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Governor to Celebrate School Attendance Month at his Elementary School

30 August 2013
Governor Gary R. Herbert will join Voices for Utah Children in a nationwide effort to make every day count by declaring September "Attendance Awareness Month."

Sunday Edition: The American Dream

04 August 2013
In this Sunday Edition, a closer look at why it is becoming increasing difficult to climb up the income and wealth ladder. Plus, Doug Wright takes on the issue of compulsory education. Segment 2: Richard Piatt continued his discussion of…

Utah’s Children Are Doing Good, Not Great

24 July 2013
Utah is ranked 14th in overall child well-being according to a new national report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. However, the state keeps sliding down in the rankings say Terry Haven, Deputy Director on the non-profit group Voices for…

Fewer Utah doctors willing to care for Medicaid patients

17 July 2013
Utah expects the number of Medicaid patients to keep growing in 2014 as federal health care reform kicks in.

Salt Lake County OKs funds to get 600 disadvantaged kids into preschools

17 July 2013
Private/public partnership aimed at giving 600 more at-risk children a shot at success.

Editorial by John Florez: Is college only for a select few?

13 July 2013
"We need to value our children as much as we value our businesses. They are 33 percent of our population and 100 percent of our future," (Terry Haven, Voices for Utah Children).

Report: Military Families Need Tax Credits for "Independence"

03 July 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - As the nation gears up to celebrate Independence Day, some of those who have fought hard to defend it also fight to stay afloat financially.

Tax credit helps Utah military and veteran families, analysis shows

02 July 2013
An estimated 13,000 Utah families with parents who are veterans or still in the military receive tax credits that help put food on the table, according to a new analysis.

Goldman Sachs Makes Investment, Gets Returns on Utah Preschool Program

26 June 2013
An innovative partnership involving Goldman Sachs, a school district in Utah, and several community charities could expand that school system's early-education program while also saving taxpayers money and earning money for the investment bank.

2013 KIDS COUNT National Data Book Release - Media Coverage

24 June 2013
Links to media coverage (to download pdf's see attachments below). The new Annie E. Casey Foundation National KIDS COUNT report shows Utah's ranking for overall child well-being dropped from 11th to 14th. More kids in poverty, officials say - The…