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​Barton County Academy announces enrollment

Barton County Academy announced its enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year. BAC is a learning center for high school completion, located at 5220 10th St., Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Education


North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a North Carolina-based program.

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to checking off "insurance" on the needs list. Although not a physical item to be included in the packing, insurance for your student is a necessary item to consider.

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education


Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15, which is a 1.04 percent increase over last year, and a 47 percent increase since the growth trend began in 2007-08, according to the FTE data gathered at the close of the spring semester. Note: Figures subject to slight changes until data "freeze" date in August. This information is a reflection of the current outlook.

August 02, 2015 | | Education


What a fight over Shakespeare means for public education

In 1973, only 9 percent of Americans said they had "very little" trust in public education, according to Gallup's report on confidence in public institutions. On the other hand, 58 percent said they had either "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of trust in the school system.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it.

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

Saturday was the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, and scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford.

July 20, 2015 | Erika Mahterian Deseret News | Education


Local students earn a spot on 4.0 business honor scholars list at FHSU

Business students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2015 semester have been named to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Honor Scholar list at Fort Hays State University.

July 19, 2015 | | Education


Dr. Adam John appointed to Chief Executive Officer of eduKan Consortium

After extensive search by the eduKan Board of Directors, Adam K. John Ph.D. MBA, has been appointed to CEO of the award-winning consortium to support six community colleges in Kansas and manage the online technology platform.

July 19, 2015 | | Education


Morgan receives Bealer scholarship

The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering. The scholarship is a way to continue to honor Ryan and promote his values. Ryan gifted spirit and talents touched lives in memorable and unique way.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


New CEO appointed to lead eduKan

The new chief executive officer of the eduKan Consortium, Dr. Adam K. John, brings years of experience in higher education.

July 17, 2015 | | Education


Student-led campaigns pushing universities to divest in for-profit prisons

A student-led campaign led to Columbia University becoming the first university in the United States to divest from prison corporations.

July 16, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


GOP governors running for President tout, tweak and run from their education records

Some of the Republican Party’s most promising presidential candidates in 2016 are governors or former governors running on their executive experience. Unlike senators, whose experience typically consists of votes and position statements, governors have to govern, leaving a record of hard choices, hurt feelings and other debris behind. That record of choices provides a window into a candidate’s core values and leadership style that is hard to get from a senator.

July 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Are licensing regulations killing small businesses?

At first glance there doesn't seem to be much connection between ridesharing services Uber and Lyft being booted out of Austin, Texas markets earlier ...

May 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Does warning students about loan debt lead to less borrowing?

Could student debt be curtailed by just sending a letter telling students how much they have borrowed and how long it will take to pay ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


British proposal would tie a university's tuition to its teaching quality

As part of a recently announced education improvement plan, Britain will allow some universities to charge tuition based on quality of teaching. According to Quartz ...

May 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Is free speech on campus under threat?

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and libertarian oil magnate Charles Koch argue in a coauthored Wall Street Journal op ed that free speech on ...

May 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Nursing scholarships available

The Kansas Nurses Foundation is seeking applicants for nursing scholarships to be awarded for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline to apply is June 30.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Barton County Farm Bureau scholarships

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Ellinwood High/Middle School Honor Roll

4th Quarter

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS FFA scholarships awarded

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


McPherson College announces honor roll, honorable mention

McPherson College has recognized its highest academic achievers in their spring 2016 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention students. To qualify for the Honor Roll, students ...

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


153 McPherson College graduates announced

Circles, bowls, and an empty podium were the key images for the McPherson College Class of 2016 to take with them from Commencement.

May 21, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


BCC honors graduates at Ft Riley

FORT RILEY - Retired Sgt. Jenise Hiram grew up in an environment of alcoholism, crime and violence in The Bronx, New York. In terms of life ...

May 19, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT Barton Community College | Education


Reed elected to KSSA board

USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed has been elected to the Kansas School Superintendents Association (KSSA) board of directors.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The simple way parents can help their college student grow

College today may not be offering students the education parents want for their children.

May 16, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


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