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New Missouri law requires dyslexia screenings and teacher training on the reading disorder

Missouri students will now be screened for dyslexia under a new law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Teachers will now also be required to take two hours of training on recognizing and dealing with dyslexia.

July 06, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Milwaukee dumps well-intentioned but widely panned police-in-the-classroom program

Milwaukee has thought better of a program designed by the city's police department to familiarize teenagers with police practices, improve rapport with the community, and reduce the odds of violent confrontations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

July 05, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Barton Community College Dean’s List/President’s List

Barton Community College has named 255 students to the Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Southwest Baptist University has releases honor roll

SBU also has released the Spring 2016 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Local student on the list is Hunter Middleton, Great Bend, President's List

July 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators in the schools.

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Louisiana to mandate cursive education in 3rd through 12th grades

Bucking the Common Core's exclusive reliance on keyboard skills, Louisiana's governor has announced that he will sign a bill requiring that cursive be taught in the state's public schools from 3rd through 12th grade.

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


For better or worse, California goes its own way on education, rejecting test- and results-driven mo

In the second go around for California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state's education policy has bucked the national trend toward using standardized testing to evaluate schools and teachers, writes Matt Barnum at The 74, a nonprofit education news site.

June 29, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why male teachers of color are being incorporated into the classroom

In New York City, just 8 percent of public school teachers are men of color — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is setting out to change that through a new program called NYC Men Teach.

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Reading makes you more attractive, according to new dating app

Talking about a recent read may be the best way to spark a conversation with a potential mate — at least that is what an analysis of data from the U.K. dating app MyBae suggests.

June 29, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Kansas State University awards graduation honors to more than 480 students

More than 480 Kansas State University students earned graduation honors with their May 2016 degrees.

June 28, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


BCC Trustee Johnson elected KACCT president

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson has been elected president of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees.

June 27, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


How Brexit impacts the higher-education sector

The recent vote for Great Britain to leave the European Union has caused concern among higher-education administrators, since it may spark significant changes in the U.K. education system that then may cause ripple effects in colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries, Fortune reported.

June 27, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Michigan set to require genocide education for high school students

Holocaust denial won't fly in Michigan if the Legislature and governor have their way. A new law will require six hours of class time between 8th and 12th grades to study genocide, according to the Associated Press. The law specifically requires attention to the massacres of Jews under the Nazis and the Armenian genocide during World War I, perpetrated by the Turkish regime. The Holocaust is thought to have cost 6 million lives, the Armenian genocide 1.5 million.

June 27, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The growing rate of homeless students in the U.S.

The number of homeless teens attending school in the U.S. has doubled since 2006-07 to 1.3 million in 2013-14, and most of them are either minorities or members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates.

June 26, 2016 | Megan McNulty Deseret News | Education


Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

A total of 2,111 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2016 semester.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Education


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Fort Hays State recognizes area students for scholarships at Great Bend program

Students from central Kansas were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Great Bend for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


FHSU graphic design students to display projects at the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art

Packaging, print and motion graphic projects from graphic design students at Fort Hays State University will be exhibited in the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, located ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Volunteers praised for helping schools

At the Feb. 13 Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, interim superintendent Khris Thexton noted that volunteers spend more than 120 hours a ...

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GB senior chosen for state band

Great Bend High School senior Allison Regehr was selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association 5-6A Band which will meet in Wichita Feb. 23-25. Regehr ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


ROSE Award

Jody Messersmith received a ROSE award (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) from Great Bend USD 428 at the Feb. 13 board of education meeting.

February 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Education


GBMS bands perform, earn 1 ratings

The Great Bend 7th and 8th Grade Bands under the direction of Don Regehr and Mark DeWald showed off their talent on Monday, Feb. 13 ...

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


Fort Hays State University announces fall 2016 graduates

A total of 765 students completed associate, bachelor's or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in the fall 2016 semester.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Education


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