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Kansas GOP leader defends teacher tenure plan
April 10, 2014
A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.
Kansas: Husband awaiting retrial in wife’s strangulation death out on bond
April 10, 2014
A Lawrence man awaiting a retrial in the 2004 death of his wife has bonded out of jail.
Johnson, Wyandotte counties pledge $65,000 apiece to land GOP convention
April 10, 2014
Four governments in the bistate Kansas City metro area have pledged $260,000 for a campaign to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City, Mo.
Boardway at Baker registration starts
April 10, 2014
Registration is being accepted through June 1 for the Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre for Young People summer camps. The camps will be from July 6 through 13 and July 20 through 27. Students 13 to 18 years of age will gain stage skills during weeklong intensive preparation, which end with theater performances.
Kansas Highway Patrol ‘Tweeting Troopers’ post tips
April 10, 2014
A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.
Education funding bill on governor’s desk would mean net gain of $30,000 for Baldwin district
April 10, 2014
The Baldwin school district would see about $30,000 more in state general fund aid should Gov. Sam Brownback sign a school funding bill the Kansas Legislature passed earlier this week. Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the bill took away some existing funding, added $14 in per pupil state aid to local districts and provided “equalization” revenue for poorer districts to help with their local option budgets and capital outlay funds.