Posts related to ‘Education’

Utah in control of education standards

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

The results of the attorney general’s review of Utah’s adoption of Common Core standards were presented to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, today. The review was requested as part of an effort to resolve divisive issues in education and address questions regarding any current federal entanglements associated with the Common Core standards. “What we now have […]

Governor encourages Utahns to register to vote

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

Election Day is only 27 days away! Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox created this short video to remind Utahns to register to vote online at vote.utah.gov. Online voter registration ends seven days before the general election, which is November 4. To view your sample ballot, learn more about candidates, or locate your polling location, visit VOTE.UTAH.GOV.  

Governor outlines mission of Standards Review Panel

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert outlined the mission of the Standards Review Panel today, as the group held its first meeting to review whether the state standards for mathematics and English language arts are properly preparing students for higher education. During the panel’s opening meeting, the governor reiterated that the panel is not to provide a […]

Governor visits Carbon and Emery Counties during rural Utah tour

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Gov. Herbert had an eventful visit to Carbon and Emery Counties during his rural Utah tour. Gov. Herbert and Education Advisor Tami Pyfer met with student leaders at USU Eastern for a question and answer period. The group discussed federal education requirements, higher ed. costs and ways Utah students could better prepare for college. The […]

Governor says Healthy Utah will benefit businesses

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

Polls* show the more Utahns learn about Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, the more they like it. Gov. Herbert met with business leaders at the Northern Utah Chamber on Thursday to explain how his alternative to Medicaid expansion will benefit Utah businesses. The governor based his Healthy Utah plan on four principles: Individual responsibility Supporting […]

Gov. pushing for Utah health care improvements

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

While Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has been the most prominent issue related to health reform, it is not the only focus when it comes to the health of the people of our state. The governor was joined by a number of health care experts including physicians, legislators and state agency representatives as he discussed […]

Governor Herbert declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on: October 1st, 2014

Gov. Gary Herbert has declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Utah to join the national observation in support of this serious problem. “I firmly believe that to have a strong viable state, we must have strong, viable families,” said Gov. Herbert. “Domestic violence in any form is a serious threat to families and […]

New poll shows strong support for Gov. Herbert

Posted on: September 29th, 2014

Gov. Herbert is still one of the most popular governors in the nation according to a job performance poll released this morning. An impressive 71 percent of Utahns have a somewhat favorable or highly favorable opinion of the governor according to the survey conducted Sept. 23-25 by Dan Jones & Associates. The governor’s approval rating this past February […]

Gov. Herbert salutes WWII vets taking Honor Flight

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

This week, Gov. Herbert  was honored to saluted 66 veterans of World War II as they embarked on their Honor Flight. The veterans gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport to travel to the nation’s capital to visit the memorial erected in their honor. Gov. Herbert thanked each individual veteran for their service and example, […]

Citizenship education critical to long-term strength of our nation

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

Editor’s note: this post was originally published in the Deseret News on Sept. 17, 2014. It was authored by Gov. Herbert.  Generations of Americans grew up learning the Three Rs, “readin’, ritin’ and rithmetic’!” While the study of what we today call English language arts and mathematics is still essential to compete in a global […]