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Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape

Milwaukee has stood at ground zero of education reform battles since at least 1990, when the city became one of the first of two to experiment with vouchers for private schools. Today, roughly 26,000 Milwaukee students now use vouchers to enroll at private schools, while about 78,000 remain in the public school system.

August 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Income Share Agreements: a better way to fund higher education?

As a student loan consultant, one of the biggest challenges I face is helping borrowers of various student loan portfolios and economic needs to navigate — and survive — their student loan repayment.

August 13, 2015 | Jan Miller Deseret News | Education


The value of being honest about what you don't know

Know-it-alls, people quick to correct someone else's error and offer random bits of trivia, should strive to be more realistic about their expertise, according to new research.

August 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


What is technology, our master or servant?

Our world seems to be awash in technology. Each day, some new device or app is marketed with so much glitz that Mark Twain might prefer the modesty and constraint of his derided Gilded Age.

August 12, 2015 | Taylor Halverson Deseret News | Education


The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest

College can sometimes be a daunting place for new students. The New York Times reported in late July that the pressure to be perfect on college campuses has pushed some students to end their lives, or suffer from mental health issues, like depression.

August 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal

As the Atlanta testing scandal earlier this year made clear, when schools and teachers are placed under heavy pressure to perform on standardized tests, some will crack and resort to cheating as a way out. In the Atlanta case, 11 educators earlier this year were convicted for cheating to systematically improve the test scores of their students.

August 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why Chris Christie says teachers unions deserve a ‘punch in the face’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stirred the controversy pot on Sunday, telling CNN anchor Jake Tapper that teacher unions deserved a punch in the face. The comment made headlines and was hardly a surprise, given Christie's long history of combative discourse.

August 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Barton County Academy announces enrollment

Barton County Academy announced its enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year. BAC is a learning center for high school completion, located at 5220 10th St., Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Education


North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a North Carolina-based program.

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to checking off "insurance" on the needs list. Although not a physical item to be included in the packing, insurance for your student is a necessary item to consider.

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15, which is a 1.04 percent increase over last year, and a 47 percent increase since the growth trend began in 2007-08, according to the FTE data gathered at the close of the spring semester. Note: Figures subject to slight changes until data "freeze" date in August. This information is a reflection of the current outlook.

August 02, 2015 | | Education


What a fight over Shakespeare means for public education

In 1973, only 9 percent of Americans said they had "very little" trust in public education, according to Gallup's report on confidence in public institutions. On the other hand, 58 percent said they had either "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of trust in the school system.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it.

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

A total of 2,111 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2016 semester.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

Twenty students from four states gathered on the Kansas State University campus June 8-11, to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills. These participants ...

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Kansas Sheriffs Association scholarship awards

Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship ...

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun case

A Baltimore-area boy who originally was suspended from school as a 7-year-old in 2013 has lost his appeal in court, the Washington Post reports. The ...

June 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Success in adult second language learning linked to genes and brain activity

How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study by the University of Washington ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Free online college courses now an option for refugees

For the first time ever, refugees around the world can receive a free online education for their first two years of college.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


U.S. teenagers are not doing drugs, smoking, drinking or having sex as much as they used to

According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on risky youth behaviors, from 2014 to 2016 fewer U.S. teenagers ...

June 22, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


What happened to calculus classes in high schools?

According to a new report from the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. offer ...

June 20, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Sterling College Spring Dean’s Honor Roll announced

Sterling College named 200 students to the spring Dean's Honor Roll for 2016. Students recognized are those who completed the semester with a 3 ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

4th Nine Weeks

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Too many students leave integrity behind when traveling overseas for school

Cheating is a problem in American universities, but the problem is most severe with foreign students, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows. A review of ...

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Separate and unequal: how school funding differences happen, and how they handicap poor schools

One day in May, principal Lisa Mace stepped into the hallway on her way to a formal observation in one of 26 classrooms she supervises.

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The good, the bad and the ugly in private college outcomes

College is supposed to be the gateway to opportunity, but a new report argues that for many young people, that gate swings shut against them.

June 12, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


16 Kansas State University graduating seniors receive outstanding award

Kansas State University Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Pat Bosco has selected 16 Kansas State University students for the Dean of ...

June 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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