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Altoona-Midway schools were closed Friday due to COVID-19. “USD 387 has a COVID issue that is not directly tied to a large number of positive cases,” according Superintendent Brent Kaempfe, adding that a large number…

Gov. Laura Kelly’s order to delay the opening of schools until after Labor Day surprised USD 257 Superintendent Stacey Fager. “We’ve been gearing up, getting ready to start the school year,” he said. “The positives…

As fall approaches in the U.S. and school districts debate whether to resume in-person classes, the issue is complicated by a dearth of knowledge about how COVID-19 is transmitted to and from children. Other nations…

Yeah sometimes this old life will leave you wishing That you had five more minutes. — Scotty McCreery Congratulations to the HHS Class of 2020! You can view or order additional photos from Sunday’s commencement…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ education commissioner is cautiously optimistic that the state’s 500,000 public school students will be back in their classrooms when the fall semester begins. Commissioner Randy Watson concedes it’s difficult to…

Teachers in USD 257 had to quickly adapt to an entirely new style of teaching when Gov. Laura Kelly announced March 17 that schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year. The…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As most of the U.S. raced to get ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, conservative Republican lawmakers in Kansas moved Wednesday to limit their Democratic governor’s emergency powers, including the ability to…

In the wake of Tuesday’s decision by Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration to shutter all K-12 schools in Kansas in response to the COVID-19 crisis, parents are doing their best to cope and start figuring out…

School faculty, students and parents are wrapping their heads around Tuesday afternoon’s announcement that K-12 schools across Kansas will be closed for the rest of the semester.  Gov. Laura Kelly’s announcement means that while students…