Posts related to ‘Education’

Kristen Cox named 2016 Public Official of the Year

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

Kristen Cox, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, will be honored Wednesday night with the prestigious 2016 Public Official of the Year award in Washington, D.C. Each year, Governing magazine identifies the top public servants in the nation and recognizes them for tackling complex problems with the Public Official of the […]

Utah tops nation in volunteer hours donated for 11th year

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

For the eleventh straight year, Utahns have donated more volunteer hours than any other state in America. In 2015, 844,023 Utahns volunteered a total of 170 million hours of service, according to a report from the Corporation for National & Community Service. “It is an honor for Utah to once again be recognized as the […]

Be a friend, not a bully: A message to Utah students

Posted on: November 15th, 2016

Governor Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utah students to create a culture of respect and inclusivity in their schools in a video message posted to his Facebook page Tuesday for Bullying Prevention Week. “Bullying can significantly hamper a student’s ability to learn and develop emotionally,” Gov. Herbert said. “It ends with each of us taking a […]

Apply Now: State of Utah seeks professional board members

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016

APPLY HERE: boards.utah.gov/board Are you interested in serving on a professional board for the State of Utah? We need dedicated individuals with professional expertise to represent their communities and help influence policies. We are now accepting applications for board members to represent the public on the following boards: Athletic Trainers Licensing Board; Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Electrology […]

Governor encourages regular screenings during breast cancer month kickoff

Posted on: October 7th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Utah during a special ceremony that included breast cancer survivors, patients and community partners on Friday. “We are here today because there isn’t a person in Utah who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer in one way or another,” Gov. Herbert said. “We […]

Utah’s work-based education model expands into life sciences industry

Posted on: September 27th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the state’s successful work-based learning model in which students train with industry leaders will be replicated into the life sciences field on Tuesday. The Medical Innovations Pathways Program (MIP) prepares high school and college students for careers in life sciences through concurrent enrollment courses made possible by a unique […]

Let the Games Begin!

Posted on: June 10th, 2016

“Let the Games begin!” With those four words, Gov. Gary R. Herbert officially opened the 31st annual Utah Summer Games Thursday at Southern Utah University’s Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City. Nearly 10,000 athletes from every corner of Utah are expected to compete at this year’s event, which features 36 sports ranging from archery to water […]

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. […]