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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.

New plan unveiled to fund public preschool with private dollars

04 March 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker believes the fight to close Utah's educational achievement gaps begins in preschool, and he's proposing a whole new way to pay for it.

Utah lawmakers gear up for fight over preschool

05 March 2013
Lawmakers who support creating a preschool program for at-risk kids and those against the idea held dueling press conferences Monday, praising and decrying the proposal in SB71.

Love Utah, Give Utah

04 March 2013
We are participating in "Love Utah, Give Utah day." Please share the image below with your friends and family. Email it, put it on your facebook page, tweet it, or just print some out and pass them out to co-workers.…

Medicaid expansion a short-term money maker for Utah

01 March 2013
As Gov. Gary Herbert awaits the results of a study predicting what it would cost Utah to expand Medicaid, lawmakers have produced their own estimate.