Education Summit Kicks Off Today in Provo

Education Summit Kicks Off Today in Provo

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(Provo-AP) -- Governor Mike Leavitt is tying up some educational loose ends before he plans to head off to Washington.

Lawmakers and educators are gathering at an education summit that kicks off today in Provo. They'll will discuss the pros and cons of the Performance Plus proposal as well as how to fund it.

So far, the price tag is at $393 (m) million dollars. The proposal will increase student and teacher testing, as well as establish graduation competencies.

The final proposal will have recommendations from the four more summits as well as public input.

It will be submitted to the state board and lawmakers over the next several months.

The next summit will be Thursday in Ogden.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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