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New members selected to Blue Key senior honorary for 2016-2017

Blue Key, Kanas State University's senior honorary, has selected its new members for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2016 class of Snyder Leaders

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected members of the 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development program is for outstanding students entering their final year of undergraduate studies at the university.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Sixth grade band members present concert Monday

Months of hard work will culminate at 7 p.m. on Monday night as all of the Great Bend sixth grade band members join forces for their annual concert at Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central KS Christian Academy.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Feds use fake university to nab 21 visa mill fraudsters

Twenty-one middlemen who took the bait of a federal sting operation were caught with 1,000 illegal student visas last week, ABC News reports. The sting operation, which began in 2013, set up a fake university with an elaborate website for the University of Northern New Jersey, which did not exist.

April 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Animal sciences and industry’s Academic Quadrathalon team takes second in regional

A team of animal sciences and industry students from Kansas State University competed at the Midwest Regional ASI Academic Quadrathalon in Iowa over spring break, coming home as first runners-up.

April 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Speech contest helps Holy Family students develop skills

Students from Holy Family School participated in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. The contest, held Tuesday at the Great Bend school, provides an opportunity for fifth and sixth graders to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. This year's speech topic was "Hunger in America."

April 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Enrollment opens soon at Incredible Years Preschool

Open enrollment for summer and fall terms at Incredible Years Preschool officially begins Friday, April 15. Parents may call 620-792-4087 or stop in at the preschool, 1312 Patton, for more information.

April 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Parents relate their children’s ‘dramatic’ successes at Incredible Years

When a preschool wouldn't enroll Ethan Genova because he wasn't fully potty trained at age 2-and-a-half, the next stop was Incredible Years Preschool. And his parents, Chrissy and Derek Genova, have never looked back.

April 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Should cities help teachers who can't afford to live where they work?

Teachers and other public service professionals working in costly metro areas around the country are struggling to find affordable housing within reasonable driving distance from their employment. The problem is now leading some cities to explore affordable housing subsidies.

April 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former student who sued law school for fraud loses

Unable to find paying work as a lawyer and scrambling to pay off $150,000 in law school debt, Anna Alaburda took her argument that her school deceived her to a jury. And this week, she lost.

April 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBMS Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

April 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


​College of Education creates pathway to teaching for college grads

MANHATTAN - The College of Education at Kansas State University is accepting applications for a unique path to the classroom for college graduates nationwide who want to become elementary school teachers. Scholarships are available for those planning to teach in underserved schools in Kansas. Application to particpate should be made by May 1 as classes begin in May.

April 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


​Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the January through March Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school Administrators.

April 01, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Teacher unions get expected 'unexpected' victory as Supreme Court splits 4-4

In a predictable "surprise" Tuesday, the Supreme Court left standing a lower court decision that affirmed the power of teacher unions to require contributions from non-union members to pay for the cost of collective bargaining.

March 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Can school choice help keep kids out of jail?

Could giving underprivileged families vouchers for private school to get their kids out of chaotic public school classrooms reduce crime down the road? A new study on Milwaukee's voucher program suggests this may already be happening.

March 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Barton Community College announces spring 2016 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the spring semester of 2016.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend Headstart honors volunteer

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU alum honors her educational journey, supports alma mater’s entrepreneurship program

By Diane Gasper-O'Brien

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The shift in the way society values kindergarten

With higher expectations and accountability for early educators and parents, kindergarten curriculums have become increasingly more difficult, with a higher focus on advanced math and ...

July 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


EduKan names Lahargoue as CEO

EduKan has chosen Esther Lahargoue to lead the distance education efforts and strategic direction for the Great Bend-based consortium's six community colleges, effective July ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hispanic students may have the most room to grow when it comes to college completion

Sometimes breaking down and connecting statistics in a graph tells us things that are easy to miss. For example, this series of graphs published in ...

July 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why some college students have to choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles.

July 21, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Does eliminating failing grades help students not fail?

If schools eliminated all test scores and all letter grades, what would be left to measure outcomes?

July 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why graduate students leave without finishing

Why do half of doctoral students leave graduate school without finishing?

July 20, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


New study sheds light on girls' resilience and the academic gender gap

Girls may be just tougher than boys. That's one way to interpret a new study on the life outcomes of kindergartners who had behavioral ...

July 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lead continues to stir troubled drinking waters schools from coast to coast

From Baltimore and Newark to Chicago and Portland, Oregon, lead in school water is worrying parents and sparking testing initiatives. The bottled water industry isn ...

July 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The power of introverted students

Attention has been brought to recent cultural disparities regarding introverts — and teachers may not fully understand the capabilities of introverted students.

July 18, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


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