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The New York program that helps at-risk kids do better in high school

At-risk youths who held a summer job may also improve their school test scores this year, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study finds.

September 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2015 Miller Scholarship

Anna Frizell and Caleb Maneth are the recipients of the Carl and Evelyn Miller Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Carl and Evelyn were leaders for the Lakin Go-Getters 4-H club. Carl served on the 4-H Holding Board from 1969 through 1975 and they both worked for many years with the 4-H Chicken BBQ.

September 20, 2015 | | Education




Is ‘God bless you’ a classroom distraction?

A professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley wants to change sneezing forever.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


If starting class later in the day helps kids learn, why do so few schools do it?

The CDC is urging U.S. high schools and middle schools to start class at 8:30 a.m. or later, but found that only 1 in 5 of these schools start first period that late.

September 18, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education


A big issue for parents was ignored in Wednesday's GOP debate

There was a lot said during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate. Candidates opened up about national security, foreign policy and taxation, according to The Atlantic, and spent a bulk of the three-hour debate sparring with each other.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


This former student earned a 4.0 GPA — but pass/fail classes could've helped with her only regret

Rachael Larimore maintained a 4.0 GPA and garnered 12 varsity sports letters during high school — but whenever she struggles to use a camera at vacations or sporting events, she does have some regret about her experience as a student, she wrote for Slate.

September 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Why you shouldn't care that SAT scores are stagnating, and what they don't mean about American educa

SAT scores for 2014 hit their lowest mark in the past 10 years, the College Board reports, leading some observers to fear that a decade of school reforms have amounted to little.

September 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Students still flock to private colleges despite 'scarily high tuition prices'

When Becca Arbacher chose to attend a private college, she made a choice different from 80 percent of her peers, according to NPR.

September 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Teens are using this calculator app for something other than math class, and it's worrying parents

Parents who hope their child is using a calculator to do better in math class might be getting fooled, according to BuzzFeed.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Washington State Supreme Court rules charter schools violate state constitution

After deliberating for nearly a year, and waiting until two weeks after school started, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down a charter school law narrowly approved by voters in 2012.

September 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Sen. Moran accepting applications for Spring 2016 internships

Positions available in Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices

September 13, 2015 | | Education


Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

Embracing ignorance is the key to expanding knowledge, argues the author of a new book on ignorance, writing in the New York Times.

September 12, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


When learning to code is cooler than learning French

"Code me some Java" is the new "como se llama."

September 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards local grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - On Thursday, Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Eisenhower Elementary School in Great Bend a $2,500 grant to support its VIP Lunch Club program. The local grant is part of over $4 million awarded on Sept. 10 to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the across the 43 states Dollar General serves.

September 11, 2015 | | Education


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Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Louisiana to mandate cursive education in 3rd through 12th grades

Bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on keyboard skills, Louisiana's governor has announced that he will sign a bill requiring that cursive be ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven mo

In the second go around for California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state's education policy has bucked the national trend toward using standardized testing to ...

June 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why male teachers of color are being incorporated into the classroom

In New York City, just 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is setting out to change ...

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Reading makes you more attractive, according to new dating app

Talking about a recent read may be the best way to spark a conversation with a potential mate — at least that is what an analysis ...

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Kansas State University awards graduation honors to more than 480 students

More than 480 Kansas State University students earned graduation honors with their May 2016 degrees.

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


BCC Trustee Johnson elected KACCT president

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson has been elected president of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

The recent vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused concern among higher-education administrators, since it may spark significant changes in the ...

June 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time ...

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them ...

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

A total of 2,111 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2016 semester.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

Twenty students from four states gathered on the Kansas State University campus June 8-11, to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills. These participants ...

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Kansas Sheriffs Association scholarship awards

Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship ...

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun case

A Baltimore-area boy who originally was suspended from school as a 7-year-old in 2013 has lost his appeal in court, the Washington Post reports. The ...

June 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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