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Sistine chairs

Brayden Powell, Great Bend High School freshman and student in Karen Clark's world history class, assumes the role of Michelangelo while learning about the Renaissance. Students taped paper under their desks and laid on their backs while drawing and coloring a picture. This gave them hands-on experience of what the famous artist would have gone through to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Musical notes

Great Bend High School graduates who are now in Barton Community College music classes pose for a photo.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Big Benefit Auction raises nearly $53K

With a smile a mile wide, former Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek fought back grateful tears as hand after hand shot up in the audience to pledge money in honor of Holopirek and her husband, Mel, during the 37th annual Big Benefit Auction on August 22.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Art According to Humphrey

USD 428 elementary art students of Melissa Watson complete artwork depicting the main character in "The World According to Humphrey." The book is the inaugural One District, One Book reading initiative selection. The program will roll out on Sept. 25 as Superintendent Brad Reed reads the first chapter to K-6th grade students.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Pell grants expanding to benefit students in unlikely places

The Pell program, which awards grants mostly to undergraduate students receiving conventional college educations, is expanding to benefit non-traditional students in unlikely places.

September 06, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

Procrastination pays when it comes to back-to-school shopping

Chances are your kids are back at school. If you haven't finished their back-to-school shopping, you're not alone.

September 06, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education

Traveling disability exhibit comes to FHSU

Fort Hays State University will host the Ability Ally Initiative on campus Sept. 9-11. The traveling exhibit focuses on awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities.

September 06, 2015 | Randy Gonzales University Relations and Marketing | Education

N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ruled, after finding that the district had not given him any proper warning and due process.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will offers degrees to aspiring or current teachers based on their proven competence rather than seat time.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according to WalletHub's "2015's Most and Least Educated Cities" analysis.

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they lean seems to depend on who asks the question and how they phrase it.

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

Public school teachers encourage students to dig deep when learning class curriculum, but it turns out, educators must also dig deep into their own wallets to purchase supplies as school starts back up each year.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

A University of San Diego law professor took to the New York Times last week to challenge the tax-exempt status granted to enormous Ivy League endowment funds, particularly in light of the massive fees they pay hedge fund managers to manage those funds.

August 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Test your math savvy against the Common Core test.

One of the main common core testing groups has released actual test question samples from its 2015 tests for all grades and subjects, giving parents ...

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Look at this year's naughty or nice list before Santa checks it twice

We may have just found Santa’s naughty and nice list.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Half the recession-driven college students of 2009 still haven't graduated

Just over half of new college students in 2009, or roughly 53 percent, had earned their bachelor's degree six years later, a new study ...

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Tennesee Promise program offers opportunity with high hurdles for many struggling college students

A new policy in Tennessee is making is offering two years of free tuition to all high school graduates to community colleges or technical schools ...

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse ...

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

Generations of American students who lunched on mystery meat, sloppy Joes, limp pizza, creamed turkey and the ubiquitous pigs in a blanket may now look ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

As autism rates rise, expanding technology careers offer a viable pathway for many

Autism rates jumped from around 1.25 percent to 2.2 percent in recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard, as House and Senate conference signals imminent ch

The most sweeping education reform of the last generation may be headed for the dustbin.

November 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

Tough new federal rules regulating for-profit colleges apply a double standard when they ignore community colleges, argues an administrator at a New York City-based career ...

November 18, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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