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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

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

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A big issue for parents was ignored in Wednesday's GOP debate

There was a lot said during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate. Candidates opened up about national security, foreign policy and taxation, according to The ...

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

This former student earned a 4.0 GPA — but pass/fail classes could've helped with her only regret

Rachael Larimore maintained a 4.0 GPA and garnered 12 varsity sports letters during high school — but whenever she struggles to use a camera at ...

September 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Why you shouldn't care that SAT scores are stagnating, and what they don't mean about American educa

SAT scores for 2014 hit their lowest mark in the past 10 years, the College Board reports, leading some observers to fear that a decade ...

September 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Students still flock to private colleges despite 'scarily high tuition prices'

When Becca Arbacher chose to attend a private college, she made a choice different from 80 percent of her peers, according to NPR.

September 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Teens are using this calculator app for something other than math class, and it's worrying parents

Parents who hope their child is using a calculator to do better in math class might be getting fooled, according to BuzzFeed.

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Washington State Supreme Court rules charter schools violate state constitution

After deliberating for nearly a year, and waiting until two weeks after school started, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down a charter school law ...

September 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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