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Carly Fiorina wants parents to decide on vaccinations — and schools to decide on unvaccinated kids

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may be taking a harder pro-vaccination line than other GOP candidates.

August 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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

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

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Articles by Section - Education

Does college make people less religious?

The United States has something to learn from the rest of the world about keeping the faith.

November 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

The role of a school resource officer

A video of a school resource officer assaulting a female student went viral on Monday afternoon, according to The State.

November 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

Texas and textbook publisher still scrambling to repair damage from racially charged caption

Teaching history is inherently controversial, but sometimes the perspectives offered are so out of left field that no one is willing to defend them.

November 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Weak geography competence among U.S. eighth-graders flows from narrowed focus, experts argue

Most eighth-graders are not proficient in geography, a new report by the U.S. Government Accounting Office finds, with just 24 percent of eighth-graders “proficient ...

October 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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