Ranked in the top ten in the nation for Opioid related deaths, Utah, possesses a leader demanding change. Rep. Joel Briscoe seeks to finance an Opioid prevention curriculum for middle and high school students through the Public Education Appropriations Committee. Briscoe hopes to establish scientifically developed programming to modernize the current curriculum.
SB 194 , is a bill that will require local school boards to set goals, determine methods to reach their goals and to report their results. Learn how early reading proficiency can result in success later in life as discussed by Sen. Ann Milner.
Educating youngsters involves three components according to the Director of Early Childhood Education, Crystal Akagi. Parental involvement, hands on learning and a good teacher/student connection. Learn how the YMCA of Northern UT implements these values.
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Interview recorded 10/2017
Utah Governor Gary Herbert talks priorities for the 2018 legislative session focusing on education funding. Herbert also discusses economic expansion, funding transportation, tax reform, affordable housing and homelessness.