SL airport most reliable • Utah has received good marks on its business-friendly taxes and regulations, quality of life and outdoor recreation opportunities. One of the well-oiled cogs in our wheel of commerce is the Salt Lake City International Airport. The city-run airport once again logged the best record for on-time arrivals and departures in the first six months of this year. Some 82.9 percent of all airplane landings were on schedule. That puts Salt Lake at the top of Department of Transportation rankings of 29 major airports in the country. That's important to business owners, who need to be able to come and go on a reliable schedule.
Closing gaps • The achievement gap in Utah schools is wide enough for nearly half of Latino students to fall through. That's the percentage of Latinos who drop out of high school before graduating. The gap usually refers to differences in standardized test scores between white and minority students, but there is also a gap in understanding between the two groups. That gap is what the Davis School District is trying to bridge with its outreach program involving local leaders of Latino and minority groups and parents of all Davis District students. The district sponsored A Parent Equity Night: Bridging the Achievement Gap with speakers from the black and Latino communities and a district administrator. It's important for a school district to do more than urge teachers to be inclusive. Davis seems to be willing to go beyond the classroom to help parents help their children.