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The value of being honest about what you don't know

Know-it-alls, people quick to correct someone else's error and offer random bits of trivia, should strive to be more realistic about their expertise, according to new research.

August 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


OJHS Rams Have New Administrators Take Lead

To the outsider looking in, little has changed on the campus of Oakdale Junior High since school recessed in May to start summer vacation. As the home to Oakdale Joint Unified School District's seventh and eighth grade classes, it is the only campus within the district that transitions its student body by roughly 50 percent each school year.

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What is technology, our master or servant?

Our world seems to be awash in technology. Each day, some new device or app is marketed with so much glitz that Mark Twain might prefer the modesty and constraint of his derided Gilded Age.

August 12, 2015 | Taylor Halverson Deseret News | Education


The 20 colleges that will make your child the happiest

College can sometimes be a daunting place for new students. The New York Times reported in late July that the pressure to be perfect on college campuses has pushed some students to end their lives, or suffer from mental health issues, like depression.

August 11, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


2 more Philly teachers face charges in cheating scandal

As the Atlanta testing scandal earlier this year made clear, when schools and teachers are placed under heavy pressure to perform on standardized tests, some will crack and resort to cheating as a way out. In the Atlanta case, 11 educators earlier this year were convicted for cheating to systematically improve the test scores of their students.

August 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Why Chris Christie says teachers unions deserve a ‘punch in the face’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stirred the controversy pot on Sunday, telling CNN anchor Jake Tapper that teacher unions deserved a punch in the face. The comment made headlines and was hardly a surprise, given Christie's long history of combative discourse.

August 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


North Carolina experiment shows promising early results on keeping best teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, according to early results from a North Carolina-based program.

August 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Teachers Report For Duty

With more than a decade and a hallway setting them apart, two of Magnolia Elementary's newest teachers do share one thing in common – what inspired them to teach.

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


What a fight over Shakespeare means for public education

In 1973, only 9 percent of Americans said they had "very little" trust in public education, according to Gallup's report on confidence in public institutions. On the other hand, 58 percent said they had either "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of trust in the school system.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Teacher unions and civil rights groups battle over future of No Child Left Behind

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

July 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


New Orleans charter challenged on kindergarten admissions testing

A New Orleans parent whose kindergartener took a test for admission to a selective public charter school wants to know more about the test and how it's used. And the state attorney general may be looking into it.

July 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference

What arrived as a simple piece of mail addressed to Oakdale High School's Breanna Morgan, manifested itself into an amazing and eye-opening opportunity.

July 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


'The Tradition of Enquiry': Oxford education weekend Day Two recap

Saturday was the second day of Oxford’s education weekend, and scholars again brought their various expertise to fulfill the vision of what the tradition of enquiry has been at Oxford.

July 20, 2015 | Erika Mahterian Deseret News | Education


Student-led campaigns pushing universities to divest in for-profit prisons

A student-led campaign led to Columbia University becoming the first university in the United States to divest from prison corporations.

July 16, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


GOP governors running for President tout, tweak and run from their education records

Some of the Republican Party’s most promising presidential candidates in 2016 are governors or former governors running on their executive experience. Unlike senators, whose experience typically consists of votes and position statements, governors have to govern, leaving a record of hard choices, hurt feelings and other debris behind. That record of choices provides a window into a candidate’s core values and leadership style that is hard to get from a senator.

July 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Elementary Kids Jog For Fun(ds)

The annual Jog-a-Thon for the elementary students in Oakdale was hosted on Friday morning, with the smoke from Northern California fires lifting to keep air ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Foothill Horizons Plans Dedication

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and Foothill Horizons Outdoor School will host a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the official opening of "Carl's ...

October 18, 2017 | | Education


Second Annual Color Run Sets New Record

The sky was colored blue, yellow, red and purple as over 700 Oakdale Junior High School students participated in the Second Annual Color Run on ...

October 11, 2017 | | Education


College Info, Application Workshop Offered By MJC

The Modesto Junior College Office of Student Equity presents "Sabado De Educacion," a free workshop to inform the public about educational opportunities and campus resources ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


Fair Oaks Welcomes Ag Day Presenters, Visitors

From the furry friends to the smooth eggs on display, the chance to twirl a rope and do some dummy roping to getting an up ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


DEDICATION DAY

Superintendent of Schools Marc Malone, left, was joined by Oakdale High School Future Farmers of America students as well as Agriculture Department leaders and a ...

October 04, 2017 | | Education


HELPING HANDS

Cloverland Elementary Student Council recently organized a Spirit Day fundraiser in support of the recent hurricane victims. Students wearing red or white the day of ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


SWEET CHALLENGE

Oakdale High School recently hosted its Annual 100 foot Ice Cream Sundae Challenge for the freshman class. Over 100 freshmen participated in the event, finishing ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Student Librarians Are Hands On Helpers

Fair Oaks Elementary School has more than a new library and media center on campus. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Library Technician Geneva ...

September 27, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Stanislaus State Schedules Reflecting Pond Dedication

California State University, Stanislaus will dedicate its iconic Reflecting Pond to Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president emerita of Stanislaus State, at 6 p.m. on Friday ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Educational Foundation Dinner Set For Saturday

Oakdale Educational Foundation will host its annual fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


BEAR COUNCIL

Magnolia Elementary School recently elected its slate of Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Maya Baza, President; Grace ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


FALCON LEADERSHIP

Fair Oaks Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Grant Gardner, Sergeant-at-Arms; Presley Barnes ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


COUGARS IN CHARGE

Cloverland Elementary School has elected its Student Council officers for the 2017-2018 school year. Photographed left to right are: Zane Thompson, President; Logan Daley, Vice ...

September 27, 2017 | | Education


Junior High Event Promotes Inclusion

With increased attention on bullying and loneliness in the schools, the Oakdale Junior High School Leadership Club sponsored an event Friday, Sept. 22 during both ...

September 27, 2017 | BY KIM VAN METER Special To The Leader | Education


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