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Sterling College Homecoming begins Oct. 22

Sterling College Warriors will make their way back to their Alma Mater beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, to begin the 2015 homecoming festivities, many of which the community are invited to attend. That night the curtain in Culbertson Auditorium will open at 8 p.m. to begin the musical "9 to 5." Registration, tickets and additional information for all Homecoming events can be found at sterling.edu/homecoming.

October 18, 2015 | | Education


Musical tradition

October 16, 2015 | | Education


Q&A: How a neurosurgeon became an early childhood education activist after watching her young patien

Dana Suskind is a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, whose speciality is cochlear implants that allow people who are born deaf to hear. She is also founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, also based at the University of Chicago. TMW researches programs that maximize the critical language development period of birth to 3 years old while helping to draw public attention to this critical phase of brain development.

October 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Some fraternities are under fire, but are all fraternities bad?

Both the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California Los Angeles found themselves under fire Thursday morning after hosting a “Kanye Western” party, in which partygoers dressed up in “baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms” and, in some cases, black face by way of charcoal, according to The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper.

October 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Should grads be allowed to declare bankruptcy on student loans?

With presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton calling for an end to "the crushing burden of student debt," some higher education experts have begun to question federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

October 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Education


Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted, Peyton Lomas, and Alaina Steinertt. The money raised from this fundraiser helps buy classroom items and playground equipment. Trash bags are still available through the school, or by calling 620-653-4470.

October 09, 2015 | | Education


Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education


Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in The Atlantic. Kindergarten in Walker's adopted country is largely devoted to play, discovery and socialization.

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in ur

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, with schools in New Orleans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana made the fateful decision to pull most of those schools into the existing Recovery School District, whose mission was to take failing schools and turn them into charter schools.

October 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving cabinet member will have been at the center of educational upheavals for seven years, during which he carved out an aggressively reformist and centrist policy space.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not oval.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates, according to the Hechinger Report.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead on a combination of academic profile and online skills testing.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 400 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term.

October 04, 2015 | | Education


Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education


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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


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 ...

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 ...

January 25, 2016 | | Education


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