New literacy fundraiser nets $154,000 for children’s books

A day-long children’s literacy telethon and radiothon marked the end of a month long campaign to raise $1 million to buy books for Utah’s elementary school children. The “Once Upon a Time” Utah Story Literacy Event brought hundreds of Utah school children to the Union Pacific building at the Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday to celebrate literacy. . . . → 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