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Kansas board to take up school handwriting standards

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Kansas State Board of Education members will decide this week whether the state's new handwriting standards will encourage schools to make sure that fifth- and sixth-graders can write legibly in cursive.

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Kansas seeks dismissal of suit on science standards

Posted: 12/06/2013 - Kansas education officials are seeking dismissal of a federal lawsuit over new, multistate science standards filed by a group that claims the guidelines promote atheism and violate students' religious freedoms.

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Kansas State works to improve astronaut outerwear

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Kansas State University researchers are laying the groundwork for a next-generation spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.

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Kansas ranked 4th worst for school budget cuts

Updated: 11/21/2013 - A new report by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities states that Kansas ranks as the fourth worst state in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.

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Board closes elementary school, 3 members resign

Posted: 11/21/2013 - A school board in one of Kansas' smallest and poorest districts voted to close an elementary school after three of the board members resigned their positions.

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KU students don empty gun holsters in protest

Posted: 11/19/2013 - More than a dozen University of Kansas students wore empty gun holsters to class to protest the university's decision to delay implementation of full conceal-and-carry rights on campus.

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Expert: Linking pupil tests, teacher ratings risky

Posted: 11/15/2013 - A leading expert says using student test scores to evaluate teachers based on the test scores of their students is risky and potentially misjudges the work of otherwise good teachers.

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Former KU lab director files whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: 11/14/2013 - A former University of Kansas lab director has filed suit claiming he was fired for reporting possible fictitious charging to federal grant funds for the use of an electron microscope and other equipment.

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