preschool http://kuer.org en Senate Approves High Quality Preschool Pilot Program http://kuer.org/post/senate-approves-high-quality-preschool-pilot-program <p>In an effort to help fight intergenerational poverty the Utah Senate passed a bill to provide grants to schools to create or expand preschool programs that serve at-risk children.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:57:48 +0000 Brian Grimmett 43026 at http://kuer.org Senate Approves High Quality Preschool Pilot Program Preschool Program Wins House Approval http://kuer.org/post/preschool-program-wins-house-approval <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah House threw its support behind new results-based programs to boost early-childhood education. It’s a concept backed by leaders of both parties.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:00:16 +0000 Judy Fahys 42031 at http://kuer.org Preschool Program Wins House Approval GOP Lawmaker Makes Another Push For Preschool in Utah http://kuer.org/post/gop-lawmaker-makes-another-push-preschool-utah <p></p><p>Republican State Representative Greg Hughes is sponsoring a bill that would get about 3,000 at risk-kids into preschool. He says Utah will save money by getting kids better-prepared for kindergarten and reading at grade level.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers said “no” to this idea– or at least one that closely resembles Representative Hughes’ proposal.</p><p>But Hughes says getting more kids into preschool will shave costs for the state, which shells out an additional $2600 per student for kids who need special education and individual attention.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:10:29 +0000 Whittney Evans 40821 at http://kuer.org McAdams: Lean Budget, Quality Services All Possible at Salt Lake County http://kuer.org/post/mcadams-lean-budget-quality-services-all-possible-salt-lake-county <p></p><p>Salt Lake County has maintained a conservative budget all while investing in opportunities and community assets for a better future. That’s the message Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams delivered during his annual State of the County Address this morning.</p><p>McAdams credits bipartisanship, fiscal prudence and a thriving local economy for the county’s ability to adequately fund arts and cultural facilities, museums, parks, trails and other services.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:30:50 +0000 Whittney Evans 40806 at http://kuer.org McAdams: Lean Budget, Quality Services All Possible at Salt Lake County Kids Enroll in Preschool With Help From Salt Lake County, Goldman Sachs Partnership http://kuer.org/post/kids-enroll-preschool-help-salt-lake-county-goldman-sachs-partnership <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 600 at-risk kids in are in Granite School District are enrolled in preschool this year because of a new program made possible with money from Salt Lake County, Goldman Sachs and Chicago investor J.B </span>Pritzker<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>At Wright Elementary School in West Valley City, first-year teacher Lindsay Shackelford says her students are learning about shapes, the alphabet and addition.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:22:39 +0000 Whittney Evans 37233 at http://kuer.org Kids Enroll in Preschool With Help From Salt Lake County, Goldman Sachs Partnership Federal Head Start Program in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties Survives Cuts for Now http://kuer.org/post/federal-head-start-program-salt-lake-and-tooele-counties-survives-cuts-now <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:14:02 +0000 Bob Nelson 37192 at http://kuer.org Federal Head Start Program in Salt Lake and Tooele Counties Survives Cuts for Now McAdams Calls for More Pre-K, After-school Programs http://kuer.org/post/mcadams-calls-more-pre-k-after-school-programs <p></p><p>Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county can strengthen its supportive role in education by first investing in early intervention and afterschool programs. McAdams was speaking at the county’s first annual Education Summit at the Granite School District headquarters.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McAdams is looking for ways to double the number of after school programs in the county.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:33:16 +0000 Whittney Evans 31079 at http://kuer.org McAdams Calls for More Pre-K, After-school Programs Goldman Sachs Finances Pre-K Programs in Utah http://kuer.org/post/goldman-sachs-finances-pre-k-programs-utah <p></p><p></p><p>Granite and Park City School Districts are getting a funding boost for their pre-school programs, thanks to an investment deal with Goldman Sachs and Chicago investor J.B. Pritzker. The money will provide hundreds of low-income kids in those districts access to pre-school programs for which they might otherwise be wait-listed.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:02:30 +0000 Whittney Evans 30879 at http://kuer.org Goldman Sachs Finances Pre-K Programs in Utah Attempt to Fund Pre-School for At-Risk Children Fails in Senate http://kuer.org/post/attempt-fund-pre-school-risk-children-fails-senate <p>A controversial bill that would help create preschool programs for at-risk children failed in the Utah Senate today.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:50:22 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25934 at http://kuer.org Attempt to Fund Pre-School for At-Risk Children Fails in Senate