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Kansas schools are reporting a surge of disruptive behavior by students, including violence against teachers. The subject has caught the attention of teachers unions and state lawmakers — but solutions are hard to find.
Plus, more on these stories:
- Almost 25% of Kansas nursing jobs are unfilled — the highest rate in the past decade. We look at efforts to ease the shortage.
- Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill into law Monday that provides more legal support to victims of child sex crimes.
- Terry Nooner is the new women’s basketball coach at Wichita State University.
- The hardiness zones that signal which plants grow well in Kansas are changing.
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