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Elizabeth Garbe and M. Royce Van Tassell: A chance to see candidates for the Utah Board of Education

Perhaps the most underappreciated elected officials in Utah are members of the state Board of Education. The Utah Constitution assigns them collectively “general control and supervision” of all of public...

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Competition To Bring Equity To School Reopening Plans Announces Six Winners

Utah educators have been especially worried about equity throughout the pandemic, which they say has exposed and exacerbated long-existing disparities between students of color, those from low income backgrounds or non-native English...

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Collaborative leadership is essential for schools to reopen

One thing often missing in discussions around reopening schools during this pandemic is the recognition that everyone has a role to play if reopening is to be done safely. At...

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Safely Back to School: Success from Cradle to Career

More than a decade ago, United Way of Salt Lake learned that traditional philanthropy was not enough to help every child in our community be well educated and achieve his...

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United Way of Salt Lake announces new board leadership, naming Mikelle Moore of Intermountain Healthcare & Kirk Aubry of Savage to leadership roles

[caption id="attachment_6775" align="alignright" width="150"] Mikelle Moore - United Way of Salt Lake Board Chair[/caption] United Way of Salt Lake has named a new Chair and Vice Chair of its Board...

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United Way of Salt Lake launches new ‘stay safe, stay connected’ program for Utah students

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – It is estimated that 20 – 50 percent of students in some Utah schools have not connected with their teachers since March, when...

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United Ways of Utah act quickly to mobilize Utahns through COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Utah's six local United Ways worked quickly to develop a statewide COVID-19 Community Response Fund and within 10 days have distributed the first round of funding - providing critical resources...

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United Way of Salt Lake sets up COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Call 211 if you need assistance with food, mental health, and more Posted: 7:54 AM, Mar 19, 2020 Updated: 7:57 AM, Mar 19, 2020 By: FOX 13 News SALT LAKE...

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Addicted Utah: Helpline connects people to important substance use disorder resources

(KUTV) — Dennis Cecchini lost his son, Tennyson, to an overdose in May 2015. "He suffered for 10 years with this awful disease," said Cecchini. "He suffered most of the time...

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Utah schools take part in ‘Read Across America’ Day

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Utah elementary schools were treated with fun activities and visits from volunteers for the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. The United Way...

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United Way of Salt Lake Adopts Education-Focused Policy Agenda

United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) recently revealed its policy agenda for the year, adopting a heavy focus on improving early childhood education and other educational policy improvements. We at NPQ have...

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StriveTogether awards Opportunity Fund grants to help communities get better results for kids

Four partnerships selected in Northfield, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Seattle CINCINNATI, OH — StriveTogether, a national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve...

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United Way of Salt Lake and Silicon Slopes Present the Social Good Track

Salt Lake City — United Way of Salt Lake and Silicon Slopes have partnered together to present the Social Good track at the 2020 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. Attendees will...

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This Campaign Aims to Improve Education By Raising Reading Levels

Research, experience, and common sense confirm that students who succeed in early grades are more likely to graduate from high school, that first big step on the success sequence away...

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United Way of Salt Lake Named As A Model Design and Initiation Grantee

Salt Lake City—United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) has been named to the first cohort of Model Design and Initiation grantees by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Model Design...

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Community Schools in the Boise School District

The Boise School District has six Community Schools – schools that provide wrap-around services for students and families. The idea of Community Schools is to provide these services so that...

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Guest opinion: Doing whatever it takes for every child comes full circle

Bill Crim: Since its earliest days, the work of United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnerships has been guided by the phrase, “trying hard is not good enough.” Also the...

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Bill Crim and Lexi Cunningham: No single program will solve the problems of education in Utah

Robert Gehrke’s Sept. 24 column about after-school programming in Salt Lake City called for a “serious dialogue about how to expand after-school options statewide.” Gehrke correctly recognizes a challenge that...

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Volunteers give back during United Way of Salt Lake’s 27th annual Day of Caring

[caption id="attachment_12254" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Volunteer Scott Mitchell, of KSL Newsradio, left, talks with fourth graders Gabriel Huerta, Dominick Bendejas and their teacher, Henry Hartzler, after reading them a book at...

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Improving to Achieve Collective Impact

Using improvement science across a community poses a unique challenge: It shifts the focus from an individual organization to multiple organizations working together on systems-level problems. The payoff is enabling...

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2018 Community Solutions Pacesetters

This year, 32 communities are Pacesetters for their work during 2018 to support early school success. Recognizing Pacesetters is our way of applauding and thanking the civic leaders, organizations and agencies that...

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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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