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Kansas State University awards semester honors to more than 3,500 students

More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance during the spring 2015 semester.

June 14, 2015 | | Education

Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

Hundreds of schools in Kenya could be shut down as Somalia’s al-Shabab Muslim militants have terrorized teachers from showing up to work, jeopardizing the future of thousands of youths, according to news reports from the East African nation.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Education

Video games could be the next frontier in teaching

After years of widespread fears that video games were destroying young American brains, educational theorists and reformers have come around to the notion that video games are here to stay — and that may be a good thing, even in the classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Brady Keith recognized on Dean’s Honor Roll at Southwestern College

Brady Keith, Larned, was recognized on the Dean's Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester at Southwestern College in Winfield. Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor.

June 07, 2015 | | Education

Local student named Governor’s Scholar

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Natalie "Lexi" Sanders of Hoisington, was selected to attend the 32nd Annual

June 07, 2015 | | Education

Great Bend High School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 07, 2015 | | Education

Bethany graduates Class of 2015

On May 17, Bethany College honored 119 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education from the college during the 2014-2015 academic year.

June 07, 2015 | | Education

Local students named to Spring 2015 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 1,244 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester.

June 07, 2015 | | Education

Perceptions about gender, science may be improving, study suggests

Many teachers herald exceptional female scientists, hoping to show students that the scientific canon is not strictly a boys' club. Those lessons surely come with good intentions, but they may do more harm than good, because they suggest to girls and young women that the sciences are almost exclusively for men.

June 06, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

56-year-old mom accepts diploma for her son who died in a car crash on prom night

One mother made sure her son was remembered at his high school graduation after he died in a car accident on prom night.

June 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Family stress, poverty affect student success, study says

A survey of top teachers in the nation found that family stress and poverty are top factors affecting many students' success, and that teachers would like to put funding into reducing those barriers

June 02, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education

Ranking colleges, sorting options

Not long ago, parents and students evaluating colleges turned to U.S. News rankings, the only game in town. No longer. Rating colleges is now, if not a booming business, at least a surging sideline.

June 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Law school honors top graduates for scholarship, leadership, service

The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2015 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 16. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.

May 31, 2015 | | Education

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate ...

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Dumping billions down the drain? Teacher "professional development" spending a total waste, study ar

Teacher professional development is an enormous sinkhole, sucking billions of dollars every year and producing no measurable results, says a new study by TNTP, a ...

October 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Teachers can be bullies too: Chicago mother says special-needs son was dressed in trash bag

Chicago mother Nyesha Terry wasn’t exactly thrilled when she visited her son Lloyd’s kindergarten classroom and found him wearing a trash bag, according ...

September 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Air Fest visitors

September 27, 2015 | | Education

A 4-year-old was told writing left handed is 'evil'

Four-year-old Zayde Sands does everything with his left hand.

September 26, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

​Kathleen Wary sworn in as Kansas attorney

TOPEKA - Successful applicants to the July 2015 Kansas bar examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, at the Topeka ...

September 25, 2015 | | Education

Cristo Rey high schools breed academic maturity by sending students into the workforce

CHICAGO — It's 10 a.m., class change time in Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and students are churning between rooms. The boys in dark ...

September 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

The New York program that helps at-risk kids do better in high school

At-risk youths who held a summer job may also improve their school test scores this year, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study finds.

September 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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