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Cold treats, festivities help Wichita students celebrate school year’s end

Right up to the last minute on the last day of school, Cherie Farinola was teaching.

Andover schools director of communication leaves post

Keturah Austin, director of communication for Andover schools, has left the post.

Wichita State seeks 4.9 percent tuition and fee increase

Kansas’ six state universities are seeking tuition and fee increases for fall, including a 4.9 percent increase for Wichita State.

Online enrollment offered again for Wichita schools

Wichita schools once again will offer online enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

Contract provision could shield Wichita teachers from state law eliminating tenure and due process

A little-known contract provision designed to protect Wichita school nurses from arbitrary firing could also protect more than 4,000 teachers from a new law designed to do away with tenure and due-process rights.

Two girls suspended from East after posting protest fliers

Alexis Banzet says she’s tired of girls being told what not to wear at school because it might be a distraction for boys.

Speaker tells Soaring Students to dream big

Jeff Fluhr’s message to Wichita-area young people: Don’t be afraid to dream big.

Area colleges’ graduation ceremonies to begin this weekend

College graduation ceremonies for schools in the Wichita area begin this weekend.

Wichita superintendent announces program, leadership changes

Wichita schools superintendent John Allison announced program and principal changes Friday, including a plan to combine several programs at the former Northeast Magnet High School building.

Mulvane school board votes to keep indoor track open for seniors during school hours

The Mulvane school board voted unanimously this week to continue allowing senior citizens to use an indoor track at Mulvane Grade School during school hours.

Mulvane parents decry public use of new fitness facilities during school hours

Some Mulvane parents are upset that an indoor track and fitness studios at Mulvane Grade School are being used by members of the public during school hours.

U.S. News and World Report names Wichita East best high school in Kansas

Wichita’s East High School is the best public high school in Kansas, according to rankings of the nation’s best high schools released this week by U.S. News and World Report.

Butler Community College holding the line on tuition, fees, housing

Butler Community College officials say that the school, in an effort to control the spiraling costs of higher education, will not raise tuition, fees or housing rates next year.

Wichita, area schools to resume state testing

Wichita and surrounding school districts are expected to resume state testing this week, and officials say the system is performing more smoothly after weeks of technical challenges.

Independent School students to compete in national oratory competition

Two Wichita middle school students will deliver speeches at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., next month as part of a national oratory competition.

Wichita school board takes no action on proposed transfers of two Hyde Elementary teachers

Some parents with children at an east Wichita elementary school asked school board members Monday to stop the proposed transfer of two teachers from the school, saying the teachers are integral and shouldn’t be forced to leave.

Maize school board to explore reconfiguring some schools

Before Maize school district leaders decide whether to pursue a new bond issue or change the way students are assigned to schools, they want to know whether current buildings could be used more efficiently.

Kansas teachers union set to sue if teacher firings lack due process

Officials with the state’s largest teachers union said they are ready to sue school districts that try to fire teachers without due process under a provision of an education bill passed by Kansas lawmakers Sunday.

House rejects compromise on school finance bill

The House sent a strong message to the Senate early Sunday by voting down a school finance bill that was packed with conservative policy changes.

Bill to fix school finance wins bipartisan approval in Kansas House

The Kansas House quickly passed its proposed solution for inequities in school funding Friday with bipartisan support, not long after the governor praised the bill.

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