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School board names building after late Oklahoma NAACP leader

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City School Board will name its future administration building after the woman who organized civil rights sit-ins to integrate city businesses. The board voted 7-0 Tuesday to name the building The Clara Luper...

 

Funeral services held for 2 Oklahoma students shot to death

BEGGS, Okla. (AP) — Classes have been canceled at an Oklahoma school district so students can attend funeral services for two students who were shot to death. Beggs Public Schools was closed Tuesday for funerals of 16-year-old Kloee Toliver and...

 

Man who made hoax call in deadly 'swatting' pleads guilty

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R....

 

Man convicted in 2013 Salina homicide dies in prison

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A man who helping to beat a Salina woman with a chain before strangling and drowning her has died. The Kansas Department of Corrections says 30-year-old Joel Heil died Sunday. Hiel was in prison after pleading guilty to...

 

Kansas State student who returned scholarship honored

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas State student who gave back a scholarship he didn't need is being honored with a new scholarship named for him. Justin Schmutz, a senior in biological systems engineering, had twice earned a $12,000 4-H Vanier...

 

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent...

 

New Mexico State University focuses on higher ed access

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is among 130 schools nationwide that are working together to increase access to higher education and close the achievement gap. The university said Monday that it's participating in the program,...

 

Texas ed board votes to restore lessons on Clinton, Keller

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education preliminarily voted Tuesday night to restore Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller to the state's history curriculum and to slightly soften language about the Arab-Israeli conflict — surprising...

 

University of Kansas forms task force for Greek system

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has established a new task force to recommend changes to the school's Greek system in order to improve safety and efficiency. Douglas Girod, the university's chancellor, announced the new Sorority and...

 

Lawrence Teen who took gun to school put on probation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence teenager has been sentenced to six months of probation for bringing a loaded handgun to Free State High School last spring. The student, who was 17 at the time, was charged as a juvenile. He was sentenced Friday...

 

Commission completes draft plans for Arkansas school safety

LILTTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A commission studying school safety in Arkansas has completed its draft of recommendations it will include in a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on ways to prevent, defend and recover from school-related violence. The...

 

Regents approve new program at Kansas States

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State will offer a new bachelor's degree in education studies beginning in August. The university announced Thursday the program will require 120 hours to complete through the College of Education. The Manhattan...

 

Oklahoma school receives donations, support after barn fire

CASHION, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma schools superintendent says students have received "overwhelming" support after a weekend fire destroyed a barn and killed livestock. Cashion Schools Superintendent Sammy Jackson said Monday that pledges to...

 

Oklahoma regents seek $100M in new funding for colleges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The panel that oversees Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities is asking the Legislature for $100 million in new funding, much of it for faculty raises. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted unanimously...

 

Missouri man pleads guilty in Oklahoma pipe bomb case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say a Missouri man has pleaded guilty to having a pipe bomb at his former apartment in northeastern Oklahoma. Officials say 36-year-old Richard Cole of Joplin, Missouri, pleaded guilty Thursday to...

 

Racist slur on Kansas State campus proves to be a hoax

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State police say a person who reported being the target of a racist slur admitted it was a hoax. The Wichita Eagle reports it was the second time in two years that a report of racist slurs at Kansas State was a hoax....

 

California man donates $2 million, art to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A California man has donated $2 million and his art collection to Kansas State University's art department. The Kansas State University Foundation announced Tuesday that Lindy Bell of Rancho Mirage, California, donated a...

 

Oklahoma school library undergoes makeover

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Hilldale Middle School and High School students can go to the library and sit on a plush sectional sofa, red metal bar stools, even the floor. Librarian Laurel Croftcheck said she wanted to create smaller, more comfortable...

 

University of Oklahoma eliminates 50 positions

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma is eliminating 50 staff positions as part of efforts to reduce expenses. President James Gallogly informed faculty and staff of the cuts in an email Thursday. "Moving toward a balanced budget is...

 

Ex-Missouri teacher sentenced to 5 years for sex crimes

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — A former suburban St. Louis teacher and coach has been sentenced to five years in prison for sex crimes with a middle school student. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old Ronald Smith Jr., of Maryland Heights,...

 

Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma State plan to open medical school

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University have announced intentions to start a medical school on tribal land in eastern Oklahoma in a move both entities say will be the first of its kind. Principal Chief Bill John...

 

Kansas Senate committee approves 3 regents appointments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee has approved three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. Gov. Jeff Colyer appointed former Rep. Mark Hutton, a Republican from Wichita, and former state Sent. Allen Schmidt, a Democrat from...

 

Missouri governor signs bill on high school computer science

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to allow high schoolers to apply a computer science credit toward math, science or practical art credits needed for graduation. Parson signed the bill Tuesday. It takes effect...

 

Cherokee students can wear ceremonial feathers to graduation

VIAN, Okla. (AP) — A northeastern Oklahoma school district has reversed its graduation dress code policy to allow Cherokee students to wear eagle feathers at the ceremonies, after the state suggested a ban restricts religious freedom. Federal law r...

 

Arizona state education board affirms teaching of evolution

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona State Board of Education will adopt revised history and social science standards that affirm the teaching of evolution. The vote Monday follows an outcry by parents and teachers last month protesting a proposal to remove...

 

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