Posts related to ‘Education’

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 […]

Governor visits veteran patients during annual salute week

Posted on: February 18th, 2016

It’s National Salute to Veteran Patients week, a time to show our appreciation to the hospitalized veterans who bravely fought for and defended our freedom. Governor Gary R. Herbert visited veteran patients at the Veteran Affairs medical center in Salt Lake on Wednesday to pay tribute. “Words can never repay the service you rendered, but please […]

Governor announces work-based diesel tech program to employ more Utahns

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced a work-based learning program Tuesday that will put high school students on course to find jobs in the diesel service industry. The Diesel Tech Pathways Program provides early training and internships for high school students and guarantees them career opportunities after just one year of training at Salt Lake Community […]

Gov. Herbert delivers 2016 State of the State Address

Posted on: January 28th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivered the 2016 State of the State address before a joint session of the legislature and Utahns from across the state on January 27, 2016. Below is a transcript of his address. Click here to download a PDF of the full text. President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, Members of the Legislature, Justices […]