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Utah Commission on Volunteers

Do you have an outstanding volunteer in your classroom? Do you know someone or a group of people who work hard to improve your community? Celebrate an extraordinary volunteer or service organization by nominating them for one of the 2011 Utah Volunteer Service Awards. . . . → Read More

Utah Public Schools Add 11,500 New Students in 2011

Utah’s public schools grew by 11,500 students, or about 2 percent, between 2010 and 2011, according to new figures released today by the Utah State Office of Education. October 1 enrollment counts show there are now 587,745 students in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

Utah’s First Lady participating in reading event with at-risk readers

Utah's First Lady Participating in Reading Event with At-Risk Readers_"Read to the Dogs" by Fairfax County Public Library/flickr

First Lady Jeanette Herbert will participate in a reading event with the Intermountain Therapy Animals (I.T.A.) R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program. Previously, Mrs. Herbert donated books to Copperview Elementary, a Title I school. The event will be attended by 30 to 40 first-grade students, dogs in the I.T.A R.E.A.D.Teams, I.T.A administration and school administration. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent Celebrates School Bus Safety Week Tomorrow

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week by riding on a school bus to Indian Hills Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 18. . . . → Read More

Utah students make gains in AP pass rates in 2011

A total of 18,508 Utah students took 29,851 Advance Placement (AP) exams in 2011 and passed them at a rate of 68 percent, according to data released today by the College Board, creators of the AP exams. This represents a 7.5 percent increase in AP participation in Utah and an increase of 1 percent in passage rates. . . . → Read More

Utah’s First Lady announces new initiative at Prevention Dimensions event

Utah’s First Lady Jeanette Herbert will announce a new initiative to support Utah parents and children tomorrow at the Prevention Dimension Day at the Salt Lake Bees baseball game. More than 12,500 Utah fourth through sixth graders will attend the event, where the Governor will officially declare May 24th as “Prevention Dimensions Day.” Prevention Dimension is the Utah State Office of Education’s Safe and Drug-free School Program. . . . → Read More

Governor’s Education Excellence Commission highlighting STEM programs

Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission

Programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the focus of today’s Education Excellence Commission meeting. The Commission typically meets at the Utah Capitol, but this time is meeting at Granite School District’s Technical Institute, where students can take courses in more than 50 high-tech career pathways. . . . → Read More

Midway school counselor receives national honor

Congratulations to Midway Elementary School counselor Brent Burnham for being named one of the top 10 school counselors in America! . . . → Read More

Murray, St. George and Midvale Principals Named Utah Secondary Principals of the Year

The assistant principal of Hillcrest High School and the principals of Fossil Ridge Intermediate School and Murray High School today were named Utah’s 2011-12 Secondary School Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals. . . . → Read More