Posts related to ‘Education’

Governor’s Summer Reading Program: Read with the Bees

Posted on: July 5th, 2017

School’s out for summer, but learning should never take a break. This year Governor and Mrs. Herbert have partnered again with organizations across the state, including KSL’s Read Today, the Deseret News, and McDonald’s to provide another fun summer reading program: Read with the Bees. The Governor’s Summer Reading Program began with Governor Olene Walker, […]

Wasatch Resource Recovery Groundbreaking

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

Using a process known as anaerobic digestion, Utah’s new Wasatch Resource Recovery project will transform food waste into natural gas. Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Utah’s first anaerobic digestion facility for processing food waste. Using the latest technologies available, the facility will begin turning our garbage into clean, renewable […]

Utah Poised for Further Economic Development

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved the expansion and development of three innovative and growing companies in Utah. The companies are Alliance Data Systems, Amazon, and Podium. All three are very competitive projects, and we are fortunate to have them in Utah. The projects announced today will bring more than $250 million in […]

Staying Safe on Utah roads during the 100 Deadliest Days

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017

  Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season. In Utah, the summer season can mean a lot of things. Along with hundreds of thousands of students taking a break from school, family trips become far more frequent. At the same time, summer marks another, more somber time; the 100 deadliest days on Utah roads. Historically, from […]

Combating Cyber Crime

Posted on: May 25th, 2017

In recent years, with the introduction of new internet-based technologies, cyber crime has grown at a rapid pace throughout the United States. Since combating cyber crime has traditionally been seen as an FBI responsibility, state agencies have not regularly taken on the responsibility. However, since it’s adoption in 2012, our own Utah Department of Public Safety’s Cyber Crimes Unit has broken […]

Governor signs bills to increase education funding, support for teachers

Posted on: March 29th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert signed three key bills to increase education funding and support for teachers alongside middle school students, school administrators and legislators Wednesday morning. “I am proud to sign these bills today to show our appreciation for the wonderful work our teachers do and to provide a significant investment in Utah schools, which […]

Governor announces Talent Ready Utah grant program and executive board

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced on Thursday the first steps for Talent Ready Utah, a new initiative aimed to help meet his goal of filling 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs in Utah over the next four years. A $2.1 million grant program will soon be made available to expand collaborative projects between industry and education […]

Utah receives top honors for government digitalization

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Utah tied as the No. 1 state in the nation for government digitalization, according to a newly released study from the U.S. News and World Report. The ranking explores how governments use technology to serve their populations and measured how states use digital communication to streamline government operations and increase capacity. “Our state-led efforts to […]

Gov. Herbert declares Feb. 26–March 4 as Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

To help Utahns affected by eating disorders find support and treatment options early on, Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared Feb. 26–March 4 as Utah Eating Disorders Awareness Week. “Too many people suffer from eating disorders, and it is critical that they find support early on to overcome these life-threatening conditions,” Gov. Herbert said. “This […]

Governor Herbert meets with President Trump at White House

Posted on: February 27th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House on Monday during the National Governors Association (NGA) annual winter meetings held in Washington, D.C. The president led a discussion with 46 governors that focused on healthcare reforms, including steps to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]