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Kansas teacher arrested on sex-related charge

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man who abruptly resigned from the Shawnee City Council after being placed on leave from his teaching job has been arrested and charged with having sexual relations with a student. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Adrian was...

 

Kansas Board of Regents seeks $25M for financial aid program

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents is seeking $25 million from state lawmakers to fund a financial aid program for college students. The board's budget request is part of a plan to funnel up to $50 million into need-based financial a...

 

Texas school official suspended over profane tweet to lawyer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A private school in North Texas has suspended an administrator who posted a profane online message criticizing the attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels. The Oakridge School in Arlington said in a statement...

 

Suicide ruled out in death of Colorado football player

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a gunshot wound that killed a Colorado college football player wasn't self-inflicted but aren't releasing many details about the shooting. Twenty-one-year-old Brett Ojiyi was shot Saturday at a home near...

 

Colorado school district to pay $11.5M to sex crime victims

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver school district has agreed to an $11.5 million settlement after a middle school teacher acknowledged having inappropriate sexual contact with several students, district officials said Monday. The settlement...

 

Colorado student, football player dies in shooting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado university says a member of its football team has died and police are investigating the man's shooting death. The Grand Junction Police Department says the shooting happened just after midnight Saturday at a...

 

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Oklahoma teachers to vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging Oklahoma teachers to vote for candidates who support public education and are willing to increase the state's education budget. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who is considering running...

 

Board of Regents OKs funding increase for state universities

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved an $85 million funding increase for state universities during the next two years. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the request approved Thursday would restore funding cut by the Kansas...

 

OSU on Leading Edge of Learning with Dedication of ENDEAVOR

STILLWATER, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Oklahoma State University’s ENDEAVOR is the glass and steel embodiment of a new era in undergraduate engineering learning, where walls no longer exist between disciplines and individual expertise...

 

Kansas Board of Regents CEO gets 15 percent salary increase

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents will be receiving a 15 percent pay raise The Lawrence Journal-World reports the board approved the salary increase Thursday for Blake Flanders, whose $200,000 salary will...

 

Missouri teacher shares love of sheep with students

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — "Do you have any more silly sheep stories?" Sam Garrett frequently fields the question from her third-graders at Fairview Elementary School. "I actually make a list of stories and cross them off if I tell them that one so I...

 

Accused leader in New Mexico soccer hazing faced charges

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The suspected ringleader of a hazing on a New Mexico high school soccer team faced criminal charges in a sexual misconduct case last year but the case was dismissed, prosecutors and police records say. News of the charges come...

 

Oklahoma teachers' project secures $2,000 grant

BYNG, Okla. (AP) — Four Byng Elementary School teachers are earning national recognition for their innovative approach to helping students grow. Counselor Carrie Boyd and teachers Chris Elliott, Becky Henderson and Mikella Mims recently won a $2,00...

 

Air Force Academy announces criminal hazing charges

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two U.S. Air Academy cadets face charges stemming from a hazing incident involving the Colorado school's swim team. The Gazette reports that the criminal charges announced by the academy Thursday are without...

 

Actor Kevin Hart principal for day at Dallas school

DALLAS (AP) — Actor Kevin Hart has surprised the students of a Dallas high school by dropping in to be interim principal for a day. Hart told hundreds of cheering students at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts...

 

Oklahoma school closes due low attendance after threat

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma school district has canceled classes after what school and police officials say was a bogus threat of a school shooting. Kansas Public School Principal Phil Isom says the threats began on social media...

 

Ex-student demands apology from Rockhurst High for paddling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelly Gerling says he was a Rockhurst High School freshman when he was called to school on a Saturday to work off a discipline demerit — by fighting another student. It was 1967-68 school year, and Vice Principal Ron...

 

Campus minister offers KU students spiritual friendship

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — For Susan Mercer, handing out a Capri Sun juice pouch to a college student is more than quenching a thirst. "It's offering prevenient grace to whoever shows up," said Mercer, the Wesley KU campus minister at the University of...

 

2 arrested after reported gun sale at Lawrence High School

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two juveniles at Lawrence High School were arrested this week after a parent reported hearing that a student tried to sell a gun to another student. Principal Matt Brungardt said in an email to parents that police and school...

 

Warrant details sex allegations against gymnastics coach

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls' leotards. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oklahoma warrant accuses 51-year-old Skipper...

 

Kobach's claim about Wichita school administrators not true

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's claim that a Wichita high school has a dozen assistant principals is not true but his campaign says he stands by his contention that Kansas schools have too many administrators. Kobach...

 

Lawrence student enters plea after taking handgun to school

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence student pleaded no contest after bringing a loaded gun to school last year. The student, who was 17 at the time, was charged as a juvenile in Douglas County District Court. He pleaded no contest Wednesday to...

 

Kansas high school program offers lessons in agriculture

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It's bath day for the pet rats and ferrets at Southeast High School in Wichita. Kenneth Borja gently lifts one of the rats — Zeus, Poseidon or Hades, it's hard to tell which — out of his cage. He carries the animal to the...

 

Bilingual certificates proposed for Oklahoma diplomas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma organization is proposing the state add a bilingual certification on diplomas given to high school graduates who speak more than one language. Thirty-two states include a Seal of Biliteracy on a student's diploma...

 

Construction begins on Emporia State's president's home

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — After a four-year fundraising campaign ended in late July, crews recently broke ground for construction of a new home for the university's president and a public entertaining space. The Emporia Gazette reports the...

 

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