Beverley Taylor Sorenson Legislation
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Early in 2008, the Utah State Legislature funded the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Elementary Arts Learning Program, a groundbreaking public/ private arts education initiative that allocates funds to hire school-dedicated arts specialists to work side-by-side with teachers in the classroom, promotes partnerships with universities that offer pre-service and professional development training, and provides instruments and arts materials. A portion of the funding will also be used in tracking and evaluating student progress in order to quantify results.

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“Dance is movement, it is peaceful.  When I first started dance class, I felt happy and scared at the same time.  Now, I feel just right!  One thing I like about dance class is our dance specialist.  I think dance helps calm me down and helps me learn things that are hard.”
- Fifth grade boy, Davis County