The Kansas State Board of Education has delayed a vote on a plan to let some school districts hire unlicensed teachers.
The proposal would have affected a group of six Kansas districts, known as the Coalition of Innovative School Districts. As Stephen Koranda reports, the board had been set to vote on the plan Thursday.
The delay came after deans of education schools at Kansas universities raised concerns, as did teachers. Nicole Meier is a Kindergarten teacher from Topeka and a Teacher of the Year finalist.
Michael J. Engdahl is a guitarist, composer, and teacher based out of Wichita, KS. He plays in the local alt-rock band Coriander, the modern jazz quartet First To Leave, and leads his own trio, ME3. A recent graduate of Wichita State with a B.M. in Jazz Studies, Michael teaches at Senseney Music and has been a part of the local music scene for many years. His most recent recording, Live! At Miller Concert Hall debuts original compositions in the jazz idiom. Michael is looking forward to recording, performing, and touring with all his projects in 2015.
The state’s highest court has taken up the dispute over the legality of a new voter-approved ordinance in the state’s largest city that lessens criminal penalties for marijuana possession.
The Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Wichita to respond by May 6 to arguments made by the Kansas attorney general seeking to nullify the ordinance because it conflicts with state law. The court also halted for now proceedings in Sedgwick County District Court that had also aimed to resolve the issue.
Traveling to see art is one of my greatest pleasures! Whether it’s hunting for Connie Ernatt’s Troll by the river, or jet setting to a far-flung part of the earth, nothing replaces the joy of going and seeing art.
Danny Collins is a thoroughly enjoyable comedy-drama made exceptional by a remarkably restrained performance by the usually over-the-top Al Pacino.
He plays an aging rock star whose style has become so outdated that his sellout audiences feature expanding waistlines, bald heads and grey hair, and at one point it is suggested that his audience is too old to be out as late as 9 p.m.