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Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Sweet Briar College professors unanimously oppose school closing

When Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in rural Virginia, announced earlier this month that it was closing, many observers were surprised, as the college is still sitting on a sizable $85 million endowment.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

Benay Josselson’s 7 1/2-year-old son, whom she describes as “high-functioning on the autistic spectrum,” is allowed to take breaks during class and, in certain classes, to use so-called fidget toys to help him focus. But in other classes at the Rockland County, New York, Jewish day school, teachers who find the "fidgets" distracting don't permit them.

March 24, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News.

March 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides for MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band has good showing at league festival

The EHS band had a good day at the league music festival on March 10 at Barton Community College. The band received First Division Ratings from all three judges at the festival. The Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble both received "I" ratings and the Saxophone received a "II" rating, missing a "I" by one point. Additionally each of the soloists from the band received First Division ratings for their solos. They were: Elizabeth Frakes, flute; Mikayla Monday, bass clarinet; Hunter Pemberton, trumpet; Katelyn Robinson, trumpet; and Rachael Dickson, marimba. Members of the brass ensemble are Katelyn Robinson, Cody Woodruff, Hunter ...

March 22, 2015 | | Education


KAMS announces first summer academy

Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential week-long enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

March 22, 2015 | | Education


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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Articles by Section - Education


Nine back-to-school tips to help parents bridge the chasm between home and classroom

Whether its coming back after a long summer or starting kindergarten or preschool, children are often full of school-driven angst at the end of August.

August 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GBHS to offer ACT review sessions

National ACT average scores are down this year and ACT officials are attributing the drop to the increasing percentage of high school seniors who have ...

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Child care pay lags at bottom of pay scale, as advocates urge higher standards and better training

There is an emerging scientific and policy consensus that closing the school achievement gap between rich and poor will require educators and policy makers to ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why parents should take a 'big pause' before co-signing that student loan

You may want to stare down the puppy dog eyes of a pleading son or daughter to cosign their student loan so they can get ...

August 25, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Five ultra young college students and where they went

Child prodigies who begin college in their late childhood or early teens are uncommon but not unheard of. The latest case to get attention is ...

August 24, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Are zombie courses creating mindless, debt-ridden students in higher education?

With college costs rapidly escalating, student debt growing, and the real-world applications of some college degrees increasingly questioned, NPR is raising questions about zombies in ...

August 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Facebook enters the education platform wars, partners with Silicon Valley charter network

A charter school network that operates 11 schools in California and Washington state announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop an innovative personalized ...

August 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Leaked report says Baylor's strict conduct code may have contributed to silence on rape

Details emerging from an internal review of Baylor's football rape scandal along with a lawsuit filed on behalf of victims both are now suggesting ...

August 22, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Hoisington Middle School grant

August 20, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Welcome aboard: Great Bend introduces new teachers

Filling virtually every vacant teaching spot before the first day of school is no easy task, but Great Bend USD 428 was able to do ...

August 19, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Education


Pokemon Go brings the past to life as players stumble onto historical markers

Pokemon Go players are stumbling onto history, the Associated Press reports, as players make their way to historical markers looking for Pokemon paraphernalia, but many ...

August 18, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


California legislature balks at pulling grants from religious schools over LGBT issues

Religious leaders and colleges in California claimed victory this week after deflecting a proposed California bill that would have jeopardized state funding for students at ...

August 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Finding a teacher who inspires, understands and fully connects is not easy for minority high school

Growing up in New Rochelle in the suburbs of the New York City, John Burns saw his community as less diverse than divided.

August 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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