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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


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


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Bullies on the school bus and what educators are doing about it

The fight between two middle school boys was captured on video showing one boy repeatedly punching another student cornered in his seat and kicking back ...

April 24, 2017 | Mariana Chrisney Deseret News | Education


GBMS elite groups perform

Members of Great Bend Middle School vocal ensembles Music in Motion and Women in Harmony entertained with song and dance April 11 at the Great ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU Alumni Association announces nominees for 2017’s outstanding graduating senior

HAYS - Forty-five graduating seniors at Fort Hays State University have been nominated for the 2017 Torch Award, highest student honor given at FHSU.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Jordaan Foundation scholars named

For 46 years the Jordaan Scholarships have been awarded to students graduating from the high schools located only in Pawnee County. Each scholarship provides $8 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Stafford students Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge award winners

MANHATTAN - A student entrepreneurship competition featuring high school and collegiate teams from across Kansas has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students with $75,000 in prize money.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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