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25 years after the first charter school, model sees steady growth but results remain a work in progr

It's been 25 years since Minnesota launched the charter school movement in June of 1991, and after years of steady growth, charters are now a controversial but fixed piece of America's educational landscape, according to a group of experts gathered at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., recently to mark the upcoming anniversary of the first charter law.

May 11, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Despite poverty and teen pregnancy, new National Teacher of the Year overcame challenges

The new National Teacher of the Year announced last week came from humble beginnings and faced textbook challenges, including a teen pregnancy. Jahana Hayes, who has taught in her hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, high school for the past decade, now tries to offer her students the same support she got.

May 10, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New online testing glitches leaving states flummoxed around the country

Tennessee last week became the latest state to cancel its standardized tests for the year, after glitches in the online testing system became unmanageable, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

May 08, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Construction management program building popularity at Fort Hays State

The assistant project manager leaned back in a chair in his company's job trailer, and his face broke into a grin.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Hoisington is full of character

TOPEKA - Hoisington Middle School was honored May 6 at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka as one of 25 Kansas schools and school districts offering excellent character education that focuses on students' social, emotional and character development.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Why the value of a college degree doesn't come by accident

At the end of April and beginning of May, students across the nation trade in their textbooks and I.D. cards for a diploma. And, in many cases, a lot of debt.

May 04, 2016 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education


This controversial law could help schools in Nevada struggling with growth booms

A controversial state law that would offer education savings accounts to all parents regardless of family income is tied up in the courts, with the state attorney general pushing this week for the state’s Supreme Court to step in and decide the law’s constitutionality.

May 02, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Brookman leads SC Debate to sixth place national finish

The Sterling College Debate Team traveled to Muncie, Ind., to take another top-ten title with sophomore Gage Brookman forging new ground at the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National Tournament. Brookman, of Hutchinson, finished third, marking the first time a Sterling College student has broken into the Elite Eight. The team took sixth place in Debate Sweepstakes, the school's second highest finish to date.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Newman University honors student achievements at Academic Awards Convocation

Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 21 on the Newman campus.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


GBHS Musicians bring home 13 Gold Medals from State Music Festival

Thirteen first place medals were brought home by Great Bend High School musicians from the State Music Contest held Saturday, April 23, at Emporia High School. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet (Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland), and soloists Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone, Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba; Dorian Lueth, viola; Ethan Wedel and Kayn Milholland, voice. Those receiving "II"s were: the Low Brass Ensemble (Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams), soloists Ben Diel, trumpet; Eric Vazquez, contra alto clarinet; and Aubrey Maneth ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards more than $10,000 to student entrepreneurs

A statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring 29 high school teams and four universities has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students from across the state with more than $10,000 in prize money.

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


PSU releases list of Spring 2016 graduates

About 1,200 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 6 and 7. Commencement exercises will be held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday, May 6, the ceremony for the students in the College of Technology will be at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony for students in the College of Education will be at 8 p.m. Saturday May 7, Kelce College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will begin at ...

May 01, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Job prospects looking up for new college graduates, employer survey says

Good news for college students about to enter the workforce comes from two new surveys of employers.

April 28, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2015 national teacher on what she's learned about U.S. education after visiting 30 states in one yea

A year ago this week, Shanna Peeples was named National Teacher of the Year from among 51 state Teachers of the Year, each selected from hundreds of applications in their states. Peeples spent the last year traveling the U.S. and the world, speaking with teachers and students about education. As her tenure comes to an end, we spoke with her about what she learned. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Surprising new app helps special-ed students using mobile devices stay on task in school

A new "Score It" app being tested in special-ed classrooms beeps students at intervals throughout the day asking them "Are you on task?" and giving them two buttons to quickly answer "yes or no."

April 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Reed elected to KSSA board

USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed has been elected to the Kansas School Superintendents Association (KSSA) board of directors.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


The simple way parents can help their college student grow

College today may not be offering students the education parents want for their children.

May 16, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Hutchinson Community College Health Information Management grads

The Health Information Management (HIM) Program at Hutchinson Community College presented their 2016 graduating class with certification pins in ceremonies on Friday, May 6.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Local students named Governor’s Scholar’s

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Abigail Stiner and Taylor Huslig of Great Bend High School and Emily Jae Hammond of Hoisington High ...

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Above and Beyond students named

Great Bend Middle School announces the April through May Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have ...

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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