Marching bands from all seven of the Wichita school district's comprehensive high schools gathered at South High on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, for a band showcase. They started the show with a collective playing of the national anthem, led by East High band director Maranda Wilson.
Wichita High School Band-O-Rama
Wichita’s only school uniform store closes
Children at the Rolph Literacy Academy rap a popular Christmas song
Butler Community College and Kansas State Polytechnic announce degree in unmanned aircraft
Wichita kindergarten teacher demonstrates new reading program
Dad says TOP program gives his son an advantage
Wichita high school students perform in Hawaii
United Way program helps third-graders with reading
How much does low literacy cost?
Lip-sync battle at this Wichita high school? It wasn't the students
Forty-three kids from Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for kids with dyslexia in Wichita, Kansas, rap the popular children's book. The beat and video were produced by 17-year-old Caleb Hope, who also happens to be dyslexic. (Video by Caleb Hope and the Fundamental Learning Center)
William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
A pay raise approved for Wichita teachers means a pay raise for the district’s top administrator. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $14,520 a year, bringing her base annual salary to $254,520. Her total financial package after Friday is $297,460 a year.