Posts related to ‘Education’

Forbes names Utah 2014 Best State for Business

Posted on: November 14th, 2014

Video: Gov. Herbert talks to reporters about how his recent trade mission to Brazil will help Utah businesses and discusses the top ranking from Forbes. Utah was named the 2014 Best State for Business by Forbes magazine Wednesday, claiming the top spot for the fourth time in the past five years (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014). […]

Report on improving corrections system aimed at reducing recidivism

Posted on: November 14th, 2014

Utah’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) presented the governor with a series of recommendations this week aimed at increasing public safety while reducing recidivism rates that would save the taxpayer money. Click here to read the report. Here are a few things we know: Our state’s prison population has grown by 18 percent in the […]

Photos from Brazil Trade Mission, Days 5-6

Posted on: November 11th, 2014

At the invitation of the two leaders, Utah and Rio de Janeiro will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on business, energy development, transportation, sports, and the Olympic Games. Coincidentally, Rio dubs itself as “A State of Sport” while Utah dubs itself as the “The State of Sport.”  These commonalities, among many others, will enable […]

Photos from Brazil Trade Mission, Day 3

Posted on: November 7th, 2014


Brazil trade mission: Utah is open for business

Posted on: November 6th, 2014

Gov. Herbert is in Brazil with Utah business leaders to deliver a simple message: Utah is open for business. The governor will be on the trade mission through early next week and will make stops in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The governor, along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is meeting […]

Building a 10-year plan for education

Posted on: October 31st, 2014

Utah is a state that knows how to execute on a plan.  The Beehive State already has a 10-year energy plan and a long-term economic strategy. Now, Gov. Herbert says it’s time for a long-term education strategy. The governor made the announcement in cooperation with business and community leaders at the first Academic Excellence Summit […]

Utah’s unemployment insurance program leads nationally

Posted on: October 31st, 2014

Utahns continue to benefit from one of the best unemployment insurance programs in the nation, the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today. Utah was awarded the “Triple Crown” for its unemployment insurance division, which operates faster and more effectively than in any other medium-sized state in the nation. This is the fourth time the program has […]

4 things you need to know about SAGE test scores

Posted on: October 29th, 2014

The results of last spring’s first-ever computer-adaptive Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests were released this week. Today 41.7 percent of Utah students are college and career ready in language arts, 38.7 percent in mathematics and 43.7 percent in science. Many were concerned to see these scores. Of course, we all want Utah […]

Individual responsibility is key to the Healthy Utah plan

Posted on: October 27th, 2014

Individual responsibility is a key component of Gov. Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan. In his negotiations with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), the governor secured the state’s ability to charge premiums and copays, as well as connect applicants with job training and job enhancement services. “We want to amplify the individual responsibility […]

Daggett County PLI agreement is a model for other counties

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

The Public Lands Initiative (PLI) spearheaded by Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz has taken an important step forward. Last week, Daggett County officials announced an agreement to be part of the initiative. “Daggett County’s agreement serves as a model for other counties,” said Gov. Herbert. “This agreement includes a number of key ingredients for […]