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Report: College Dropouts Cost Taxpayers Billions

Posted: 10/11/2010 - States appropriated almost $6.2 billion to four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of students who did not return for year two, the report released Monday says.

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Kansas Teacher Wins National Honor

Posted: 10/11/2010 - Nathan McAlister, a teacher at Royal Valley Middle School, has been named National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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Analysis: Kansas School Lawsuit, Elections Collide

Posted: 10/10/2010 - It's October in Kansas. Candidates are on the stump talking changes in education, schools are preparing to sue the state and the New York Yankees are in the playoffs.

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Maize Teacher Wins National Award

Posted: 10/06/2010 - Jeanie Padron is one of 55 educators around the country being recognized this year with the MNE distinction

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KCK Schools Get New Natural Gas-Powered Buses

Posted: 10/01/2010 - District transportation director George Taylor says natural gas for the buses will cost 73 cents a gallon, compared to roughly $3 a gallon for diesel.

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Haskell University Gets More Federal Money

Posted: 09/30/2010 - Haskell Indian Nations University is getting a $1.6 million federal grant to help improve its academic quality, management and financial situation.

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Kansas State, Boys State Extend Agreement

Posted: 09/30/2010 - The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has agreed to continue holding its youth leadership program at Kansas State University through 2015.

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Longer School Years Create Debate Locally

Posted: 09/29/2010 - It's a simple enough concept, keep students in school classrooms by as much as a month longer into the summer and hope they learn more because of it.

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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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