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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


90% of parents think their children are at or above grade level

Nearly all American parents think their children are on track with their grade level, even though over half of children are behind their grade standards, according to national test scores.

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Restoring the brain: An emerging science looks at how our mind rejuvenates itself

A stone's throw from bluffs peppered with ancient Anasazi petroglyphs, the river flows smooth and fast along a reed-covered bank shaded by willows. Students with EEG caps wander from a tent through the reeds to a sandy river bank, where they will meditate while laptops record their brain activity. There is no sound but the river and the wind.

April 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Writer’s contest winners announced

Smoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from January through March from 18 communities across central and western Kansas. Children ages kindergarten through third grade were eligible to enter stories.

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Virgil Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, retires

Mr. Virgil Lee Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, Lewis USD 502, Lewis, will retire on July 1. Mr. Ritchie has been with the Lewis Public Schools for 22 years, six years as High School Principal and the last 16 years as Superintendent of Schools, which is the longest tenure for a Superintendent in Lewis Public Schools history. Mr. Ritchie has been in education for 34 years – 1982-85 at Waconda USD 272 (Teacher, School Counselor, Coach); 1985-86 at Great Bend USD 428 (School Counselor); 1986-94 at Ness City USD 303 (School Counselor, Coach); 1994-2016 at Lewis USD 502 (Principal, Superintendent).

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


My genes made me miserable. Now what?

If modern science is correct, it seems somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of our happiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our genetics. It also seems the majority of us are programmed to be wound up tight full of stress and anxiety.

April 21, 2016 | Christine Walker FamilyShare | Education


New education secretary wants well-rounded learning

In a landmark but not entirely surprising speech this week in Las Vegas, new Education Secretary John B. King called for a broadening of school curriculum beyond the narrow emphasis of reading and math.

April 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Conference to help teachers infuse ag in classrooms

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is announcing its first-ever summer conference for Kansas teachers. The one-day event is being held on June 2 at the Salina Bicentennial center and is open to all Kansas teachers, volunteers, out-of-school program coordinators and those interested in agriculture education.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Students, tutors give new SAT exam mixed reviews in its first month

When she took the SAT in March, Karissa Cloutier, a high school junior in New Hampshire, was one of the first students to take the newest iteration of the test, originally the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which has been administered since 1926. It went pretty well, she says, although she would have hoped for more time on the reading sections.

April 19, 2016 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


The real cost of college is confusing and hidden, new study says

Getting young people into college gets them nowhere if the cost of getting that degree has been poorly estimated and students can’t afford to finish, argues a new report by a University of Wisconsin sociologist.

April 17, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former local teacher honored

Former Great Bend High School graduate (1994) and Great Bend Middle School teacher (2003-07) Jamie Wetig has been named Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Wetig is currently serving as the Assistant Middle School Principal at Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


New members selected to Blue Key senior honorary for 2016-2017

Blue Key, Kanas State University's senior honorary, has selected its new members for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2016 class of Snyder Leaders

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected members of the 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development program is for outstanding students entering their final year of undergraduate studies at the university.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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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


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