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Op Ed by Tracy Gruber, Every day counts, even in kindergarten

31 August 2013
The opening days of school conjure up images of backpacks stuffed with notebooks and pencils, bulletin boards freshly decorated by teachers, and students greeting each other after summer break. But even in these early days of the new school year,…

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…

2013 KIDS COUNT National Data Book Released

24 June 2013
The new Annie E. Casey Foundation National KIDS COUNT report shows Utah's ranking for overall child well-being dropped from 11th to 14th    We know what works to build healthy, strong, and economically secure kids. It's time Utah put kids…

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,…

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.

Utah child poverty rate rises to 16%, as high as 36% in some counties

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

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.