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Some fraternities are under fire, but are all fraternities bad?

Both the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of California Los Angeles found themselves under fire Thursday morning after hosting a “Kanye Western” party, in which partygoers dressed up in “baggy clothes, plumped lips and padded bottoms” and, in some cases, black face by way of charcoal, according to The Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper.

October 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Should grads be allowed to declare bankruptcy on student loans?

With presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton calling for an end to "the crushing burden of student debt," some higher education experts have begun to question federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

October 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Education


Roosevelt top sellers

Roosevelt Elementary School recently had their annual fall trash bag fundraiser. The top sellers this year were Mason Martin, Drew Hekele, Carah Maddox, Campbell Husted, Peyton Lomas, and Alaina Steinertt. The money raised from this fundraiser helps buy classroom items and playground equipment. Trash bags are still available through the school, or by calling 620-653-4470.

October 09, 2015 | | Education


Central Plains Middle School names October Students of the Month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Kristi Weeks, Emily Ryan and Lawson Oeser as the October Students of the Month.

October 09, 2015 | | Education


Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in The Atlantic. Kindergarten in Walker's adopted country is largely devoted to play, discovery and socialization.

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in ur

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, with schools in New Orleans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana made the fateful decision to pull most of those schools into the existing Recovery School District, whose mission was to take failing schools and turn them into charter schools.

October 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving cabinet member will have been at the center of educational upheavals for seven years, during which he carved out an aggressively reformist and centrist policy space.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not oval.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates, according to the Hechinger Report.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead on a combination of academic profile and online skills testing.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Local students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Local students are among the 400 who completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the summer 2015 term.

October 04, 2015 | | Education


Freshmen honorary Quest selects members for 2015-2016

A Kansas State University honorary that helps outstanding freshmen become future campus leaders has selected new members for the 2015-2016 new year.

October 04, 2015 | | Education


Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Great Bend

Sixteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,300 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club's alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 22, in Great Bend.

October 04, 2015 | | Education


Dumping billions down the drain? Teacher "professional development" spending a total waste, study ar

Teacher professional development is an enormous sinkhole, sucking billions of dollars every year and producing no measurable results, says a new study by TNTP, a New York-based nonprofit education reform group formerly known as The New Teacher Project. TNTP's 370 staff members work on the ground in schools around the country helping schools sharpen curriculum, improve hiring practices and retain top teachers.

October 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Teachers can be bullies too: Chicago mother says special-needs son was dressed in trash bag

Chicago mother Nyesha Terry wasn’t exactly thrilled when she visited her son Lloyd’s kindergarten classroom and found him wearing a trash bag, according to WGN-TV.

September 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


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Great Bend senior a BBB 2017 Student of Integrity Award winner

Often, when you see "ethics" in the headlines, there is usually trouble – an investigation or violation of a law, rule or code. The Better Business ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU Honors College welcomes new members

HAYS - The Honors College at Fort Hays State University has selected 31 new students, including five current FHSU students and 26 incoming freshmen.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Local student named Governor’s Scholar

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Madison Otter of Great Bend High School was selected to attend the 34th Annual Governor's Scholars ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


HMS honor roll

Hoisington Middle School has released the Honor Roll for the 4th nine weeks.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Central Plains High School Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 22 graduates and ten alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 14 ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Credit Union of America awards scholarship to local student

Wichita - Credit Union of America (CUA) has awarded eight students with scholarship funds from Credit Union of America's John Michener Scholarship program for the ...

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Q&A: Could less school and fewer tests be the key to better scores?

Timothy Walker is an American school teacher who suffered a nervous breakdown teaching in Massachusetts before finding peace of mind and career satisfaction teaching second-graders ...

May 19, 2017 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Q&A: Common misconceptions about how humans learn

Ulrich Boser was a slow learner as a child, a fact that ultimately motivated him to study learning. At some point, Boser says he broke ...

May 17, 2017 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Kansas State University launches community development online graduate certificate

MANHATTAN - To help educate people interested in fostering positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change, Kansas State University will launch a new online graduate certificate ...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


K-State Soil Judging Team takes 2nd at nationals

MANHATTAN – Kansas State University's Soil Judging Team won 2nd place in the "Overall Team" and 2nd place in the "Group Judging" categories at the ...

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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