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As state money is slashed, students are paying more of college cost

29 March 2013
To put himself through college, Ryan Rowbury has worked as a counselor for troubled teens, a tax preparer and a janitor, among other gigs.

Education gets a boost, but preschool advances remain elusive

16 March 2013
Education funding received a boost at the 2013 Legislature, but specific attention to preschool development for children, caps on class sizes and time for teachers to seek innovative solutions were defeated and remain elusive goals for educators.

Medicaid and insurance mandates rule Utah Legislature’s health policy front

15 March 2013
Health care • After the back-and-forth between Utah House and Senate, Herbert is directed to study the matter; autism coverage issue also remains unresolved.

Op Ed by Rep. Kraig Powell, 2013 Utah Legislature: And now for the scary session

12 March 2013
The annual Utah legislative session began on Jan. 28 and ends this week on March 14.  A little-known fact is that the final week of the legislative session bears little resemblance to the previous six weeks.

No legislative bridge for achievement gap for Utah's at-risk students

10 March 2013
Lawmakers rejected a bill designed to close the educational achievement gap for at-risk students through an expansion of high-quality public preschool.

Op Ed by John Florez: Issues change, values should not

09 March 2013
We all want a government we can trust; however, sometimes our lawmakers seem to have flexible standards and principles. It's hard to understand.

Local Unit of Church Women United Honors Voices for Utah Deputy Director, Terry Haven

08 March 2013
On March 8, 2013 the Salt Lake/Bountiful unit of CWU honored Terry Haven, Deputy Director of Voices for Utah Children, during their annual Human Rights Celebration. Below is her acceptance speech.

Utah lawmakers kill preschool bill for at-risk children

06 March 2013
Republican senators killed a bill Tuesday that would have expanded preschool for at-risk Utah children — criticizing technical aspects of the proposal rather than focusing on the longtime conservative argument that young children belong at home.

Editorial: Sad failure, At-risk kids denied preschool help

07 March 2013
Conservative Republican ideologues Sen. Margaret Dayton, Sen. John Valentine, Sen. Howard Stephenson, and the Utah Eagle Forum should be held accountable for the scare tactics, misinformation and appalling ignorance that killed legislation designed to offer academic help to Utah children…

Senate GOP rejects preschool bill that would have set public-private partnerships

06 March 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, said he worked for more than a year on SB71, a bill targeting Utah's educational achievement gap by expanding high-quality public preschool paid for through private investments.