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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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Kansas agency to update student test results

Posted: 11/12/2013 - Kansas education officials are releasing the results of assessment tests taken by students during the spring in math, reading, social studies and science.

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Kansas education board to consider new standardized tests

Posted: 11/11/2013 - The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to be asked next week to switch to standardized math and English tests called Smarter Balanced, which would end a 30-year reliance on the University of Kansas to create annual state exams.

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UPDATE: Kansas NAEP scores flat in 2013

Updated: 11/08/2013 - A new report shows Kansas students continued to score above the national averages in tests of math and reading exams, though state gains were mixed.

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Wichita Public Schools launches mobile app

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Wichita Public Schools USD 259 has launched their own mobile app as a way to connect parents, students and community members to district resources.

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Schools near Army posts facing review

Posted: 11/02/2013 - School districts near Army installations are getting a review of academic progress to ensure students of military families are getting their needs met.

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