School capacity, enrollment stand in way of '66 by 2020' goal

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Utah is one year closer to 2020, the deadline for a package of statewide goals for education. Officials report that the state is on track, but maintaining that momentum will be difficult and costly.

Last year, lawmakers formally endorsed the so-called "66 by 2020" goal, which calls for two-thirds of Utah's adult population to hold a degree or certificate by the year 2020.

But as the Legislature convenes for the 2014 session Monday, the task before lawmakers now is identifying the bills that will best contribute to student success and finding funds for their implementation.

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