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The Kansas Supreme Court gave the Legislature an ultimatum to fix inequalities in school funding by July. On Thursday evening, Kansas House Republicans presented their plan for a solution that would put more money into schools, but would also spur creation of more charter schools.
Addressing inequities in school funding identified by the Supreme Court “will require significant new funding,” Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday in a statement.
A higher education spending plan approved by a Senate committee Tuesday includes $2 million for a technology transfer center at Wichita State University, the first part of the university’s plans to build an innovation campus.
Friends University president T.J. Arant has resigned and will be replaced by an interim president, Darcy Zabel, the university announced Tuesday.
The state’s higher-education budget should not be affected by the Legislature’s efforts to fix inequities in K-12 funding, according to the senator who chairs the subcommittee overseeing both budgets.
Prosecutors on Thursday charged Wichita school district safety supervisor Alex Robinson with multiple child sex crimes, stemming from a decade-old case reported to Wichita police more than a year ago.
A third try with a new state testing system was a success at one Wichita middle school Thursday, where 58 seventh-graders were able to complete a state science test, district officials said.
State testing season got off to a frustrating start at some Wichita schools this week as computer glitches, error messages and service disruptions at the state level prompted officials to postpone most assessments until after spring break.
Starting next school year, final exams will be mandatory for all Wichita high school students.
College Hill Elementary School should be repaired, upgraded and ready for students by fall, Wichita district leaders said Monday.
A fire at College Elementary School last summer caused more than $5 million damage substantially more than the initial assessment, according to a district document.
Should an A in advanced placement physics count more toward a student’s grade point average than one in basic math, physical education or choir?
Constitutional crisis averted.
The Kansas Supreme Court found some unfairness – but not necessarily too few dollars – in the state’s funding of schools and sent a mammoth school-finance case back to a lower court for further action.
A state Supreme Court decision that could change the future of school funding and the makeup of the courts in Kansas will be handed down Friday morning.
The day before a key legislative meeting on all-day kindergarten, Gov. Sam Brownback took his push for it to an elementary school in Maize.
Seven Wichita teachers were surprised in their classrooms or at school assemblies last week with news that they had received the 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award from the school district, officials said.
More than five years after a $370 million bond issue vote to build and renovate Wichita schools, a $10 million technical magnet high school program is the school boards last piece of unfinished business.
Wichita high school students will continue to earn fine arts credit for classes such as journalism, photo imaging and graphic design, despite concerns voiced by some arts educators Monday.
Eleven high school students will get $20,000 apiece over four years to attend engineering school at Wichita State University, WSU president John Bardo announced Friday.