Posts related to ‘Education’

Governor thanks Utah’s outstanding teachers

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert is enlisting Utah’s top teachers to help meet his new statewide goal to take education in Utah to the top. At an event to honor 44 outstanding teachers Wednesday, Gov. Herbert talked about the goal he set 7 years ago, during one of the worst economic downturns in history, for Utah […]

Bringing more trust land money and greater stability to Utah schools

Posted on: May 12th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s challenge for Utah to lead the nation as America’s top-performing education system is off to an important start. Joined today by PTA and School and Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) representatives at the Utah Valley Convention Center, Gov. Herbert signed a bill that would increase trust land funds by approximately 50 percent, […]

Honoring Officer Doug Barney and Deputy Leon May

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their family members gathered on the Capitol grounds Thursday morning as the names of Unified Police Department Officer Doug Barney and Sheriff Deputy Leon Albert May were added to the wall of the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both Officer Barney and Deputy May were killed in the line of duty. […]

Governor kicks off Military Appreciation Month

Posted on: May 4th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed three military bills to benefit Utah veterans and service members during the Military Appreciation Month kickoff held Wednesday at the Capitol. Several National Guard soldiers and airmen, as well as Utah veterans were present for the bill signing. General Jefferson Burton, Col. Gary Harter, Rep. Paul Ray, Rep. Lynn Hemingway […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016

May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and Gov. Gary Herbert shared his thoughts about the positive impact Utah teachers have on the lives of their students. “The most impactful person in a student’s life, other than his or her own family, is a teacher. And Utah is blessed to have some of the very best. […]

Governor signs anti-pornography bills declaring public health crisis

Posted on: April 20th, 2016

Utah is leading the national fight against pornography, becoming the first state to declare it “a public health hazard” in a resolution signed by Gov. Gary R. Herbert Tuesday morning. “Pornography is a public health crisis.” Gov. Herbert said. “The problem is rampant, yet it thrives in secrecy and silence. Today’s bills will start an […]

Governor signs bills cutting red tape in government

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed copies of 14 bills Tuesday which cut red tape in government by reducing taxes, eliminating regulations and cleaning up state code. “Over the past few years, every sector of Utah’s economy has grown with one exception: government” Gov. Herbert said. “As governor, I will continue to seek out areas to […]

Governor signs bills to reduce standardized testing

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed ceremonial copies of two companion bills Thursday, which will reduce state standardized testing and allow for greater flexibility and local control in deciding how to evaluate teacher performance. “Today is another reminder that Utah is in control of our education system,” Gov. Herbert said. “Our teachers require more freedom to […]

“In God We Trust” license plate standardized in Utah

Posted on: March 21st, 2016

Utah became the 19th state to standardize the “In God We Trust” license plate on Monday. Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed HB 127 into law, removing the popular plate’s $5 specialty fee and providing the way for more Utahns to have plates bearing the national motto. “John Adams said our Constitution was made for only a […]

Governor testifies before Congress on end to No Child Left Behind mandates

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Tuesday to testify on the elimination of No Child Left Behind mandates through a bill recently passed by Congress. During his testimony, the governor highlighted Utah’s work on education and reiterated the need to empower states under the newly passed Every […]