Education briefs, March 29-31 |

Education briefs, March 29-31

PCSD asks parents to fill out surveys
The Park City School District is asking parents to fill out online surveys to improve classrooms and schools. According to the district’s website,, the survey is intended to gather feedback about teachers, principals and schools. The surveys will remain anonymous, and the district is not seeking to collect personal information from respondents. Teachers and administrators will be shown the results in order to improve their schools. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and is available on the district’s website.

University to offer fully online programs
The University of Utah is slated to offer fully online undergraduate degree programs beginning this fall. According to a press release, majors included in the initiative, called “Block U,” include economics, nursing, sustainable tourism and hospitality management. “In the past, the U has offered several online undergraduate majors, but without an online general education program, students going to school online couldn’t complete their degree,” said Ann Darling, assistant vice president of Undergraduate Studies, in the release. “Block U provides the flexibility of online delivery and the benefits of highly engaging instruction.” For more information, visit

Trailside seeks students for chess club
Trailside Elementary School has room for 20 students in grades three through five to join the chess club. According to the school newsletter, students will be given simple chess instructions and will play each other. Chess club will be held on Tuesdays during April — except for April 11 — as well as May 2, from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. at the school. A tournament may be held to wrap up the club. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents can view the newsletter and follow a link to to sign their children up for the club.

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