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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 taught in the state's public schools from 3rd through 12th grade.

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 evaluate schools and teachers, writes Matt Barnum at The 74, a nonprofit education news site.

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 that through a new program called NYC Men Teach.

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 of data from the U.K. dating app MyBae suggests.

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 U.K. education system that then may cause ripple effects in colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries, Fortune reported.

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 between 8th and 12th grades to study genocide, according to the Associated Press. The law specifically requires attention to the massacres of Jews under the Nazis and the Armenian genocide during World War I, perpetrated by the Turkish regime. The Holocaust is thought to have cost 6 million lives, the Armenian genocide 1.5 million.

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 are either minorities or members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates.

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 comprised a cohort of the eighth annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA) in Manhattan.

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 Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. This year thirteen $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.

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 celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering, art, math and individuals who contributed to the Maker Movement.

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 boy, who is now 11, became a poster child for humorless over-reacting school officials when he was sanctioned for having chewed his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun."

June 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Success in adult second language learning linked to genes and brain activity

How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


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Great Bend Optimist distribute dictionaries

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Students selected for special roles at university’s commencement ceremonies

Several Kansas State University students will serve as speakers, vocalists and musicians at the university's upcoming commencement ceremonies on Dec. 9 and 10.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Thankful for LIFE

Lincoln Elementary School's LIFE program – Literacy Integrated Family Engagement – wrapped up this past week with a graduation and early Thanksgiving feast. LIFE classes bring ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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