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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

7 reasons you should homeschool your kids

Another school year is just getting started. If you are dreading sending your kids back to school, maybe now is a good time to consider homeschooling. Educating kids at home has come with some stigma in the past, but in recent years, homeschooling has had a face-lift.

August 23, 2015 | Lisa Robbins FamilyShare | Education

Why some states can and others can't desegregate schools

Despite more than a half century court rulings and federal laws mandating integrated schools, American schools remain racially segregated.

August 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education

The perils of unexpected college cost

College begins shortly for millions of American students (if it hasn't already). That can mean thousands of dollars for tuition, books and other anticipated expenses.

August 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education

Do high grade-level expectations make students brilliant? Not necessarily

Favorite foods, catch phrases and emojis aren't the only things difficult to predict from state to state.

August 20, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Education

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

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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

Whistle Blower Makes Stop At OHS

Even if you've never smoked in your life, it's still breathtaking to hear Victor DeNoble's story about taking on the multi-billion dollar ...

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Oakdale Spellers Ready For County Championship

Top spellers from area schools will compete in Stanislaus County Spelling Championships in November. The Elementary Spelling Championship, for children in grades 4-6, is slated ...

October 28, 2015 | | Education

Oakdale Joint Unified Rallies To Cause

Fences are decorated, ribbons are hung, bracelets passed out and Oakdale Joint Unified School District has once again embraced Red Ribbon Week. The annual event ...

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

Young Students Buy Into Campus Farmers Market

Selecting fresh fruits and vegetables were on the 'To Do List' for over 1400 Oakdale elementary school students over the past week. Food 4 Thought ...

October 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education

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