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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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Report finds schools not misusing funding formula

Posted: 08/26/2014 - A report by a Kansas school board association finds the increase in children receiving free or reduced-price meals is tied to poverty rates and isn't a ploy to boost school funding.

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Cowley College recall effort apparently fails

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The coordinator of a petition drive seeking to recall two Cowley College Board of Trustees members says supporters were not able to gather enough signatures to put the issue to a vote.

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Brownback blasts Davis on education funding vote

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Incumbent Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says his Democratic challenger's opposition to a school funding bill this year shows that Paul Davis isn't the right person to lead the state.

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Emporia State modernizing engraving program

Posted: 08/25/2014 - A fine-arts degree program that Emporia State University says is unique in the country is being enhanced with a gift from the company that helped start the program.

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Wichita Schools implements system to keep sex offenders out

Updated: 08/21/2014 - A heightened level of security is being implemented to protect Wichita students. A new 'Hall Pass' management system screens visitors through a national database of sex offenders before they enter the school.

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Some confidential student data available in Topeka

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Some educators in the Topeka school district have had illegal access to data that identifies students from low-income families, which is legally protected as confidential, according to a newspaper report.

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