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The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


Local students earn distinction at Wichita State University

Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 2,300 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for fall 2014.

February 08, 2015 | | Education


2015 World Wetlands Day coloring contest winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly four hundred second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring a Woodhouse's Toad, a common Barton County amphibian.

February 08, 2015 | Jean Aycock - KWEC Education Director | Education


Educating Max: How a personalized education helped one gifted yet challenged student find his path

Driven and a bit eccentric, Max Nanis jumped straight to college after his junior year of high school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. "He said that high school didn't have any more to offer him," his mother, Beth, says.

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Straub earns doctorate in management

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio recently announced the December 2015 graduation of Larry G. Straub for the degree of Doctor of Management. CWRU is a top 100 academic and research university in the world; they are the leader in the practitioner scholarship academic space (where academia and theory meets practice). The program takes place over three to four years and involves three to four day monthly on campus residencies.

February 06, 2015 | | Education


China's vow to expand college education gets reality check

China’s education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote “western values,” The Guardian reports, quoting state media, "in the latest sign of ideological tightening under President Xi Jinping."

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Where did your senator go to college?

How elite is your senator? Tyler Hakes at College Raptor has put together an infographic of alma maters in the U.S. Senate.

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Think you're ready for the job you want after college? Think again

With the evolving nature of the modern job market, college graduates are struggling to know what hiring managers really look at when evaluating job applications.

February 05, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


Somali protesters press to get Seattle teacher fired

In Seattle, a group of protesters wants a teacher fired after she shared mildly satirical cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo controversy, using them to spark a discussion of free speech and religious pluralism with immigrant students in her class, the Seattle-based Stranger reported.

February 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Obama, Bush cozy on education, presenting primary challenge for Jeb

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has an enviable track record on education, and during his time as governor he pushed through a host reforms that remain widely embraced.

February 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Music training improves your kid's brain function, study shows

Taking music lessons may not only make your kids smarter, but also enhance their emotional control, improve their memory and improve their long-term planning.

February 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Ottawa University announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Ottawa University announces that Alissa Heilman, of Great Bend, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall of 2014. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must be degree-seeking, have earned a minimum of 24 hours over the preceding two semesters at Ottawa University, and earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

February 01, 2015 | | Education


Honor roll at NCK Tech announced

NCK Tech announces the Honor Roll list for the Fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.0– 3.5 GPA.

February 01, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington rewards good handwriting

Last Friday, Jan. 23, Hoisington Middle School students recognized National Handwriting Day by competing in a handwriting contest. Teachers Karisa Kaiser and Shari Blase collected samples from students, and also awarded a prize to the student that could guess the highest number of teacher handwriting samples.

January 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Education


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High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the November through January Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.

February 22, 2015 | | Education


GBHS FFA attends Kansas Equifest

February 22, 2015 | | Education


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barton Community College honor roll

Barton Community College has named 225 students to the President's List for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

February 15, 2015 | | Education


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