By Aaryn Birchell, Valerie Gates, Allison Riddle, Gay Beck For The Tribune Hundreds of Utah teachers are choosing new careers outside of education this school year. Those still working with Utah students can’t help but ask: Will this be the year Utahns put our kids first? Never before has the … Read More

This effort is Utah’s chance to improve public education By A. Scott Anderson, Zions Bank CEO Published: July 25, 2018 6:02 pm I’ve long been convinced that improving public schools is the best way to prepare our young people for great jobs, especially as advanced technology penetrates every sector of society. … Read More

Our Schools Now Sets Seven Regional Public Meetings for Teacher and Student Success Act   (SALT LAKE CITY) July 5, 2017 – Our Schools Now has scheduled seven public meetings throughout the state to receive public comment on the Teacher and Student Success Act, the largest investment increase proposal for … Read More

Our Schools Now Files Teacher and Student Success Act, Formally Launching Initiative Campaign SALT LAKE CITY, June 6, 2017 – Today, Our Schools Now submitted the Teacher and Student Success Act to the Lt Governor, formally launching the ballot initiative to bring the largest investment increase to Utah schools in … Read More

Our Schools Now has created a buzz in Utah not just about education funding, but also tax policy. Regrettably, some have become focused on tax structure while overlooking the overwhelming evidence that calls for additional investment in education. As this initiative moves forward, we cannot afford to forget what’s at … Read More

In our opinion: It’s time for Utah, U.S. to address teacher shortages By Deseret News editorial Published: April 12, 2017 8:00 a.m. Updated: April 11, 2017 9:15 p.m. Utah needs permanent solutions to solve its ongoing teacher shortage. Such solutions may include: flexibility to provide greater pay for high performers … Read More

A group backed by business leaders said this week they plan to move ahead with a push to get Utah voters to raise the state income tax to generate an extra $750 million annually to address a teacher shortage, crowded classrooms and other school needs. Officials with the group Our … Read More

  Should the business-led Our Schools Now initiative succeed, area school districts could receive millions of dollars. Former Utah House Speaker Nolan Karras is a member of the Our Schools Now Executive Committee. Although he would prefer lawmakers make a path to fund education, he is preparing to take the proposal … Read More