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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


Half the recession-driven college students of 2009 still haven't graduated

Just over half of new college students in 2009, or roughly 53 percent, had earned their bachelor's degree six years later, a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds, a dramatic drop from the 56 percent from the 2007 cohort.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Tennesee Promise program offers opportunity with high hurdles for many struggling college students

A new policy in Tennessee is making is offering two years of free tuition to all high school graduates to community colleges or technical schools. The offer, funded by the state's lottery, seems to have made a difference, as state higher education enrollment this year jumped to nearly 51,000, up from 46,000 the year before.

November 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | 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 School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2014-2015 school year.

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 year, her dream to make a living as a certified mechanic is being realized.

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 angles.

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 back with queasy nostalgia on bygone days their children will never know.

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 researchers were quick to note the difference reflects a change in categories, not a sudden spike in autism.

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 of fact checkers, who noted, correctly, that the average philosophy major does earn more than the average welder.

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, Technology and Mathematics.

November 22, 2015 | | Education


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Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Great Bend program

Students from central Kansas were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU graphic design students to display projects at the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art

Packaging, print and motion graphic projects from graphic design students at Fort Hays State University will be exhibited in the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, located ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Volunteers praised for helping schools

At the Feb. 13 Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, interim superintendent Khris Thexton noted that volunteers spend more than 120 hours a ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GB senior chosen for state band

Great Bend High School senior Allison Regehr was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 23-25. Regehr ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


ROSE Award

Jody Messersmith received a ROSE award (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) from Great Bend USD 428 at the Feb. 13 board of education meeting.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GBMS bands perform, earn 1 ratings

The Great Bend 7th and 8th Grade Bands under the direction of Don Regehr and Mark DeWald showed off their talent on Monday, Feb. 13 ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Fort Hays State University announces fall 2016 graduates

A total of 765 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2016 semester.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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