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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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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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