Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
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The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
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The Boys & Girls Club provides after-school and summer programs to help kids "reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Four clubs, each with several community centers, exist along the Wasatch Front.
The Utah Afterschool Network promotes after school programs all across Utah. Their website has a comprehensive list of after school programs in every county. Learn more>>
Since 1975, Centro de la Familia de Utah has been committed “to develop educational opportunities that empower Latinos to reach their potential - economically, socially and politically." Learn more>>
The United Way of Salt Lake has partnered with schools and other community resources to provide resources to not only students but also to entire families with the objective of empowering and supporting parents to be engaged in the education of their children, while also addressing their own barriers. Learn more>>
The Guadalupe Schools are a non-profit organization providing economically disadvantaged children and non-English speaking adults in Salt Lake City, Utah the education and skills needed to live productive, rewarding lives. Learn more>>
Located in Salt Lake City's Glendale area, the Sorenson Center offers many recreational and educational opportunities for young people. Learn more>>
Besides the resources listed above, other programs exist to help low-income students in Utah. Click on the links to learn more about each one.
Sight for Students is charity set up by VSP Eyecare. Working with business and charity partners across the state, Sight for Students provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. Learn more>>
Friends for Sight is a partner with Sight for Students and provides free eye screenings for students in Salt Lake, Ogden, and St. George. Learn more>>
Children First Utah provides private school scholarships to qualified low-income families who have nowhere else to turn. Learn more>>
Computers for Kids provides quality, refurbished computer equipment to low-income families at affordable prices ($50 to $125). Learn more>>
The Utah Parent Center is Utah’s Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center. The UPC’s mission is to help parents help their children with disabilities live included, productive lives as members of the community. We provide one-on-one consultations with parents, training, workshops, accurate information, empathetic peer support, and effective advocacy – all based on the concept of PARENTS HELPING PARENTS. Learn more>>
The Family to Family Network is a grassroots volunteer group composed of family members across Utah who have a relative with a disability. Their mission is to educate, strengthen, and support families of persons with disabilities. They provide information, referrals, family-to-family support, advocacy, and information on how to work with the Division of Services for People with Disabilities. There are monthly meetings and events held across Utah. Learn more>>
The Mission of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities is to promote opportunities and provide supports for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. Learn more>>
The mission of Special Education Services is to provide support to empower students with disabilities, ages 3 to 21. Learn more>>
This page on the Utah Office of Ethnic Affairs website has links to several education resources, including student aid, scholarships, and pre-school programs. Learn more>>