Education briefs, Jan. 13-15 |

Education briefs, Jan. 13-15

New law tweaks 529 college savings plans

President Barack Obama signed a bill last month that allows people with 529 college savings plans to withdraw money to buy computers for educational purposes. According to a press release, computers previously only counted as an educational expense if a higher education institution required its students to have them. "This is a big improvement that enhances tax-advantaged 529 savings plans," said Lynne Ward, executive director of UESP, Utah’s official and only 529 plan, in the release. "In an age when electronic devices are commonplace on campus, families should not have to wonder whether a computer purchase is an eligible expense."

PCHS students must sign up for AP exams

Students at Park City High School must sign up by March 4 to take exams for advanced placement classes. Students must register online at the school website, The cost for each exam is $95, and payment can be made online at the time of registration with a debit or credit card. Any registrations that are not paid for by March 7 will be cancelled, and the students will not be able to take the exams. For additional information, including questions about financial assistance, contact Rebekka Monson at .

Girls can sign up for technology conference

Girls in grades nine through 12 are invited to the SheTech Explorer Day at Utah Valley University, set for March 11. According to the event’s website,, the free conference is designed to introduce girls to STEM fields and show them the opportunities they have in STEM areas. The event will feature hands-on workshops and interactions with several technology companies. Online registration closes Feb. 26, but those interested are encouraged to sign up fast because space is limited. Adults who would like to volunteer at the event or serve as mentors can also sign up online.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more