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GBHS students gain leadership training at KAY conference

CLEARWATER - Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 5 at Clearwater 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 2013-2014 school year.

November 15, 2014 | | Education


McPherson superintendent named education commissioner

TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

November 14, 2014 | | Education


Great Bend Middle School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

November 09, 2014 | | Education


GBMS fundraiser

November 09, 2014 | | Education


Great Bend High School 1st Qtr Honor Roll

All A

November 02, 2014 | | Education


Huck Finn musical on slate at Sterling High School

The names Huck, Jim, Tom bring to mind what is widely considered to be the greatest American novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. These characters along with numerous others from the classic plus the author himself will be brought to life as Sterling High School Theatre presents the musical "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre.

November 02, 2014 | | Education


BCC theater major wins vocal award

Barton Community College theater major Maili Kee of Salina took home a second place award at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held Oct. 24,26 as part of the West Central Regional Student Auditions at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo.

October 31, 2014 | | Education


Huelskamp announces military service academy nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every Member of Congress has the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women to attend the nation's military service academies. Following in-person interviews with candidates and evaluation by a board of Kansans, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) announced that he would recommend the following individuals:

October 31, 2014 | | Education


Barton Community College Foundation awards scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2014-15 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

October 26, 2014 | | Education


Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Second chances and renewed hope for brighter futures for inmates were underscored by the speakers at the 10th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 26, 2014 | | Education


BCC students shine against national competitors

The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Step It Up For a Cure

Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.

October 19, 2014 | | Education


Renowned composer to perform on Oct. 20 at UPC

The Department of Music at Sterling College will host Lloyd Larson as the guest composer for the Fifth Annual Composer Festival on Oct. 20. Larson has published over 1,000 compositions and arrangements, resulting in a robust career as a national clinician. The Highland Singers, Sterling Chorale and Concert Choir will join Larson for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the United Presbyterian Church in Sterling. The concert is free and open to the public.

October 19, 2014 | | Education


Teacher achievements recognized

Fourth grade teacher Tammy Cale and physical education teacher Bryan Scott, both of Riley Elementary School, were given well-deserved recognition by the USD 428 Board of Education, led by Kevin Mauler, president, Monday night.

October 19, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Education


Jefferson jump ropers

It was a heartfelt day for Jefferson School students and staff as they recently learned their efforts last spring earned them recognition from the American Heart Association.

October 12, 2014 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


KU honors 54 high school seniors from five Central Kansas counties

Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

March 01, 2015 | | Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

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

February 22, 2015 | | Education


GBHS FFA attends Kansas Equifest

February 22, 2015 | | Education


KU announces fall 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE - Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.

February 20, 2015 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases fall honor rolls

PITTSBURG – Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2014 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6000 for all credit course work that semester and have no grade lower than a B and no grade of I in any course during the semester. To qualify for All-A Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at least 12 semester hours, receive a grade of A in all credit course work for the semester and have no grade of I in ...

February 20, 2015 | | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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