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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.

Wichita board to consider bond contracts for improvements at three schools

Three more Wichita schools will get additions or renovations if the school board approves proposed bond issue contracts Monday.

Fewer bats being found at Curtis Middle School

School district crews are still finding and removing bats from Curtis Middle School, but officials say the number of flying critters is diminishing.

Wichita schools’ graduation rate continues to rise

The Wichita school district’s graduation rate increased again this year and is up more than 13 percentage points from four years ago, district officials announced Tuesday.

Goddard student could face charges after ‘potential threat,’ school police say

Goddard’s school police chief said the agency is working with county prosecutors to determine whether charges will be filed against a Goddard student who made a “potential threat” that could have affected other students this week.

Six students taken into custody after lunchtime fight at Southeast High

A lunchtime fight at Southeast High School on Tuesday resulted in six students being taken into custody immediately and police looking to arrest two or three more, authorities said.

Wichita students lag state averages on reading, math tests

Wichita public school students continue to perform below state averages on reading and math tests, but scores at some grade levels improved from the previous year, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

Wichita schools chief John Allison hears public’s suggestions on district priorities

Why should people care about Wichita public schools?

Meetings set to gather feedback on Wichita education priorities

Wichita superintendent John Allison will host a series of community meetings – one at each of the district’s seven comprehensive high schools – to gather feedback about education priorities.

Top Kansas legislators weigh in on K-12 financing

Two key Kansas legislative leaders from Wichita – Susan Wagle and Gene Suellentrop – on Friday echoed what other legislators have been saying for weeks:

Student struck by car next to Southeast High

A Southeast High School student was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Thursday and was in critical condition at a local hospital, authorities said.

Wichita school tests a new kind of parent-teacher conference

As much as education has changed over the years – new technology, new standards, new tests, even new lunch guidelines and recess routines – one thing is pretty much the same today as it was generations ago:

To help students, Wichita State extending office hours

As a working guy with a wife and two boys, the last thing Charles Dresie needs are barriers to getting a university education.

Budget cuts hindering plans for WSU, president Bardo tells lawmakers

Wichita State University President John Bardo told state lawmakers Wednesday that budget cuts are hindering his plans to turn the university into a center for technology and innovation for south-central Kansas.

Wichita State, Emporia State to offer dual degree in engineering

Students thinking about attending either Wichita State or Emporia State universities now have more options in earning a degree in engineering.

New Wichita State scholarship program aims to boost enrollment

Hundreds more new students at Wichita State University will be eligible for scholarship money because of a new program announced Monday, WSU president John Bardo said.

Wichita school district employee remains on paid leave; no charges filed

Alex Robinson, the Wichita school district’s safety services supervisor, remains on paid leave nearly nine months after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes.

Wichita school board approves remaining $50 million for bond projects

The Wichita school district’s $370 million bond issue made a final turn into its homestretch Monday, as officials approved the sale of the remaining $50 million in bonds for school construction projects.

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