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Principal begins to turn around challenging Wichita school

Principal Justin Kasel has overseen a turnaround at Hamilton Middle School, which serves some of the most disadvantaged students and has often underperformed on state assessments.

Education

Transgender student crowned Holly Ball King in Derby

Tyler Krayer, 17, a senior at Derby High School, garnered enough votes from classmates to earn the title of Holly Ball King at the school's winter formal. Krayer, who came out as transgender when he was 15, has advocated for LGBTQ rights at the school since moving to Kansas about a year and a half ago.

Politics & Government

What does Wichita want in a new school finance formula?

The Wichita school district wants to make sure the state’s new school finance formula includes targeted dollars for English language learners, kids in foster care and homeless students. Wichita superintendent John Allison submitted the school district’s suggestions for a new school finance formula to the governor’s office on Wednesday.

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Transgender student crowned Holly Ball King in Derby

Tyler Krayer, 17, a senior at Derby High School, garnered enough votes from classmates to earn the title of Holly Ball King at the school's winter formal. Krayer, who came out as transgender when he was 15, has advocated for LGBTQ rights at the school since moving to Kansas about a year and a half ago.
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Transgender student crowned Holly Ball King in Derby 0:15

Transgender student crowned Holly Ball King in Derby

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Wichita students have message for Brownback

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Wichita school district to auction thousands of surplus items

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