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Black and Hispanic college graduates trail whites and Asians in debt and income measures, study find

College graduates are not all created equal, says a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Even with a college degree, the study finds, black and Hispanic graduates trail whites and Asians on key debt and income measures.

August 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Simple back-to-school tips that can help your child improve in school

It’s back-to-school time, which means parents will have their hands full prepping their children for the coming school year.

August 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Q&A: A teacher union struggles for relevance on a hostile political landscape

Milwaukee has stood at ground zero of education reform battles since at least 1990, when the city became one of the first of two to experiment with vouchers for private schools. Today, roughly 26,000 Milwaukee students now use vouchers to enroll at private schools, while about 78,000 remain in the public school system.

August 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Income Share Agreements: a better way to fund higher education?

As a student loan consultant, one of the biggest challenges I face is helping borrowers of various student loan portfolios and economic needs to navigate — and survive — their student loan repayment.

August 13, 2015 | Jan Miller Deseret News | Education

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

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

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Articles by Section - Education

ACLU sues to stop Nevada's education savings accounts program

A new Nevada law that would create educational savings accounts that parents could use to mix and match educational needs has come under fire, with ...

September 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Watch this video to see back-to-school 'though the eyes of a kindergartner'

Entering kindergarten is an early milestone in a person's life, and a Missouri father didn't want to miss his daughter's first day ...

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Meet the retirees and preschool children who live together

What happens when elderly Americans and preschoolers share a building?

September 10, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Americans vote no to Common Core but yes to tougher standards

Two separate polls revealed Americans want more rigorous standards, just not by way of the Common Core.

September 10, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

U.S. kids react — hilariously — to international school lunches

When it comes to school lunches from across the globe, a new clip by Cut Video shows not all of them are created equal — in ...

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Teachers show commitment to teaching by taking 'field trip' to students' homes

In Tennessee, bridging the student-teacher gap began with a bus ride, but the roles were reversed.

September 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Asians paying more for Princeton Review ACT prep than other students

Asian parents pay more for Princeton Review's ACT preparation courses, a new analysis by Pro Publica finds, even when controlling for income. Asians are ...

September 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

One community's promise makes kids' college dreams happen

For the 2015 graduating class of Baldwin Senior High in Baldwin, Michigan, the pursuit of academic excellence started with a promise.

September 09, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Confessions of an elementary school teacher

Whether you are a parent, student or teacher, in some way or another, you are probably saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand ...

September 09, 2015 | Lyndsi Frandsen | Education

Pell grants expanding to benefit students in unlikely places

The Pell program, which awards grants mostly to undergraduate students receiving conventional college educations, is expanding to benefit non-traditional students in unlikely places.

September 06, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

Procrastination pays when it comes to back-to-school shopping

Chances are your kids are back at school. If you haven't finished their back-to-school shopping, you're not alone.

September 06, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio 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 ...

August 12, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

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