Pyfer: pre-school bill has great potential

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It is still early but State School Board member Tami Pyfer said there seem to be fewer public education bills this year going through the Utah legislature. On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Pyfer said there is one bill she is very excited about and that is Sen. Aaron Osmond’s pre-school bill.

“There is a tremendous amount of research that’s out there for at-risk students that says if we can intervene early and get them some early education services,” Pyfer said, “we will make it to where these kids don’t have to have special ed services or so that they succeed in school whereas they might instead lag behind their peers.

“So this bill has a really great potential to prevent future intensive services and special education services, that kind of thing.”

Pyfer’s background is in special education and she works in that field at Utah State University. Pyfer will be a guest Monday on KVNU’s Crosstalk show where she will talk about other bills and also a proposed new way of electing state school board members.

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