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Why Chris Christie says teachers unions deserve a ‘punch in the face’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stirred the controversy pot on Sunday, telling CNN anchor Jake Tapper that teacher unions deserved a punch in the face. The comment made headlines and was hardly a surprise, given Christie's long history of combative discourse.

August 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​Barton County Academy announces enrollment

Barton County Academy announced its enrollment period for the 2015-2016 school year. BAC is a learning center for high school completion, located at 5220 10th St., Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Education

North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a North Carolina-based program.

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Make sure your college checklist includes insurance

Many of us have watched our children head off to college. Remembering to pack everything they need is always a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to checking off "insurance" on the needs list. Although not a physical item to be included in the packing, insurance for your student is a necessary item to consider.

August 02, 2015 | By Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance | Education

Steady growth and fiscal responsibility keep Barton Community College in the black; mill levy to rem

Barton Community College has seen steady growth for seven years. The institution as a whole drew more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students in 2014-15, which is a 1.04 percent increase over last year, and a 47 percent increase since the growth trend began in 2007-08, according to the FTE data gathered at the close of the spring semester. Note: Figures subject to slight changes until data "freeze" date in August. This information is a reflection of the current outlook.

August 02, 2015 | | Education

What a fight over Shakespeare means for public education

In 1973, only 9 percent of Americans said they had "very little" trust in public education, according to Gallup's report on confidence in public institutions. On the other hand, 58 percent said they had either "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of trust in the school system.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education

4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education

Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it.

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

Saturday was the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, and scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford.

July 20, 2015 | Erika Mahterian Deseret News | Education

Local students earn a spot on 4.0 business honor scholars list at FHSU

Business students who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2015 semester have been named to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship Honor Scholar list at Fort Hays State University.

July 19, 2015 | | Education

Dr. Adam John appointed to Chief Executive Officer of eduKan Consortium

After extensive search by the eduKan Board of Directors, Adam K. John Ph.D. MBA, has been appointed to CEO of the award-winning consortium to support six community colleges in Kansas and manage the online technology platform.

July 19, 2015 | | Education

Morgan receives Bealer scholarship

The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering. The scholarship is a way to continue to honor Ryan and promote his values. Ryan gifted spirit and talents touched lives in memorable and unique way.

July 17, 2015 | | Education

New CEO appointed to lead eduKan

The new chief executive officer of the eduKan Consortium, Dr. Adam K. John, brings years of experience in higher education.

July 17, 2015 | | Education

Student-led campaigns pushing universities to divest in for-profit prisons

A student-led campaign led to Columbia University becoming the first university in the United States to divest from prison corporations.

July 16, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

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​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse ...

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

Generations of American students who lunched on mystery meat, sloppy Joes, limp pizza, creamed turkey and the ubiquitous pigs in a blanket may now look ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

As autism rates rise, expanding technology careers offer a viable pathway for many

Autism rates jumped from around 1.25 percent to 2.2 percent in recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard, as House and Senate conference signals imminent ch

The most sweeping education reform of the last generation may be headed for the dustbin.

November 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

Tough new federal rules regulating for-profit colleges apply a double standard when they ignore community colleges, argues an administrator at a New York City-based career ...

November 18, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Schools plagued by special-education teacher shortage, as teachers chafe under heavy paperwork

School districts around the country are scrambling to find qualified special-education teachers to handle one of the most demanding teaching jobs, NPR reported, leaving many ...

November 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why we shouldn’t compare American students to those in Finland and South Korea

Comparing American students to high-flying students in South Korea or Finland is pointless, a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute ...

November 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

GBHS Band has successful season

The Great Bend High School Panther Marching Band has had a successful fall season.

November 15, 2015 | | Education


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