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Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)
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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:40 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Honorable Recognition: Nearly 460 Kansas State University students receive graduation honors

Nearly 460 Kansas State University students have earned graduation honors with their May 2015 degrees.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 1:47 p.m. | 0 Comments

Garden City Community College honor roll

The Spring 2015 Honor Roll for Garden City Community College has been announced. The considerations were based on degree-seeking students enrolled in eight (8) hours or more for the Spring 2015 Semester.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:17 a.m. | 0 Comments

University announces spring 2015 honor roll

Approximately 4,575 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, represent 96 of 105 Kansas counties, 47 other states and territories, and 38 other countries.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 12:04 p.m. | 0 Comments

Michael Abbott in Emporia State production of ‘’The Nerd’

Michael Abbott of Great Bend is part of cast and crew presenting “The Nerd,” a hilarious and popular comedy by Larry Shue.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 11:14 a.m. | 0 Comments

Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.
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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 9:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.
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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 8:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.
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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 6:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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