SALT LAKE CITY -- Legislative Democrats are unveiling a plan to improve Utah's schools that will include a mix of funding commitments and diverse curriculum opportunities.
Democratic Sen. Karen Morgan of Cottonwood Heights says it is unacceptable that Utah schools are 30th nationally in student achievement when the state is often ranked at the top of lists for business.
Democrats will release their Best Schools Initiative during a news conference Tuesday.
Democrats say the initiative will focus on recruiting skilled teachers, reducing class sizes, educators who specialize in reading, math and tutoring. The initiative will also provide opportunities for elective learning in arts, music and technology education.
Democrats will encourage greater parental involvement with education.