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Forget Grade Levels, KC Schools Try Something New

Posted: 07/03/2010 - Forget about students spending one year in each grade, with the entire class learning the same skills at the same time. Districts from Alaska to Maine are taking a different route.

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Math, Reading Gap Among Native American Students

Posted: 06/30/2010 - Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.

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Democrats Add Teacher Money To War Funding Bill

Posted: 06/30/2010 - House Democrats who are trying to pass a long-stalled war funding bill are sweetening it with $10 billion to help local school districts avoid teacher layoffs when schools reopen.

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KU Recreation Center Damaged By Flooding

Posted: 06/25/2010 - The University of Kansas is still trying to assess the damage after heavy rain flowed into the basement of the school's recreation center.

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KSU To Host Animal Disease Conference

Posted: 06/25/2010 - Kansas State is hosting a meeting next week to kick off its new federal center for studying animal diseases and agroterrorism.

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Libraries Fading As School Budget Crisis Deepens

Posted: 06/24/2010 - Students who wished their school librarians a nice summer on the last day of school may be surprised this fall when they're no longer around to recommend a good book or help with homework.

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31 States Combine To Create New Academic Tests

Posted: 06/23/2010 - A group of 31 states has banded together to compete for a federal grant to create a series of new national academic tests to replace the current patchwork system.

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Counting Students Costs Kansas

Updated: 06/18/2010 - The state of Kansas spent nearly $650,000 this year to count students for the federal census.

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K-State Professor Named To Climate Change Panel

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Chuck Rice is a distinguished professor of agronomy. He'll be one of two lead authors from the U.S. for a chapter on agriculture in a report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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