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Wichita school board to discuss bond projects at Robinson, Caldwell

The Wichita school board will take another look Monday at remaining bond projects and could vote on whether or how to move forward with projects at several schools.

Wichita school district considers $500,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging student’s chemical burns

The Wichita school district is considering a $500,000 lawsuit settlement to a student who allegedly was burned by a chemical cleaning solvent in a bathroom at Kelly Elementary School in 2009.

Brownback touts plan to fund all-day kindergarten

Victoria Savich lays out $300 a month to send her son, Kingston, to all-day kindergarten in Overland Park.

Wichita students read to compete in Battle of the Books

For this year’s Battle of the Books, Evan McCord and his teammates had a novel strategy:

Number of homeless children in Wichita schools growing

With four months to go in the school year, educators and staff members have identified 2,182 homeless children in Wichita schools, surpassing the 2,149 they found all of last school year, a district official said.

Wichita State’s Upward Bound director relentless in pushing students to succeed

Kaye Monk-Morgan was only 26 in 1997 when Wichita State University hired her to direct its Upward Bound program.

Kansas education officials seeking extension of No Child Left Behind waiver

Kansas education officials say they plan to ask for an extension of their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, saying they are no closer to installing a new teacher evaluation system than they were last summer.

Horizon Award recognizes top first-year teachers

Thirty-two first-year teachers in Kansas, including eight in the Wichita area, have been named Horizon Award recipients, state education officials announced Thursday.

Kansas state school board recommends individual study plans

Sometime during seventh or eighth grade, Wichita middle-school students complete an “interest inventory” that pinpoints their passions and gets them thinking about potential careers.

Opera stars Samuel Ramey, Alan Held to join Wichita State music faculty

Samuel Ramey and Alan Held, international opera stars who have performed with the best musicians in the best music palaces in the world, have joined the Wichita State University music faculty, WSU officials announced Tuesday.

Wichita school board hears about changes for substitute teachers

On an average day in Wichita schools, more than 6,000 students have a substitute teacher.

Kansas schools brace for new assessment tests this spring

The state assessments Kansas students take this spring won’t be the same multiple-choice tests they’re used to. And scores, say education officials, likely won’t be as high as in previous years.

Officials aren't sure when College Hill students, staff can return

Five months after a fire damaged parts of College Hill Elementary School, district officials still aren’t sure how much repairs will cost or when students and teachers will return to the building.

Wichita parents, take note: Choices Fair is Jan. 30

If you have a child in Wichita public schools – or will in the fall – it’s already time to start thinking about magnet options and completing applications.

Session on new standards will be at Mayberry Middle School

Parents, teachers or community members wanting to learn more about the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards are urged to attend an informational session at Mayberry Middle School in Wichita.

Early education schools’ aim: Give impoverished opportunities

People who know Barry Downing say he tends to research things thoroughly.

Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award nominations sought

The Wichita school district is accepting nominations for its 2013-14 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards.

Goddard Middle School student suspended after writing threatening note

A 14-year-old Goddard Middle School student has been suspended after he wrote a threatening note, officials said.

Brownback to seek funds for all-day kindergarten programs

Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that a five-year, $80 million plan he intends to propose next month would allow all kindergarten students in Kansas public schools to attend full-day programs, with the state picking up the bill.

Wichita school board to take hard look at bond issue projects

Only a handful of projects remains on the Wichita school district’s bond issue to-do list.

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