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Kansas ranks 18th nationally in annual report measuring well-being of children

Report says Kansas holds 18th place in terms of well-being of children — better than Missouri and Oklahoma but worse than Nebraska and Colorado.

Racial equity panel examines schools’ use of American Indian mascots

TOPEKA — A Kansas racial equity panel could issue recommendations for public schools and colleges to eliminate the use of American Indian mascots, nicknames...

KU reverses course, no longer contemplating use of faculty-dismissal policy to...

University of Kansas drops plan to consider use of policy easing removal of tenured faculty to alleviate budget problems.

U.S. House Ag leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for 1890 land-grant...

WASHINGTON — Leaders from 1890 land-grant colleges laid out to the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday how a fresh infusion of scholarship funding provided by...

Kansas’ Democratic governor appoints three to state’s higher education board

Democratic Gov. Kelly's three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents gives her a majority on the higher education panel.

Kansas public schools calculating how to spend $830 million in federal...

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Education plans to use a slice of $830 million in new federal funding for public education to address...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON — Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach...

Federal telehealth bill heightens conversation about broadband access in rural Kansas

TOPEKA — New federal legislation to make pandemic-based telehealth allowances permanent has researchers, broadband advocates and lawmakers talking about the importance of bridging the...

How Kansas teachers can avoid a summer of self-improvement gaslighting

As the worst school year in most teachers’ careers comes to an end and summer begins, some much-needed reflection is not happening. Contrary to popular...

State board lets Kansas high schools count computer course for math...

TOPEKA — The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday voted to allow school districts to count computer science as a math or science...

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