Speaking of Kids Blog

September 19, 2016

The Race for 49th Place

Utah has been the state with the lowest per-pupil spending on K-12 education since 1988,…
September 06, 2016

It's Suicide Prevention Week

For more details about the youth suicide problem in Utah and possible policy solutions, see Teen…
September 05, 2016

Greater Salt Lake City Equity Profile: A Closer Look at Racial & Ethnic Disparities

What does it mean to live in an equitable place? States and regions are considered…
September 01, 2016

September is Attendance Awareness Month! #SchoolEveryDay

"The reality is an absence is an absence, excused or not, and that child is…
August 29, 2016

Strategies to Address High Drug Prices

Consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, including Voices for Utah Children, released…
August 22, 2016

Utah has something to celebrate this #WomensEqualityDay

Happy Women's Equality Day! The Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was certified…
August 15, 2016

Teen Suicide Rates in Utah

What’s Behind the Latest Kids Count Rankings? Utah’s national health ranking dropped from seventh to…
August 11, 2016

Senator Hatch Supports Bill to Protect Foster Children

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is working to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (HR.5456/S.3065),…
July 20, 2016

How does Utah stack up against Colorado?

This op-ed by Voices for Utah Children State Priorities Partnership Director Matthew Weinstein first appeared…