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Friday, March 07, 2008

Utah PTA Honored

For good reason. Thank you.

From the Salt Lake City Tribune:
Article Last Updated: 03/07/2008 01:21:20 AM MST

The national PTA honored Utah PTA with its first-ever national PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award for leadership in advocacy at the state level and for the successful defeat of a law that would have given Utah the nation's broadest school-voucher program.

The Utah PTA was part of a coalition of educators that sought a referendum on a voucher law passed during the 2007 Legislature. Utah voters in a November referendum defeated the voucher law.

"Utah PTA served as an excellent model for how local and state advocacy can effectively be combined to serve PTA's mission," Jan Harp Domene, PTA national president, said during a recent awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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