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60 students chosen as the 2016 New Student and Family Orientation leaders

Local students are among the 60 who have been selected to serve as New Student and Family Orientation Leaders for the 2016 spring and fall semesters at Fort Hays State University.

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS Band large ensemble contest

Great Bend High School Band held their large ensemble contest at the GBHS Gym on March 10, with both Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands receiving I ratings. Mr. Bill Clausing from St. John was the adjudicator/clinician and said many favorable comments. The Varsity Band performed "Where the Black Hawk Soars," and "Light Eternal." Selections the JV Band played were "Park Street Celebration" and "Water Music Suite." On March 16, 60 band members and 11 sponsors went to Branson, Mo. where they performed at the Clay Cooper Theatre through the Branson Live on Stage organization. They received a standing ovation ...

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

March 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Cuban leader Raul Castro says human rights should not be politicized

Western journalists covering President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba put Cuban president Raul Castro on the spot Monday, forcing Castro to respond to questions about human rights abuses and political prisoners.

March 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


China moves to expand humanities, liberal arts in higher education

Even as higher-ed reformers in the U.S. ratchet up doubts about the value of a humanities degree, a high-profile push is underway in Hong Kong to expand liberal arts offerings in the city's eight universities, wrote Ben Wildavsky for Hechinger Report.

March 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


EPA reports that lead taints water in hundreds of public schools nationwide

Parents who thought that the lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was someone else's problem might want to think again, according to a new report by USA Today.

March 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lincoln Elementary wins donation

Lincoln Elementary School has received a $2,500 donation from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Looking beyond the 10,000-hour rule on the path to exceptional performance

Anders Ericcson is a psychology professor at Florida State University who has become the authority on the subject of expertise. His research attracted wide attention in 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell’s book "Outliers" popularized the “10,000-hour rule,” which held that any discipline — from playing the piano to jiu jitsu — takes 10,000 hours to master.

March 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


University of Missouri in financial tailspin as freshman enrollment dips and revenue slides

The University of Missouri, which was wracked with highly publicized campus protests last fall that led to the resignation of the system's chancellor, is now struggling financially, faced with a shortfall in freshman admissions.

March 15, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Parnassus Club auditions

On March 6, the Parnassus Club held their annual piano and voice auditions at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hoisington Middle School honor roll

The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kudos given to Great Bend students

Jefferson Elementary Principal Art Baker introduced Jordan Brough to the USD 428 Board of Education on Tuesday, where he was recognized for winning this year's local spelling bee.

March 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


Nike's founder just donated $400 million to Stanford. Is it too much?

Nike founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to the Stanford Business School, an announcement that has sparked new questions over endowment arms funneling ever greater sums to a tiny handful of the nation's most elite private universities.

March 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barton Community College announces fall 2015 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2015.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


How will the new education secretary shape the law replacing No Child Left Behind?

Six months after Arne Duncan announced he was retiring as education secretary, President Obama formally nominated acting Secretary John King this week for a short tenure of great significance.

February 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


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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