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(KSL News) A big award for one Utah elementary school has teachers and students excited.
Escalante Elementary School was one of six schools in the country to receive the Intel Schools of Distinction Award for math and science excellence. The school was given a $10,000 check that will go back into the school's science program.
The school also will get 11 SMART boards to use in the classroom, providing students with a more interactive way of learning. "How does it work? You pick up a pen, and now you can write with your finger. [If] I don't like that one, I can run my computer from here. I can circle six times two is 12. Anything I have on my computer I can now make work from here," explained Ellen Davis of The Chariot Group.
Teachers plan to use the SMART boards for all subjects, especially in the ESL lab. More than 50 percent of students at Escalante are second-language learners.