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Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time between 8th and 12th grades to study genocide, according to the Associated Press. The law specifically requires attention to the massacres of Jews under the Nazis and the Armenian genocide during World War I, perpetrated by the Turkish regime. The Holocaust is thought to have cost 6 million lives, the Armenian genocide 1.5 million.

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them are either minorities or members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates.

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

A total of 2,111 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2016 semester.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


High school students learn to lead the animal science industry

Twenty students from four states gathered on the Kansas State University campus June 8-11, to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills. These participants comprised a cohort of the eighth annual K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA) in Manhattan.

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Kansas Sheriffs Association scholarship awards

Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. This year thirteen $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to celebrate innovations in science, technology, engineering, art, math and individuals who contributed to the Maker Movement.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun case

A Baltimore-area boy who originally was suspended from school as a 7-year-old in 2013 has lost his appeal in court, the Washington Post reports. The boy, who is now 11, became a poster child for humorless over-reacting school officials when he was sanctioned for having chewed his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun and told classmates, "Look, I made a gun."

June 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Success in adult second language learning linked to genes and brain activity

How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Free online college courses now an option for refugees

For the first time ever, refugees around the world can receive a free online education for their first two years of college.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


U.S. teenagers are not doing drugs, smoking, drinking or having sex as much as they used to

According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on risky youth behaviors, from 2014 to 2016 fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking, smoking, abusing drugs and having sex.

June 22, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


What happened to calculus classes in high schools?

According to a new report from the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. offer calculus courses and 63 percent offer physics courses.

June 20, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

4th Nine Weeks

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Sterling College Spring Dean’s Honor Roll announced

Sterling College named 200 students to the spring Dean's Honor Roll for 2016. Students recognized are those who completed the semester with a 3.5 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work. Eligible students did not receive an F or incomplete in any course.

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Too many students leave integrity behind when traveling overseas for school

Cheating is a problem in American universities, but the problem is most severe with foreign students, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows. A review of a dozen large public universities found 5.1 reports of cheating per 100 foreign students, compared to one report per 100 domestic students.

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Separate and unequal: how school funding differences happen, and how they handicap poor schools

One day in May, principal Lisa Mace stepped into the hallway on her way to a formal observation in one of 26 classrooms she supervises.

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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