Wichita Public Schools

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Wichita Public Schools' Kids Eat Free program is now providing free breakfasts along with lunches to feed children while schools remain closed.

The program began last week and continues for the rest of the academic year. Children 18 years and younger can pick up meals to-go at 18 sites around Wichita.

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Wichita is the latest — and largest — public school district in Kansas to announce plans to sue the popular vaping company Juul Labs.

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A Wichita teacher accused the district’s school board of moving slowly on passing protections for LGBTQ students at the start of its December meeting.

Later in the meeting, after the district did pass such a statement, one of the board’s longest serving members announced his resignation.

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Transgender students and staff at Wichita Public Schools are now protected under a new nondiscrimination statement the school board approved Monday.

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Wichita School Board president Sheril Logan won a third term Tuesday night.

Logan received about 53% of the vote against Newman University's multicultural engagement director, Joseph Shepard.

Shepard ran an energetic campaign, though he highlighted few political differences with Logan. Instead, he emphasized bringing a younger voice and more diverse perspective to the board.

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Wichita's school board will have three seats up for election on Nov. 5.

But with Ernestine Krehbiel running unopposed for the District 3 seat, voters will instead focus on the candidates vying for the two other spots.

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The classroom and workplace have traditionally been kept separate.

But a redesign that’s been going on for four years in Kansas could blend the two in ways aimed to help both students and employers.

Employers are now a common sight in school hallways. Mechanics show seventh graders how to diagnose a Jeep in the school parking lot. Eighth graders visit boiler factories. Schools hope to benefit from field-earned expertise. Businesses get a head start on recruiting.

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Wichita Public Schools is ditching the A's and F's. And that's one of the smaller changes with its new grading system.

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The Wichita School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement.

The district said in a news release Tuesday night that the one-year agreement includes a base salary increase of 3.5 percent. It also includes a longevity bonus for qualifying teachers and no increase in premiums for the employee health program.

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A Wichita group that works to prevent substance abuse in the community is trying a new approach to reach at-risk young people.

The Safe Streets Coalition selected five students to serve as mental health advocates for their peers at Wichita high schools. Safe Streets calls their teen volunteers “youth mobilizers.”

Program leader Ngoc Vuong says youth mobilizers will support students who struggle with mental health issues or substance abuse.

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