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University in Topeka planning 350-bed residence hall

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Washburn University plans to build a 350-bed residence hall on the east side of its Topeka campus to end waiting lists for housing and ease congestion in its student union dining hall.

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Summer can cause education setback

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Known as 'summer regression', most children lose a month's worth of reading and math skills during the summer.

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Kansas teachers' union promising lawsuit over law

Updated: 06/09/2014 - The largest teachers' union in Kansas is promising to file a state court lawsuit challenging the Legislature's decision to add policies backed by conservative Republicans to an education funding bill this year.

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Kansas union to challenge part of education law

Posted: 06/06/2014 - The largest teachers' union in Kansas says it will mount a legal challenge to parts of a new law that will end guaranteed tenure in public schools and encourage corporate funding for private school scholarships.

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Kansas board to discuss teacher regulations

Posted: 05/29/2014 - The Kansas State Board of Education plans a special meeting next week to approve regulations for a new law that allows applicants without education degrees to obtain teaching licenses.

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Kansas working through teacher licensing changes

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The Lawrence Journal-World reports legislators passed the measure as education officials sought to increase the available pool of teachers in science, math, engineering and technology.

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Spencer Museum gets Turrell piece

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has received a donation of a work by artist James Turrell.

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Kansas school board seeks input on commissioner

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Kansas State Board of Education members plan to have meetings across the state to ask their constituents what experience and skills they see as essential for a new education commissioner.

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Teachers leading protest at Kansas Statehouse

Posted: 05/17/2014 - Kansas teachers and other education advocates are rallying at the Kansas Statehouse and arguing that the state is still not spending enough money on its public schools.

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