On Nov. 9, some middle and high-school students in Wichita return to the classroom after the Wichita Public Schools Board of Education voted 4-2 Tuesday night (Oct. 20) to approve a blended remote and in-person learning model.
A week after parents harshly vented frustration at Thomas County leaders and the county’s health department for student-athletes being required to quarantine after being named as close contacts for COVID-19, Thomas County finalized changes to quarantine rules, taking a similar approach as Scott County.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday recognized six Kansas schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition includes two schools in Wichita, one in Fort Leavenworth, one in Emporia, on in Kansas City, Kan. and one in Olathe
Meade, USD 226 announced Thursday that there would be no school for all students on Friday (Sept. 18) and that starting on Monday, (Sept. 21), the entire district will shift to remote learning for at least a week.
Fort Hays State University announced that beginning next week, a new COVID-19 surveillance testing program begins. The weekly testing for asymptomatic members of the campus' community “will supplement the ongoing symptomatic testing available in the Student Health Center,” the university said.
On Friday, Andover Public Schools announced that starting Monday, Sept. 14, the district will offer free meals to all students in the district through a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Elementary school teachers in the McPherson school district take steps to make their students' mental health a top priority with a new school year coming with big changes and challenging adjustments due to COVID-19.
About six months since school buses have been a common sight on Wichita-area streets, the start of a new school year has safety advocates pleading with drivers to pay attention and look out for those buses, back on the road running routes for the first time since March.