The Kansas State Board of Education is thinking about changing how teachers are licensed.
Board members have wanted to review the licensing process for years, and the increased scarcity of technical and career education teachers sped up the process.
The Kansas Department of Education is proposing board members change the regulations to allow for the issuance of a three-year, renewable part-time teaching permit for people with industry-recognized certification or other experience in specialized industries.
Now through February 22, the Crown Uptown presents Godspell. Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz that paints a portrait with various musical parables from the Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them lessons through song and dance featuring a wide range of musical genres including bluegrass, R&B and rock and roll.
A mural painted by Hispanic teenagers in north Wichita was discovered defaced with racist language Thursday. It was created as an expression of the immigration struggles that undocumented youth face in the American education system.
Joyce Grover, who heads the Kansas Coalition, says the number of domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement in 2012 represented a 20-year high.
“There is a domestic violence incident that has occurred in Kansas every 21 minutes,” Grover says. “Law enforcement made a domestic violence arrest every 39 minutes and one domestic murder every 15 days.”
In fact, says Grover, more than one in four homicides in Kansas is domestic violence-related.