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Education

  • Students prepare for shoe art contest

    By Kristy Deer
    Daily Reporter

    NEW PALESTINE, Ind.  — Teenagers are all about wearing the latest custom shoes. They’ll even pay big bucks to purchase the hottest pair, but few in their wildest dreams would imagine they could help design them.

  • Dear Teacher - May 1, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have a choice of my child attending a preschool program for a full or half-day. I think a full-day program would be too exhausting. What would the extra benefits be for attending a full-day program? — Considering

    Answer: There are absolutely no hard and fast rules about how many hours a child should spend at preschool. In fact, even the experts differ in the benefits of full-day vs. half-day programs. However, they do agree that attending a preschool program no matter the length of time is beneficial.

  • Chemist Brooks Maki named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University named organic chemistry professor Brooks Maki as Professor of the Year for 2015–16.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations from students for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    A coalition of students nominated Maki for the award.

  • Luna accepting applications for summer Technology Academy

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College announces the addition of an innovative program in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department, the Technology Academy beginning this summer semester 2016. 

  • NMHU students, faculty, staff honored at leadership banquet

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students, faculty and staff were honored for their outstanding leadership and other contributions to the university at the 18th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet held earlier this month.

    The Office of Campus Life directed by Margaret Gonzales organizes the event each year.

    “Leaders are individuals who know how to achieve goals and inspire others along the way,” Gonzales said. “By your leadership, you have made a difference at Highlands.”

  • Dear Teacher - April 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: All my children’s friends go to summer camp. My kids are eager to go too. I’m leery of sending them because of safety issues. What questions do I need to ask to find a safe camp? — Concerned

    Answer: With everything that is currently going on in the world, you have every right to be concerned about sending your kids off to camp, and you have every right to ask questions to make sure that you are totally comfortable with your decision when you finally select a camp.

  • Students of the month - April 17, 2016
  • Dear Teacher - April 17, 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child is not being bullied, but one of his friends is by fellow classmates. My son, a fifth-grader, is quite upset about this. What should I do? —Very Concerned

    Answer: Seeing a friend being bullied is definitely difficult, especially when children don’t know how to help. Fortunately, parents are in a position to help children learn how to help bullied children.

  • Social activist, indigenous knowledge scholar at Highlands this week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A social activist, filmmaker and indigenous knowledge scholar from the Six Nations Reserve in Canada will share his expertise with Highlands University and the community beginning on Monday.

    Thohahoken Michael Doxtater, a member of the Mohawk Nation and a professor at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ontario, Canada, is at Highlands, thanks to the Ballen Visiting Scholar program.

  • Group develops new math standards

    The Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which revises more than half of the national Common Core standards that are now in place.

    The Arkansas Mathematics Standards will be introduced in classrooms in the fall and will be in full use in the state’s approximately 1,100 public schools by the 2017-2018 school year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.