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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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Articles by Section - Education


The shift in the way society values kindergarten

With higher expectations and accountability for early educators and parents, kindergarten curriculums have become increasingly more difficult, with a higher focus on advanced math and ...

July 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


EduKan names Lahargoue as CEO

EduKan has chosen Esther Lahargoue to lead the distance education efforts and strategic direction for the Great Bend-based consortium's six community colleges, effective July ...

July 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hispanic students may have the most room to grow when it comes to college completion

Sometimes breaking down and connecting statistics in a graph tells us things that are easy to miss. For example, this series of graphs published in ...

July 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why some college students have to choose between buying textbooks or going hungry

The starving student is becoming a reality, well beyond the stereotypical college student living off ramen noodles.

July 21, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Does eliminating failing grades help students not fail?

If schools eliminated all test scores and all letter grades, what would be left to measure outcomes?

July 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why graduate students leave without finishing

Why do half of doctoral students leave graduate school without finishing?

July 20, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


New study sheds light on girls' resilience and the academic gender gap

Girls may be just tougher than boys. That's one way to interpret a new study on the life outcomes of kindergartners who had behavioral ...

July 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lead continues to stir troubled drinking waters schools from coast to coast

From Baltimore and Newark to Chicago and Portland, Oregon, lead in school water is worrying parents and sparking testing initiatives. The bottled water industry isn ...

July 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The power of introverted students

Attention has been brought to recent cultural disparities regarding introverts — and teachers may not fully understand the capabilities of introverted students.

July 18, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


K-State Family of the Year application

The Chimes Junior Honorary is seeking applications for the "Family of the Year" program, which recognizes families who have demonstrated their dedication to the K-State ...

July 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


What to look for in a high-quality preschool

When enrolling a child in preschool, there are multiple factors to consider to ensure the best early learning experience possible.

July 16, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


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