Whittney Evans

KCPW reporter Whittney Evans shares Utah news stories with Utah Public Radio. Whittney holds a degree in communication with an emphasis in print journalism from Morehead State University in Kentucky.

A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business. Students' daily lessons are peppered with concepts like sales and marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, says first-grade teacher Tammy Hill. "And that plays into leadership and improved math skills. And finance plays into every part of their lives." About 580 students attend Highmark Charter School in a suburb just north of Salt Lake City. They earn play money by...