No State Funding to Implement "Common Core" Standards
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas education advocates say they were surprised by a provision added to the 2014 state budget banning the spending of any money to implement the national Common Core standards for math and reading. The provision mirrors language of a bill advanced by conservatives that failed to get out of the House Education Committee earlier in the session.
KSU Faculty Advocate for Better Pay
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Faculty members at Kansas State University say they're tired of being paid less than their peers at other institutions. The faculty plans to present the university's administration with a resolution next week. It seeks a moratorium on pay increases for upper administrators, or creation of new administrative positions, until salaries improve for faculty and unclassified professionals.
Motorist Dies After I-70 Chase
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a person died after crashing while trying to flee from troopers in central Kansas. The patrol says the driver died Friday evening near Chapman on eastbound Interstate 70 in Dickinson County.