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A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts
April 21, 2014 Author: By Jeff Henig, Michael Rebell, Carolyn Riehl, Jessica Wolff, & Hilary Rhodes From Syracuse to Salt Lake City to Seattle, cities around the nation are harnessing the forces of local government, nonprofits, business, education, philanthropy, and other institutions to tackle complex community problems such as teen unemployment, high dropout rates, even childhood obesity.

New Cottonwood High student club bridges cultural gap
April 3, 2014 Author: By Raili Jacquet

United Way of Salt Lake Engages in Public Policy Advocacy
March 31, 2014 Author: StriveTogether


Senate approves bill to fund preschool with private dollars
March 12, 2014 Author: Benjamin Wood, Deseret News

Senate OKs preschool plan for at-risk kids
March 12, 2014 Author: By Amy McDonald | The Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Most nonprofits in Utah run by women
March 3, 2014 Author: Vince Horiuchi Anne Burkholder believes in fighting racism, empowering women and working for justice and peace. That’s why she has devoted her entire professional career to nonprofit companies and currently is the chief executive officer for the YWCA Utah.

Local organization celebrates Seuss’ birthday by reading to children
February 28, 2014 Author: by FOX 13 News Seuss’ birthday may be on Sunday, but the United Way of Salt Lake spent Friday going to local elementary schools to read with students—and their efforts were part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, which is typically set on Seuss’ birthday, March 2.

UTAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY
February 24, 2014 Author: Jerilyn Stowe Thousands of Utah elementary students will be heard rhyming in unison this Friday as they participate in Dr. Seuss Day, part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative.


Debate heating up for preschool, education funding bills
February 15, 2014 Author: Benjamin Wood, Deseret News If children from low-income households with little English language ability enter public schools at grade level, the state could save millions of dollars in special education costs and potentially millions more further down the road in crime prevention and rehabilitation.

Utah houses approves bill to award grants for preschool
February 11, 2014 Author: Lee Davidson The House on Tuesday voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

House Passes Preschool Funding Bill for At-Risk Kids
February 11, 2014 Author: Bob Bernick There are, perhaps, two or three times during a Utah Legislature when you get a really fine debate – two sides taking positions and slugging it out articulately.

Embattled Pre-K Bill Passes House
February 11, 2014 Author: Curtis Haring After more than an hour of debate, Representative Greg Hughes (Republican – Draper) was able to successfully pass HB 96, a bill that is designed to allow private investors to contribute funds to pre-kindergarten programs.

House passes bill to fund preschool through private investment
February 11, 2014 Author: Benjamin Wood, Deseret News A bill to extend preschool to at-risk students through a controversial public-private funding model cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, passing out of the Utah House with a 49-24 vote.

Trib Talk: The debate over preschool in Utah
February 10, 2014 Author: Jennifer Napier-Pearce Should early childhood education be provided at preschool or by parents? That’s the question lawmakers are grappling with as they consider HB96, which would provide funding for optional early childhood education for at-risk kids.

Committee approves preschool bill for at-risk students
February 6, 2014 Author: Benjamin Wood, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A bill to extend preschool services to at-risk students through private investment cleared its first hurdle Thursday after surviving a lively committee hearing that questioned the government's role in early education.

Lawmakers debate home vs. preschool for youngsters
February 6, 2014 Author: By Lisa Schencker | The Salt Lake Tribune The House Education Committee voted 13-3 Thursday morning to advance HB96, which would award grants to schools, families and/or day care centers to implement high quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

Take the Preschool Pledge
January 30, 2014 Author: Studio5 with Brooke Walker More than half of Utah kids are behind the learning curve when they enter kindergarten. One local organization is determined to do something about it this year. Andrea Summerhays with United Way helps lead the charge to convince legislators to commit to high-quality preschool programs.

In-class or at-home preschool? Utah legislators to debate funds
January 27, 2014 Author: By Lisa Schencker | The Salt Lake Tribune Despite a long-held wariness of state-funded preschool in Utah, legislative leaders seem to finally agree that early education is key to helping kids succeed.

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