The board voted 6-0 Monday to proceed with a different approach, called construction at-risk management, in which the district will select a construction manager to work with designers before various parts of the project go out for competitive bids.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it approved the state’s request for a one-year extension of its waiver from the No Child Left Behind law and removed the “high risk” status placed on Kansas about a year ago.
Wichita schools in the North High feeder pattern will begin implementing a new security system Thursday that scans visitors’ driver’s licenses and checks them against a nationwide database of sex offenders.
Kevin Walsh, who served as a consulting attorney in the Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby case decided by the Supreme Court, will speak at Newman University in Wichita on Sept. 19, the university said in a statement.
Only 18 students studied in Wichita State University’s online “RN to BSN” nursing classroom program earlier this year. The program helps students progress from registered nurse to a four-year university bachelor of science degree in nursing. Now there are 56 students this fall semester, according to a prepared statement from Wichita State University.
Wichita State University has announced a new leader for strategic planning, another move designed to advance President John Bardo’s plans to build an innovation campus within the main campus to spur employment and economic development for the area.
The proposed budget, about $40 million more than last year’s, lowers the local property tax rate, increases capital outlay spending, projects an enrollment increase of 300 students and includes a 2 percent raise for teachers and other employees.
Kansas students’ overall performance on the ACT college readiness exam increased slightly for the fourth year in a row and topped the national average, but fewer students met readiness benchmarks in math, according to a report released Wednesday.
The often turbulent six-year stint of Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks ended last week with a bizarre twist – a six-page “Resignation and Settlement Agreement” that included several references to his wife, Ann, and a pledge that the board will put an investigative report on a “serious personnel issue” involving Brooks into a separate, secret file.