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Making college visits more affordable

For many families, September means the start of college and, with it, the responsibility of paying tuition and other expenses.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


The bus stops here

For a district that doesn't bus students to and from school, USD 428 buses sure see a lot of action.

September 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


College and Career Readiness

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson recently traveled around Kansas and asked "When you think of a successful 24 year old Kansan, what are the skills, attributes and characteristics that that person has?" In looking at the responses, Watson noticed that 70% of the responses given were about character. Watson said "What makes up success, are those non-academic skills."

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why getting a 4-year degree at a community college may be the best pathway to a good-paying job

Students who want a low-debt, high-paying job with the advancement opportunities that come with a four-year degree may soon not need look beyond their local community college.

September 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The anatomy of trust in family, business and community

Joel Peterson is currently chairman of Jet Blue and has been a board chairman and a leading private equity investor for major corporations over the past 40 years.

September 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


'Hillbilly Elegy' sheds light on poverty, educational blind alleys — and pathways out

It's possible no book could have been better timed to explain the rise of Donald Trump than "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance, a national best-seller that narrates the author's adrift upbringing in Middletown, Ohio.

September 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Six surprising things American parents really think about education

What do American parents really think of their public schools?

September 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Feds offering Pell grants and loans to students in unconventional higher ed programs

High school graduates looking for the next level of career training may have new, more flexible options if a new pilot program by the U.S. Department of Education works out.

September 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Fort Hays State University announces summer 2016 graduates

A total of 470 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2016 term.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The good life: Kansas State University receives high rankings in love for the college, happy student

Kansas State University students know a spot that they love full well, according to the latest educational review publications.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why Stanford bans hard liquor on campus

Stanford University has announced a new policy cracking down on booze on campus, NPR reports. Hard liquor will now be banned from most campus parties, while beer and wine are still allowed. And hard liquor possessed privately in dorms must be in very small bottles.

August 31, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


ACT now testing more students, but college readiness remains stuck

The ACT released its nationwide 2016 test results last week. The numbers are troubling but not necessarily surprising.

August 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How college students can stay safe while studying abroad

Jossalyn Jensen, a Juilliard School violist who won a Fulbright scholarship to study music in Paris for two years, is among the thousands of American students setting out to study abroad this fall.

August 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Whether its coming back after a long summer or starting kindergarten or preschool, children are often full of school-driven angst at the end of August.

August 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBHS to offer ACT review sessions

National ACT average scores are down this year and ACT officials are attributing the drop to the increasing percentage of high school seniors who have taken the test. However, thanks in large part to the ACT Review program installed at Great Bend High School in 2015-2016, not only did 16 percent more students take the ACT at GBHS, but the average composite score maintained from the prior year and even increased from two years ago.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Volunteers praised for helping schools

At the Feb. 13 Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, interim superintendent Khris Thexton noted that volunteers spend more than 120 hours a ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GB senior chosen for state band

Great Bend High School senior Allison Regehr was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 23-25. Regehr ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


ROSE Award

Jody Messersmith received a ROSE award (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) from Great Bend USD 428 at the Feb. 13 board of education meeting.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GBMS bands perform, earn 1 ratings

The Great Bend 7th and 8th Grade Bands under the direction of Don Regehr and Mark DeWald showed off their talent on Monday, Feb. 13 ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Fort Hays State University announces fall 2016 graduates

A total of 765 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2016 semester.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBMS Can the Teacher food drive

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


The show goes on

A freak ice storm caused the 7th grade middle school choir concert to be rescheduled but after listening to the groups on Tuesday, audiences said ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


From the court to the classroom

Members of the GBMS 8th Grade Boys Basketball team took time out to read to preschool students. The team is learning there is more to ...

February 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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