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Heather Ousley sits with her older children Elliannah, 15, right, and Samuel, 13, in front of their home in Merriam, Kan. on May 4, 2021. Ousley was thrilled when she heard the FDA was expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 and was hoping to get her kids vaccinated as soon as she can.
Heather Ousley sits with her older children Elliannah, 15, right, and Samuel, 13, in front of their home in Merriam, Kan.
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Education U.S. Parents Excited Over Prospect of Virus Shots for Children
Parents and educators are welcoming the news that the FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer’s vaccine by next week for children ages 12 to 15.
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Affton Missouri UnProm
Affton High School students attend a drive-in theater "un-prom" in Missouri on April 18.
Photo Courtesy of Deann Myers
School Climate & Safety Proms During COVID-19: 'Un-Proms', 'Non-Proms', and Masquerades
High school proms are back in this second spring of COVID-19, though they may not look much like the traditional, pre-pandemic versions.
Dalia Faheid, May 3, 2021
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Second grader Ernesto Beltran Pastrana puts on his face mask while attending class during the first day of partial in-person instruction at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. on March 30, 2021.
Second grader Ernesto Beltran Pastrana puts on his face mask while attending class during the first day of partial in-person instruction at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., in March.
Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via AP
School & District Management Masks or No Masks: School Leaders Say They Can't Make Anyone Happy
More states are passing the buck on masking requirements to districts—and superintendents say their decisions are bound to displease someone.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 29, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters following a tour of a childcare center on March 17, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. The Democratic governor calls a Republican proposal to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school sports "regressive."
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters following a tour of a childcare center in Topeka, Kan.
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Education Kansas Governor Vetoes Ban for Transgender School Athletes
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a Republican measure that would ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school sports.
The Associated Press, April 23, 2021
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Doug Vander Linden, Director of Educational Technology, Burlington Unified School District, Kan.
Doug Vander Linden, Director of Educational Technology – Burlington Unified School District, Kansas
Evert Nelson for Education Week
School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Wrestling Coach Pins Down the Education Technology of the Future
A Kansas leader keeps his district abreast of evolutions in broadband and technology—and finds parallels in his role as a wrestling coach.
Alyson Klein, February 17, 2021
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Education Tension Rises in States Over Who Decides When to Reopen Schools
School administrators in some states are caught up in tensions about who gets the final say about when they can reopen their buildings and what precautions they should take to protect their communities.
Evie Blad, July 19, 2020
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Education Kansas First State to Close Schools for Rest of School Year Due to Coronavirus
While Kansas was the first state to to announce school closures for the remainder of the 2019-20 K-12 school year, there are signs it might not be the last.
Evie Blad, March 17, 2020
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Servepro employee Joseph Felks cleans chairs and other items at Joyner Elementary School in Tupelo, Miss., as the Tupelo Public School District conducts a cleaning of all its campuses to help combat the spread of the coronavirus while the students are on spring break.
Servepro employee Joseph Felks cleans chairs and other items at Joyner Elementary School in Tupelo, Miss., as the Tupelo Public School District conducts a cleaning of all its campuses to help combat the spread of the coronavirus while the students are on spring break.
Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP
School & District Management Superintendents on Hot Seat in Executing School Closures
Many are whipsawed by shutdown recommendations aimed at stemming the coronavirus, and the logistical and financial consequences of those actions.
Daarel Burnette II, March 16, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kansas
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Law & Courts School Districts Vow to Sue Juul Over Student Vaping
A pair of board resolutions in Kansas put the e-cigarette industry on notice at a time when schools are grappling with rampant use of their products by students.
Mark Walsh, October 3, 2019
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USD 443 Superintendent Dr. Fred Dierksen poses for a photo in Dodge City High School, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dodge City, Kan. Dr. Dierksen is the superintend of one of the school districts asking the legislature for more funding for Kansas schools.
USD 443 Superintendent Dr. Fred Dierksen poses for a photo in Dodge City High School, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dodge City, Kan. Dr. Dierksen is the superintend of one of the school districts asking the legislature for more funding for Kansas schools.
Brian Hayes for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Student Outcomes: Does More Money Really Matter?
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement.
Daarel Burnette II, June 4, 2019
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Teachers Brent Ruggles and Adrienne Stenholm participate in a photo challenge at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas, during a field trip on their final day of a two-year professional development program focused on technology, innovation, and community building.
Teachers Brent Ruggles and Adrienne Stenholm participate in a photo challenge at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas, during a field trip on their final day of a two-year professional development program focused on technology, innovation, and community building.
Barrett Emke for Education Week
Teacher Preparation A Whole New World of Disney-Inspired PD
A former Disney World employee who now trains teachers outside Wichita, Kan., aims to give professional learning “elements of surprise and delight.”
Alyson Klein, May 14, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kansas
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read