higher education

Indiana Public Media / Flickr, Creative Commons

The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday approved two new pilot programs for educating teachers to address Kansas’ teacher shortage.

Kansas News Service/File photo

Kansas colleges and universities could be facing steep state funding cuts in 2018.

A legislative committee discussing possibilities for balancing the state budget put the Regents on notice Wednesday, asking how an 18 percent cut would affect higher education.

“This system will look very different from the one we’ve enjoyed for a long time," answered Board of Regents President Blake Flanders.

Flanders says a cut that big would be a shock to the system.

“If we’re asked about cuts at about this level of cuts we always take it seriously," Flanders says.

fafsa.ed.gov

It’s easy to order food, get a ride or transfer money using a mobile phone, so now the U.S. Department of Education wants to make filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, just as easy.

Stephan Bisaha / KMUW

Students rallied on Kansas university campuses on Wednesday as part of a day of demonstrations nationwide against Republican tax reform efforts that could make higher education more expensive.


Jimmy Everson, DVM / flickr Creative Commons

Enrollment is up at Wichita State University’s College of Education -- a welcome sign in the face of Kansas' teacher shortage.

Stephan Bisaha / KMUW

The representative for community colleges in Kansas is warning the state Board of Regents that a federal tax overhaul could make higher education less affordable.

Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service/File photo

The Kansas Board of Regents is meeting today at Wichita State University. It's the first time the board is meeting at WSU in two years.

Zach Gibson / Getty Images/NPR.org

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas is part of a bipartisan congressional effort trying to get legislation passed that would continue a federal student loan program.

k-state.edu

Kansas State University is scaling back this year’s budget by millions of dollars after about 1,000 fewer students enrolled this fall compared to the previous year, creating a budget crunch.

File photo

Fall enrollment numbers were released Friday for regents universities and colleges, and they show a mixed picture at schools across the state. Overall enrollment is down in Kansas, but Wichita State University is one of the schools seeing an increase in students.

Pages