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Number of children living in poverty in Utah continues to rise

29 April 2013
The number of Utah children living in poverty is continuing to increase, according to the KIDS COUNT 2013 report released this week.

Utah's child poverty rate rising, 2013 KIDS COUNT report says

26 April 2013
Child poverty is on the rise in Utah, a trend child advocates say drives down many other measures of child well-being.

Kids, poverty data released Thursday at Salt Lake City summit

25 April 2013
KIDS COUNT • Annual data provides foundation for community problem solving.

Op Ed by Tracy Gruber, Tax Day helps Utah’s low-income workers

18 April 2013
It might be too soon to talk about the virtues of taxes with Tax Day 2013 barely behind us. Clearly, passions are high on the subject given the number of debates on social media. But, for nearly one in five…

Op Ed by Karen Crompton, My view: Do more for child abuse prevention

09 April 2013
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. When it comes to prevention, where do we start? A critical first step is investing in efforts to strengthen and support families in need.

New Paper: Making Health Insurance Exchanges Work for Kids

02 April 2013
It is critically important that state policymakers understand and address the key components of Exchange design and implementation that will positively affect children and their access to care.

Utah Board of Regents expected to approve 5 percent tuition increase

28 March 2013
The Utah Board of Regents on Friday is expected to pass a tuition increase, raising the total for students at Utah's public colleges and universities by 5 percent.

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.