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Topeka bond issue proposes closing 3 schools

Posted: 12/20/2013 - A proposed $142 million bond issue in the Topeka school district would include closing three elementary schools and moving students in another school to two other schools.

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KU to offer classes at Brown v. Board site

Posted: 12/20/2013 - A University of Kansas program plans to begin offering classes in January at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.

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KU School of Law censured over master's program

Posted: 12/19/2013 - The dean of the University of Kansas School of Law says the American Bar Association censured the school and fined it $50,000 over a procedural error it committed while introducing a new master's degree program.

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Kansas Regents approve social media policy

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A new Kansas Board of Regents policy gives university leaders more authority to remove staff and faculty over comments made on social media.

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Kansas State gets $5 million gift

Updated: 12/13/2013 - Kansas State University is getting a $5 million donation from the estate of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel.

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Kansas educators planning to fingerprint teachers

Posted: 12/12/2013 - The Kansas State Board of Education is drafting a plan that would require all teachers in the state to submit fingerprints and undergo extensive background checks, but some school districts are concerned about requiring more costs from their educators.

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Kansas board to consider new student testing

Posted: 12/10/2013 - Members of the Kansas State Board of Education are considering approval of a recommendation for new tests that will determine student proficiency in math and English.

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4 kids, 2 adults hurt in SW Kansas school bus crash

Updated: 12/09/2013 - A school bus carrying 36 children, ranging in age from 5 to 14, was heading east on Annie Scheer Road, failed to yield at a stop sign and was hit by a Dodge pickup that was heading north on Highway 83.

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3 Wichita schools slated for bond improvements

Updated: 12/09/2013 - Wichita School Board to vote on bond improvements at three schools: Jardine Technology Magnet Middle School, Black Traditional Magnet Elementary and Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet Middle School.

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SE Kansas superintendent criticizes reading program

Updated: 12/09/2013 - A southeast Kansas school superintendent says he was shocked to learn Gov. Sam Brownback was going to use welfare funds for a program aimed at raising fourth-grade reading scores.

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Kansas board to take up school handwriting standards

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Kansas State Board of Education members will decide this week whether the state's new handwriting standards will encourage schools to make sure that fifth- and sixth-graders can write legibly in cursive.

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