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Conference Focuses On Safe School Environments

Updated: 09/28/2010 - On any given weekday, 20% of the state's population is in a school environment. Each is vulnerable to safety threats and crisis events that need preparation and training.

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President Obama Calls For Longer School Year

Posted: 09/27/2010 - The president said U.S. students attend classes nearly a month less than children in most other advanced countries. As a result, he says, many lose a lot of what they learn in school over the summer break.

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President Obama: Money Alone Can't Help Schools

Posted: 09/27/2010 - The president says money must be combined with reforms that put the best teachers in classrooms and remove some of the bureaucracy that stands in the way of students' ability to succeed.

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Government Delays Rule Opposed For-Profit Colleges

Posted: 09/24/2010 - The U.S. Department of Education says it will take more time to finalize new regulations that would cut off federal aid to for-profit college vocational programs with high student debt levels and poor loan repayment rates.

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Kansas College Enrollments Up 1.8 Percent

Updated: 09/24/2010 - The Kansas Board of Regents says enrollment at state universities, community colleges and technical colleges increased 1.8% this fall compared with fall 2009.

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Kan. College Chief Had Therapy License Suspended

Posted: 09/23/2010 - The new president of religious-based Barclay College had his license as a clinical marriage and family therapist suspended this year, even as he lobbied for the presidency job held by his father.

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Kan. School Funding Reform Brewing

Posted: 09/22/2010 - Legislators, educators and politicians are hitting the books to find new ways to fund Kansas schools.

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Kansas AG Hires Firm For School Finance Fight

Posted: 09/21/2010 - A Wichita law firm has been hired by the attorney general's office to represent the state in the next round of Kansas school finance litigation.

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Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Wichita School

Updated: 09/21/2010 - Students and community celebrated the groundbreaking of the Martin Ortiz Elementary School this morning at 33rd North and Arkansas. It is the first new school built with the $370 million bond issue that was passed in 2008.

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Study: Teacher Bonuses Don't Affect Student Tests

Posted: 09/21/2010 - Vanderbilt University researchers found that students in classrooms where teachers received merit pay did not outperform the classes where educators got no bonus.

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20 Olathe School Bus Drivers Call In Sick

Posted: 09/21/2010 - Some suburban Kansas City students had to find a different way to get to and from school Monday after about 20 bus drivers called in sick.

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Analysis: Kansas Board Of Ed Races Take New Focus

Posted: 09/19/2010 - Campaigns for the State Board of Education that previously focused on what Kansas students are taught might be more about how those courses are paid for this year.

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