Education

KCUR News
12:20 am
Mon December 15, 2008

UMKC Appoints New Chancellor

Kansas City, MO – State funding for UMKC may be more uncertain with next year's expected budget shortfall, but the University's leadership is becoming more stable. KCUR's Elana Gordon reports.

UMKC recently announced that its acting chancellor, Leo Morton, will stay in the position permanently. Morton stepped in temporarily this past summer when then-chancellor Guy Baily left for Texas Tech University. Morton says he's now looking forward to establishing more continuity at the University.

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KCUR News
1:54 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Missouri University System Braces For Deep Cuts

President Gary Forsee has instructed all departments at the four Missouri system campuses to prepare scenarios for budget cuts up to 25%.
Photo courtesy of University of Missouri.

Springfield, MO – With the state facing a potential 342 million dollar budget shortfall, lawmakers have asked public universities and colleges to submit reports on how they might make significant budget cuts.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has sent an e-mail requesting all state universities and colleges to create budget cutting scenarios by December 18th. Schools must outline how they might cut their core budgets by 15, 20, and 25 percent for the next fiscal year.

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KCUR News
10:20 am
Mon December 8, 2008

KU Chancellor Announces Retirement

Chancellor Robert Hemenway plans to step down in June 2009 after 14 years in the role.
photo: courtesy of the University of Kansas

Kansas City, MO – After more than a decade as Chancellor at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Robert Hemenway announced Monday he's retiring in June.

"I'll work every day," says Hemenway. "And on July 1...start a transition...scholarly duties, teaching and writing."

Hemenway says he plans to work on a book about intercollegiate athletics and American values, and return to the classroom in 2010.

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KCUR News
4:39 am
Mon December 8, 2008

UMKC's Restructures Black Studies Program

Dr. Clovis Semmes is a visiting faculty member in UMKC's Black Studies department.
www.umkc.edu

Kansas City, MO – In 2006, UMKC's Black Studies program was de-stabilized after several faculty members left. Charges of institutional racism were leveled against the university. At the time, KCUR's Laura Ziegler spoke to the Black Studies director Don Matthews, who described what he saw as the problem.

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KCUR News
12:31 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Johnson County Voters Approve Education And Research Triangle

Johnson County, Kansas – Johnson County will be putting more resources into area research and education. That's following yesterday's approval of a one eighth cent sales tax. KCUR's Elana Gordon has more.

Backers of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle met at a hotel last night in Overland Park, where they politely applauded the approval of a permanent tax to finance projects at K State, the University of Kansas, and KU Medical Center.

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KCUR News
4:53 am
Sun October 19, 2008

Board Of Ed. Member On Gubernatorial Candidates' Education Platforms

Kansas City, MO – Reverend Stan Archie is a Missouri State Board of Education member. Archie was also selected by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to serve on a school reform task force focusing on middle school issues. As someone who hears all sides in the education debate, Archie seems to think that the answer lies somewhere in between. KC Currents' Susan Wilson reports.

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Education
4:18 am
Mon August 25, 2008

Diplomas Related To Prison Relief

Ks A.G. Steven Six (R) asks early childhood ed funding as par of crime fighting. Ellen Hansen, Lenexa police chief (Far Left)
KCUR photo by Dan Verbeck

A high school diploma is like a roadmap away from jail.

Kansas' attorney general joined lawmen from some of Kansas City's largest suburban cities to issue a report card even as the school year is just beginning.

Sleeves rolled to the elbow, Attorney General Steven Six leaned into a podium at Kansas City police headquarters, saying:

"More than forty percent of area children drop out of high school. Nearly seventy percent of prison inmates don't have diplomas. The answer is early education."

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Education
11:44 pm
Sun August 10, 2008

Haskell Indian Nations University To Host Tribal College Summit

Native people from around the country are gathering in Lawrence this week for the seventh annual Tribal College Summit at Haskell Indian Nations University. Their focus is timely: climate change and the environment. Preparations for the summit go on despite a dark cloud of controversy.

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Education
10:25 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Interim Chancellor Named For UMKC

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee has named Leo Morton as interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Morten will replace Guy Bailey who left to become the president of Texas Tech University. Morten is currently the chairman for the UMKC Board of Trustees.

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Education
8:36 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Waiting For The Blink: School Staredown Awaits Reasoned End

It has been more than a day of waiting with two metro area school districts at apparent stalemate over sending seven buildings from one district to the other.

After more than 24 hours of tension, the Independence district is still not allowed to take over the buildings. Voters ordered these schools moved to the Independence educational system. Both districts signed a pact in the Fall of 2007 to make the transfer, but then the value of the buildings became an issue.

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Education
10:42 am
Thu January 24, 2008

KC School Superintendant Amato to Step Down

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KANSAS CITY, MO –
Kansas City Missouri's school board has parted ways with Superintendent Anthony Amato. Board members announced last night they would replace Amato with a former superintendent of the Grandview school district. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more. (52 sec)

 

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Education
10:42 am
Thu January 24, 2008

KC School Superintendant Amato to Step Down

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KANSAS CITY, MO –
Kansas City Missouri's school board has parted ways with Superintendent Anthony Amato. Board members announced last night they would replace Amato with a former superintendent of the Grandview school district. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more. (52 sec)

 

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Education
4:29 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Olathe Teacher Finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Students Alex Cole, Alex Parkinson and Anish Patel are rooting for their teacher, Josh Anderson in the Teacher of the Year finals.
Photos by Steve Bell

Olathe, KS –
For the fourth time in the past six years, Olathe Northwest speech drama and forensics teacher Joshua Anderson is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.

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Education
11:00 pm
Mon October 2, 2006

Kansas Immigrant In-State Tuition Appeal

Education
12:11 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Kansas School Board Primaries tomorrow

July 31, 2006 –
This years Kansas State School Board elections are being more closely watched than ever. Usually overlooked during the last days of summer, primary elections - particularly for the school board - don't draw much attention. But that was before evolution and intelligent design, or sex education, or the controversial new commissioner of education put a spotlight on Kansas schools.
Now, the conservative majority that some say has made Kansas a punchline for night-time talk shows could be voted out of power.

 

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Education
2:05 am
Mon January 30, 2006

Cristo Rey Puts Students to Work for Education

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Education
12:10 am
Fri June 3, 2005

Central High School Debate

Geoffery Stone and Ebony Rose

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Education
12:04 pm
Wed November 20, 2002

Neighbors, School At Odds Over Student Housing

College enrollment is on the rise. As college admissions departments accepts more students, housing officials have to find a place for them to live.

Sometimes that means building a new facility, on land that used to be part of a residential neighborhood. One South Kansas City technical school is looking to build housing for its students.

KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports that not everybody in the school's neighborhood is welcoming the idea of student housing with open arms.

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