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Does Trump nomination culminate a 180-degree turn on education reform?

A bipartisan education reform agenda that reaches back 20 years may have shattered in the past two, if the GOP and Democratic platforms are any indication.

August 08, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Shifts in Democratic Party platform on testing reflects deep divide on education, shift away from Ob

The Democratic National Convention was jarred by leaked emails suggesting party leaders rigged the nomination in favor of Hillary Clinton.

August 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2016 4-H Scholarships

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2016 year. BreAnn Anshutz and Cody Wondra received the Allan Miller memorial scholarship. Six additional members received scholarships from the Holding Board.

August 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Local students awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State for 2016-17 year

Local students have been awarded scholarships from Fort Hays State University for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

August 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Coleen Cape named Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Barton Community College Foundati

Coleen Cape said her door is always open; open to members of the community where she grew up, to Barton students who need a hand paying for their education, and to those with the means and desire to help.

August 05, 2016 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Education


GBHS students attend KAY Leadership

JUNCTION CITY - Approximately 235 student leaders from across the state gathered at Rock Springs 4-H Center recently for KAY Leadership Camp. The Kansas Association for Youth program is a character-building, leadership-training, service organization directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association and is designed for all students in grades 6-12.

August 05, 2016 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Education


Can texting parents about their child's school work improve student achievement?

Texting parents about a child's academic performance may be the simple, inexpensive answer to improving student achievement, but is it the right one?

August 04, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Bill Clinton's shout out raises profile of 20-year old home preschool instruction program

In a tribute to his wife at the Democratic Convention, former president Bill Clinton drew attention to a preschool home visit and parental education program that she helped bring to Arkansas in the 1980s, which remains to this day an example of how early education can help low-income kids.

August 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


What free state college tuition might look like if a state faces a budget crisis

The raw politics of state university tuition and funding are coming into focus in Illinois, whose pension-driven budget woes have percolated for years.

August 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New index intended to help address pay, conditions of childcare workers

The expense of childcare isn't the only burden the needed service poses to the poor. The low salaries childcare employees earn makes it difficult for them to lift themselves out of poverty.

August 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Education


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 literacy, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Virginia.

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 1. Lahargoue was named chief executive officer after a comprehensive national search.

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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


Finding a teacher who inspires, understands and fully connects is not easy for minority high school

Growing up in New Rochelle in the suburbs of the New York City, John Burns saw his community as less diverse than divided.

August 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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