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The bus stops here

For a district that doesn't bus students to and from school, USD 428 buses sure see a lot of action.

September 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


College and Career Readiness

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."

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why getting a 4-year degree at a community college may be the best pathway to a good-paying job

Students who want a low-debt, high-paying job with the advancement opportunities that come with a four-year degree may soon not need look beyond their local community college.

September 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The anatomy of trust in family, business and community

Joel Peterson is currently chairman of Jet Blue and has been a board chairman and a leading private equity investor for major corporations over the past 40 years.

September 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


'Hillbilly Elegy' sheds light on poverty, educational blind alleys — and pathways out

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 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Six surprising things American parents really think about education

What do American parents really think of their public schools?

September 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Feds offering Pell grants and loans to students in unconventional higher ed programs

High school graduates looking for the next level of career training may have new, more flexible options if a new pilot program by the U.S. Department of Education works out.

September 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Fort Hays State University announces summer 2016 graduates

A total of 470 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2016 term.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The good life: Kansas State University receives high rankings in love for the college, happy student

Kansas State University students know a spot that they love full well, according to the latest educational review publications.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why Stanford bans hard liquor on campus

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 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


ACT now testing more students, but college readiness remains stuck

The ACT released its nationwide 2016 test results last week. The numbers are troubling but not necessarily surprising.

August 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How college students can stay safe while studying abroad

Jossalyn Jensen, a Juilliard School violist who won a Fulbright scholarship to study music in Paris for two years, is among the thousands of American students setting out to study abroad this fall.

August 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Whether its coming back after a long summer or starting kindergarten or preschool, children are often full of school-driven angst at the end of August.

August 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBHS to offer ACT review sessions

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 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to focus on the first five years of life. Neuroscience is increasingly demonstrating this has an outsized impact on a child’s prospects as an adult.

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Why some elementary schools and teachers are nixing homework

Do elementary kids in America need homework to learn? Apparently not, according to research and new approaches by grade school teachers across the country.

September 25, 2016 | Seth Olson Deseret News | Education


146 Kansas State University students receive 2016-17 Legacy Scholarships

Recipients of the K-State Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarships were recognized during a presentation at the Kansas State University football game in Manhattan on Sept ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Spare family named Kansas State University’s 2016 Family of the Year

MANHATTAN - In 139 combined years of attendance at Kansas State University, the Spare family has been involved in academics, campus activities, athletics and overseas learning ...

September 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why this public school district might close every one of its high schools

A proposed education plan calling for the closure of all four public high schools in Erie, Pennsylvania, is causing a stir, with the district's ...

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Education


Collapse of for-profit giant ITT Tech leaves high school students in the lurch, too.

Just as classes were about to start earlier this month, the widely advertised ITT Tech, a for-profit technical college, left 35,000 college students at ...

September 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Great Bend USD 428 calendar

The following events are on the Great Bend USD 428 calendar for this week and beyond.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend USD 428 Site Councils

Great Bend USD 428 principals submitted names of recommended 2016-2017 Site Council members for their schools. The following individuals were approved at last Monday's ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Wells Fargo touches nerve with ad campaign pitting science against the arts

Wells Fargo has apologized after taking flak for an advertisement that suggested students would be more "ready for tomorrow" if they pursued botany or engineering ...

September 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Making college visits more affordable

For many families, September means the start of college and, with it, the responsibility of paying tuition and other expenses.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


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