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Lauren Tanner, fourth-grade teacher at Barnett Elementary, received a $1,250 grant from the Utah Aerospace Education Foundation to run an after-school science class to help keep students interested in space, technology, math, and science.

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"Never has there been a time when the importance of education was more celebrated, and never has there been a time when effectively providing that education was more complex."
Joan Heap, 2006 Utah Teacher of the Year


Ensuring that every child has access to a quality public education that meets his or her individual needs is a complex goal. Among other things, it requires cooperation among stakeholders, sound public policy, and adequate funding directed towards achieving specific objectives.

Voucher Campaign

Thank you to all of our supporters who helped us defeat Referendum 1, the flawed voucher law that would have diverted hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds to unaccountable private schools. The decisive victory in the November election shows that Utahns want to see their tax dollars invested in public schools, where 96% of Utah children are educated.

Ethics Reform Pledge

Read the Pledge for Legislative Ethics Reform here.
Read about the pledge and see a list of signers here.

Candidate Surveys

Read survey responses from candidates for Utah State Board of Education here.

UTPS offers this Policy Center as a resource to policy makers, educators, parents, and other community members who are interested in strengthening Utah public schools and in helping Utah students achieve excellence. Follow the links below for specific information, and watch this page for updates.

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