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La Guardia program outperforms traditional adult GED preparation

Modupe Marks was a 37-year-old Nigerian immigrant who ran her own spa and hair salon business in New York City when the recession hit in 2008. As her business tanked, she was left dangling without skills or credentials suited to the new economy.

December 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why seemingly weird educational innovations matter to the future of learning

Fifteen years of education reformers trying to enforce conformity has demonstrated that there is something to educational biodiversity. Just as genetic variation can save a species, there is value in letting parents and schools experiment with seemingly odd notions, in acknowledging the "unknown unknowns" of education reform. Pushing the range of what is possible can help hone today's mainstream and tomorrow's innovations.

December 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​GBMS students go Above and Beyond

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

December 23, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School leadership students

Each nine weeks Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom and just showing leadership qualities. To promote these qualities, students participate in a Leadership Luncheon. On Dec. 16, the chosen students were treated to pizza for lunch.

December 20, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington kids donate to food bank

Roosevelt Elementary School students collected canned goods and money to donate to the Hoisington Food Bank. Pictured are Preschoolers from Kim Specht's room: Colton Staudinger, Brinley Maier, and Reed Ney.

December 17, 2015 | | Education


St. Joseph students connecting with Woodhaven residents

Once a month, a selected group of students from St. Joseph School visits the residents of Woodhaven Care Center. The students entertain the residents in a number of ways from reading with them one-on-one to leading them in games of BINGO to interacting individually with a variety of board or card games.

December 14, 2015 | | Education


For better mental health, consider delaying kindergarten, Stanford study suggests

A study by Stanford Graduate School of Education professor Thomas Dee suggests that delaying kindergarten by one year, known as "redshirting," can significantly reduce hyperactivity and boost attention spans.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How much math do college-bound students really need?

Amping up math standards has been a key piece of the campaign to get American high school students "college and career ready," but some critics say the math skills now demanded of many high school students are simply harder than they need to be, even for the majority of college-bound students.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Florida middle school boost academic results by going to all boys, but critics abound

The teachers at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy sat in stunned silence on their first day back from summer break. It was the fall of 2011, and principal John Haley had just announced that the state had given their school a “D” grade.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


K-State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter celebrates 100 years, initiates newest members

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society, has initiated new members for fall 2015.

December 13, 2015 | | Education


PSU releases list of Fall 2015 graduates

About 560 students participated in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on December 11th. Commencement exercises were held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Area graduates include: Hoisington: Katherine M. Willis - BSE; Larned:

December 13, 2015 | | Education


Google Chromebooks conquer the K-12 market, swamping Apple and Microsoft

Barely one year after the Los Angeles Unified School district canceled its controversial billion dollar contract with Apple to provide iPads to its schools, Apple has been eclipsed by the far cheaper Google Chromebook, which now holds over 50 percent of the K-12 market, NBC News reports.

December 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Was this teacher wrong to wash a student's mouth out with soap? Here's what parents are saying

References to the movie "A Christmas Story" aren't uncommon this time of year, but a North Carolina teacher's method of reprimanding one student has people mainly mentioning a scene in the film documenting an old-school form of punishment.

December 09, 2015 | Payton Davis FamilyShare | Education


How public universities can brace for budget cuts without increasing tuition

Public universities in many states are scrambling to cover rising costs even as state commitment to cover them tapers off.

December 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Studying before sleeping improves memory, study finds

A study at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that subjects who slept for eight hours after studying pictures and memorizing the names that go with the images performed significantly better recalling the material if they slept eight hours before taking the test than those who took the test later that same day.

December 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Emporia State University students earn first-year Scholar Honors

Emporia State University congratulates more than 200 students honored for achievement during their first semester of college.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

Computer coding should be taught to every American grade school student, argued President Obama in his weekly radio address Saturday.

February 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


We’re more educated now than ever before, this chart shows

Not everyone is happy with education in America right now. And that’s not surprising, since U.S. students are still behind the rest of ...

February 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Read it again, Mom!

When my mother comes to visit her young grandchildren, she packs her suitcase with children’s picture books. Guess what the grandchildren look forward to ...

January 31, 2016 | Julie Nelson KSL.com | Education


College application change could make caring for others count

A new report on the college admissions process has school administrators considering whether applications ask the right kind of questions.

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Huelskamp asks for student entries for Congressional Art Contest

Each spring, a nationwide, high-school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls

Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Dean’s lists announced at Emporia State University

Emporia State University congratulates the over 500 students named to dean's lists for fall 2015. Area students named to the Dean's List are:

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Newman University announces fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Why creativity experts believe storytelling and creating with stones may help unleash creativity in

In 2011 an American educational consultant working in Kathmandu, Nepal, was flummoxed by the rote teaching she saw in her school’s classroom — with children ...

January 26, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​School board to meet at Eisenhower School

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser ...

January 25, 2016 | | Education


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