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Latest Back-To-School Trend: Thrifty

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Retailers are geared up for back-to-school shopping. But getting recession-weary parents similarly stoked — now, that might be tricky.

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Millionaire Pulls $16M Pledge To Fla. University

Posted: 07/29/2009 - One of Florida Atlantic University's largest donors says he can't fulfill a $16 million pledge to the school, blaming the tough economy. It had been the largest donation in the university's history.

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BOE Cuts Poverty Bonus for Teachers

Updated: 07/27/2009 - Board of Education members voted Monday 6 to 1 to eliminate bonuses that more than half of Wichita USD 259 teachers may have been eligible to receive.

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Kansas State Pursues Wind Project

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas State University plans to seek a federal grant to build several wind turbines to be used for research.

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Wichita State University Cuts Budget

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Wichita State University will have 5% fewer classes and 80 fewer employees as it cuts $9 million from its budget.

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Derby Schools Hold Shooting Drill

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Violence in schools can happen anywhere at any time. The more prepared emergency officials are for an incident, injuries and lives can be saved.

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President Obama Offers 'Race To The Top' Contest For Schools

Updated: 07/27/2009 - President Barack Obama has challenged public educators to substantially improve schools, offering a new 'Race to the Top' competition for states and localities to share billions of dollars in federal financial help.

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States To Compete For Extra Stimulus Dollars

Posted: 07/24/2009 - States and school districts will soon be able to compete for $5 billion in economic stimulus money to enact school reforms sought by President Barack Obama.

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Volunteers Give School Makeover In One Day

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Nearly 150 employees from T-Mobile’s “Huddle Up” program worked together to give Wichita’s Holy Savior Catholic Academy a much-needed makeover.

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2 Kan. Teachers Suspended Over Misconduct Claims

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Two teachers at an eastern Kansas high school have now been suspended while police investigate claims that both had inappropriate relationships with a female student.

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Kansas Alumna Leaves KU $1.1 Million

Posted: 07/22/2009 - A former dean of women at the University of Kansas has left the school a $1.1 million bequest from her estate.

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Haysville Schools Approve Open Enrollment

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Haysville Board of Education last night approved limited Open Enrollment allowing out-of-district students to register for enrollment for the 2009 – 2010 school year.

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