21 07, 2015

College Readiness Starts Before Kindergarten

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 21st, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature and State Board of Education are moving forward in creating the 10-year plan required by HB 360, which was passed during the 2015 General Session. In preparation, the Utah State Legislature’s Education Interim Committee spent much of their July meeting discussing the topic of early grade reading and math proficiency. Early [...]

15 07, 2015

Dream Weber-A Model for Improving College Access and Completion

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 15th, 2015|Blog, Education, Workforce and Health Care|0 Comments

The rising cost of education is killing college dreams for many Americans. Colleges across the country have increased tuition and fees due to sharp reductions in state funding and subsidies since the Great Recession. Spending cuts in state budgets hit higher education especially hard, in some cases doubling the student’s share of tuition. This trend [...]

8 07, 2015

Lesson Learned: Boost Educational Achievement to Ensure A Competitive Advantage

By |2017-03-07T15:06:52-07:00July 8th, 2015|Education, Workforce and Health Care, Policy|0 Comments

It’s no secret that Utah is among the best states for business. Again and again, Utah has been recognized because of our thriving economy, strong job growth and excellent fiscal management. Last week, in fact, CNBC ranked Utah as the #3 state for business. (See Governor Herbert’s blog post for CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business.) The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]