We will be holding additional public hearings this Thursday, July 20, at 6:00 p.m. to seek public comment regarding our plan to support Utah students and teachers. Nearly 90 percent of Utahns agree that our schools are underfunded and we need your help to ensure our kids get the best … Read More

Mentoring first-year teachers can increase student achievement and improve teacher retention significantly, according to a new report from the National Center For Education Statistics. The study found that students of beginning teachers who were mentored by experienced teachers achieved higher-than-expected scores—equivalent to receiving an additional five months of classroom instruction. Supporting beginning teachers is … Read More

The Utah Parent Teacher Association (PTA) board of directors voted to support the Teacher and Student Success Act on June 7, a key endorsement for the Our Schools Now plan to increase funding for public education. “We are thrilled to stand with Our Schools Now and Utah’s best business leaders to advocate … Read More

Our Schools Now filed the Teacher and Student Success Act on Tuesday, the first step toward putting the $700 million education investment to a vote on the Nov. 2018 ballot. We will begin gathering the required 113,000 signatures in August. To familiarize yourself with what the Act proposes, here are 10 things you … Read More

Last week of school!

At last, the school year is finished! Your kids have worked hard and expanded their knowledge thanks to the combined efforts of parents, teachers and most importantly, the students themselves. As you look forward to two months filled with parks, popsicles, pools—and plenty of summer reading, we hope—you may be … Read More

More research is telling us what we already know: insufficient investments in education continue to limit student potential in Utah. It is unfortunately still the case that per-student K-12 education funding remains below pre-recession levels, even after seven years of economic expansion in Utah, according to the report. In fact, … Read More

Why Our Schools Now? Student Outcomes in Utah Are Unacceptable The mission of Our Schools Now is simple: improve education for all Utah students. Of course, everyone is for enhancing the education of our young people. But to fully understand the reason for Our Schools Now, one must first understand the tremendous extent … Read More

Blog Post: Alan Hall

Alan Hall: More Funding Means More Learning Below is an op-ed from Alan Hall, a renowned Utah businessman, that recently appeared in the Deseret News.  In my community of Roy, we take tremendous pride being home to the Roy High Royals. Generations have grown up here, and likewise, generations have … Read More