Make a Bookmark, Win Savings

"Attack of the Piggy banks" by Low Jianwei/CC/flickr

Utah students in grades K-12, here’s a chance to win a $1,000 college saving certificate. The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) and Zions First National Bank are sponsoring the “Make Your Mark” bookmark contest. . . . → Read More

Who Will You Nominate?

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’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

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

Utah Senate gives preliminary approval to resolution changing public education governance

Stack of Bills

The Senate gives preliminary approval to a resolution changing the governance of the state’s public education system. Also, read a recap of what happened on Friday at the Utah Legislature, including news about a teacher tenure bill the State Board of Education sees as unnecessary. . . . → Read More

Utah Charter Schools Head to the Utah Capitol Today

Today, join more than 20 of Utah’s charter schools in the Utah Capitol Rotunda. It’s the fifth annual Utah Charter Day at the Capitol, organized by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools (UAPCS). This year’s theme is “Showcasing Innovation.” . . . → Read More

Governor’s State of the State Address: Education must be top budget priority

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said funding education must be the state’s No. 1 budget priority in the State of the State Address he delivered tonight. In it, he outlined four cornerstones of Utah’s strength, the first being education. . . . → Read More

Gov. Herbert: Common Core not “socialistic” program

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said the Common Core, a set of educational standards developed by the states, is not a “socialistic program foisted upon us by the federal government.” . . . → Read More