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Leadership changes at Wichita State announced

Some top leaders at Wichita State University are realigning, the university said in a prepared statement Friday.

Maize schools to add 1,000 Chromebooks to classrooms

Some Wichita-area districts say they plan to put Chromebooks in classrooms this year.

Summer reading is optional for teachers, union reminds members

The Wichita teachers union is reminding members that summer reading – even an assignment handed down from the principal – is optional, not compulsory.

New Southeast High on track to open in fall 2016, officials say

A year after Wichita school leaders voted to build a new Southeast High School at 127th Street East and Pawnee, the future home of the Golden Buffaloes remains a vacant, windswept pasture.

Wichita school district’s online portals down until enrollment period

The Wichita school district’s online interfaces with patrons – ParentVUE and StudentVUE – are down for maintenance until the start of online enrollment, district officials said.

Wichita State University marks 50 years in state system

Wichita State University turned 50 on Tuesday.

Wichita school leaders seek to level the technological playing field

There are about 30,000 computers in Wichita public school classrooms, libraries and testing centers.

Maize school officials recommend geographic attendance boundaries

Maize administrators say geographic attendance boundaries would be the best way to solve the ongoing issue of how to assign students to schools.

Board to consider spending up to $500,000 on four school cafeterias

Four Wichita school cafeterias could get a major makeover – up to $500,000 in new furniture, equipment and overall design changes – if school board members approve a proposal on Monday’s agenda.

Residents in Wichita school district to see property tax relief

Wichita school district residents likely will pay less in property taxes this year, but it’s unclear exactly how much less.

Regents approve tuition increases at Wichita State, other universities

Tuition and fee increases at Wichita State University and the state’s other regents universities won unanimous approval from the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday.

Wichita-area school districts receive checks from Brownback for tech ed programs (with VIDEO)

Gov. Sam Brownback presented south-central school districts with checks Tuesday in Wichita in recognition for increasing participation in the state’s technical education program.

Abuse policy reporting requirement to be added to Wichita teachers’ contracts

This fall, for the first time, Wichita teachers will be required to sign a contract acknowledging their duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Officials extend deadline to apply for free school meals program

Federal officials have extended the application deadline for a program that would allow some schools to offer free lunch and breakfast to every student regardless of family income.

Wichita still debating whether to apply for free school meals program

Only a handful of Kansas schools may end up taking advantage of a new program that would allow them to offer free lunch and breakfast to every student regardless of family income.

Maize survey: Families prefer feeder system for schools

A scientific survey of Maize school district patrons showed “very clearly” that most families don’t want traditional geographic attendance boundaries, according to the survey report.

Kansas judges satisfied on equity issue of school funding

A three-judge panel found that the Legislature had satisfied a Supreme Court order to make school funding more equitable at a hearing Wednesday.

Wichita school board’s vote frees funds for additional purposes

The Wichita school board voted Monday to increase its capital outlay property tax authority to take advantage of looser restrictions on the fund.

Kansas teachers union plans lawsuit over policies in school funding bill

The state’s largest teachers union announced plans to file a lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court this month against a controversial education bill, but officials were tight-lipped about the lawsuit’s details at a news conference Monday.

School board to consider increasing capital-outlay authority

Wichita school board members on Monday will consider a resolution allowing the board to increase its capital outlay property tax authority.

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