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Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Test your math savvy against the Common Core test.

One of the main common core testing groups has released actual test question samples from its 2015 tests for all grades and subjects, giving parents and the public a window into an ongoing controversy over how to hold teachers and schools accountable for student learning.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Look at this year's naughty or nice list before Santa checks it twice

We may have just found Santa’s naughty and nice list.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Half the recession-driven college students of 2009 still haven't graduated

Just over half of new college students in 2009, or roughly 53 percent, had earned their bachelor's degree six years later, a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds, a dramatic drop from the 56 percent from the 2007 cohort.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Tennesee Promise program offers opportunity with high hurdles for many struggling college students

A new policy in Tennessee is making is offering two years of free tuition to all high school graduates to community colleges or technical schools. The offer, funded by the state's lottery, seems to have made a difference, as state higher education enrollment this year jumped to nearly 51,000, up from 46,000 the year before.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2014-2015 school year.

November 27, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school year, her dream to make a living as a certified mechanic is being realized.

November 27, 2015 | | Education


‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse angles.

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

Generations of American students who lunched on mystery meat, sloppy Joes, limp pizza, creamed turkey and the ubiquitous pigs in a blanket may now look back with queasy nostalgia on bygone days their children will never know.

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


As autism rates rise, expanding technology careers offer a viable pathway for many

Autism rates jumped from around 1.25 percent to 2.2 percent in recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but researchers were quick to note the difference reflects a change in categories, not a sudden spike in autism.

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number of fact checkers, who noted, correctly, that the average philosophy major does earn more than the average welder.

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

November 22, 2015 | | Education


FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple of weeks before first-semester finals.

November 22, 2015 | | Education


No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard, as House and Senate conference signals imminent ch

The most sweeping education reform of the last generation may be headed for the dustbin.

November 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed at this annual event.

November 20, 2015 | | Education


New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

Tough new federal rules regulating for-profit colleges apply a double standard when they ignore community colleges, argues an administrator at a New York City-based career college.

November 18, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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This controversial law could help schools in Nevada struggling with growth booms

A controversial state law that would offer education savings accounts to all parents regardless of family income is tied up in the courts, with the ...

May 02, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Brookman leads SC Debate to sixth place national finish

The Sterling College Debate Team traveled to Muncie, Ind., to take another top-ten title with sophomore Gage Brookman forging new ground at the National Forensic ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Convocation

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 21 ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS Musicians bring home 13 Gold Medals from State Music Festival

Thirteen first place medals were brought home by Great Bend High School musicians from the State Music Contest held Saturday, April 23, at Emporia High ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards more than $10,000 to student entrepreneurs

A statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring 29 high school teams and four universities has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students from across the state with more than $10 ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


PSU releases list of Spring 2016 graduates

About 1,200 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 6 and 7. Commencement exercises will be ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Job prospects looking up for new college graduates, employer survey says

Good news for college students about to enter the workforce comes from two new surveys of employers.

April 28, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2015 national teacher on what she's learned about U.S. education after visiting 30 states in one yea

A year ago this week, Shanna Peeples was named National Teacher of the Year from among 51 state Teachers of the Year, each selected from ...

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Surprising new app helps special-ed students using mobile devices stay on task in school

A new "Score It" app being tested in special-ed classrooms beeps students at intervals throughout the day asking them "Are you on task?" and giving ...

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


90% of parents think their children are at or above grade level

Nearly all American parents think their children are on track with their grade level, even though over half of children are behind their grade standards ...

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Restoring the brain: An emerging science looks at how our mind rejuvenates itself

A stone's throw from bluffs peppered with ancient Anasazi petroglyphs, the river flows smooth and fast along a reed-covered bank shaded by willows. Students ...

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Writer’s contest winners announced

Smoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from January through March from ...

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Virgil Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, retires

Mr. Virgil Lee Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, Lewis USD 502, Lewis, will retire on July 1. Mr. Ritchie has been with the Lewis Public Schools ...

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


My genes made me miserable. Now what?

If modern science is correct, it seems somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of our happiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our ...

April 21, 2016 | Christine Walker FamilyShare | Education


New education secretary wants well-rounded learning

In a landmark but not entirely surprising speech this week in Las Vegas, new Education Secretary John B. King called for a broadening of school ...

April 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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