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Teacher unions get expected 'unexpected' victory as Supreme Court splits 4-4

In a predictable "surprise" Tuesday, the Supreme Court left standing a lower court decision that affirmed the power of teacher unions to require contributions from non-union members to pay for the cost of collective bargaining.

March 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Can school choice help keep kids out of jail?

Could giving underprivileged families vouchers for private school to get their kids out of chaotic public school classrooms reduce crime down the road? A new study on Milwaukee's voucher program suggests this may already be happening.

March 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


eBay founder backs outdoor, play-based pre-school start up, set to expand nationwide

A new preschool program that puts kids outdoors in all weather is gaining national attention.

March 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


State piano results

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas House of Representative pages

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


VIP Student Ambassadors named at FHSU

Great Bend High School graduate Peter Marston, a senior majoring in accounting at FHSU is among the 22 students who will serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2016-2017 academic school year at Fort Hays State University.

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


60 students chosen as the 2016 New Student and Family Orientation leaders

Local students are among the 60 who have been selected to serve as New Student and Family Orientation Leaders for the 2016 spring and fall semesters at Fort Hays State University.

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS Band large ensemble contest

Great Bend High School Band held their large ensemble contest at the GBHS Gym on March 10, with both Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands receiving I ratings. Mr. Bill Clausing from St. John was the adjudicator/clinician and said many favorable comments. The Varsity Band performed "Where the Black Hawk Soars," and "Light Eternal." Selections the JV Band played were "Park Street Celebration" and "Water Music Suite." On March 16, 60 band members and 11 sponsors went to Branson, Mo. where they performed at the Clay Cooper Theatre through the Branson Live on Stage organization. They received a standing ovation ...

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Cuban leader Raul Castro says human rights should not be politicized

Western journalists covering President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba put Cuban president Raul Castro on the spot Monday, forcing Castro to respond to questions about human rights abuses and political prisoners.

March 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


China moves to expand humanities, liberal arts in higher education

Even as higher-ed reformers in the U.S. ratchet up doubts about the value of a humanities degree, a high-profile push is underway in Hong Kong to expand liberal arts offerings in the city's eight universities, wrote Ben Wildavsky for Hechinger Report.

March 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


EPA reports that lead taints water in hundreds of public schools nationwide

Parents who thought that the lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was someone else's problem might want to think again, according to a new report by USA Today.

March 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lincoln Elementary wins donation

Lincoln Elementary School has received a $2,500 donation from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Looking beyond the 10,000-hour rule on the path to exceptional performance

Anders Ericcson is a psychology professor at Florida State University who has become the authority on the subject of expertise. His research attracted wide attention in 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell’s book "Outliers" popularized the “10,000-hour rule,” which held that any discipline — from playing the piano to jiu jitsu — takes 10,000 hours to master.

March 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


University of Missouri in financial tailspin as freshman enrollment dips and revenue slides

The University of Missouri, which was wracked with highly publicized campus protests last fall that led to the resignation of the system's chancellor, is now struggling financially, faced with a shortfall in freshman admissions.

March 15, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


90% of parents think their children are at or above grade level

Nearly all American parents think their children are on track with their grade level, even though over half of children are behind their grade standards ...

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Restoring the brain: An emerging science looks at how our mind rejuvenates itself

A stone's throw from bluffs peppered with ancient Anasazi petroglyphs, the river flows smooth and fast along a reed-covered bank shaded by willows. Students ...

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Writer’s contest winners announced

Smoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from January through March from ...

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Virgil Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, retires

Mr. Virgil Lee Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, Lewis USD 502, Lewis, will retire on July 1. Mr. Ritchie has been with the Lewis Public Schools ...

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


My genes made me miserable. Now what?

If modern science is correct, it seems somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of our happiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our ...

April 21, 2016 | Christine Walker FamilyShare | Education


New education secretary wants well-rounded learning

In a landmark but not entirely surprising speech this week in Las Vegas, new Education Secretary John B. King called for a broadening of school ...

April 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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