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3 new innovative districts get initial approval

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Three Kansas school districts have received initial approval to become special innovative districts, which would make them exempt from many state education regulations.

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Report finds schools not misusing funding formula

Posted: 08/26/2014 - A report by a Kansas school board association finds the increase in children receiving free or reduced-price meals is tied to poverty rates and isn't a ploy to boost school funding.

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Cowley College recall effort apparently fails

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The coordinator of a petition drive seeking to recall two Cowley College Board of Trustees members says supporters were not able to gather enough signatures to put the issue to a vote.

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Brownback blasts Davis on education funding vote

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Incumbent Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says his Democratic challenger's opposition to a school funding bill this year shows that Paul Davis isn't the right person to lead the state.

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Emporia State modernizing engraving program

Posted: 08/25/2014 - A fine-arts degree program that Emporia State University says is unique in the country is being enhanced with a gift from the company that helped start the program.

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Wichita Schools implements system to keep sex offenders out

Updated: 08/21/2014 - A heightened level of security is being implemented to protect Wichita students. A new 'Hall Pass' management system screens visitors through a national database of sex offenders before they enter the school.

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Some confidential student data available in Topeka

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Some educators in the Topeka school district have had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families, which is legally protected as confidential, according to a newspaper report.

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Back to school safety tips

Updated: 08/11/2014 - With students getting back to school, there are important safety reminders the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to point out to students, parents and motorists in Kansas.

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