Salt Lake City—City Academy 7th graders have been polling Utahns on the topic of “Renewables, Nuclear or Old King Coal: What’s the Best Way to Power Utah?” The charter school students will release their findings and discuss the ramifications of the poll on April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at City Academy (555 E. 200 S.).
City Academy is a public, tuition-free charter school fozr grades 7 through 12. The school is one of Utah’s original charter schools. It was founded by a group of University of Utah educators.
The public is welcome to attend the presentation. The school and the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools are also inviting state legislators and officials, as well as industry leaders to the discussion.
The polling project was assigned by social studies teacher Gareth Orr. Orr said, “The seventh graders continue in fine form as they explore the best way to meet Utah’s growing energy demands. This will be a great opportunity to share their work, ideas and arguments. They have a lot to say! I hope that you will come to see our seventh graders in action. What these students already get to do at City Academy in 7th grade is not typical of most middle schools or junior highs. Students here begin the ever- expanding process of investigating real-world issues, learning to think for themselves and knowledgeably defend their positions.”
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