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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 mindlessly copying down lectures — and by the lack of resources to get beyond it. The school was too poor to buy anything.

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 and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.

January 25, 2016 | | Education


​Kiwanis taking scholarship applications

The deadline for students across Kansas to apply for scholarships from the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation is fast approaching. Applications are due by Feb. 1, and can be found on the Kansas District website under the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation tab, or from any of the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Board members, or by sending an email to Kenton Krehbiel, Foundation secretary-treasurer, at kkfound@st-tel.net.

January 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


4 ways to deal with student debt

If you're similar to numerous Americans who went to college, you're likely to be in some, or the other kind, of student debt. It’s possible that high student loan installments amazed you after graduation, or perhaps you're stuck in a low-paying occupation when you thought you'd most likely be in the corner office at this point.

January 24, 2016 | Barney Whistance FamilyShare | Education


Kansas State University awards semester honors to 3,900 students

A record 3,900 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2015 semester.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


K-State Forage Bowl Team takes top honors in national competition

The Kansas State University Agronomy Forage Bowl Team took first place honors in the National Forage Bowl Competition held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Jan. 10 - 13. The National Forage Bowl Competition is held in conjunction with the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Oklahoma City University Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall

Oklahoma City University Dean's Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

January 24, 2016 | | Education


Teacher unions face existential crisis as majority of Supreme Court seems set to pare back their pow

In a case that could cause chaos for teacher unions and other public employee unions, the Supreme Court heard arguments this week from a handful of California teachers who say they should not be required to pay for services provided by unions they haven't joined.

January 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


K-State presents youth animal science learning opportunity

Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy. The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


FHSU student recognition programs for 2016 begin in Wichita on Jan. 24

Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city program of recognizing scholarship winners for the next academic year will kick off with a program beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive in Wichita.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Local students named to Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,239 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University students earn degrees

Nearly 1,450 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

January 17, 2016 | | Education


Great Bend High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

All A

January 17, 2016 | | Education


NCK lists honor roll

North Central Kansas Technical College announced the Dean's Honor Roll list for the Fall 2015 semester. To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. Area students include: Claflin: Matthew Demel, Welding, Carson Kirmer, Electrical Technology; Ellsworth: Zachary Martin, Telecommunications and Network Tech; Great Bend: Garrett Anspaugh, Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Christopher Nollette, Welding; La Crosse: Kathy Bracken, Practical Nursing; Lucas: Steven Ammon, Automotive Technology; Russell: Jaryn Brown, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Andrew Hachmeister, Welding, Kristen Lorenc, Assoc. Degree Nursing, Jori McAdoo, Practical Nursing, Shanan Ryan, Practical Nursing. Jason Suchy, Plumbing Heating and ...

January 17, 2016 | | Education


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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


Conference to help teachers infuse ag in classrooms

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is announcing its first-ever summer conference for Kansas teachers. The one-day event is being held on ...

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Students, tutors give new SAT exam mixed reviews in its first month

When she took the SAT in March, Karissa Cloutier, a high school junior in New Hampshire, was one of the first students to take the ...

April 19, 2016 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


The real cost of college is confusing and hidden, new study says

Getting young people into college gets them nowhere if the cost of getting that degree has been poorly estimated and students can’t afford to ...

April 17, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New members selected to Blue Key senior honorary for 2016-2017

Blue Key, Kanas State University's senior honorary, has selected its new members for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2016 class of Snyder Leaders

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected members of the 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development ...

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Sixth grade band members present concert Monday

Months of hard work will culminate at 7 p.m. on Monday night as all of the Great Bend sixth grade band members join forces ...

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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