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Weak geography competence among U.S. eighth-graders flows from narrowed focus, experts argue

Most eighth-graders are not proficient in geography, a new report by the U.S. Government Accounting Office finds, with just 24 percent of eighth-graders “proficient” in geography in the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores.

October 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Lori (Peter) Nelson receives Outstanding Elementary Music Educator of the Year

Lori (Peter) Nelson of Lindsborg received an award Oct. 17, in Andover for the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator of the Year for the South Central Kansas District of the Kansas Music Educators Association. Lori is a graduate of Barton Country community Collage and Fort Hays University and received has masters degree from Baker University.

October 25, 2015 | | Education


Kansas State University students earn summer degrees, graduation honors

More than 540 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 61 Kansas counties, 37 states and 28 countries.

October 25, 2015 | | Education


Barton Community College Foundation awards scholarships

The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2015-16 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:

October 25, 2015 | | Education


GBHS 1st Quarter Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

October 25, 2015 | | Education


11 states that spend more on prisons than on colleges

A new report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes the case that state investment in higher education has fallen dramatically over the past decades. Many states are now contributing only a small fraction of the cost of "state" colleges and universities.

October 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New British guidelines urge schools to ban these 6 sexist phrases

It’s official: Children in England should no longer be permitted to call each other “cupcake.”

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Special needs man asks student for a handshake. See why he didn’t let go

If you’re looking for a new role model, Godfrey Coutto may be a good choice.

October 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Sterling College Homecoming begins Oct. 22

Sterling College Warriors will make their way back to their Alma Mater beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, to begin the 2015 homecoming festivities, many of which the community are invited to attend. That night the curtain in Culbertson Auditorium will open at 8 p.m. to begin the musical "9 to 5." Registration, tickets and additional information for all Homecoming events can be found at sterling.edu/homecoming.

October 18, 2015 | | Education


Musical tradition

October 16, 2015 | | Education


Q&A: How a neurosurgeon became an early childhood education activist after watching her young patien

Dana Suskind is a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, whose speciality is cochlear implants that allow people who are born deaf to hear. She is also founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, also based at the University of Chicago. TMW researches programs that maximize the critical language development period of birth to 3 years old while helping to draw public attention to this critical phase of brain development.

October 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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


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Early Ed Center works with KU resource to help infants, toddlers

When a child in central Kansas is referred to a developmental pediatrician, the wait for an appointment can be up to 18 months.

February 12, 2016 | | Education


2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Emporia State University students earn first-year Scholar Honors

Emporia State University congratulates more than 200 students honored for achievement during their first semester of college.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Revolutionary writers

Hoisington High School students entered an essay contest sponsored by Sons of the American Revolution. There were five winners, with Aurora Ingram taking first place ...

February 05, 2016 | | Education


GBHS students of the week

Great Bend High School's Students of the Week for November and December are shown. Students were provided a free lunch by Gambino's.

February 05, 2016 | | Education


Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

Computer coding should be taught to every American grade school student, argued President Obama in his weekly radio address Saturday.

February 04, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


We’re more educated now than ever before, this chart shows

Not everyone is happy with education in America right now. And that’s not surprising, since U.S. students are still behind the rest of ...

February 03, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Read it again, Mom!

When my mother comes to visit her young grandchildren, she packs her suitcase with children’s picture books. Guess what the grandchildren look forward to ...

January 31, 2016 | Julie Nelson KSL.com | Education


College application change could make caring for others count

A new report on the college admissions process has school administrators considering whether applications ask the right kind of questions.

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Huelskamp asks for student entries for Congressional Art Contest

Each spring, a nationwide, high-school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Pittsburg State University releases Fall honor rolls

Pittsburg State University has released the honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for Dean's Scholastic Honors, a student must complete at ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Dean’s lists announced at Emporia State University

Emporia State University congratulates the over 500 students named to dean's lists for fall 2015. Area students named to the Dean's List are:

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Newman University announces fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


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