Police were called to Kennedy Elementary at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday after Boys and Girls Club staff reported club members being struck by plastic pellets believed to have been fired from air-soft guns from a location off of school property while the children were at recess.
The number of students at St. John Catholic School has outgrown the number of classrooms since the building was built in 1956. The new $2.25 million addition to the southernmost part of St. John Catholic School, located at 1208 Kentucky St., includes classrooms, a community room and a library, which will help meet the increasing need for space for parishioners and students. By Meagan Thomas
The top spellers of Douglas County in third through eighth grades will compete Saturday at Southwest Middle School.
A small elementary school in south-central Kansas has rebounded from low enrollments to become an example of charter school success by focusing on elements of rural life. By The Associated Press
A group of activists is planning to renew efforts to lobby the Kansas Legislature to expand the definition of bullying and cyberbullying because of ongoing problems in a south central school district. By The Associated Press
The decision in the pending school finance case could have far-reaching implications for the upcoming legislative session. By Peter Hancock
A former Cordley School custodian is still in the hospital following a bicycle accident, but recovering, friends say. By Shaun Hittle
The Kansas State Board of Education will discuss the complete data from a study showing many teachers have greatly reduced, or even eliminated, the time they spend in class teaching science. By Peter Hancock
Trego schools superintendent tells State Board of Education that one in five elementary teachers is giving grades in science despite not teaching or testing in it.
The Kansas Department of Education is asking school districts how extensively they're teaching cursive handwriting, the Associated Press reports. Results of a survey will be presented to the state Board of Education at a meeting this week in Topeka.