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Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

July 08, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)

July 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honorable Recognition: Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Garden City Community College honor roll

The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Michael Abbott in Emporia State production of ‘’The Nerd’

Michael Abbott of Great Bend is part of cast and crew presenting "The Nerd," a hilarious and popular comedy by Larry Shue.

July 05, 2015 | | Education


Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.

July 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.

June 29, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Masonic Scholarships

Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 has awarded $10,100 dollars in scholarships to area students and legacies of Hoisington Masonic Lodge #331 members.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy Concludes 2015 Session

More than 450 young men from across the state, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the 2015 session of the American Legion Boys State of as Leadership Academy. The event, in its 78th year, was held May 31, through June 6, at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


198 named to Sterling College’s Spring Dean’s Honor Roll

The spring 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 198 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

June 28, 2015 | | Education


Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

June 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Barton student overcomes challenges to receive doctorate

Heike Arrowood didn't let obstacles stop her from pursuing her educational goals; she smashed through them. Fueled by her desire to succeed and a jumpstart from Barton Community College, she now holds the highest level of academia attainable in the nursing field- a doctorate.

June 26, 2015 | | Education


U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

This spring saw some rare good news on the U.S. education scene when the federal government announced high school graduation rates jumped to 81 percent in 2012, up from 73 percent in 2006.

June 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Spending per pupil varies widely across the country — and it's hurting these people most

Spending per pupil varies widely from school district to district and from state to state — even when regional cost-of-living adjustments are made, a new interactive ...

May 26, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Nevada judge upholds Education Savings Accounts program

A state judge in Nevada has upheld the constitutionality of the state's Education Saving Account plan, which was passed in 2015 and would be ...

May 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How to manage credit after college graduation

For college graduates, commencement means receiving your diploma and entering your professional career.

May 25, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Q&A: Is the 'math myth' holding back students who don't need it?

Are high school algebra requirements a needless stumbling block or a necessary bridge to success? The answer depends on who you ask.

May 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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


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