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Jefferson jump ropers

It was a heartfelt day for Jefferson School students and staff as they recently learned their efforts last spring earned them recognition from the American Heart Association.

October 12, 2014 | | Education


Barton Community College announces summer 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the summer semester of 2014.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


Former Obama press secretary launches Sebelius Lecture Series for 2014-2015

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni will feature an appearance in November by Jay Carney, former press secretary to President Barack Obama.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


FFA attends State Fair

October 05, 2014 | | Education


“Jane Eyre” to take the stage Oct. 9 at Sterling College Oct. 1

Music will fill Culbertson Auditorium Oct. 9-11, as Sterling College students and community members unite to produce "Jane Eyre," a musical based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. The show will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seating is reserved and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. The box office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 6, for reservations by phone at 620-278-4265.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


GED orientation classes starting

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

October 03, 2014 | | Education


BCC Forensics team competes at Hutch

The Barton Debate and Forensics team performed well in its first tournament of the year at the "Debates on a Plain" tournament at Hutchinson Community College September 26-28.

October 03, 2014 | | Education




Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,200 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 16, in Great.

September 28, 2014 | | Education


BCC to host web design for beginners course

Barton Community College will offer web design course from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 in the Technical Building, room T-117.

September 19, 2014 | | Education


Student ambassadors start season with historic tour

ELLINWOOD – The Ellinwood Sunflower Bank Community Ambassadors kicked off their first session with a field trip to Ellinwood's 1894 Hotel Wolf which housed Starr Antiques and has been a cornerstone business in Ellinwood for over 35 years. The Hotel is directly over a portion of the old Ellinwood Underground World and has a rich history of Ellinwood.

September 19, 2014 | | Education


Local student among KU Law School Dean’s Fellows

LAWRENCE - Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law, including one from Great Bend, have been chosen as Dean's Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 12, 2014 | | Education


87th Kansas State FFA Convention

September 07, 2014 | | Education


Barton automotive tech Ray Rodriguez takes control of his career

More than a decade removed from high school with four kids and a wife to support and no career prospects, 32-year-old Rey Rodriguez turned to Barton Community College's Automotive Technician program to change his life.

September 05, 2014 | | Education


UWCK poster winners

August 31, 2014 | | Education


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Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

March 29, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.

March 29, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Sweet Briar College professors unanimously oppose school closing

When Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in rural Virginia, announced earlier this month that it was closing, many observers were surprised, as the college is still sitting on a sizable $85 million endowment.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

Benay Josselson’s 7 1/2-year-old son, whom she describes as “high-functioning on the autistic spectrum,” is allowed to take breaks during class and, in certain classes, to use so-called fidget toys to help him focus. But in other classes at the Rockland County, New York, Jewish day school, teachers who find the "fidgets" distracting don't permit them.

March 24, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News.

March 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides for MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band has good showing at league festival

The EHS band had a good day at the league music festival on March 10 at Barton Community College. The band received First Division Ratings from all three judges at the festival. The Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble both received "I" ratings and the Saxophone received a "II" rating, missing a "I" by one point. Additionally each of the soloists from the band received First Division ratings for their solos. They were: Elizabeth Frakes, flute; Mikayla Monday, bass clarinet; Hunter Pemberton, trumpet; Katelyn Robinson, trumpet; and Rachael Dickson, marimba. Members of the brass ensemble are Katelyn Robinson, Cody Woodruff, Hunter ...

March 22, 2015 | | Education


KAMS announces first summer academy

Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential week-long enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College announces fall 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2014.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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