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Barton celebrates inmate success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Second chances and renewed hope for brighter futures for inmates were underscored by the speakers at the 10th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

October 26, 2014 | | Education


BCC students shine against national competitors

The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.

October 24, 2014 | | Education


Step It Up For a Cure

Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.

October 19, 2014 | | Education


Renowned composer to perform on Oct. 20 at UPC

The Department of Music at Sterling College will host Lloyd Larson as the guest composer for the Fifth Annual Composer Festival on Oct. 20. Larson has published over 1,000 compositions and arrangements, resulting in a robust career as a national clinician. The Highland Singers, Sterling Chorale and Concert Choir will join Larson for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the United Presbyterian Church in Sterling. The concert is free and open to the public.

October 19, 2014 | | Education


Teacher achievements recognized

Fourth grade teacher Tammy Cale and physical education teacher Bryan Scott, both of Riley Elementary School, were given well-deserved recognition by the USD 428 Board of Education, led by Kevin Mauler, president, Monday night.

October 19, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Education


Jefferson jump ropers

It was a heartfelt day for Jefferson School students and staff as they recently learned their efforts last spring earned them recognition from the American Heart Association.

October 12, 2014 | | Education


Barton Community College announces summer 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees and those who earned certificates for career training during the summer semester of 2014.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


Former Obama press secretary launches Sebelius Lecture Series for 2014-2015

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni will feature an appearance in November by Jay Carney, former press secretary to President Barack Obama.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


FFA attends State Fair

October 05, 2014 | | Education


“Jane Eyre” to take the stage Oct. 9 at Sterling College Oct. 1

Music will fill Culbertson Auditorium Oct. 9-11, as Sterling College students and community members unite to produce "Jane Eyre," a musical based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. The show will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Seating is reserved and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. The box office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 6, for reservations by phone at 620-278-4265.

October 05, 2014 | | Education


GED orientation classes starting

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its nine-week GED Preparation Class.

October 03, 2014 | | Education


BCC Forensics team competes at Hutch

The Barton Debate and Forensics team performed well in its first tournament of the year at the "Debates on a Plain" tournament at Hutchinson Community College September 26-28.

October 03, 2014 | | Education




Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,200 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 16, in Great.

September 28, 2014 | | Education


BCC to host web design for beginners course

Barton Community College will offer web design course from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 28 – Nov. 13 in the Technical Building, room T-117.

September 19, 2014 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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