Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson recently traveled around Kansas and asked "When you think of a successful 24 year old Kansan, what are the skills, attributes and characteristics that that person has?" In looking at the responses, Watson noticed that 70% of the responses given were about character. Watson said "What makes up success, are those non-academic skills."
It's possible no book could have been better timed to explain the rise of Donald Trump than "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance, a national best-seller that narrates the author's adrift upbringing in Middletown, Ohio.
September 06, 2016|
Stanford University has announced a new policy cracking down on booze on campus, NPR reports. Hard liquor will now be banned from most campus parties, while beer and wine are still allowed. And hard liquor possessed privately in dorms must be in very small bottles.
August 31, 2016|
National ACT average scores are down this year and ACT officials are attributing the drop to the increasing percentage of high school seniors who have taken the test. However, thanks in large part to the ACT Review program installed at Great Bend High School in 2015-2016, not only did 16 percent more students take the ACT at GBHS, but the average composite score maintained from the prior year and even increased from two years ago.
August 26, 2016|
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