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8 hrs ago | Daily Herald

District 207 earns National Music Education Honor

District 207's Fine Arts chairmen and music teachers, pictured from left are: Front row: Daniella Valdez, Sarah Djordjevic, Rebecca Oppenheim, Michael Boyle and Pamela Holt; back row: Maine East Fine Arts Chairman Edward Eubank, Matthew Hanes, Benan Avci, Joel Matter, Bernie Gerstmayr, Maine West Fine Arts Chairman Pat Barnett and Maine South Fine ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Des Plaines, IL, Morton Grove, IL, Mount Prospect, IL, Glenview, IL

12 hrs ago | Collegio

Regents OK with some of panel's ideas

The Kansas Board of Regents' proposed redo of a controversial social-media policy is being met with a lukewarm response from faculty and members of a work group that reviewed the policy.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Emporia State University

16 hrs ago | USA Today

Lawmakers pressure universities with threat to pull funds

State lawmakers around the country are brandishing their budget pens to penalize public colleges and universities for what they teach, what their professors say and which organizations the schools work with.In Andrea Azumendi, left, poses for a selfie as they tweet " I support SPEAK" during the ?Amped at the Ampi,? rally held at an amphitheater ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, College of Charleston, Michigan State University

18 hrs ago | The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Lady Blazers set several personal bests at KU relays

Miranda Tenove anchored the Lady Blazers 1600 relay team to a second place finish in the Sunflower Showdown at the Kansas Relays last weekend.

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20 hrs ago | KQED

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

In Kansas this week, a political icon returned home. Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole has been traveling the state, meeting with friends and supporters who embraced his long political career.

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Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

Daniel Bergman: Teacher-licensure change not in best interest of children, state

While much discussion of Kansas legislative action on school funding has focused on issues of teacher tenure, another item needing attention is the added language that extends teaching licensure to individuals who have STEM-related backgrounds but no preparation or experience in teaching.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Health

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Research Triangle has made $250 million economic impact, leaders say

The former bowling alley and ice rink closed five years ago. Johnson County taxpayers now own it, but some are fuming about that, noting that the $3.6 million the county spent to purchase and stabilize the facility over the last 30 months could have been used to address other public needs.

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Related Topix: Johnson County, KS, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS

University of Kansas

Grant to help promote course redesign in humanities

University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS

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Your Friend Finds Catharsis in Kansas

Taryn Miller, a Lawrence, Kansas-based songwriter who records and performs as Your Friend , once had a dream that she would share the stage with Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum.

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Related Topix: Lawrence, KS, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

The Capital-Journal

KU international recruitment effort questioned

Some teachers at the University of Kansas are questioning a decision to use a private company to help run a new program designed to attract hundreds of new international students to the school.

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The Wichita Eagle

KU expert: Supreme Court ruling is a narrow one

First, keep in mind that it is a narrow ruling, said Richard Levy, a constitutional law professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.

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Related Topix: Wichita State University, Standardized Testing, Education

The Capital-Journal

Editorial: Cellphones and moving vehicles a bad mix

Plenty of statistical evidence, easily accessible on the Internet, exists to prove that driving while texting is an extremely dangerous, and sometimes deadly, habit.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Law.com

Judge Sides With Kansas Law in Student's Dismissal

The University of Kansas School of Law did not violate the due-process rights of a first-year student it expelled for failure to disclose numerous criminal convictions, a federal judge has ruled.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Kansas City Star

Changing the face of civic leadership in Kansas City

Shortly after his election, Mayor Sly James was summoned to a meeting of business leaders.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Weird

ArkansasBusiness.com

Robin Bowen Elected as Arkansas Tech's Next President

Arkansas Tech University 's Board of Trustees unanimously elected the first woman as president of a public, four-year university in Arkansas at a special board meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Tech University, Fitchburg, MA, University of Arkansas

KHGI

New KU recruitment program being questioned

Some teachers at the University of Kansas are questioning whether a new program designed to attract hundreds of new international students to the school will be beneficial.

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The Capital-Journal

Dole launches three-day tour of 10 Kansas cities

Kansas political icon Robert Dole commenced an epic victory lap Monday without so much as a campaign bumper sticker in sight.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Troy, KS, Leavenworth, KS, Russell, KS

OttawaHerald.com

Autism insurance bill, dozens more get Brownback's OK

While many Kansans argue the federal government can't mandate health coverage, the governor approved a new state law this week requiring specific Kansans to have health insurance.

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Related Topix: Kansas, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance, Health, US Governors

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Educators square off in city's Ward 3 race Voters have a choice...

Fredericksburg voters in Ward 3 have a choice between an assistant principal and a planning commissioner for their next City Council representative.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, George Mason University, University of Mary Washington, Stafford, VA

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Painting in the Park at MFA April 27

The seventh annual Painting in the Park is Sunday, April 27, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE., St. Petersburg.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, W., George Bush, Opinion

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