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Farmers Bank & Trust awards $62,000 in scholarships to students of bank employees throughout 10 year

Farmers Bank & Trust provides assistance to employees in order to help their children attain educational goals at the college of their choice. This year, the bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program and the fact that the bank has funded $62,000 in 123 scholarships to students of bank employees. "Farmers Bank is proud to assist families of bank employees with this important benefit of educating their children with the increasing costs of a college education," said scholarship coordinator Karesa Harrison.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


Students rush to compete in Math Relays

The 35th annual Kansas High School Math Relays at Fort Hays State University will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, in the Memorial Union on the Fort Hays State University campus.

October 20, 2013 | | Education


Great Bend Rotary Club 'Takes a Seat'

Members of the Great Bend Rotary Club pose with Darnell Holopirek on Monday, Oct. 14. The club sponsored a seat in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium, which is halfway through a major renovation.

October 18, 2013 | | Education


“South Pacific” opens Oct. 17 at Sterling College

The musical "South Pacific," directed by Matthew Winning, assistant professor of theater arts, will open at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Culbertson Auditorium in Spencer Hall. This family-friendly comedy, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will run through Oct. 19.

October 13, 2013 | | Education


New teachers bring expertise, energy, to Sunflower Early Ed Center

Two Barton County women are bringing energy and professional skills to their new teaching positions at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC). Blythe Zimmerman is from Ellinwood and McKinley Phillips is a Great Bend native.

October 12, 2013 | | Education


Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Twenty-nine area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,900 at the Great Bend K-State Alumni Club alumni/student event Sept. 24 in Great Bend.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


Eisenhower School receives Youth Literacy grant

Eisenhower School recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. The grant, prepared by Blythe Porter, Eisenhower School Title I reading teacher, will be used to purchase iPads and an early literacy phonics program to enrich the reading curriculum for students who receive reading support in kindergarten through sixth grade. "These funds will allow us to purchase items that will specifically target the individual reading needs of Eisenhower students who require additional reading support," said Tricia Reiser, principal. Eisenhower School has two literacy support programs that are designed to ...

October 06, 2013 | | Education


FHSU Homecoming finalists

Ten finalists have been announced for king and queen at this weekend's Fort Hays State University's homecoming. Each FHSU student organization was encouraged to nominate a candidate for homecoming king, queen or both.

October 06, 2013 | | Education


Local students among Homecoming king and queen candidates at FHSU

Thirty-two candidates have been announced for king and queen at Fort Hays State University's Homecoming, Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

September 29, 2013 | | Education


Local students star in FHSU theatre’s kickoff production, the Gershwins’ ‘Crazy for You’

Local students will take the stage of Fort Hays State University's Felten-Start Theatre for the first theatrical production of the fall, the Homecoming Weekend production of "Crazy for You," the romantic comedy musical by the legendary George and Ira Gershwin.

September 29, 2013 | | Education


Students to assemble for 5th annual Poetry Slam

The University Activities Board, the English Department, and Diversity of Affairs in the Center for Student Involvement will give Fort Hays State University students the opportunity to display their writing skills in the fifth annual Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.

September 29, 2013 | | Education


Ringering new coordinator for Sunflower early ed, preschool

Shelby Ringering is bringing a comprehensive mix of the professional and the personal to her new position at Sunflower Diversified Services. Ringering is the new coordinator of the non-profit agency's Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool.

September 28, 2013 | | Education


Aaron Maier on SCC Dean's List

Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean's List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses.

September 28, 2013 | | Education


Oktoberfest and Homecoming provide double fun for local community and visitors

This is the annual fall weekend that's so nice it gets celebrated twice.

September 22, 2013 | | Education


FHSU theatre kicks off it’s year with ‘Crazy for You’

George and Ira Gershwin take the stage of Felten-Start Theatre for the first theatrical production of the fall, the Fort Hays State University Homecoming Weekend production of "Crazy for You."

September 22, 2013 | | Education


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Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Great Bend school counselor honored

April 12, 2015 | | Education


Ellinwood FBLA stays active

The Ellinwood FBLA chapter has been very busy these last few weeks. From March 23 to March 25, 29 members and two advisors traveled to Topeka to compete at the State FBLA Conference. Members took tests and gave presentations, both in groups and individually. Ellinwood came out with multiple awards at the ceremony on Wednesday and 11 members qualified for nationals. The National Conference will be held in Chicago, June 27-July 3.

April 12, 2015 | | Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.

April 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge on school American flag clothing ban

The Supreme Court this week let stand a lower court decision, Dariano vs. Morgan Hill, which held that a school could restrict the right of children to wear American flag-themed apparel to school under particular circumstances that might incite violence.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance, study shows

Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.

April 06, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


GBMS 3 Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

April 05, 2015 | | Education


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