Education

May 21, 2018 - 10:42 am
ExxonMobil and its employees contributed more than $747,000 to 9 institutions of higher education across Kansas as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2017 Educational Matching Gift Program. The compa ny says its employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses contributed more than $190,000 to...
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April 16, 2018 - 5:22 am
A Kansas high school is piloting pouches that aim to reduce the distraction of cellphones after A&E's "Undercover High" showed students using their devices instead of engaging in class. Highland Park High School received criticism after it was featured on the show that follows seven adults...
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April 10, 2018 - 5:15 am
The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National Assessment of...
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Dreamstime
March 17, 2018 - 9:54 pm
As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult...
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March 15, 2018 - 4:19 am
A plan to give Oklahoma schoolteachers a pay raise has fallen short in the Oklahoma Senate after a package of tax increases to pay for it couldn't get enough votes. Amid a looming teacher strike, the Senate late Wednesday voted on a series of bills, including one to give teachers a nearly 13...
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Dreamstime
March 11, 2018 - 1:07 am
Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas responded to the mass Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school by drafting legislation to mandate safety standards for schools and provide state funds to school districts for training and security upgrades. But educators and other legislators are...
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Dreamstime
March 10, 2018 - 9:07 am
No Manhattan High School football players will be charged in a beating that injured two teammates last fall. Lyon County Attorney Marc Goodman said in a letter to Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson this week that he found insufficient evidence to prove a criminal case in the October incident. He...
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KNSS News
March 10, 2018 - 8:17 am
A fraternity at the University of Kansas has been closed because of several health and safety violations and a failure to meet its national organization's guidelines. The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization announced Thursday that the Kansas chapter will close after 115 years at the...
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Dreamstime
March 03, 2018 - 10:25 am
Lawrence is making plans for its high schools to start 25 minutes later in August 2019 because research shows teens need the sleep. School board member Rick Ingram has long called for later start times. He cites research that indicates it improves academic performance, attendance and graduation...
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Dreamstime
March 03, 2018 - 12:30 am
Lately, there have been reports of multiple threats to area schools. Different district respond to these concerns in different ways to ensure that their students and faculty feel safe. Mike Bonner, Valley Center Public Schools Assistant Superintendent says that every threat they get is investigated...
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