman Elementary, we are focusing on being college bound. This means practicing behaviors and skills now that will help our students reach […]

Education Corner: “Operation Warm” SLC Firefighters to the Rescue

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Each year the Salt Lake City Fire Department chooses an elementary school whose 2nd and 3rd graders will be recipients of brand new winter coats. This year’s school: Backman Elementary. “Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City has been chosen by the Professional Firefighters of Utah (PFFU) and IAFF Local 81 (Salt Lake City) to […]

Education Corner: West High School


The editors of The Gazette would like to learn more about the history of schools in our community. If you have any materials such as yearbooks, news articles, photos or other information to share, please contact us at: info@fairparkcommunity.org This month’s featured school is West High School, “Home of the Panthers,” which is located at 241 North 300 West in Salt Lake […]

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