Kansas 4-H to launch Ag Innovators Experience to encourage innovation, ag careers | 4-H

Kansas youth are gaining a head start on new innovations in agriculture thanks to a program now underway as part of the state’s 4-H program. Photo courtesy of the National 4-H Council. Kansas 4-H was selected by the National 4-H Council to implement the Ag Innovators Experience program, which encourages young people to take an … Read more

Kansas education board urged to do more for Native American students

Pressure continues on the Kansas Board of Education to demand action after Education Commissioner Randy Watson made insulting comments about Native Americans. Nis Wilbur, a citizen of the Potawatomie Prairie Band Nation, addressed the council Tuesday morning and said his decision to reject Watson’s resignation and instead suspend him was not enough to repair the … Read more

Kansas bill could require light mitigating technology on wind turbines

March 7, 2022 5:55 p.m. Published by: March 7, 2022 5:55 p.m. LABET County, Kansas – Some residents of southeastern Kansas say they would like the state to do more to limit the annoyance of wind turbine lights. “We were driving home after working in industry and came across a one-on-one highway to head home … Read more

Tax credit bundle promoting housing, aerospace, education gets preliminary Kansas Senate nod

TOPEKA – The Kansas Senate gave the preliminary green light Thursday on a massive package of tax breaks for aerospace and aviation programs, housing investment, teacher supplies and income tax, refusing to give a $ 250 discount to all of Kanzans. Bill 282 of the Senate began debating as a tax credit that cost the … Read more

Education is hot-button issue in 2022 Kansas legislative session — Here are some bills that could impact JoCo schools

Author: Maria Benevento Kansas lawmakers have filed dozens of additional bills related to education after we reviewed school law in late January. This new batch of bills covers topics such as parental rights, school choices, transgender athletes, vaccine exemptions, retirement teachers and weapons on campus. Here are some accounts to look at. For Missouri schools-related … Read more

Kansas state school board suspends education leader for 30 days over offensive remark after rejecting his resignation | State News

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Kansas education commissioner’s offensive joke followed animated, rambling remarks

Randy Watson takes a time-out. The Kansas Education Commissioner, who has been working since 2014, was fired 30 days after an ill-conceived joke about American Indians during the Kansas Virtual Learning Conference in mid-February. But what struck me most while watching Watson’s video is not a joke – it’s his peculiar manner. He swayed back … Read more

Kansas Board of Education rejects resignation of state education commissioner

TOPEKA – The Kansas Board of Education rejected the resignation of the state’s education commissioner on Friday after he said in a video conference that in his youth he tried to persuade children to fear for their safety among Native Americans. The State Board of Education met again after a closed executive meeting to unanimously … Read more

Randy Watson submits resignation as Kansas education commissioner

Education Commissioner Randy Watson, the state’s top education official, resigned a few days after the insulting remarks he made at last week’s conference, and said it was unclear whether the state would take the move. board of education. The move was announced by Council of State Speaker Jim Porter at the start of a special … Read more

Young Kansas volunteer firefighter’s memory kept alive through education fund

Edwardsville, Kansas. A young volunteer firefighter is remembered in Edwardsville, Kansas, who died in an accident last week. The fire family of the 19-year-old girl described her as a positive person with a mood not to quit. But they found a way to preserve the memory of Avery Hochkis. A pair of boots and gear … Read more