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Thu February 14, 2013
Top Morning News 2.14.13
Legislators move forward on school funding amendment; Historian gives lecture on Kansas Black newspapers; Historic site offers travel scholarships to teachers.
Work Starts On School Funding Change
A Senate committee started working on a constitutional amendment to block lawsuits over school funding. The proposal would alter the Kansas Constitution to say only the Legislature can set school spending levels.
Lecture Covers The History Of Black Newspapers In Kansas
Dozens took part in a lecture Wednesday on Black newspapers and African-American communities in Kansas at the Wichita Public Library.
Teacher Travel Scholarships Available For Brown v. Board Of Education National Historic Site
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is offering financial help for teachers bring students to the former school.
Schools within a 75-mile radius of Topeka can apply for transportation grants to cover the cost of getting there. The site tells the story of the U.S. Supreme court decision that declared segregated schools unconstitutional.
The grants also cover travel costs to other Topeka sites: the Kansas State Capitol, which features a mural of the fiery abolitionist John Brown; the Kansas Museum of History, and the Ritchie House.
More information is available at NPS.gov