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BCES students have walk-a-thon

Bryan County Elementary School recently participated in its first walk-a-thon to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

May 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Student makes dean's list

Margaret Ann Norton of Richmond Hill has been named to the honor roll of the academic dean at the end of the fall 2014 semester at Mars Hill (North Carolina) University.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


'Miss Tember' helps class mark Earth Day

In celebration of the Earth Day 2015, Lisa Tuttle's third-grade class at Richmond Hill Elementary recently participated in a "Resource Rally Roundup."

May 03, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Students who have been named to the honor roll at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School for the third nine weeks are:

May 01, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.

May 01, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University found that cohabitation before marriage often causes married couples to separate.

April 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

April 30, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again last week when the school announced a partnership with EdX to provide a full year of freshman online coursework in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take and then convert into ASU college credit.

April 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Forget reading lists — use this app to find your next summer reading book

Look across the Internet today and you’ll find a mass amount of summer reading lists. Vox, The New York Times and The Washington Post have all published lists aimed to help adults find their next summer reading book.

May 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Iron Man visits pre-K class

Christina Howley's Pre-K class at Richmond Hill Primary recently hosted "Iron Man" for Superhero Week. The character visited with the students and brought Avengers popsicles.

May 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

For an ever-growing number of students across the country, every weekend is a three-day weekend — some educators say it’s even helping students learn more.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Carver science team competes

The G.W. Carver Elementary Science Olympiad team competed in the Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad on May 15 at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

May 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


The most difficult jobs for robots

With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers.

May 27, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.

May 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.

May 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.

May 23, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.

May 23, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.

May 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Marne Spouses give $18,500 in scholarships

2014-15 truly was a banner year for the Marne Community & Spouses' Club, and several high-achieving students in military families will reap the benefits.

May 21, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Education


To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.

May 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Best credit cards for recent college grads

There’s been somewhat of a debate in recent years about whether college students should own a credit card.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Happier students tend to have higher GPAs, study shows

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

May 18, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


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