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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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Kansas seeks dismissal of suit on science standards

Posted: 12/06/2013 - Kansas education officials are seeking dismissal of a federal lawsuit over new, multistate science standards filed by a group that claims the guidelines promote atheism and violate students' religious freedoms.

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Kansas State works to improve astronaut outerwear

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Kansas State University researchers are laying the groundwork for a next-generation spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.

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Kansas ranked 4th worst for school budget cuts

Updated: 11/21/2013 - A new report by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities states that Kansas ranks as the fourth worst state in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.

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Board closes elementary school, 3 members resign

Posted: 11/21/2013 - A school board in one of Kansas' smallest and poorest districts voted to close an elementary school after three of the board members resigned their positions.

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KHP report on Douglass school bus accident released

Updated: 11/20/2013 - Investigation report on October 31st Douglas school bus crash released by highway patrol says there was too much water on the bridge for the bus driver to safely pass.

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KU students don empty gun holsters in protest

Posted: 11/19/2013 - More than a dozen University of Kansas students wore empty gun holsters to class to protest the university's decision to delay implementation of full conceal-and-carry rights on campus.

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