A controversial state law that would offer education savings accounts to all parents regardless of family income is tied up in the courts, with the state attorney general pushing this week for the state’s Supreme Court to step in and decide the law’s constitutionality.
May 02, 2016|
The Sterling College Debate Team traveled to Muncie, Ind., to take another top-ten title with sophomore Gage Brookman forging new ground at the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National Tournament. Brookman, of Hutchinson, finished third, marking the first time a Sterling College student has broken into the Elite Eight. The team took sixth place in Debate Sweepstakes, the school's second highest finish to date.
Newman University honored student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2016 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation, held April 21 on the Newman campus.
Thirteen first place medals were brought home by Great Bend High School musicians from the State Music Contest held Saturday, April 23, at Emporia High School. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet (Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland), and soloists Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone, Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba; Dorian Lueth, viola; Ethan Wedel and Kayn Milholland, voice. Those receiving "II"s were: the Low Brass Ensemble (Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams), soloists Ben Diel, trumpet; Eric Vazquez, contra alto clarinet; and Aubrey Maneth ...
A statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring 29 high school teams and four universities has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students from across the state with more than $10,000 in prize money.
About 1,200 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 6 and 7. Commencement exercises will be held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday, May 6, the ceremony for the students in the College of Technology will be at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony for students in the College of Education will be at 8 p.m. Saturday May 7, Kelce College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will begin at ...
A year ago this week, Shanna Peeples was named National Teacher of the Year from among 51 state Teachers of the Year, each selected from hundreds of applications in their states. Peeples spent the last year traveling the U.S. and the world, speaking with teachers and students about education. As her tenure comes to an end, we spoke with her about what she learned. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
April 27, 2016|
A stone's throw from bluffs peppered with ancient Anasazi petroglyphs, the river flows smooth and fast along a reed-covered bank shaded by willows. Students with EEG caps wander from a tent through the reeds to a sandy river bank, where they will meditate while laptops record their brain activity. There is no sound but the river and the wind.
April 25, 2016|
Smoky Hills Public Television has announced the winners for the 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from January through March from 18 communities across central and western Kansas. Children ages kindergarten through third grade were eligible to enter stories.
Mr. Virgil Lee Ritchie, Superintendent of Schools, Lewis USD 502, Lewis, will retire on July 1. Mr. Ritchie has been with the Lewis Public Schools for 22 years, six years as High School Principal and the last 16 years as Superintendent of Schools, which is the longest tenure for a Superintendent in Lewis Public Schools history. Mr. Ritchie has been in education for 34 years – 1982-85 at Waconda USD 272 (Teacher, School Counselor, Coach); 1985-86 at Great Bend USD 428 (School Counselor); 1986-94 at Ness City USD 303 (School Counselor, Coach); 1994-2016 at Lewis USD 502 (Principal, Superintendent).
If modern science is correct, it seems somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of our happiness is determined not by our circumstances but by our genetics. It also seems the majority of us are programmed to be wound up tight full of stress and anxiety.
April 21, 2016|