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The newest rising star in education is a country you may have trouble finding on a map

The rising star in education innovation may be Estonia. And according to the Hechinger report, it gets its momentum not by ignoring struggling students at the bottom of the curve but by pulling them along.

July 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


What the data tell us about being in a kid in America

The best state to be a kid is Minnesota, followed by Massachusetts and Iowa, according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The worst state to be a kid is Mississippi, followed by New Mexico and Louisiana.

July 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Boarding charter school tallies weak results, but critic says test scores tell us nothing

When kids struggle with poverty and neglect at home, can they get a boost at a boarding school? According to a new study of a prominent effort in the nation's capital, the answer is … maybe not.

July 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Drunkorexia: a new fad on college campuses?

A survey conducted by a psychology professor at the University of Houston suggests alcohol may govern college campus life even more than most people suppose, and it may be affecting the way students eat.

July 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Newman University honors 2016 graduates

The Newman University Spring 2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies were held on May 14 at Central Community Church. The Undergraduate ceremony was held at 10 a.m. The Graduate ceremony was held at 3 p.m. A total of 258 graduates were recognized.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


5 jobs with huge pay gaps across the country

Same job, but different pay.

July 07, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


How teachers will benefit from Amazon Inspire: The new online education resources platform

This week, Amazon announced the release of a new online education platform, Amazon Inspire.

July 06, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


New Missouri law requires dyslexia screenings and teacher training on the reading disorder

Missouri students will now be screened for dyslexia under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Teachers will now also be required to take two hours of training on recognizing and dealing with dyslexia.

July 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Milwaukee dumps well-intentioned but widely panned police-in-the-classroom program

Milwaukee has thought better of a program designed by the city's police department to familiarize teenagers with police practices, improve rapport with the community, and reduce the odds of violent confrontations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

July 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barton Community College Dean’s List/President’s List

Barton Community College has named 255 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Southwest Baptist University has releases honor roll

SBU also has released the Spring 2016 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Local student on the list is Hunter Middleton, Great Bend, President's List

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators in the schools.

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Louisiana to mandate cursive education in 3rd through 12th grades

Bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on keyboard skills, Louisiana's governor has announced that he will sign a bill requiring that cursive be taught in the state's public schools from 3rd through 12th grade.

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven mo

In the second go around for California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state's education policy has bucked the national trend toward using standardized testing to evaluate schools and teachers, writes Matt Barnum at The 74, a nonprofit education news site.

June 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why male teachers of color are being incorporated into the classroom

In New York City, just 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is setting out to change that through a new program called NYC Men Teach.

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty 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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