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Partnership involving Voices for Utah Children receives nation’s first social impact bond for preschool

17 June 2013
Voices for America's Children Blog - "The nation's fabled upward mobility has come to a screeching halt because low-income kids start behind in kindergarten and never catch up," New York Times Columnist Gail Collins recently wrote. No one, she opined,…

Utah public preschool push gets $7 million from private investors

14 June 2013
Public preschool has been a no-go in Utah, despite mounting evidence of its academic, social and economic benefits.

Goldman Sachs to Finance Early Education Program

12 June 2013
Goldman Sachs is making its second foray into an experimental method of financing social services, lending up to $4.6 million for a childhood education program in Salt Lake City.

Editorial by Mona Burton - My View: Investments in quality preschool an investment in the future

11 June 2013
As a partner of a law firm with offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C., board chair of United Way of Salt Lake, and a volunteer job coach for refugee youth, I strongly believe in supporting programs that…

Utah mom: ‘I would have died’ without PCN, state‘s low-income health coverage

08 June 2013
Health reform • If Utah doesn't expand its Medicaid eligibility, what will happen to those who don't qualify and now rely on the state's Primary Care Network?

Poor or rich? In Utah, depends whom you ask

23 May 2013
In an interesting study in contrasts, The Tribune Editorial Board hosted two advocacy groups on the same morning this week that could not have had more disparate perspectives on the state of Utahns' well-being.

Analysis: Medicaid expansion would save Utah millions, cover 123K uninsured

23 May 2013
Affordable Care Act • Report says partial expansion, or none, would cost Utah millions.

County's child poverty rate remains above state average

15 May 2013
Though Utah's economy has been showing overall improvement and steady job growth, 'Kids Count,' a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that child poverty in the state is growing.

Summer workin': Workforce Services holds job fair for teens

11 May 2013
Summer for most teens means vacations, parties and freedom from the halls of their school. For many teens it also means three months to earn some cash to pay for a car, college or a new tablet for the upcoming…

Editorial by John Florez: Bureaucracies perpetuate poverty

11 May 2013
Fighting poverty is a growth industry that perpetuates the cycle of poverty. We have created a vast network of specialized social service bureaucracies that help people based on symptoms rather than causes. It's like giving a patient an aspirin when…