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Law enforcement ramping up patrols near Kansas schools

Law enforcement ramping up patrols near Kansas schools

The Kansas Highway Patrol will join other law enforcement agencies for a seat belt enforcement near schools beginning on Monday. 

Wichita parents angry over WPS use of AI to filter closure concerns

Wichita parents angry over WPS use of AI to filter closure concerns

It was a heated meeting Thursday night as the Wichita School District held its second listening session to get feedback from parents before making a final decision on closing six of its schools.

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Darryl George hasn’t been in his regular classes at his Houston-area high school since Aug. 31 because his school district says he’s violating its policy limiting the length of boys’ hair.

Investigation underway after fight at Haysville high school prompts large police presence

Investigation underway after fight at Haysville high school prompts large police presence

The Haysville Police Department and the school administration are actively investigating the situation. 

150,000 more student loan borrowers to receive debt relief beginning Wednesday

150,000 more student loan borrowers to receive debt relief beginning Wednesday

The impacted borrowers are people enrolled in the SAVE Plan.

No explosives found after bomb threat to Garden City High School

No explosives found after bomb threat to Garden City High School

Garden City High School will be dismissed at the normal time after students and staff were evacuated due to a possible criminal threat.

Allergen-producing mold found in Fort Hays State University dorms

Allergen-producing mold found in Fort Hays State University dorms

Industrial hygienists from the Wichita-based company iSi Environmental performed an inspection of the dorms at Fort Hays State University and discovered two types of mold throughout the building.

Teacher gives students jobs and charges 'rent' to teach financial literacy

Teacher gives students jobs and charges 'rent' to teach financial literacy

When Shelby Lattimore saw her students weren't attending class, she found a fun and unique way, outside of the traditional curriculum, to encourage them not only to show up but to get excited about learning.

District announces 6 schools recommended for closure

District announces 6 schools recommended for closure

What's next for Wichita public schools. Parents and community members react to the possibility of six buildings being closed.

USD 259 recommends 6 schools be closed due to budget cuts

USD 259 recommends 6 schools be closed due to budget cuts

The Wichita School Board votes to hold a public hearing on the district's proposed recommendation to close two middle schools and four elementary schools to save money. The Superintendent says the district is facing a $42 million budget shortfall.

Investigation closed into death of Kansas Wesleyan instructor

Investigation closed into death of Kansas Wesleyan instructor

Dr. Eileen St. John was the head of the KWU teaching education department and was well loved by students. 

Mold in Fort Hays State University dorms could be causing students to get sick

Mold in Fort Hays State University dorms could be causing students to get sick

Mold found in several dorms at Fort Hays State University’s McMindes Hall may be the reason many students are getting sick on campus.  

Kansas Wesleyan University closed after professor's death on campus

Kansas Wesleyan University closed after professor's death on campus

Officers responded at around 7:45 a.m. Thursday to the report of a person who was injured in one of the university's buildings.

As long school funding lawsuit ends in Kansas, some fear lawmakers will backslide on education goals

As long school funding lawsuit ends in Kansas, some fear lawmakers will backslide on education goals

The state Supreme Court's brief order Tuesday shutting down the suit said legislators have fulfilled promises of annual increases in aid to the state's 286 local school districts as outlined in a 2019 law. 

WSU facing budget deficit due to shrinking graduate school enrollment

WSU facing budget deficit due to shrinking graduate school enrollment

Monday, staff members at WSU received an e-mail stating that if they can't bring grad school enrollment up by next fall, budget cuts may be on the horizon.

WSU Tech prepares for a lengthy waitlist for its automotive program

WSU Tech prepares for a lengthy waitlist for its automotive program

Mechanics are in high demand and so is space at WSU Tech’s City Center campus.  

Boston-area teachers reach tentative contract agreement after 11-day strike

Boston-area teachers reach tentative contract agreement after 11-day strike

The union said it sought living wages for all employees and struck after more than a year of talks with the Newton, Massachusetts School Committee, which negotiated on behalf of the district.

Derby secondary schools adding 41 more vape detectors

Derby secondary schools adding 41 more vape detectors

The Derby school district recently got a grant to install more vape detectors into its secondary schools.

Oklahoma asks teachers to return up to $50K in bonuses state says were paid in error

Oklahoma asks teachers to return up to $50K in bonuses state says were paid in error

The bonuses were awarded under an Oklahoma program that is intended to help recruit new teachers for the most difficult jobs to fill, including early elementary and special education.

Garden City Public Schools to move up graduation dates due to snow days

Garden City Public Schools to move up graduation dates due to snow days

Garden City Achieve graduates will have their ceremony on May 18, while Garden City High School graduates will be moved up to May 19. The final day of school will remain on May 23.

Salina teacher arrested after scuffle with police over phone at middle school

Salina teacher arrested after scuffle with police over phone at middle school

Detectives from the Salina and Newton police departments contacted 35-year-old Ryan Brungardt at Lakewood Middle School to seize his phone in connection to a search warrant issues in Harvey County

Over 7,000 students see their lunch debts wiped after $1 million donation

Over 7,000 students see their lunch debts wiped after $1 million donation

Student lunch debt remains an ongoing challenge across the U.S.

1953 Mercedes-Benz restored by McPherson College students places 2nd in class at California car show

1953 Mercedes-Benz restored by McPherson College students places 2nd in class at California car show

A 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S fully restored by McPherson College students has placed second in class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance show in California.

'I think it will be a trend': Argonia school district shifts to 4-day school week

'I think it will be a trend': Argonia school district shifts to 4-day school week

USD 359 in Argonia has started the new year with a big change to its schedule. Student's only have classes four days a week.

Drivers need to be mindful of school kids

Drivers need to be mindful of school kids

With the start of a new school year, things are busy on the road. Students and drivers need to be mindful of each other to make sure everyone is safe.