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Editorial: The Utah village - SB53 supports government’s role

28 February 2013
It takes a village to raise a child. — Attributed to paraphrasing of several African proverbs As first lady back in 1996, Hillary Clinton wrote a best-selling book with the title It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach…

Fact Sheet: Attendance Matters!

28 February 2013
Support HB 151 Chronic Absence Amendments (J. Briscoe). Read more...

Editorial: SB71 should be a beginning

23 February 2013
Opponents of a bill in the Utah Senate that would pay for a few more at-risk children to attend pre-kindergarten classes are living in a world that doesn’t exist in reality.

Letter to the Editor: Give families credit by Karen Crompton

25 February 2013
As the editorial “Worker tax credit: Bill would help low-income Utahns” (Opinion, Feb. 19) argues, we should boost the purchasing power of low-income working families by giving them a tax credit.

Utah bill aims to help poor kids find a path to success

26 February 2013
The plan envisions creating a network of caring adults who get personally involved.

Utah lawmaker: Let’s use booze profit for schools

10 January 2013
That next bottle of wine or case of beer could help Johnny and Sally learn math if Rep. Jim Bird succeeds in passing a unique education funding proposal. “What we’re doing is taking 10 percent of the gross profit [from…

Tax Relief for Utah Workers: A State EITC?

09 January 2013
Salt Lake City, UT - Some momentum may be building in this year's Utah Legislature to enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit. The credit could be claimed only by low-wage workers, and the most recent proposals have pegged it…

Utah lawmaker hopes to fund public preschool with private dollars

02 January 2013
Early childhood education advocates recognize it could be tough to get Utah lawmakers to agree to pay for a proposed preschool program for at risk-students, given limited dollars and historical resistance to state-funded preschool. That’s why they’re taking a different…

Utah defends its hands-off health insurance exchange plan

24 December 2012
Utah expected its federal high-risk pool — subsidized health coverage for the sick and uninsurable — to be an easy sell. But it proved easier than state officials ever imagined.

Closing the achievement gap begins with preschool

22 December 2012
Gov. Gary Herbert released his budget recommendations last week for the upcoming legislative session. Only $10 million out of a $2.4 billion education budget was allocated to early intervention, which would address children entering kindergarten already behind.