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One community's promise makes kids' college dreams happen

For the 2015 graduating class of Baldwin Senior High in Baldwin, Michigan, the pursuit of academic excellence started with a promise.

September 09, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Whether you are a parent, student or teacher, in some way or another, you are probably saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand new school year. Elementary school teachers everywhere are working hard to prepare for a new batch of students. Before they completely “revert” back to “teacher mode,” I thought it would be fun to reminisce of school years gone by, and asked them to reveal classroom confessions, both humorous and heartfelt. Grab an apple, tuck a pencil behind your ear, and try to enjoy “back to school” from a teacher’s point of view. (Names have ...

September 09, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen KSL.com | Education


Shirley nominated for state award

Tyler Shirley, Jefferson School physical education teacher, has been nominated by USD 428 for the Kansas Horizon Award. The program is sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education and recognizes first-year teachers for excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Sistine chairs

Brayden Powell, Great Bend High School freshman and student in Karen Clark's world history class, assumes the role of Michelangelo while learning about the Renaissance. Students taped paper under their desks and laid on their backs while drawing and coloring a picture. This gave them hands-on experience of what the famous artist would have gone through to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Musical notes

Great Bend High School graduates who are now in Barton Community College music classes pose for a photo.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Big Benefit Auction raises nearly $53K

With a smile a mile wide, former Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek fought back grateful tears as hand after hand shot up in the audience to pledge money in honor of Holopirek and her husband, Mel, during the 37th annual Big Benefit Auction on August 22.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Art According to Humphrey

USD 428 elementary art students of Melissa Watson complete artwork depicting the main character in "The World According to Humphrey." The book is the inaugural One District, One Book reading initiative selection. The program will roll out on Sept. 25 as Superintendent Brad Reed reads the first chapter to K-6th grade students.

September 07, 2015 | | Education


Pell grants expanding to benefit students in unlikely places

The Pell program, which awards grants mostly to undergraduate students receiving conventional college educations, is expanding to benefit non-traditional students in unlikely places.

September 06, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Procrastination pays when it comes to back-to-school shopping

Chances are your kids are back at school. If you haven't finished their back-to-school shopping, you're not alone.

September 06, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Traveling disability exhibit comes to FHSU

Fort Hays State University will host the Ability Ally Initiative on campus Sept. 9-11. The traveling exhibit focuses on awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities.

September 06, 2015 | Randy Gonzales University Relations and Marketing | Education


N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ruled, after finding that the district had not given him any proper warning and due process.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will offers degrees to aspiring or current teachers based on their proven competence rather than seat time.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according to WalletHub's "2015's Most and Least Educated Cities" analysis.

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they lean seems to depend on who asks the question and how they phrase it.

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Why student intervention is the perfect bullying antidote

Rather than feel sorry for herself, 16-year-old junior Natalie Hampton decided to do something about the bullying she was experiencing at school.

September 26, 2016 | Seth Olson Deseret News | Education


Why some elementary schools and teachers are nixing homework

Do elementary kids in America need homework to learn? Apparently not, according to research and new approaches by grade school teachers across the country.

September 25, 2016 | Seth Olson Deseret News | Education


146 Kansas State University students receive 2016-17 Legacy Scholarships

Recipients of the K-State Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarships were recognized during a presentation at the Kansas State University football game in Manhattan on Sept ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Spare family named Kansas State University’s 2016 Family of the Year

MANHATTAN - In 139 combined years of attendance at Kansas State University, the Spare family has been involved in academics, campus activities, athletics and overseas learning ...

September 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why this public school district might close every one of its high schools

A proposed education plan calling for the closure of all four public high schools in Erie, Pennsylvania, is causing a stir, with the district's ...

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Education


Collapse of for-profit giant ITT Tech leaves high school students in the lurch, too.

Just as classes were about to start earlier this month, the widely advertised ITT Tech, a for-profit technical college, left 35,000 college students at ...

September 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Great Bend USD 428 calendar

The following events are on the Great Bend USD 428 calendar for this week and beyond.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend USD 428 Site Councils

Great Bend USD 428 principals submitted names of recommended 2016-2017 Site Council members for their schools. The following individuals were approved at last Monday's ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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