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25 years after the first charter school, model sees steady growth but results remain a work in progr

It's been 25 years since Minnesota launched the charter school movement in June of 1991, and after years of steady growth, charters are now a controversial but fixed piece of America's educational landscape, according to a group of experts gathered at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., recently to mark the upcoming anniversary of the first charter law.

May 11, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Despite poverty and teen pregnancy, new National Teacher of the Year overcame challenges

The new National Teacher of the Year announced last week came from humble beginnings and faced textbook challenges, including a teen pregnancy. Jahana Hayes, who has taught in her hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, high school for the past decade, now tries to offer her students the same support she got.

May 10, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New online testing glitches leaving states flummoxed around the country

Tennessee last week became the latest state to cancel its standardized tests for the year, after glitches in the online testing system became unmanageable, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

May 08, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Construction management program building popularity at Fort Hays State

The assistant project manager leaned back in a chair in his company's job trailer, and his face broke into a grin.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hoisington is full of character

TOPEKA - Hoisington Middle School was honored May 6 at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka as one of 25 Kansas schools and school districts offering excellent character education that focuses on students' social, emotional and character development.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Why the value of a college degree doesn't come by accident

At the end of April and beginning of May, students across the nation trade in their textbooks and I.D. cards for a diploma. And, in many cases, a lot of debt.

May 04, 2016 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education


This controversial law could help schools in Nevada struggling with growth booms

A controversial state law that would offer education savings accounts to all parents regardless of family income is tied up in the courts, with the state attorney general pushing this week for the state’s Supreme Court to step in and decide the law’s constitutionality.

May 02, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Brookman leads SC Debate to sixth place national finish

The Sterling College Debate Team traveled to Muncie, Ind., to take another top-ten title with sophomore Gage Brookman forging new ground at the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National Tournament. Brookman, of Hutchinson, finished third, marking the first time a Sterling College student has broken into the Elite Eight. The team took sixth place in Debate Sweepstakes, the school's second highest finish to date.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Convocation

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 21 on the Newman campus.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS Musicians bring home 13 Gold Medals from State Music Festival

Thirteen first place medals were brought home by Great Bend High School musicians from the State Music Contest held Saturday, April 23, at Emporia High School. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet (Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland), and soloists Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone, Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba; Dorian Lueth, viola; Ethan Wedel and Kayn Milholland, voice. Those receiving "II"s were: the Low Brass Ensemble (Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams), soloists Ben Diel, trumpet; Eric Vazquez, contra alto clarinet; and Aubrey Maneth ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards more than $10,000 to student entrepreneurs

A statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring 29 high school teams and four universities has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students from across the state with more than $10,000 in prize money.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


PSU releases list of Spring 2016 graduates

About 1,200 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 6 and 7. Commencement exercises will be held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday, May 6, the ceremony for the students in the College of Technology will be at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony for students in the College of Education will be at 8 p.m. Saturday May 7, Kelce College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will begin at ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Job prospects looking up for new college graduates, employer survey says

Good news for college students about to enter the workforce comes from two new surveys of employers.

April 28, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2015 national teacher on what she's learned about U.S. education after visiting 30 states in one yea

A year ago this week, Shanna Peeples was named National Teacher of the Year from among 51 state Teachers of the Year, each selected from hundreds of applications in their states. Peeples spent the last year traveling the U.S. and the world, speaking with teachers and students about education. As her tenure comes to an end, we spoke with her about what she learned. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Surprising new app helps special-ed students using mobile devices stay on task in school

A new "Score It" app being tested in special-ed classrooms beeps students at intervals throughout the day asking them "Are you on task?" and giving them two buttons to quickly answer "yes or no."

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


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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