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Kansas school enrollment up in 2013

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Preliminary enrollment figures show the number of Kansas students attending public schools grew by less than 1 percent this fall.

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Kansas Legislators Continue College Tour

Posted: 10/23/2013 - A group of Kansas legislators is continuing its statewide tour of higher education campuses to gather information about programs and spending.

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Wichita BOE To Vote On $700k In Repairs For Fire-Damaged School

Updated: 10/21/2013 - For the past several weeks, the Wichita School District has been assessing the damage at College Hill Elementary School. Now, the Board of Education is moving forward with a vote Monday to approve $700,000 in preliminary repairs to the school.

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KU Students Disagree With Wetlands Decision

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Student government leaders at the University of Kansas say they should have been more involved in the decision to allow a section of university-owned wetlands to be used for a Lawrence highway project.

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Board Asks Kansas AG To Defend Science Lawsuit

Posted: 10/18/2013 - The State Board of Education is asking Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to defend it in a lawsuit over its decision to adopt new science standards.

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Kansas Regents See Possible Attack On Tenure

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan says the state's higher education system may face a legislative attack on tenure for professors.

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Dangerous Synthetic Drug Comes To Wichita

Updated: 10/17/2013 - A new drug is being used in Wichita schools, and it’s killing kids across the country. It’s called “N-bomb,” or “smiles.”

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University Of Kansas To Award 2 Honorary Degrees

Posted: 10/17/2013 - A world-renowned opera singer and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will receive honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas during graduation ceremonies next May.

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WSU, ESU Sign Dual-Degree Agreement

Posted: 10/16/2013 - A new agreement will allow students to start some science and math degrees at Emporia State University and finish them at Wichita State University.

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Kansas State School Board To Review Snack Rules

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The Kansas State Board of Education is taking a look at the possible effects of new federal rules aimed at ensuring public schools provide healthy snacks to students.

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Former Victim Of Bullying Offers Hope For Others

Posted: 10/13/2013 - Wes Gately, now 18 and a student at Washburn University, tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that while schools have taken steps to make the hallways safer, students still have to find safe havens.

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Kansas Gov.'s Legacy Clouded By School Funding Case

Posted: 10/13/2013 - Hundreds of millions of tax dollars for public schools are at stake in a lawsuit before the Kansas Supreme Court, but so is the core of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's vision for the state.

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KU Faculty Senate Affirms Free Speech

Posted: 10/11/2013 - The University of Kansas Faculty Senate has affirmed free speech rights for faculty after a professor was placed on leave following a tweet.

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UPDATE: Justice: Will Kansas Schools Litigation Ever End?

Updated: 10/08/2013 - A Kansas Supreme Court justice is asking whether legal battles over school funding will ever end if the high court sides with school districts that have sued the state to force higher spending.

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Kansas State Salina Gets FAA Contract

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Kansas State University-Salina has been selected to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems.

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