Information is scarce as to why FBI investigators are targeting the Maize School District Educational Support Center--the district's headquarters. In a letter sent out on Tuesday, parents were told that school officials are cooperating with the investigation and that it does not involve student safety.
“We can confirm that two district employees have been placed on administrative leave,” says Lori O’Toole Buselt, director of communications for Maize School District.
As this student hunts for Waldo, the object on the table is able follow where she's looking. This one of three "alternate input" devices at the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Wichita State University.
In 1974, a group of female scientists and educators in San Francisco started an organization called Expanding Your Horizons. It was simply a way to support one another and share ideas. Eventually, conferences were formed and young girls were introduced to science, technology, engineering and math.
Forty years later, these efforts continue across the world. Roughly 25,000 middle school-aged girls take part each year, including some in Wichita.
Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million dollars in cuts this fiscal year will result reductions in school funding.
The state's fiscal situation is expected to be discussed at a Kansas Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. Board member Janet Waugh says education spending in the state already is down to the bare bones.
State Department of Education officials say they don't think Brownback or the Legislature plan to cut K-12 spending because of statements they have made that indicated education would not be targeted.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom spoke against hate crimes on Wednesday during a presentation at Wichita State University. The Hate Crime Prevention Act was passed five years ago this month. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more.
Grissom spoke to students about the need to eradicate both hate and hate crimes. He mentioned several events in Wichita that were found to be motivated by hate including arson at a mosque in 2011 and the vandalization of a mural celebrating immigration earlier this year.
Kansas State University says it will not renew the contract of a professor who conducted controversial research on grassland burning.
Research associate Gene Towne says he believes his 26-year career will end Oct. 31 because he suggested in a published article that ranchers could burn grassland at times other than April. For years, the university has said spring, especially late April, was the best time for grassland burning to revive the prairie.
Nearly 200 students of a Kansas-based college have joined a lawsuit that accuses the school of fraud.
The lawsuit against Wright Career College was filed last year but amended recently to add 195 more students. The current and former students attended Wright's campuses in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
The lawsuit says the private, nonprofit college enticed students to enroll and apply for student loans that they could not pay back. It also claims Wright deceived students about attendance costs and employment prospects.
Wichita State University announced a significant donation on Thursday morning that will be used for their proposed Innovation Campus, a massive expansion that is slated to be built over Braeburn Golf Course.
The Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation’s gift of $2.5 million will help create the first endowed chair for Innovation Campus.
The Sam Bloomfield Chair in Innovation Engineering is meant to help technology grow in the local and regional economies.