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Kansas school district to make changes after LGBTQ dispute

AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school district plans to offer anti-discrimination training to staff and teachers in response to complaints about how an eighth-grade student was treated after she said she was a lesbian. North Lyon County officials...

 

Masks touted as Kansas reports fewer school COVID outbreaks

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated that many school boards remain reluctant to adopt mask mandates, even though most COVID-19 outbreaks in Kansas schools are occurring in districts without such requirements. The state has 68...

 

Kansas high school choir director charged in child sex case

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A high school choir director in Overland Park has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of breach of privacy, prosecutors in northeastern Kansas said. Joseph Martin Heidesch, 45, was...

 

Missouri, Kansas college students protest sexual assaults

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Students gathered Tuesday at college campuses in Missouri and Kansas to protest sexual assaults, joining a wave of demonstrations that have been happening nationwide. The Kansas City Star reports that a demonstration at the...

 

Student taken into custody hours after Texas school shooting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old student opened fire during a fight at his Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, injuring four people and then fleeing before being taken into custody hours later, authorities said. Timothy George Simpkins was...

 

Audit: Cybersecurity weak for many Kansas school districts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Many Kansas school districts aren't taking basic steps to protect their computer systems and the privacy of sensitive information collected about students, according to a legislative audit release Tuesday. The report from the...

 

How did white students respond to school integration after Brown v. Board of Education?

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Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The department reported 22.1% scored...

 

Two juveniles charged in deaths of two Kansas City teenagers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two juveniles have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two teenagers in Kansas City, police said Friday. The juveniles, who are 15 and 17, were each charged with two counts of murder and two counts of armed...

 

Prosecutor won't charge ex-University of Oklahoma lobbyist

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist who resigned last month won't face charges related to a woman's allegations that he sexually assaulted her, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Tuesday....

 

Oklahoma higher education regents announce new chancellor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of Emporia State University in Kansas was chosen Friday as the next chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Allison Garrett, the first woman selected as chancellor, will succeed Glen...

 

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into...

 

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last schoo...

 

3 students injured in shooting outside Wichita school

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three students suffered gunshot wounds during a lunchtime shooting Tuesday outside a Wichita high school and three other teenagers have been arrested, police said. Police responded to citizen 911 calls of a disturbance that...

 

Lenient Johnson County district sees high COVID-19 rates

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The only school district in Johnson County that doesn't require masks for all students is reporting a higher COVID-19 infection rate among students than other districts in the county, health officials said. The Johnson County...

 

University of Kansas assault claim prompts student sit-in

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of University of Kansas students have staged a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office to protest the handling of allegations that a fraternity member sexually assaulted another student. The sit-in Friday follows...

 

'Devious licks' videos of damage, thefts bedevil US schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kids across the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves vandalizing school bathrooms and stealing soap dispensers and even turf from football fields, bedeviling school administrators seeking to contain the viral internet...

 

Topeka students protest school's handling of rape accusation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than 100 Topeka West High School students protested outside the school Friday over administrators' handling of a male student who they said raped a female student during the summer and repeatedly harasses females at the...

 

Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but with leniency for those who opt out. Still others have expelled...

 

Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

 

Protesters gather for second straight night at fraternity

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Crowds gathered to protest for a second straight night at a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that about 250 people arrived...

 

Protest over University of Kansas assault claims draws crowd

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people chanted and held signs outside a University of Kansas fraternity house where a member is accused of sexually assaulting another student. The Kansas City Star reports that the Monday night protest outside...

 

Biden presses states to require vaccines for all teachers

Hoping to prevent another school year from being upended by the pandemic, President Joe Biden visited a Washington middle school Friday to push his new COVID plan, accusing some Republican governors of being "cavalier" with the health of children....

 

Oklahoma's ban on school mask mandates is on hold. Here's what you need to know

Oklahoma’s law preventing schools from mandating masks is temporarily on hold due to a judge’s ruling Wednesday morning, Sept. 1. That means school districts can move forward with a mask requirement on school campuses potentially by early this...

 

School investigating after Indigenous student says hair cut

CLINTON, Okla. (AP) — School officials in Clinton are investigating after a Native American fifth-grade student alleged that two other students held him down and cut his hair. Superintendent Tyler Bridges told Oklahoma City television station KWTV...

 

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