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New education secretary wants well-rounded learning

In a landmark but not entirely surprising speech this week in Las Vegas, new Education Secretary John B. King called for a broadening of school curriculum beyond the narrow emphasis of reading and math.

April 20, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Conference to help teachers infuse ag in classrooms

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is announcing its first-ever summer conference for Kansas teachers. The one-day event is being held on June 2 at the Salina Bicentennial center and is open to all Kansas teachers, volunteers, out-of-school program coordinators and those interested in agriculture education.

April 19, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Students, tutors give new SAT exam mixed reviews in its first month

When she took the SAT in March, Karissa Cloutier, a high school junior in New Hampshire, was one of the first students to take the newest iteration of the test, originally the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which has been administered since 1926. It went pretty well, she says, although she would have hoped for more time on the reading sections.

April 19, 2016 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


The real cost of college is confusing and hidden, new study says

Getting young people into college gets them nowhere if the cost of getting that degree has been poorly estimated and students can’t afford to finish, argues a new report by a University of Wisconsin sociologist.

April 17, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former local teacher honored

Former Great Bend High School graduate (1994) and Great Bend Middle School teacher (2003-07) Jamie Wetig has been named Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Wetig is currently serving as the Assistant Middle School Principal at Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


New members selected to Blue Key senior honorary for 2016-2017

Blue Key, Kanas State University's senior honorary, has selected its new members for the 2016-2017 school year.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies announces 2016 class of Snyder Leaders

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University has selected members of the 2016 class of Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows. The leadership development program is for outstanding students entering their final year of undergraduate studies at the university.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Sixth grade band members present concert Monday

Months of hard work will culminate at 7 p.m. on Monday night as all of the Great Bend sixth grade band members join forces for their annual concert at Great Bend High School gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central KS Christian Academy.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Feds use fake university to nab 21 visa mill fraudsters

Twenty-one middlemen who took the bait of a federal sting operation were caught with 1,000 illegal student visas last week, ABC News reports. The sting operation, which began in 2013, set up a fake university with an elaborate website for the University of Northern New Jersey, which did not exist.

April 16, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Animal sciences and industry’s Academic Quadrathalon team takes second in regional

A team of animal sciences and industry students from Kansas State University competed at the Midwest Regional ASI Academic Quadrathalon in Iowa over spring break, coming home as first runners-up.

April 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Speech contest helps Holy Family students develop skills

Students from Holy Family School participated in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. The contest, held Tuesday at the Great Bend school, provides an opportunity for fifth and sixth graders to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. This year's speech topic was "Hunger in America."

April 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Enrollment opens soon at Incredible Years Preschool

Open enrollment for summer and fall terms at Incredible Years Preschool officially begins Friday, April 15. Parents may call 620-792-4087 or stop in at the preschool, 1312 Patton, for more information.

April 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Parents relate their children’s ‘dramatic’ successes at Incredible Years

When a preschool wouldn't enroll Ethan Genova because he wasn't fully potty trained at age 2-and-a-half, the next stop was Incredible Years Preschool. And his parents, Chrissy and Derek Genova, have never looked back.

April 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Education


Should cities help teachers who can't afford to live where they work?

Teachers and other public service professionals working in costly metro areas around the country are struggling to find affordable housing within reasonable driving distance from their employment. The problem is now leading some cities to explore affordable housing subsidies.

April 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Former student who sued law school for fraud loses

Unable to find paying work as a lawyer and scrambling to pay off $150,000 in law school debt, Anna Alaburda took her argument that her school deceived her to a jury. And this week, she lost.

April 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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What is the National Week of Making and how is the country celebrating it?

You may not know it, but we are nearing the end of National Week of Making, designated by the White House as a time to ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Judge upholds suspension of then-7-year-old boy in infamous pop tart gun case

A Baltimore-area boy who originally was suspended from school as a 7-year-old in 2013 has lost his appeal in court, the Washington Post reports. The ...

June 23, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Success in adult second language learning linked to genes and brain activity

How well adults learn a second language is linked to their genes and brain activity, according to a new study by the University of Washington ...

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Free online college courses now an option for refugees

For the first time ever, refugees around the world can receive a free online education for their first two years of college.

June 23, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


U.S. teenagers are not doing drugs, smoking, drinking or having sex as much as they used to

According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on risky youth behaviors, from 2014 to 2016 fewer U.S. teenagers ...

June 22, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


What happened to calculus classes in high schools?

According to a new report from the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, fewer than half of high schools in the U.S. offer ...

June 20, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Sterling College Spring Dean’s Honor Roll announced

Sterling College named 200 students to the spring Dean's Honor Roll for 2016. Students recognized are those who completed the semester with a 3 ...

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

4th Nine Weeks

June 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Too many students leave integrity behind when traveling overseas for school

Cheating is a problem in American universities, but the problem is most severe with foreign students, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows. A review of ...

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Separate and unequal: how school funding differences happen, and how they handicap poor schools

One day in May, principal Lisa Mace stepped into the hallway on her way to a formal observation in one of 26 classrooms she supervises.

June 13, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The good, the bad and the ugly in private college outcomes

College is supposed to be the gateway to opportunity, but a new report argues that for many young people, that gate swings shut against them.

June 12, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


16 Kansas State University graduating seniors receive outstanding award

Kansas State University Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Pat Bosco has selected 16 Kansas State University students for the Dean of ...

June 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Honor Roll -

June 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces 2016 Scholarship Awards

Golden Belt Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship award winners. Out of 106 applicants, a total of $52,990 in scholarships were ...

June 11, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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