Supt. Larry Shumway to Retire

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway announced today that he would retire on Jan. 1, 2013. The Utah State Board of Education began immediate work on finding a replacement. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Health Resources and Upcoming Events

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this edition of Fitness Matters, Wellness Works!, we offer a handful of helpful online health resources and a reminder of two upcoming fun runs in May and a two-day professional development event in Park City. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Ten Healthy Habits of Centenarians

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this edition of “Fitness Matters, Wellness Works!” read about the top healthy habits of centenarians. . . . → Read More

State Board Questions Legislature on Appropriations Meeting Agenda

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The State Board of Education formally declared its objection to the proceedings and actions of the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Feb. 15 in a letter penned by the Board’s Executive Officer, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway. The letter sent to Legislative Leadership today asks for the actions taken that night to be set aside and excluded from consideration by the Executive Appropriations Committee. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Lace up Your Running Shoes

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state’s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this edition of Fitness Matters, Wellness Works!, it’s time to start training for the 5K Fun Run to be held at Wheeler Farm on May 5. We’ve put together a training schedule designed to get you in shape for the race. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Rev Up Your Brain with Exercise

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state’s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this edition of Fitness Matters, Wellness Works!, learn about the latest reseach on the powerful benefits exercise has on the brain. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Superintendent’s Challenge Events

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state’s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this edition of Fitness Matters, Wellness Works!, learn more about three events planned for educators in conjunction with the Superintendent’s Fitness Challenge. . . . → Read More

Utah State Office of Education to Create Open Textbooks

The Utah State of Office of Education (USOE) today announced it will develop and support open textbooks in the key curriculum areas of secondary language arts, science, and mathematics. USOE will encourage districts and schools throughout the state to consider adopting these textbooks for use beginning this fall. . . . → Read More

Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! Exercise for Body and Mind

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Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state’s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. In this Fitness Matters, Wellness Works! post, read how exercise improves your body and mind. . . . → Read More