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Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.

March 29, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Sweet Briar College professors unanimously oppose school closing

When Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in rural Virginia, announced earlier this month that it was closing, many observers were surprised, as the college is still sitting on a sizable $85 million endowment.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

Benay Josselson’s 7 1/2-year-old son, whom she describes as “high-functioning on the autistic spectrum,” is allowed to take breaks during class and, in certain classes, to use so-called fidget toys to help him focus. But in other classes at the Rockland County, New York, Jewish day school, teachers who find the "fidgets" distracting don't permit them.

March 24, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News.

March 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides for MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band has good showing at league festival

The EHS band had a good day at the league music festival on March 10 at Barton Community College. The band received First Division Ratings from all three judges at the festival. The Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble both received "I" ratings and the Saxophone received a "II" rating, missing a "I" by one point. Additionally each of the soloists from the band received First Division ratings for their solos. They were: Elizabeth Frakes, flute; Mikayla Monday, bass clarinet; Hunter Pemberton, trumpet; Katelyn Robinson, trumpet; and Rachael Dickson, marimba. Members of the brass ensemble are Katelyn Robinson, Cody Woodruff, Hunter ...

March 22, 2015 | | Education


KAMS announces first summer academy

Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential week-long enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College announces fall 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2014.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

At first glance there doesn't seem to be much connection between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft being booted out of Austin, Texas markets earlier ...

May 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

Could student debt be curtailed by just sending a letter telling students how much they have borrowed and how long it will take to pay ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


British proposal would tie a university's tuition to its teaching quality

As part of a recently announced education improvement plan, Britain will allow some universities to charge tuition based on quality of teaching. According to Quartz ...

May 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Is free speech on campus under threat?

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and libertarian oil magnate Charles Koch argue in a coauthored Wall Street Journal op ed that free speech on ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Nursing scholarships available

The Kansas Nurses Foundation is seeking applicants for nursing scholarships to be awarded for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline to apply is June 30.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Barton County Farm Bureau scholarships

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Ellinwood High/Middle School Honor Roll

4th Quarter

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS FFA scholarships awarded

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


McPherson College announces honor roll, honorable mention

McPherson College has recognized its highest academic achievers in their spring 2016 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention students. To qualify for the Honor Roll, students ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


153 McPherson College graduates announced

Circles, bowls, and an empty podium were the key images for the McPherson College Class of 2016 to take with them from Commencement.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


BCC honors graduates at Ft Riley

FORT RILEY - Retired Sgt. Jenise Hiram grew up in an environment of alcoholism, crime and violence in The Bronx, New York. In terms of life ...

May 19, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Education


Reed elected to KSSA board

USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed has been elected to the Kansas School Superintendents Association (KSSA) board of directors.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The simple way parents can help their college student grow

College today may not be offering students the education parents want for their children.

May 16, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Hutchinson Community College Health Information Management grads

The Health Information Management (HIM) Program at Hutchinson Community College presented their 2016 graduating class with certification pins in ceremonies on Friday, May 6.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Local students named Governor’s Scholar’s

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Abigail Stiner and Taylor Huslig of Great Bend High School and Emily Jae Hammond of Hoisington High ...

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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