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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 them two buttons to quickly answer "yes or no."

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, according to national test scores.

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 with EEG caps wander from a tent through the reeds to a sandy river bank, where they will meditate while laptops record their brain activity. There is no sound but the river and the wind.

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 18 communities across central and western Kansas. Children ages kindergarten through third grade were eligible to enter stories.

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 for 22 years, six years as High School Principal and the last 16 years as Superintendent of Schools, which is the longest tenure for a Superintendent in Lewis Public Schools history. Mr. Ritchie has been in education for 34 years – 1982-85 at Waconda USD 272 (Teacher, School Counselor, Coach); 1985-86 at Great Bend USD 428 (School Counselor); 1986-94 at Ness City USD 303 (School Counselor, Coach); 1994-2016 at Lewis USD 502 (Principal, Superintendent).

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 genetics. It also seems the majority of us are programmed to be wound up tight full of stress and anxiety.

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 curriculum beyond the narrow emphasis of reading and math.

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 June 2 at the Salina Bicentennial center and is open to all Kansas teachers, volunteers, out-of-school program coordinators and those interested in agriculture education.

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 newest iteration of the test, originally the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which has been administered since 1926. It went pretty well, she says, although she would have hoped for more time on the reading sections.

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 finish, argues a new report by a University of Wisconsin sociologist.

April 17, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former local teacher honored

Former Great Bend High School graduate (1994) and Great Bend Middle School teacher (2003-07) Jamie Wetig has been named Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Wetig is currently serving as the Assistant Middle School Principal at Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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 program is for outstanding students entering their final year of undergraduate studies at the university.

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 for their annual concert at Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central KS Christian Academy.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Feds use fake university to nab 21 visa mill fraudsters

Twenty-one middlemen who took the bait of a federal sting operation were caught with 1,000 illegal student visas last week, ABC News reports. The sting operation, which began in 2013, set up a fake university with an elaborate website for the University of Northern New Jersey, which did not exist.

April 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Louisiana to mandate cursive education in 3rd through 12th grades

Bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on keyboard skills, Louisiana's governor has announced that he will sign a bill requiring that cursive be ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven mo

In the second go around for California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state's education policy has bucked the national trend toward using standardized testing to ...

June 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why male teachers of color are being incorporated into the classroom

In New York City, just 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is setting out to change ...

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Reading makes you more attractive, according to new dating app

Talking about a recent read may be the best way to spark a conversation with a potential mate — at least that is what an analysis ...

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Kansas State University awards graduation honors to more than 480 students

More than 480 Kansas State University students earned graduation honors with their May 2016 degrees.

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


BCC Trustee Johnson elected KACCT president

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson has been elected president of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

The recent vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused concern among higher-education administrators, since it may spark significant changes in the ...

June 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time ...

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them ...

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


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


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