Tag: shortage

Kansas’ teacher shortage finally shows signs of shrinking. But districts still can’t find enough educators to keep schools running under coronavirus safety demands. “We were through the worst of it before all this happened,” said…

(Editor’s note: Reporter Richard Luken is a member of LaHarpe PRIDE, the primary organizer of the upcoming LaHarpe Home Fair.)   LAHARPE — More affordable housing. It’s on pretty much every community’s wish list, but…

Education officials in Kansas are taking a two-pronged approach to reducing teacher shortages: raising pay and fast-tracking teaching assistants and other professionals to the front of the classroom. Last year, Kansas schools had more than…

An influx of students is forcing Allen Community College to look for more housing opportunities for the 2019-20 school year. That’s a good problem, ACC Board of Trustee members said at their meeting Tuesday night.…

Ruslan Ivanov loved being a public defender. What he didn?t love was the way his work constantly followed him ? at home, with friends and family, even on vacation. On one trip to Colorado, he…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Low pay, challenging work and years of declining state funding have made it difficult to hire and keep qualified social workers in Kansas. Making matters worse, advocates say, is the state’s…

Social workers can perform a myriad of tasks. Some check on children in abusive homes and some train foster families. Others support patients through medical procedures like kidney dialysis or provide talk therapy to mental…

Chelsea Buck quit her job as a nurse at Allen County Regional Hospital in 2015 to explore the vast opportunities in the nursing field, working on an ?as needed? basis at other hospitals in the…