Moab Times-Independent: School district to participate in state’s UPSTART program

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March 20, 2014 — Local preschool aged children who are set to start kindergarten in 2015 may be getting a little extra help with their preparation for school due to an agreement between the Grand County School District and the Waterford Institute.

According to Grand County Schools Superintendent Scott Crane, the Waterford Institute recently offered to provide its Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) program to preschoolers in Grand County. Grand is among 18 rural school districts in Utah that have signed on to participate in the program after the Waterford Institute received an $11.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand UPSTART to rural communities.

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