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Dodge City region searching for access to 4-year college

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Unlike many other rural cities, Dodge City is experiencing a strong economy that is making it an anchor in Kansas' southwest region. The city, which as long marketed its Old West ties, has in recent years completed $86...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 15, 2019

Kansas legislators advance schools plan, take up tax relief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas helped advance Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to boost funding for public schools Thursday, while preparing to send her an income tax relief bill that could make it harder for the state to...

 

Kansas archdiocese denies enrollment to gay couple's child

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to deny enrollment to the kindergarten child of gay parents has prompted thousands of people to sign dueling petitions. The Kansas City Star reports a recent online...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 13, 2019

Conservatives seek to put strings on new Kansas school funds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If Kansas' highest court is going to force state lawmakers to boost public education funding again, some conservative Republicans want something in return, including a say in how the extra money is spent and a voucher program...

 

Wichita State University president dies after illness

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University has announced the death of its president after an illness. The university said in a news release that 70-year-old John William Bardo died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center. He was admitted to the...

 

Kansas professor removed from teaching class after comment

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas engineering professor says administrators removed him from teaching a course for the rest of the semester after he told a student to "learn English." The Lawrence Journal-World reports Gary Minden, a...

 

Mom sues Missouri school district after son commits suicide

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri woman alleges in a lawsuit that her son's school district didn't do enough to stop students who bullied him because of his Jewish faith, causing him to commit suicide. Susan Welchel is suing the Cameron...

 

Air Force Academy dismisses hazing charges against 3 cadets

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy says it dismissed hazing charges against three members of the school's swimming team. The academy said Wednesday the charges were dropped after an investigation determined that a conviction...

 
 By Robert Burns    Regional    March 8, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, once seen as a candidate to succeed Jim Mattis as defense secretary, said Friday she is resigning to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso. A former U.S. House Republican member...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    March 7, 2019

Kansas governor meets unexpected resistance to schools plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money. Gov. Laura Kelly touts...

 

ACLU: Deal reached in students free speech case in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press rights of students. The American Civil Liberties...

 

Oklahoma firm seeks to speak with ex-university leader Boren

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren says a law firm representing the school has asked to speak with Boren amid an unspecified investigation. In a statement Saturday to The Associated Press, Bob...

 

Many Kansas universities see drop in international students

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas universities are seeing a drop in the number of enrolled international students, which education leaders said hurts campuses' cultural diversity and school finances. The number of international students enrolled in...

 

Oklahoma Board of Education approves new school report cards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having flawed metrics. Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says...

 

Teen sentenced to 6 months' probation in gun case at school

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A teenager involved in the exchange of a stolen handgun on Lawrence High School grounds has been sentenced to six months of probation. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the teenager was sentenced Wednesday in a closed...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    March 1, 2019

Governor taps business executive from Ohio to OU Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt tapped an Ohio business executive for the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Friday, following through on his plan to appoint an African-American member to help oversee a university...

 

University of Kansas expands transgender student health care

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is expanding care for transgender students at its health center so students no longer have to leave campus to seek hormone therapy. Transgender students will now be able to start and continue hormone...

 
 By Dylan Lysen    Regional    March 1, 2019

Kansas program lets students get college degree in 3 years

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas programs allowing high school students to start their post-secondary education early are an "innovative" example of how universities can help address the rising cost of tuition, said Dennis Mullin,...

 

Chaos erupts, 2 arrested during Texas execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Chaos erupted outside Texas' death chamber when the son of the condemned inmate pounded on the chamber windows, shouted obscenities and threw fists after his father spoke his final words. Billie Wayne Coble, a Vietnam War...

 

Judge orders venue change in Santa Fe shooting trial

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered the trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school be moved to another county. State District Judge John Ellisor granted Dimitrios Pagourtzis' request for a venue change...

 

Prairie View A&M facing student housing shortages, concerns

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Enrollment growth is contributing to an acute housing shortage at Prairie View A&M University, a recurring problem that's prompting disputes over which students deserve priority for on-campus accommodation. The Houston...

 

Suit: Missouri professor stole and sold student's research

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri system is suing a pharmacy professor at its Kansas City campus over allegations he stole and sold a student's research, claiming that the school is the rightful owner of the work it believes could...

 

Oklahoma education officials prepare new A-F school grading

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma education officials say a new A-F grading system for public schools could be implemented soon. Education officials said Tuesday that report cards will go online if the State Board of Education approves the new grading...

 

Lawyers cite Bundy, McVeigh in Texas school shooting case

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school want the trial moved to a different city, arguing that the teen should be afforded the same treatment as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy...

 

Governor nominates regents at NMSU, New Mexico Tech

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced another round of university regent nominations. The Democratic governor's picks for the New Mexico State University Board of Regents include Dina Chacon-Reitzel, Ammu...

 

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