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ACT now testing more students, but college readiness remains stuck

The ACT released its nationwide 2016 test results last week. The numbers are troubling but not necessarily surprising.

August 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How college students can stay safe while studying abroad

Jossalyn Jensen, a Juilliard School violist who won a Fulbright scholarship to study music in Paris for two years, is among the thousands of American students setting out to study abroad this fall.

August 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | 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 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


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Bullies on the school bus and what educators are doing about it

The fight between two middle school boys was captured on video showing one boy repeatedly punching another student cornered in his seat and kicking back ...

April 24, 2017 | Mariana Chrisney Deseret News | Education


GBMS elite groups perform

Members of Great Bend Middle School vocal ensembles Music in Motion and Women in Harmony entertained with song and dance April 11 at the Great ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU Alumni Association announces nominees for 2017’s outstanding graduating senior

HAYS - Forty-five graduating seniors at Fort Hays State University have been nominated for the 2017 Torch Award, highest student honor given at FHSU.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Jordaan Foundation scholars named

For 46 years the Jordaan Scholarships have been awarded to students graduating from the high schools located only in Pawnee County. Each scholarship provides $8 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Stafford students Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge award winners

MANHATTAN - A student entrepreneurship competition featuring high school and collegiate teams from across Kansas has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students with $75,000 in prize money.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Pawnee Heights plans Academic Fair

ROZEL - The Pawnee Heights schools K-12 in Rozel's annual Academic Fair and Open House will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Middle School students jump ‘Hoops for Heart’

Great Bend Middle School students and staff took part in "Hoops for Heart," a learning project to benefit the American Heart Association, during the month ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FBLA students meet school board

Great Bend High School's Future Business Leaders of America team has qualified seven students for national competition the June in Anaheim, California.

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Great Bend bands shine at regionals

The Regional Music Festival for Solos and Small Ensembles was held at Barton Community College on Saturday, April 8. Band, orchestra and vocal solos from ...

April 14, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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