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U.S. colleges: get your hoverboard off campus

Like the neighbors telling young kids to get off their lawn, colleges students are being told to get off their hoverboards.

January 13, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Why so many black families are homeschooling their children

A new study says that a teacher’s demographic matters for students, which may offer a clue as to why there’s been a shift in how black parents provide education for their children.

January 10, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Golden Belt Community Foundation now accepting 2016-2017 scholarship applications

Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors. The Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

January 10, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University students receive record $29.8M in scholarships

Nearly 13,700 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2015-2016 school year.

January 10, 2016 | | Education


Ottawa University announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List

Ottawa University announces students named to the Fall 2015 Dean's List.

January 03, 2016 | | Education


La Guardia program outperforms traditional adult GED preparation

Modupe Marks was a 37-year-old Nigerian immigrant who ran her own spa and hair salon business in New York City when the recession hit in 2008. As her business tanked, she was left dangling without skills or credentials suited to the new economy.

December 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why seemingly weird educational innovations matter to the future of learning

Fifteen years of education reformers trying to enforce conformity has demonstrated that there is something to educational biodiversity. Just as genetic variation can save a species, there is value in letting parents and schools experiment with seemingly odd notions, in acknowledging the "unknown unknowns" of education reform. Pushing the range of what is possible can help hone today's mainstream and tomorrow's innovations.

December 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​GBMS students go Above and Beyond

Great Bend Middle School announces the November through December Above and Beyond Winners. All of these students were nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming good citizens of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.

December 23, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington Middle School leadership students

Each nine weeks Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom and just showing leadership qualities. To promote these qualities, students participate in a Leadership Luncheon. On Dec. 16, the chosen students were treated to pizza for lunch.

December 20, 2015 | | Education


Hoisington kids donate to food bank

Roosevelt Elementary School students collected canned goods and money to donate to the Hoisington Food Bank. Pictured are Preschoolers from Kim Specht's room: Colton Staudinger, Brinley Maier, and Reed Ney.

December 17, 2015 | | Education


St. Joseph students connecting with Woodhaven residents

Once a month, a selected group of students from St. Joseph School visits the residents of Woodhaven Care Center. The students entertain the residents in a number of ways from reading with them one-on-one to leading them in games of BINGO to interacting individually with a variety of board or card games.

December 14, 2015 | | Education


For better mental health, consider delaying kindergarten, Stanford study suggests

A study by Stanford Graduate School of Education professor Thomas Dee suggests that delaying kindergarten by one year, known as "redshirting," can significantly reduce hyperactivity and boost attention spans.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How much math do college-bound students really need?

Amping up math standards has been a key piece of the campaign to get American high school students "college and career ready," but some critics say the math skills now demanded of many high school students are simply harder than they need to be, even for the majority of college-bound students.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Florida middle school boost academic results by going to all boys, but critics abound

The teachers at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy sat in stunned silence on their first day back from summer break. It was the fall of 2011, and principal John Haley had just announced that the state had given their school a “D” grade.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


K-State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter celebrates 100 years, initiates newest members

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society, has initiated new members for fall 2015.

December 13, 2015 | | Education


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Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Whether its coming back after a long summer or starting kindergarten or preschool, children are often full of school-driven angst at the end of August.

August 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBHS to offer ACT review sessions

National ACT average scores are down this year and ACT officials are attributing the drop to the increasing percentage of high school seniors who have ...

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

You may want to stare down the puppy dog eyes of a pleading son or daughter to cosign their student loan so they can get ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Five ultra young college students and where they went

Child prodigies who begin college in their late childhood or early teens are uncommon but not unheard of. The latest case to get attention is ...

August 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education?

With college costs rapidly escalating, student debt growing, and the real-world applications of some college degrees increasingly questioned, NPR is raising questions about zombies in ...

August 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Facebook enters the education platform wars, partners with Silicon Valley charter network

A charter school network that operates 11 schools in California and Washington state announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop an innovative personalized ...

August 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Leaked report says Baylor's strict conduct code may have contributed to silence on rape

Details emerging from an internal review of Baylor's football rape scandal along with a lawsuit filed on behalf of victims both are now suggesting ...

August 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Hoisington Middle School grant

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Welcome aboard: Great Bend introduces new teachers

Filling virtually every vacant teaching spot before the first day of school is no easy task, but Great Bend USD 428 was able to do ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


Pokemon Go brings the past to life as players stumble onto historical markers

Pokemon Go players are stumbling onto history, the Associated Press reports, as players make their way to historical markers looking for Pokemon paraphernalia, but many ...

August 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


California legislature balks at pulling grants from religious schools over LGBT issues

Religious leaders and colleges in California claimed victory this week after deflecting a proposed California bill that would have jeopardized state funding for students at ...

August 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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