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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 almost twice as likely as non-Asians to be offered a higher price for the test preparation service, the study found.

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 new school year. Elementary school teachers everywhere are working hard to prepare for a new batch of students. Before they completely “revert” back to “teacher mode,” I thought it would be fun to reminisce of school years gone by, and asked them to reveal classroom confessions, both humorous and heartfelt. Grab an apple, tuck a pencil behind your ear, and try to enjoy “back to school” from a teacher’s point of view. (Names have ...

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

N.J. teacher keeps job after being late 111 times in 2 years

A New Jersey teacher who earns $90,000 a year can keep his job after being late 111 times over a two-year stretch, an arbitrator ruled, after finding that the district had not given him any proper warning and due process.

September 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Q&A: The case for competency-based college education

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation turned heads in education circles last month when it announced a partnership with MIT for an education graduate program that will offers degrees to aspiring or current teachers based on their proven competence rather than seat time.

September 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

American smarties call these 10 cities home

The brightest Americans' choices in where they call home play a large role in bolstering local economies and quality of life for all residents, according to WalletHub's "2015's Most and Least Educated Cities" analysis.

September 01, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Quiz: Can you define Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries?

Language traditionalists beware: Trying to define some of Oxford Dictionaries' newest entries might make you "rage-quit."

August 31, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Do Americans support standardized testing? It depends on how you ask the question

Americans are sharply divided on standardized testing and many other hot button educational issues, two new back-to-school public opinion polls find. But which way they lean seems to depend on who asks the question and how they phrase it.

August 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Barber's haircut-story swap shows students the importance of reading

An Iowa barber made a slight tweak to his business model when offering children back-to-school haircuts.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

What keeps teachers from staying in the field might surprise you

Public school teachers encourage students to dig deep when learning class curriculum, but it turns out, educators must also dig deep into their own wallets to purchase supplies as school starts back up each year.

August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

Yale and other Ivy League schools under fire for hoarding hedge funds, paying managers

A University of San Diego law professor took to the New York Times last week to challenge the tax-exempt status granted to enormous Ivy League endowment funds, particularly in light of the massive fees they pay hedge fund managers to manage those funds.

August 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Prestigious law degrees provide career ‘insurance,’ study says

When a law firm goes bankrupt and partners are forced to seek new jobs, the graduates of elite law schools, despite having earned their degrees decades earlier, are likelier to land on their feet at comparable or better firms. That’s according to a recent study published in the May/June issue of Organization Science.

August 25, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

GOP candidates scramble to distinctions and base appeal at education summit

Chris Christie is still swinging; Ohio Gov. John Kasich changed his mind after 20 years; and Jeb Bush wants to privatize everything. Those are some of the highlights from New Hampshire where Republican presidential hopefuls flocked this week to answer questions at an economic summit sponsored by journalist-turned-education reformer Campbell Brown.

August 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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Articles by Section - 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

Ignorance isn't just bliss, it's key to expanding your knowledge

Embracing ignorance is the key to expanding knowledge, argues the author of a new book on ignorance, writing in the New York Times.

September 12, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

When learning to code is cooler than learning French

"Code me some Java" is the new "como se llama."

September 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | 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

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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