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Hoisington Middle School leadership students

Each nine weeks Hoisington Middle School faculty and staff choose students who have shown leadership throughout the school. This can include being respectful to adults and students, improving in grades, being helpful in and out of the classroom and just showing leadership qualities. To promote these qualities, students participate in a Leadership Luncheon. On Dec. 16, the chosen students were treated to pizza for lunch.

December 20, 2015 | | Education

Hoisington kids donate to food bank

Roosevelt Elementary School students collected canned goods and money to donate to the Hoisington Food Bank. Pictured are Preschoolers from Kim Specht's room: Colton Staudinger, Brinley Maier, and Reed Ney.

December 17, 2015 | | Education

St. Joseph students connecting with Woodhaven residents

Once a month, a selected group of students from St. Joseph School visits the residents of Woodhaven Care Center. The students entertain the residents in a number of ways from reading with them one-on-one to leading them in games of BINGO to interacting individually with a variety of board or card games.

December 14, 2015 | | Education

For better mental health, consider delaying kindergarten, Stanford study suggests

A study by Stanford Graduate School of Education professor Thomas Dee suggests that delaying kindergarten by one year, known as "redshirting," can significantly reduce hyperactivity and boost attention spans.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

How much math do college-bound students really need?

Amping up math standards has been a key piece of the campaign to get American high school students "college and career ready," but some critics say the math skills now demanded of many high school students are simply harder than they need to be, even for the majority of college-bound students.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Florida middle school boost academic results by going to all boys, but critics abound

The teachers at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy sat in stunned silence on their first day back from summer break. It was the fall of 2011, and principal John Haley had just announced that the state had given their school a “D” grade.

December 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

K-State’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter celebrates 100 years, initiates newest members

Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society, has initiated new members for fall 2015.

December 13, 2015 | | Education

PSU releases list of Fall 2015 graduates

About 560 students participated in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on December 11th. Commencement exercises were held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Area graduates include: Hoisington: Katherine M. Willis - BSE; Larned:

December 13, 2015 | | Education

Google Chromebooks conquer the K-12 market, swamping Apple and Microsoft

Barely one year after the Los Angeles Unified School district canceled its controversial billion dollar contract with Apple to provide iPads to its schools, Apple has been eclipsed by the far cheaper Google Chromebook, which now holds over 50 percent of the K-12 market, NBC News reports.

December 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Was this teacher wrong to wash a student's mouth out with soap? Here's what parents are saying

References to the movie "A Christmas Story" aren't uncommon this time of year, but a North Carolina teacher's method of reprimanding one student has people mainly mentioning a scene in the film documenting an old-school form of punishment.

December 09, 2015 | Payton Davis FamilyShare | Education

How public universities can brace for budget cuts without increasing tuition

Public universities in many states are scrambling to cover rising costs even as state commitment to cover them tapers off.

December 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Studying before sleeping improves memory, study finds

A study at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that subjects who slept for eight hours after studying pictures and memorizing the names that go with the images performed significantly better recalling the material if they slept eight hours before taking the test than those who took the test later that same day.

December 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Need help developing the brain of a toddler or infant? There's an app for that

Know a parent who needs help developing the brain of an infant or toddler? There’s a free app for that. It’s called Vroom, and it’s the brainchild of a team of scientists working with the Bezos Family Foundation, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

December 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Test your math savvy against the Common Core test.

One of the main common core testing groups has released actual test question samples from its 2015 tests for all grades and subjects, giving parents and the public a window into an ongoing controversy over how to hold teachers and schools accountable for student learning.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Look at this year's naughty or nice list before Santa checks it twice

We may have just found Santa’s naughty and nice list.

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

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KMTA District 5 Auditions

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education

Kansas schools awarded more than $90,000 through nutrition grant program

Fourteen Kansas schools will be able to expand their school breakfast programs thanks to a grant totaling more than $90,0000 from the 2016 Fuel ...

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education

Kansas State University students earn summer degrees, graduation honors

More than 600 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 60 Kansas counties, 40 states and 28 countries.

October 15, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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