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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


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 vacations or sporting events, she does have some regret about her experience as a student, she wrote for Slate.

September 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Library Kicks Off Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program at the Oakdale Library is officially underway; kicked off on May 22, and it will continue all through June and July ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Google This

Recently, a group of Cloverland Cougars were treated to a visit by a Google Representative who shared the Augmented Reality Pioneer Program. Ten different classes ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Magnolia Third Graders Enjoy Downtown Walking Field Trip

By AUTUMN NEAL

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Annual OHS Awards Night Celebrates With Generous Scholarships Presented

The 50th Annual Oakdale High School Senior Awards Night was hosted earlier this month at Gene Bianchi Community Center. A total of $250,400 in ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Magnolia Students Lace ‘Em Up For Competition

The annual end-of-the-school year Track and Field Day hosted for Magnolia elementary students played out under sunny skies on Friday, May 18. The older students ...

May 23, 2018 | | Education


Shelly Crist Captures Reed Award At OJHS

Shelly Crist has been the lead Campus Custodian, Supervisor of grounds and buildings and coordinator of set up and take down for all special events ...

May 16, 2018 | | Education


OHS Earns Livestock Judging State Title

Another trophy will now grace the case of the Oakdale High School Hall as Oakdale FFA students were recently named the State Champion Livestock Judging ...

May 16, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Seventh Grade Students Step Back In Time

Oakdale Junior High School hosted its annual Renaissance Faire on Friday, May 11. The all-day theme event is hosted each year for the seventh grade ...

May 16, 2018 | | Education


SPECIAL GIFT

Oakdale Junior High School Principal Jon Webb and Vice Principals Catherine Medlin and Talmage Allen are shown with the newly installed Ram statue at the ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


School’s Ag Day Puts Focus On Rural Life

Students at a pair of area elementary schools got a chance to see agriculture up close and personal on Friday, with multiple visitors bringing animals ...

May 09, 2018 | Teresa Hammond | Education


DONATION THANKS

Kiwanis Club of Oakdale has made another $1,000 book donation to Oakdale Junior High School. The chosen books for the junior high feature topics ...

May 02, 2018 | | Education


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