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Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

Embracing ignorance is the key to expanding knowledge, argues the author of a new book on ignorance, writing in the New York Times.

September 12, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

When learning to code is cooler than learning French

"Code me some Java" is the new "como se llama."

September 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards local grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - On Thursday, Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Eisenhower Elementary School in Great Bend a $2,500 grant to support its VIP Lunch Club program. The local grant is part of over $4 million awarded on Sept. 10 to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the across the 43 states Dollar General serves.

September 11, 2015 | | Education

ACLU sues to stop Nevada's education savings accounts program

A new Nevada law that would create educational savings accounts that parents could use to mix and match educational needs has come under fire, with the ACLU filing a lawsuit alleging that parents who choose to use those funds to pay tuition at religious schools would be violating the state's Blaine Amendment.

September 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Watch this video to see back-to-school 'though the eyes of a kindergartner'

Entering kindergarten is an early milestone in a person's life, and a Missouri father didn't want to miss his daughter's first day, according to Daily Mail.

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Meet the retirees and preschool children who live together

What happens when elderly Americans and preschoolers share a building?

September 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Americans vote no to Common Core but yes to tougher standards

Two separate polls revealed Americans want more rigorous standards, just not by way of the Common Core.

September 10, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

Teachers show commitment to teaching by taking 'field trip' to students' homes

In Tennessee, bridging the student-teacher gap began with a bus ride, but the roles were reversed.

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

U.S. kids react — hilariously — to international school lunches

When it comes to school lunches from across the globe, a new clip by Cut Video shows not all of them are created equal — in the eyes of U.S. students, at least.

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Asians paying more for Princeton Review ACT prep than other students

Asian parents pay more for Princeton Review's ACT preparation courses, a new analysis by Pro Publica finds, even when controlling for income. Asians are almost twice as likely as non-Asians to be offered a higher price for the test preparation service, the study found.

September 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

One community's promise makes kids' college dreams happen

For the 2015 graduating class of Baldwin Senior High in Baldwin, Michigan, the pursuit of academic excellence started with a promise.

September 09, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Whether you are a parent, student or teacher, in some way or another, you are probably saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand new school year. Elementary school teachers everywhere are working hard to prepare for a new batch of students. Before they completely “revert” back to “teacher mode,” I thought it would be fun to reminisce of school years gone by, and asked them to reveal classroom confessions, both humorous and heartfelt. Grab an apple, tuck a pencil behind your ear, and try to enjoy “back to school” from a teacher’s point of view. (Names have ...

September 09, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen | Education

Shirley nominated for state award

Tyler Shirley, Jefferson School physical education teacher, has been nominated by USD 428 for the Kansas Horizon Award. The program is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and recognizes first-year teachers for excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Sistine chairs

Brayden Powell, Great Bend High School freshman and student in Karen Clark's world history class, assumes the role of Michelangelo while learning about the Renaissance. Students taped paper under their desks and laid on their backs while drawing and coloring a picture. This gave them hands-on experience of what the famous artist would have gone through to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

Musical notes

Great Bend High School graduates who are now in Barton Community College music classes pose for a photo.

September 07, 2015 | | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse ...

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

Generations of American students who lunched on mystery meat, sloppy Joes, limp pizza, creamed turkey and the ubiquitous pigs in a blanket may now look ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

As autism rates rise, expanding technology careers offer a viable pathway for many

Autism rates jumped from around 1.25 percent to 2.2 percent in recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | 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


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