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Wichita State University president resigns

Wichita State University President Jay Golden resigned Friday, less than a year after he was hired, the Kansas Board of Regents said Friday. Regents chair Bill Feuerborn issued a brief statement announcing Golden's resignation, but it offered few...

 

KU Medical Center part of COVID-19 clinical trial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center is part of a nationwide clinical trial looking into different treatments for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of the coronavirus who do not require hospitalization. KCUR-FM...

 

Performer shot during Kansas history museum reenactment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A performer has been wounded during a reenactment at a Kansas history museum in a shooting that police say appears to be accidental. The shooting was reported at 9:05 p.m. near the Old Cowtown Museum at an event in which...

 

Can Trump and McConnell get through the 4 steps to seat a Supreme Court justice in just 6 weeks?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Caren Morrison, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18,...

 

University of Colorado Boulder to go online amid virus spike

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced that all classes will be fully online for at least two weeks starting Wednesday to limit the spread of COVID-19, as cases increase among students. The university has recorded...

 

ACLU: Wichita schools disciplined teacher over Facebook post

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita teacher who posted on Facebook about her concern over school reopening procedures was wrongly disciplined by the district, The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas says. The ACLU asked the Wichita school district...

 

Missouri substitute teacher requirements relaxed temporarily

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is temporarily making it easier for people to become substitute teachers in anticipation of a potential shortage because of the pandemic. The Missouri State Board of Education signed off on letting people with a...

 

ASU president alleges some bars violating COVID-19 protocols

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University President Michael Crow alleges several restaurant-bars near the school's Tempe campus have violated the safety protocols businesses must abide by to operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Republic... Full story

 

Health official concerned about crowded parties at Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Video of a large house party near the University of Kansas campus over the weekend prompted a Douglas County health official to urge people to be responsible during the coronavirus pandemic. "It is the responsibility of every in...

 

Stitt selects former teacher as new education secretary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday named a former classroom teacher and CEO of an education reform group as his new secretary of education. Every Kid Counts CEO Ryan Walters will replace Secretary of State Michael Rogers,...

 

Some technology issues as more Kansas schools begin classes

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Students and teachers facing an already challenging new school year dealt with technology issues as more Kansas school districts reopened Tuesday with many students working online. In Olathe, service was interrupted Tuesday...

 

Trial set for battle over funds from Oklahoma charter school

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a legal battle involving Oklahoma's attempt to review financial records from a private company that manages a public charter school. District Judge Natalie Mai set the trial date for Dec. 16,...

 

FBI: Kansas coach posed as a teen girl to get explicit pics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The FBI says an assistant boys high school basketball coach in Topeka posed as a teenage girl on social media to get explicit photos from other teenagers. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the FBI is seeking tips from...

 

Search begins for A&M president as Michael Young retires

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A 17-member committee will conduct a national search for a new Texas A&M University president after Michael K. Young announced that he will step down next May, the school said in a statement. Young, who has been the...

 

After losing her fingers, Montana artist returns to painting

A decade has passed since elementary art school teacher Joey Kiernan lost her fingers and toes in a tragic incident. A teacher at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, the educator was preparing to return to the classroom after summer break, but she was...

 

University of Oklahoma students: Virus response inadequate

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More than a dozen students gathered outside the University of Oklahoma's administration building Thursday to protest what they say is an inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic. Students are violating the university...

 

Colleges, public schools battle COVID-19 as classes resume

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas athletes must play without fans, Kansas State University is battling four new coronavirus outbreaks and a Topeka-area school district has halted in-person classes just days into the fall semester. Kansas...

 

Board: Kansas schools can move fall sports to the spring

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas high school can move their fall sports seasons to the spring under a newly approved plan. The Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 53-21 Friday to approve a proposal establishing an...

 

COVID-19 hits fraternities, sororities hard in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The coronavirus is hitting fraternities and sororities in Kansas particularly hard, with 10% testing positive at the University of Kansas and outbreaks linked to four sororities at Kansas State University. The University of...

 

High schooler creates virtual concerts for nursing homes

AUSTIN (AP) — Aylin Tanriverdi has been playing classical guitar since she was 6. She particularly likes the music of Ana Vidovic, a guitarist originally from Croatia who now lives in the United States. That love is something the Westwood High...

 

University of Arkansas reports 151 new coronavirus cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas on Monday reported 151 more confirmed cases of coronavirus at its campus in Fayetteville and a White House report said the state continued to have one of the highest rates of positive tests in...

 

9 Greek houses at University of Kansas told to quarantine

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials ordered residents of nine University of Kansas fraternity and sorority chapter houses to quarantine for two weeks following a coronavirus outbreak on campus. The university opened its fall semester Monday with...

 

Former Emporia State employee wins back pay for retaliation

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former Emporia State University employee was awarded $64,303 Thursday after she complained the school retaliated against her by not renewing her contract when she complained about racial discrimination. Angelica Hale and her...

 

Survey shows third of Oklahoma schools don't require masks

Despite warnings from state and federal health officials, a recent survey shows more than one-third of Oklahoma's public-school districts don't require staff and students to wear masks. The informal survey of public schools released on Thursday...

 

Districts Turn to NoRedInk to Build Better Writers, In-Person and Remotely

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 26, 2020-- Faced with COVID-19 uncertainties, schools need flexible ways to help teachers provide consistent, high-quality writing instruction, no matter where learning takes place this school year. That is why a...

 

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