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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 taken the test. However, thanks in large part to the ACT Review program installed at Great Bend High School in 2015-2016, not only did 16 percent more students take the ACT at GBHS, but the average composite score maintained from the prior year and even increased from two years ago.

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 focus on the first five years of life. Neuroscience is increasingly demonstrating this has an outsized impact on a child’s prospects as an adult.

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 a better interest rate, the New York Times suggests in a back to school primer for parents. There are some obvious advantages, but things can get complicated very quickly.

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 that of Jeremy Schuler, who enters Cornell's engineering program this month at age 12.

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 the classroom.

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 learning software platform that is about to begin its second year of testing, the New York Times reports.

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 that the university may have inadvertently exacerbated problems by intimidating witnesses and victims through a strict conduct code.

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 it, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

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 end up discovering a world of history around them they had never considered.

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 religious schools that did not conform to state policy on gay rights.

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


Does Trump nomination culminate a 180-degree turn on education reform?

A bipartisan education reform agenda that reaches back 20 years may have shattered in the past two, if the GOP and Democratic platforms are any indication.

August 08, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Shifts in Democratic Party platform on testing reflects deep divide on education, shift away from Ob

The Democratic National Convention was jarred by leaked emails suggesting party leaders rigged the nomination in favor of Hillary Clinton.

August 07, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


2016 4-H Scholarships

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2016 year. BreAnn Anshutz and Cody Wondra received the Allan Miller memorial scholarship. Six additional members received scholarships from the Holding Board.

August 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Why student intervention is the perfect bullying antidote

Rather than feel sorry for herself, 16-year-old junior Natalie Hampton decided to do something about the bullying she was experiencing at school.

September 26, 2016 | Seth Olson Deseret News | Education


Why some elementary schools and teachers are nixing homework

Do elementary kids in America need homework to learn? Apparently not, according to research and new approaches by grade school teachers across the country.

September 25, 2016 | Seth Olson Deseret News | Education


146 Kansas State University students receive 2016-17 Legacy Scholarships

Recipients of the K-State Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarships were recognized during a presentation at the Kansas State University football game in Manhattan on Sept ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Spare family named Kansas State University’s 2016 Family of the Year

MANHATTAN - In 139 combined years of attendance at Kansas State University, the Spare family has been involved in academics, campus activities, athletics and overseas learning ...

September 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Why this public school district might close every one of its high schools

A proposed education plan calling for the closure of all four public high schools in Erie, Pennsylvania, is causing a stir, with the district's ...

September 21, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Education


Collapse of for-profit giant ITT Tech leaves high school students in the lurch, too.

Just as classes were about to start earlier this month, the widely advertised ITT Tech, a for-profit technical college, left 35,000 college students at ...

September 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Great Bend USD 428 calendar

The following events are on the Great Bend USD 428 calendar for this week and beyond.

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend USD 428 Site Councils

Great Bend USD 428 principals submitted names of recommended 2016-2017 Site Council members for their schools. The following individuals were approved at last Monday's ...

September 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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