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15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Sternberg Museum plans summer camps to inspire passion for science

Paleontology, geology and biology camps will offer elementary, middle and high school students an opportunity to fall in love with science this summer through Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History series of outdoor field camps, day camps and overnight family camping trips.

May 03, 2015 | | Education


Ellinwood kids versus cops in dodgeball match

Meanwhile, over at the Ellinwood Elementary School, students were enjoying a break from the usual P.E. program. Friday, members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 23, met in the gym for several friendly rounds of dodge ball.

May 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Education


End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.

May 01, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University found that cohabitation before marriage often causes married couples to separate.

April 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again last week when the school announced a partnership with EdX to provide a full year of freshman online coursework in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take and then convert into ASU college credit.

April 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


89-year-old WWII vet scores touchdown in alumni football game

Bryan Sperry’s still got it.

April 29, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


One thing that is needlessly holding some students back from making more money

More and more, researchers are finding the impact of college has been misconstrued. While the mass media narrative has trended away from the importance of a degree, studies are finding that a college education might be more useful now than at any time in recent memory.

April 29, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Learning through video games: Department of Education seeks to harness technology for teaching

The Department of Education hosted a Games for Learning Summit in New York City this month, reports Tech Times, bringing together educators, student and parents as well as video game producers and publishers in an effort to find the best way of harnessing technology for education.

April 29, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Half of Ph.D. students are depressed, new study says

While it’s easy to think that Ph.D. students have it pretty good — after all, people with doctoral degrees are likely to earn an average of $3.4 million throughout their professional life — recent research indicates that Ph.D. students view their own futures with a bleak eye.

April 29, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Want your kids to eat healthy? Make their meals like McDonald's

Maybe McDonald’s has been doing it right all along.

April 29, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

When Christie Fierro, a communications instructor at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, saw students struggling in her eight-week communications class, she decided to ask them about it.

April 26, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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Barton Community College announces spring 2016 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the spring semester of 2016.

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend Headstart honors volunteer

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU alum honors her educational journey, supports alma mater’s entrepreneurship program

By Diane Gasper-O'Brien

July 30, 2016 | Tribune Staff | 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


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