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Should grads be allowed to declare bankruptcy on student loans?

With presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton calling for an end to "the crushing burden of student debt," some higher education experts have begun to question federal policy that makes it nearly impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy.

October 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News National | Education

Academic kindergarten pressures continue to puzzle teachers and parents

Finnish kindergarten students don't even try to learn to read, noted Tim Walker, an American who lives and teaches fifth grade in Finland, in The Atlantic. Kindergarten in Walker's adopted country is largely devoted to play, discovery and socialization.

October 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Q&A: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, charters playing key role in rebuilding failing schools in ur

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, with schools in New Orleans struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana made the fateful decision to pull most of those schools into the existing Recovery School District, whose mission was to take failing schools and turn them into charter schools.

October 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Arne Duncan to step down as Education secretary after 7 years of aggressive and controversial policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Friday that he would be stepping down at the end of the year. Obama's longest-serving cabinet member will have been at the center of educational upheavals for seven years, during which he carved out an aggressively reformist and centrist policy space.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

High school drops football, replaces it with soccer for homecoming

Students at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Missouri will gather at the stadium for a homecoming game, but the ball will be round, not oval.

October 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why some employers are deciding the best job candidates don't need a college degree

The United Kingdom wing of the Ernst & Young accounting firm recently announced that it will no longer require college degrees starting in 2016, relying instead on a combination of academic profile and online skills testing.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Principal turnover continues to plague schools, as principals are asked to perform multiple roles

Spurred by escalating pressures for performance and a multitude of job demands in a high stress environment, principals are quitting the job at unprecedented rates, according to the Hechinger Report.

October 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Dumping billions down the drain? Teacher "professional development" spending a total waste, study ar

Teacher professional development is an enormous sinkhole, sucking billions of dollars every year and producing no measurable results, says a new study by TNTP, a New York-based nonprofit education reform group formerly known as The New Teacher Project. TNTP's 370 staff members work on the ground in schools around the country helping schools sharpen curriculum, improve hiring practices and retain top teachers.

October 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Teachers can be bullies too: Chicago mother says special-needs son was dressed in trash bag

Chicago mother Nyesha Terry wasn’t exactly thrilled when she visited her son Lloyd’s kindergarten classroom and found him wearing a trash bag, according to WGN-TV.

September 28, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

A 4-year-old was told writing left handed is 'evil'

Four-year-old Zayde Sands does everything with his left hand.

September 26, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

Cristo Rey high schools breed academic maturity by sending students into the workforce

CHICAGO — It's 10 a.m., class change time in Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and students are churning between rooms. The boys in dark slacks, colored dress shirts and ties, the girls dressed similarly.

September 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

The New York program that helps at-risk kids do better in high school

At-risk youths who held a summer job may also improve their school test scores this year, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study finds.

September 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Is ‘God bless you’ a classroom distraction?

A professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley wants to change sneezing forever.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

If starting class later in the day helps kids learn, why do so few schools do it?

The CDC is urging U.S. high schools and middle schools to start class at 8:30 a.m. or later, but found that only 1 in 5 of these schools start first period that late.

September 18, 2015 | Matthew Williams Deseret News | Education

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 Atlantic, and spent a bulk of the three-hour debate sparring with each other.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education

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OHS Science Olympiad Team Advances

The Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad was hosted Saturday, March 3 at the MJC West Campus.

March 21, 2018 | | Education


Oakdale Junior High Colorguard recently took First Place at the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit Competition. Photographed are: Emma Avila, Audriana Beltran, Jasmine Blunt ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Magnolia T-K Students Introduced To Yoga

A classroom full of pint size participants was treated to an introduction to yoga earlier this month. Thanks to the partnering of Magnolia Elementary T-K ...

March 21, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Kiwanis Club of Oakdale recently donated $1,000 worth of books to Fair Oaks Elementary school library. Shown, School Librarian Geneva Franciosa and Principal Kathy ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education


A total of 10 Oakdale High School seniors were recently awarded $500 scholarships at the Oakdale Realtor Scholarship Breakfast. The top 10 students were chosen ...

March 21, 2018 | | Education

Occupational Olympics, Career Exposition Slated For March 22

Approximately 700 Stanislaus County high school students will converge on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Thursday, March 22 for the 33rd annual Occupational ...

March 14, 2018 | | Education


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