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KNSS News
June 26, 2020 - 1:36 pm
KU Dept. heads push back for mandated on-campus fall classes
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Marinette, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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June 26, 2020 - 5:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree, administration and industry officials say. Trump is set to sign an executive order Friday outlining a new direction for the...
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Steve McIntosh
June 23, 2020 - 4:25 am
Lou Heldman is retiring as Vice President of Strategic Communications at Wichita State University. He shares his thoughts on education and his long career in journalism on the Issues 2020 program ... Sunday mornings at 8 on KNSS.
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KNSS News
June 07, 2020 - 8:33 am
Thanks to COVID-19, state schools will have to undergo several changes to reopen this fall.
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Customers queue to purchase alcoholic beverages outside the Sam Liquor Store in Thokoza township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 1, 2020. Liquor stores have reopened Monday after being closed for over two months under lockdown restrictions in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
KNSS News
June 01, 2020 - 12:33 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Many South Africans spent their Monday lining up outside liquor stores and celebrated with cheers as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It’s been a long two months,” said Tony van Schalkwyk, who got to one...
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In this screenshot provided by SpellPundit, spellers and organizers of the SpellPundit Online National Spelling Bee participate in semifinals Tuesday night, May 26, 2020. The bee was launched after the Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (SpellPundit via AP)
KNSS News
May 28, 2020 - 6:23 am
Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 13-year-old eighth-grader from Potomac, Maryland, was a two-time participant in the bee, and...
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Kansas education leader hopeful for fall in-person classes
KNSS News
May 18, 2020 - 5:39 am
Kansas’ education commissioner is cautiously optimistic that the state’s 500,000 public school students will be back in their classrooms when the fall semester begins. Commissioner Randy Watson concedes it’s difficult to predict the future as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic. Concerns about...
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KNSS News
May 16, 2020 - 10:39 am
Researchers say student's learning losses will mount thanks to the coronavirus-related shutdown this year.
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Wake Forest's head coach Danny Manning instructs Andrien White (13) and Chaundee Brown (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)
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April 25, 2020 - 10:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest fired basketball coach Danny Manning after six seasons in which the Demon Deacons had a winning record only once. The school announced the decision Saturday. That came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic...
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The class of 2020 toss their caps into the air as the Thunderbirds fly over Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the conclusion of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nearly 1,000 cadets graduated in a scaled-down ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saturday's commencement was attended by Vice President Mike Pence and capped a difficult final semester in which the cadets attended virtual classes and ate their meals alone in dorm rooms. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)
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April 19, 2020 - 5:47 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — In a symbolic nod to normalcy, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduating class on Saturday, telling the cadets that by setting off on their mission to defend the nation they “inspire confidence that we will...
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