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December 10, 2019 - 10:32 pm
The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state's local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students. The board unanimously approved a policy Tuesday calling for prohibiting students and staff from...
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Steve McIntosh
August 14, 2019 - 10:13 am
Today is the first full day of classes for Wichita public and Catholic schools. USD 259 spokesperson Susan Arensman reminds drivers about safety for students ... slowing down for buses and school zones, and an increase in student pedestrian traffic near schools. Some students are required to have...
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July 01, 2019 - 4:50 am
Two Kansas lawmakers are encouraging teachers to incorporate culturally relevant studies into their lesson plans. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Democratic Reps. John Alcala and Valdenia Winn have spearheaded the Kansas Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Summer Intensive program, which is in its...
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Steve McIntosh
February 07, 2019 - 10:55 am
The nasty weather resulted in school closings across central Kansas today ... including Wichita's public and Catholic schools. USD 259 spokeswoman Susan Arensman tells KNSS News a team looks at roads, power to buildings, and the forecast in order to decide if classes are to be cancelled. Arensman...
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November 19, 2018 - 7:45 pm
Seven school districts in Kansas that were given special status through the state's "Coalition of Innovative School Districts" program now say it's not worth the effort. KCUR reports that the districts last week asked the Kansas Board of Education to release them from the program that began in 2013...
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Steve McIntosh
August 15, 2018 - 10:40 am
Wednesday is the first day of classes for students in the Wichita public schools. Spokesperson Susan Arensman tells KNSS News USD 259 is one of the largest school districts in the middle of the U-S, with more than 50,000 students. She says one in 10 Kansas public school students are in Wichita's...
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June 28, 2018 - 5:06 pm
An eastern Kansas county will no longer use public schools as polling places due to security reasons. The Douglas County Clerk's Office sent letters this week to the more than 10,000 affected voters who will now be assigned to different polling places than they've used in the past, the Lawrence...
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April 03, 2018 - 2:16 pm
Oklahoma's largest school districts are closing for a third day in anticipation of a continued walkout by teachers demanding more funding for classrooms. School districts in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman said Tuesday they will cancel classes for Wednesday as teachers travel to the state Capitol...
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July 14, 2017 - 9:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A recent study says Oklahoma is leading the U.S. in higher education cuts over the last five years. The study conducted by Illinois State University shows that Oklahoma's appropriations for education have decreased since 2012 by nearly 18%. The Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma...
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