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Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving cabinet member will have been at the center of educational upheavals for seven years, during which he carved out an aggressively reformist and centrist policy space.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not oval.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates, according to the Hechinger Report.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead on a combination of academic profile and online skills testing.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 400 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 22, in Great Bend.

October 04, 2015 | | Education

Dumping billions down the drain? Teacher "professional development" spending a total waste, study ar

Teacher professional development is an enormous sinkhole, sucking billions of dollars every year and producing no measurable results, says a new study by TNTP, a New York-based nonprofit education reform group formerly known as The New Teacher Project. TNTP's 370 staff members work on the ground in schools around the country helping schools sharpen curriculum, improve hiring practices and retain top teachers.

October 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Teachers can be bullies too: Chicago mother says special-needs son was dressed in trash bag

Chicago mother Nyesha Terry wasn’t exactly thrilled when she visited her son Lloyd’s kindergarten classroom and found him wearing a trash bag, according to WGN-TV.

September 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Air Fest visitors

September 27, 2015 | | Education

A 4-year-old was told writing left handed is 'evil'

Four-year-old Zayde Sands does everything with his left hand.

September 26, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

​Kathleen Wary sworn in as Kansas attorney

TOPEKA - Successful applicants to the July 2015 Kansas bar examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Among those eligible for the ceremony was Kathleen Michelle Wary of Great Bend.

September 25, 2015 | | Education

Cristo Rey high schools breed academic maturity by sending students into the workforce

CHICAGO — It's 10 a.m., class change time in Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and students are churning between rooms. The boys in dark slacks, colored dress shirts and ties, the girls dressed similarly.

September 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

The New York program that helps at-risk kids do better in high school

At-risk youths who held a summer job may also improve their school test scores this year, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study finds.

September 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

2015 Miller Scholarship

Anna Frizell and Caleb Maneth are the recipients of the Carl and Evelyn Miller Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Carl and Evelyn were leaders for the Lakin Go-Getters 4-H club. Carl served on the 4-H Holding Board from 1969 through 1975 and they both worked for many years with the 4-H Chicken BBQ.

September 20, 2015 | | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard, as House and Senate conference signals imminent ch

The most sweeping education reform of the last generation may be headed for the dustbin.

November 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

Tough new federal rules regulating for-profit colleges apply a double standard when they ignore community colleges, argues an administrator at a New York City-based career ...

November 18, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Schools plagued by special-education teacher shortage, as teachers chafe under heavy paperwork

School districts around the country are scrambling to find qualified special-education teachers to handle one of the most demanding teaching jobs, NPR reported, leaving many ...

November 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why we shouldn’t compare American students to those in Finland and South Korea

Comparing American students to high-flying students in South Korea or Finland is pointless, a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute ...

November 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

GBHS Band has successful season

The Great Bend High School Panther Marching Band has had a successful fall season.

November 15, 2015 | | Education

CPMS November Students of the Month named

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Lexi Oeser and Jaydon Whiterock as the November Students of the Month.

November 13, 2015 | | Education

Small Colorado town rocked by sexting scandal at local high school

The small Colorado town of Cañon City was rocked Friday with revelations that at least 100 kids had been trading naked pictures of themselves in ...

November 12, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Q&A: Raising reading kids while navigating the minefields of digital devices and apps

A growing body of literature is now addressing the collision of the digital age with the rapidly advancing sciences of parenting, brain development and reading ...

November 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

FBI teaching tool to prevent extremist violence in schools draws fire from Muslim critics

A curriculum designed by the FBI to detect the early stages of violent religious extremism has drawn fire from Islamic organizations, who argue that the ...

November 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Preparing for jobs in STEM fields should begin as early as elementary school

Chloe Girvan is not tech-savvy.

November 10, 2015 | Benjamin Bathke Deseret News | Education


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