Stephan Bisaha

News Reporter

Stephan Bisaha is a former NPR Kroc Fellow. Along with producing Weekend Edition, Stephan has reported on national stories for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as other NPR programs. He provided data analysis for an investigation into the Department of Veteran Affairs and reported on topics ranging from Emojis to mattresses.

Stephan has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and concentrated in data journalism. He currently covers education for KMUW and the Kansas News Service. 

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Alayna Nelson, a sophomore at Wichita Northwest High School, grew up hearing stories of repeated mass shootings on the news.

“Every single time this happened I always wanted to do something about it,” Nelson said.

Now, Nelson and other students in her generation are taking action against gun violence.

Derby Public Schools

Voters in Derby on Tuesday approved funding for a new elementary school.

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Some of the Republican candidates looking to be Kansas' next governor bluntly criticized the state Supreme Court when asked about education during the first Republican gubernatorial debate

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A bill backed by Republican lawmakers intends to send a message to college campuses in Kansas: No restricting free speech, no matter the perspective.

Wichita State University

Wichita State University President John Bardo was on Capitol Hill Monday morning advocating for further federal investment in STEM higher education.

Speaking before Congress' Research and Technology subcommittee, Bardo highlighted WSU's Innovation Campus and its focus on research and development aimed at the region's needs. WSU's apprenticeship program was also emphasized.

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Coleman Middle School Principal Eric Filippi says he was blind to all the different ways drugs can be concealed and the variety of forms that they can take.

“I did not think of it as something that can be put into a spray bottle and be sprayed on food,” Filippi says.

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A focus on both college and career readiness. More investment in resources and staff. Helping students develop mentally and socially -- not just academically.

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Wichita’s school board on Monday unanimously approved a new 190-day school year -- 15 days longer than the current calendar.

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Kansas could struggle to stop college students from taking their money to other Midwestern states if it continues to charge higher tuition.

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Fort Hays State University is expanding to the United Arab Emirates with a new online graduate business program this fall. The move is part of Fort Hays' continued effort to grow globally.

The program in the United Arab Emirates is being treated as a pilot as Fort Hays looks to offer similar degrees in other countries. Fort Hays is partnering with the Westford Education Group to offer the MBA. University faculty will lead the online courses while Westford will provide on-site tutoring.

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