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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 curriculum beyond the narrow emphasis of reading and math.

April 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Conference to help teachers infuse ag in classrooms

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is announcing its first-ever summer conference for Kansas teachers. The one-day event is being held on June 2 at the Salina Bicentennial center and is open to all Kansas teachers, volunteers, out-of-school program coordinators and those interested in agriculture education.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Students, tutors give new SAT exam mixed reviews in its first month

When she took the SAT in March, Karissa Cloutier, a high school junior in New Hampshire, was one of the first students to take the newest iteration of the test, originally the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which has been administered since 1926. It went pretty well, she says, although she would have hoped for more time on the reading sections.

April 19, 2016 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


The real cost of college is confusing and hidden, new study says

Getting young people into college gets them nowhere if the cost of getting that degree has been poorly estimated and students can’t afford to finish, argues a new report by a University of Wisconsin sociologist.

April 17, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former local teacher honored

Former Great Bend High School graduate (1994) and Great Bend Middle School teacher (2003-07) Jamie Wetig has been named Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Wetig is currently serving as the Assistant Middle School Principal at Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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


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Articles by Section - Education


Why the value of a college degree doesn't come by accident

At the end of April and beginning of May, students across the nation trade in their textbooks and I.D. cards for a diploma. And ...

May 04, 2016 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education


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


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