CMAC Letter Requests Restoring At-Risk Funding

Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee meets December 12, 2011

Last week, the Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee voted to take a stand in response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s budget, concerned by the omission of a State Board priority to restore funding for at-risk student programs. Read more to learn about how this became a State Board priority. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Rallying Support to Restore At-Risk Funding

Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee meets December 12, 2011

The State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee unanimously passed a motion yesterday to take a stand in response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s budget recommendation released earlier this week. . . . → Read More

Restoring MESA Funding State Board Priority

MESA Utah Video_"What is MESA Utah?"

In 2010, the Utah Legislature cut an $8 million line item in the public education budget that funds programs for at-risk students. This line item included funding for MESA Utah. MESA stands for Math Engineering Science Achievement. The purpose of MESA is to increase the number of under-served ethnic minority and female students who pursue coursework, advanced study and careers in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. . . . → Read More

New bill seeks funding from successful optional extended-day kindergarten program

H.B. 447 Kindergarten Literacy Improvement Program by Taylorsville Republican Representative Johnny Anderson is a relative late-comer this session but seems to have momentum. The bill allows school districts use money for optional extended-day kindergarten to instead pay for a computer-based literacy program for kindergarten students. Read why optional extended-day kindergarten is a priority for the State Board of Education, the Governor and his Education Excellence Commission. . . . → Read More