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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


Need help developing the brain of a toddler or infant? There's an app for that

Know a parent who needs help developing the brain of an infant or toddler? There’s a free app for that. It’s called Vroom, and it’s the brainchild of a team of scientists working with the Bezos Family Foundation, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

December 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Test your math savvy against the Common Core test.

One of the main common core testing groups has released actual test question samples from its 2015 tests for all grades and subjects, giving parents and the public a window into an ongoing controversy over how to hold teachers and schools accountable for student learning.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Look at this year's naughty or nice list before Santa checks it twice

We may have just found Santa’s naughty and nice list.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Half the recession-driven college students of 2009 still haven't graduated

Just over half of new college students in 2009, or roughly 53 percent, had earned their bachelor's degree six years later, a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds, a dramatic drop from the 56 percent from the 2007 cohort.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Tennesee Promise program offers opportunity with high hurdles for many struggling college students

A new policy in Tennessee is making is offering two years of free tuition to all high school graduates to community colleges or technical schools. The offer, funded by the state's lottery, seems to have made a difference, as state higher education enrollment this year jumped to nearly 51,000, up from 46,000 the year before.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2014-2015 school year.

November 27, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school year, her dream to make a living as a certified mechanic is being realized.

November 27, 2015 | | Education


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Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


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


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