education

Record Breaking Year for Fort Hays State University

Oct 1, 2013
panoramio.com

Enrollment figures are in for Kansas, and it’s a record setting year for Fort Hays State University according to a recent press release from FHSU. 

tilrc.org

In the midst of conference committee negotiations, with dozens of bargaining items on the table, Representative and House Appropriations Committee Chair, Marc Rhoades, presented a $12 million grant program earmarked for Educational Design Solutions.  Dave Ranney reported in a  recent article by the Kansas Institute of Health the Senate agreed to this addition partially out of desire to end the drawn out session to a close. 

Leaders in higher education struggle operate within caps and budget cuts, families wrestle with increased tuition, legislators grapple with fiscal accountability, and Governor Brownback signs the cuts into budget.

Dion Lefler/The Wichita Eagle

State legislatures are constitutionally mandated to provide adequate funding for schools.  Courts in both Kansas and Texas recently ruled this directive is not being met. 

Elementary students in the Texas panhandle are part of a new project teaching how to grow food with your own hands, and the nutritional value it puts into your mouth.

Unique Teaching Tool Found at High Plains Museum

Jun 3, 2013
High Plains Museum

If you google the galaxy planetary system made by The Thomas Kane & Company, you won't find it.  You will find information about their manufacture of blackboards, furniture, and maps, but not this interesting little galaxy gizmo made in 1881.  However, the one place you can see and learn about it is at the High Plains Museum in Goodland, Kansas. 

Life is What You Paint It

Mar 12, 2013

Can you imagine living over 100 years and only having two regrets?  I can't.   It is one of the things that amazed me about Velma Wancura. 

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