The board adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, concluding that they’d improve teaching. Critics worry that Kansas is giving up some control over its schools.
One proposal would raise the state’s base aid to school districts by $640 per student, or by almost 17 percent.
The Wichita school board has approved $5 million to repair buildings damaged by storms that hit the city May 19.
Pretrial hearings in the case of a man accused of killing four people on an Ottawa farm are expected to stretch into 2014.
The University of Kansas says its research funding set a record in 2011-12, reaching $275.2 million.
The bodies of a man and his son-in-law were discovered late Monday night at a saltwater disposal well in rural Barton County.
The attorney for Lawrence Simons asked a judge on Monday to delay until September a trial scheduled for later this month.
Prosecutors say the two set the fire as a diversion to prevent police from finding evidence of an earlier armed robbery.
Harvest in central Kansas is 99 percent finished, while harvest in northwest Kansas is just 45 completed.
Residents say a fatal hit and run involving a man on a horse could have been prevented if the street lights would have been working.
A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in Shawnee County.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office has rejected a request from the League of Women Voters to identify the applicants for a new seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Researchers at the University of Kansas are experimenting with using a blue light to help law enforcement officers nab red-light runners.
A University of Kansas student has received a NASA fellowship to design better tools for predicting how climate change will affect sea levels.
A national program that aims to help first-generation college students stay in school is coming to Kansas State University.