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Vinland Elementary School to get recycled playground surface
July 23, 2008

Students, teachers and staff at Vinland Elementary School are about to get a 35-ton lesson in recycling.

13-year sentence likely in online sex sting
July 23, 2008

A 39-year-old Carbondale man who was caught in a November sex sting in Baldwin City recently pleaded guilty to three charges and faces a prison sentence.

Higher education affordability important to regents leader
July 23, 2008
Donna Shank wants higher education to be available for all Kansans.
Safe routes to schools goal of program
July 23, 2008
A program under way in Kansas strives to make sure children get to school safely and help their physical fitness along the way.
Success continues at state’s first virtual school
Basehor-Linwood blazed trail that’s now followed by more than 30 Kansas school districts
July 23, 2008
As far as virtual schools go, the Basehor-Linwood school district has been ahead of the curve since its beginning in 1998.
New name reflects services of continuing-ed program
Johnson County Adult Education one of many programs in area
July 23, 2008
For people preparing to take the General Educational Development test, Project Finish has been more than just a resource.
Curriculum employs team-based active learning
July 23, 2008
A model program that stresses active learning methods and the incorporation of character development in curriculum is poised to begin its second year in four Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Schools.
Programs battle childhood obesity
July 23, 2008
In schools across the nation, there has always been a lot of attention given to increasing test scores. But until recently, not a lot of attention has been given to children’s increasing pants sizes.
Push toward all-day kindergarten takes root
July 23, 2008
Offering all-day kindergarten is a trend that has proved successful is districts across the state.
Not your mother’s home-ec class
July 23, 2008
Family and consumer sciences, or FACS, as the course is now called, is a lot different from the courses taught 30 years ago, said Marie Nave, a newly retired FACS teacher from the De Soto USD 232.
Continuing education sites throughout area
July 23, 2008
Here’s a list of continuing-education sites throughout Douglas, Wyandotte, Johnson and Leavenworth counties
Technology offers classroom flexibility
July 23, 2008
Keeping in mind that no two students learn in the same way, at least one area school district uses technology throughout its classrooms to vary instructional options for its teachers.