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State Ed Office launches social media

Published January 14, 2011 10:22 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The State Office of Education launched a new social media initiative today. Former KCPW reporter Elizabeth Ziegler is now blogging, Facebook-ing and Tweeting news and views out of the state office and state school board.

To see the page for yourself go to utahpubliceducation.org.

From an entry on the new blog from State Superintendent Larry Shumway:

"Every day, nearly 30,000 licensed educators, their support staff, classified employees, and administrators are working aggressively to build on a foundation of success to ensure all of Utah's nearly 600,000 public school students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to thrive in college and their careers. I call this the 'Utah miracle' because our public schools are the most efficient in the nation, balancing the lowest administrative costs and per-pupil spending with high expectations and outcomes.

This blog is a place where we can celebrate our students' achievements, innovative programs and forward-thinking initiatives; where we can debate the pros and cons of proposed policies and budgets; and, importantly, where you can join the conversation about how to build on our strengths to 'turbo-charge' Utah public education."