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6 Principles for Working Toward Collaborative Improvement

In Salt Lake City, Utah, school staff and community partners are using improvement science to get better outcomes for kids and families. This week, I’m joining Tyler Asman from United...

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United Way of Salt Lake Announces 2019 Changemakers

Salt Lake City — United Way of Salt Lake has announced its United for Change Changemaker award honorees for 2019. United Way will honor Scott Ulbrich, financial advisor at Baird, Rebecca Chavez-Houck, former...

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Officials reaffirm family-friendly Utah Compact on immigration.

Nearly a decade ago, when Utah immigration arguments grew vitriolic, a group of religious, civic and business leaders signed the Utah Compact. The document sought to cool debate by emphasizing humane...

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United Way of Salt Lake receives national recognition for improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region

United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership has been designated as a proof point community by national nonprofit StriveTogether. The proof point designation is an important measure of progress --...

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Guest opinion: School accountability measures are a reflection on all of us

Utah’s most recent school accountability results have just been released - using a new framework to provide a more in-depth picture of how students are doing in every school in...

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Commentary: Utah must invest in the 2020 Census for an accurate count

As the decennial U.S. Census approaches in 2020, we face a massive undertaking to obtain an accurate and complete count throughout our state. We cannot overstate how vitally important it...

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Partners across Salt Lake City reach goals for kids and families

Accomplishments across the Salt Lake City region show the power of communities coming together around common goals. Thanks to the efforts of Cradle to Career Network member Promise Partnership of Salt...

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Photos: Students unlock the fun of reading in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday

Volunteers from a number of local companies partnered with United Way of Salt Lake to visit schools for the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which is held in...

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Kids take part in ‘National Read Across America Day’ in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday

3/1/2019 -- It's rhyme time at schools across the country as students celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association started the 'National Read Across America Initiative' on...

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Paying for success: The story of how Utah became a leader in social impact investing

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah preschool program that has helped hundreds of severely at-risk 4-year-olds avoid costly special education programs is making waves across the country. And it didn’t...

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Bill would repeal, replace Medicaid expansion initiative approved by Utah voters

SALT LAKE CITY — The voter-approved ballot initiative expanding Medicaid coverage to some 150,000 low-income Utahns would be repealed and replaced by a more limited plan under a bill being...

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United Way of Salt Lake gives gift of reading this holiday season

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) -It’s the season of service and the United Way is searching for volunteers. The season kicked off Tuesday and runs through the end of the...

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Small changes see big results in Salt Lake City

Six teams of school staff and community partners developed solutions like the one-on-one mentor meetings that supported Ryan, and their solutions have led to success across the region. Brought together...

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Opinion: Proposition 3 is good for Utahns

By Chris Christiansen and Bill Crim For the Deseret News Are you currently healthy? Are you and your spouse healthy enough to work? Are your children healthy enough to focus...

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Volunteers donate day to improve Kearns school grounds, give career advice

KEARNS — Thousands of volunteers along the Wasatch Front donated their time Wednesday to more than 80 projects in schools, community centers and other places in need. Savage Cos. and...

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Go to school, get paid: Schools are doing the most to cut back on sluffing

SALT LAKE CITY — Schools have begun cracking down on sluffing. The Wall Street Journal reported the number of students cutting class has grown in recent years. Data from the U.S....

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In our opinion: Utah school systems can do more to promote coding literacy

By: Deseret News editorial board Silicon Valley corporations, concerned parents and private investors are working to increase coding literacy among Utah’s youths. While these initiatives have made coding curriculum available...

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Commentary: We are a nation built by immigrants

By Jennifer Smith and Paula Green Johnson This past Wednesday, our country celebrated Independence Day. In reflecting on our founding, who we are and who we want to be as...

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Social Impact Done Better

By Jerilyn Stowe, Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake has been collaborating with organizations, small businesses and large corporations to help...

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United Way of Salt Lake Announces 2018 Changemakers

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, United Way of Salt Lake announced its United for Change Changemaker award honorees for 2018. United Way will honor Gail Miller, owner and chair of...

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Hungry kids aplenty, this elementary school in Kearns opened a new food pantry. Smith’s Food will help stock the shelves.

By Lillian Reed Kearns-Education might be the great equalizer, but community leaders wondered aloud Tuesday if that sentiment holds true for Granite School District students with rumbling bellies. Educators, government...

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Dr. Seuss Day brings Utah high school and elementary students together

For Dr. Seuss' birthday, the United Way invited students from East High School in Salt Lake City to go to Oquirrh Hills Elementary in Kearns to read out loud and...

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Toyota Makes $20,000 Technology Donation to United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnerships

Salt Lake City – United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) today announced it received a donation of 42 iPads – valued at nearly $20,000 – from Toyota. The iPads will...

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United Way Presents Policy Agenda for 2018 Legislative Session

Salt Lake City—United Way presented its public policy agenda for the upcoming legislative session at the 2018 Legislative Preview Breakfast on Wednesday. The breakfast offered community and business leaders, nonprofit...

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Lawmakers talk school funding, Medicaid expansion in advance of session

SALT LAKE CITY — Legislative leaders and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox weighed in Wednesday on a pair of issues that may end up going before voters in November as ballot...

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