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EPA reports that lead taints water in hundreds of public schools nationwide

Parents who thought that the lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was someone else's problem might want to think again, according to a new report by USA Today.

March 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lincoln Elementary wins donation

Lincoln Elementary School has received a $2,500 donation from America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Looking beyond the 10,000-hour rule on the path to exceptional performance

Anders Ericcson is a psychology professor at Florida State University who has become the authority on the subject of expertise. His research attracted wide attention in 2008, when Malcolm Gladwell’s book "Outliers" popularized the “10,000-hour rule,” which held that any discipline — from playing the piano to jiu jitsu — takes 10,000 hours to master.

March 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


University of Missouri in financial tailspin as freshman enrollment dips and revenue slides

The University of Missouri, which was wracked with highly publicized campus protests last fall that led to the resignation of the system's chancellor, is now struggling financially, faced with a shortfall in freshman admissions.

March 15, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Parnassus Club auditions

On March 6, the Parnassus Club held their annual piano and voice auditions at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hoisington Middle School honor roll

The Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

March 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kudos given to Great Bend students

Jefferson Elementary Principal Art Baker introduced Jordan Brough to the USD 428 Board of Education on Tuesday, where he was recognized for winning this year's local spelling bee.

March 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


Nike's founder just donated $400 million to Stanford. Is it too much?

Nike founder Phil Knight is donating $400 million to the Stanford Business School, an announcement that has sparked new questions over endowment arms funneling ever greater sums to a tiny handful of the nation's most elite private universities.

March 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barton Community College announces fall 2015 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2015.

March 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


How will the new education secretary shape the law replacing No Child Left Behind?

Six months after Arne Duncan announced he was retiring as education secretary, President Obama formally nominated acting Secretary John King this week for a short tenure of great significance.

February 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBHS FFA presents appreciation plague

February 28, 2016 | | Education




State Piano results

February 28, 2016 | | Education


College admissions race is distorting the behavior and character of high schoolers, say reform advoc

Ashley Gore is poised to graduate from high school with a 4.6 grade point average. She’s taken multiple advancement placement classes, ranks sixth in her class, and has some pretty nice SAT scores.

February 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Harvard prof argues no student is average and we need to stop insisting otherwise

No one is average, argues a Harvard educational neuroscientist.

February 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Hoisington is full of character

TOPEKA - Hoisington Middle School was honored May 6 at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka as one of 25 Kansas ...

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | 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


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