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Topeka school district got free military gear

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A suburban Topeka school district is among several nationwide that have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, but officials aren't saying what they got.

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School task force leader makes recommendations

Posted: 09/17/2014 - The head of a school efficiency task force is recommending several changes, including incentives for Kansas school districts to consolidate and potential restrictions on teacher bargaining rights.

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Feds allow Kansas to withhold test data

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Federal education officials have granted a request from Kansas to not release assessment test results that experts say are invalid because of technical problems and cyberattacks.

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Kansas efficiency taskforce to meet this week

Posted: 09/15/2014 - A wide range of topics will be on the table when a new Kansas commission meets to look for efficiencies within the state's public school system.

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Kansas conference reviews higher education courses

Posted: 09/12/2014 - Faculty from state universities, community colleges and technical colleges in Kansas are meeting to review courses as part of an effort to make sure students can transfer some credits among all institutions.

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GOP wants Davis' appointee removed from task force

Posted: 09/11/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback and some Republican state senators say a man appointed by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis to a school efficiency task force should be removed because of comments he made in 2011 about school consolidation.

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Kansas State professor gets $2.52 million NIH grant

Posted: 09/05/2014 - A Kansas State University researcher is receiving a $2.52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to compare typical Army physical training with a newer type of workout.

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Kansas gets 1-year waiver of federal schools law

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Kansas has received a one-year extension of a waiver that gives it more flexibility in meeting some of the provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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3 new innovative districts get initial approval

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Three Kansas school districts have received initial approval to become special innovative districts, which would make them exempt from many state education regulations.

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