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‘World Ready for the Faces of Tomorrow’ is the theme for ESOL Conference

HAYS – "World Ready for the Faces of Tomorrow" is the theme for Diverse Classrooms of the 21st Century: English for Speakers of Other Languages Conference on Monday, Jan. 30. This conference was made possible through a Kansas Board of Regents grant awarded to the Fort Hays State University Department of Teacher Education.

January 13, 2012 | | Education


Globe-Trotters: Study Abroad Scholarships take students around the world

From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university and donor sponsored scholarships.

January 08, 2012 | | Education


FHSU Student Recognition Programs for 2012 begin in Garden City, Dodge City on Jan. 15

This year's edition of Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city, two-month Student Recognition Program will begin in Garden City and Dodge City on Jan. 15, swing into Colorado and Nebraska, and end in Colby on March 5. The highlight at each event is the recognition of scholarship winners.

January 08, 2012 | | Education


GBHS debaters compete at regional tournament

The Great Bend High School affirmative debate team of Paige VanSteenburgh, Courtney Seevers and Alex Smith and the negative team of Michael Gieck and Mickey McNett represented Great Bend High School at the Regional Four-speaker Debate Tournament at Valley Center High School Dec. 17.

December 29, 2011 | | Education


MATC graduates

Manhattan Area Technical College held its fall commencement exercises on Dec. 9 at McCain Auditorium in Manhattan. Brent McKeeman, Manhattan Technical College Alumni, delivered the commencement address to over 70 graduates in nine programs of study. MATC awarded associate of applied science degrees, and 24 graduates received technical certificates.

December 24, 2011 | | Education


Three award-winning school administrators recall starting at BCC

Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser, Central Plains School District Superintendent Steve Woolf and Dodge City High School Principal Jacque Feist have at least three things in common.

December 23, 2011 | | Education


GBHS grad Nathan Koch earns DMA degree

2003 GBHS graduate Nathan Koch recently completed all requirements to earn a DMA degree in musical performance from the University of Texas in Austin.

December 18, 2011 | | Education


Great Bend Middle School Employee of the Month

Jackie Cook was nominated "Employee of the Month" at Great Bend Middle School by her students for being an awesome teacher. She is always willing to help and has a great attitude and personality.

December 18, 2011 | | Education


GBHS team takes part in Quest contest

A team from Great Bend High School was one of 52 teams that took in the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 3 at Washburn University.

December 18, 2011 | | Education


Local student earns Newman University Grant

WICHITA – Tanner Brown of Great Bend is one of the students who has received a $5,000 Newman Grant from Newman University. The grant can be renewed each year to a total of $20,000 over four years. A student must have 2.0-3.29 high school or college GPA. Freshman students must have a score of 18-22 on the ACT or equivalent SAT score to be eligible for the Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Recipients of the Newman Grant must be enrolled full-time.

December 10, 2011 | | Education


GBMS receives grant from Cox Communications

Christmas has come early for USD 428 in the form of a nearly $13,000 grant from Cox Communications.

December 04, 2011 | | Education


USD #428 looking at computer change

The USD 428 administration and the technology committee are now looking at changing the options to allow local teachers to choose a laptop computer or a stand-alone computer and an iPad for school use.

December 04, 2011 | | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond Award

December 04, 2011 | | Education


Project Cotton: Apparel and textile design students ready for runway

MANHATTAN – Students in Kansas State University's apparel and textile design program got a hands-on experience and a glimpse of what it takes to be a real-world designer.

December 03, 2011 | | Education


GBRH donation enhances Recess for Park students

Great Bend Regional Hospital is helping Park Elementary School students to stay active. The hospital provided a donation that is for the purchase of playground equipment, as well as indoor activity games. New jump ropes, balls and activity games are expected to arrive at the school in about a week.

December 02, 2011 | | Education


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Barton Community College announces fall 2014 graduates

Barton Community College has announced its list of graduates who earned associate degrees or certificates for career training during the fall semester of 2014.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Helen Keller on optimism, education and never giving up

In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.

March 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


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