1 07, 2015

Rising Tuition Costs and the Need for a Talented Workforce

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 1st, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

By Shuktika Maheshwari, Matt Lusty, & Marisa Bomis Tuition is Rising Over the past few years, tuition cost has become a matter of concern for the nation. Economics reporter John W. Schoen of CNBC.com says  “since 1971, tuition has risen six percent more than inflation, forcing more and more students to take higher amount of [...]

25 06, 2015

Prosperity 2020 in Action: the Roy Cone

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00June 25th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Events, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari On June 23, 2015, Prosperity 2020 (P2020) began an ongoing series of “Business and Education Breakfast Forums” that seek to bring the state’s business, education and policy leaders together with the goal of moving Utah education to rank among the top 10 states in educational outcomes. About Prosperity 2020 and [...]

11 06, 2015

Congratulations Class of 2015!

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00June 11th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

More than 35,000 Utah students reached the pinnacle of the public education experience by graduating from high school this year. Congratulations to all of them and to those that supported them in their journey! Graduation from high school is a significant accomplishment. It puts students on the path to continued successes. High school completion is [...]

28 05, 2015

Utah’s Education Needs – Planning for the Long-Term

By |2017-03-07T15:06:53-07:00May 28th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

Original post written by Shuktika Maheshwari The Education Interim Committee of the Utah Legislature met last week focusing on a statewide plan for education. While transportation, water and other important community investments have a long tradition of developing plans looking decades into the future, Utah’s education system has not benefitted from a long-range plan that drives [...]

8 05, 2015

Prosperity Through Education

By |2017-03-07T15:06:55-07:00May 8th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments

Utah recognizes the economic benefit of a well-educated workforce. Prosperity through Education, the five-year statewide plan for education, points to research that shows that a person’s earning power and society’s wealth are tied to educational achievement. The plan calls for taking Utah to the top 10 states in the nation for percentage of adults with [...]