Recent Articles by Celia Baker
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 11:15 pm MDT
A new report shows that many four-year colleges and universities play a shell game with federal Pell grant money meant to cut college costs for low-income students.
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:28 pm MDT
Toddlers are mesmerized by touchscreens, and it's easy to hand a fussy child a smartphone or tablet. Do young children learn useful skills when this happens, or do they suffer harm?
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:26 am MDT
A republican proposal to tie interest rates on students loans to the governments cost of borrowing passed the U.S. House of Representatives but faces opposition in the Senate.
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:40 pm MDT
Some say the Common Core State Standards adopted by all but five U.S. states will better prepare graduates for college and work. Others say the standards are an intrusive, cookie-cutter approach to education. T...
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:15 pm MDT
The Deseret News provides answers to common questions about the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 4:13 pm MDT
Schools must teach today's students to be innovators as preparation for a changing job market, experts say.
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:16 am MDT
Families who school children at home are banding together, forming co-ops that provide social and educational opportunities their children might otherwise miss.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:00 pm MDT
Georgia Tech is partnering with AT&T and online class provider Udacity to pioneer the first master's degree program taught as a massive open online course — a MOOC.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:20 am MDT
Efforts to increase teacher quality by raising the bar on entrance to teacher training programs could have an unintended consequence: fewer black and Latino teachers.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:13 am MDT
Grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor is helping many community colleges create industry-linked programs that help students finish faster and get good jobs.