USD 383 Superintendent Named Recipient of Prestigious Dan and Cheryl Yunk Award

MANHATTAN — Marvin Wade, superintendent of Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Dan and Cheryl Yunk Award for Excellence in Educational Administration from Kansas State University’s College of Education.The Yunks were each exemplary teachers and administrators throughout their careers in the Manhattan-Ogden school system. Established in their honor, this award recognizes the importance […]

Western Governors University Launches “Fund My Classroom” Program for 2023; K-12 Educators Encouraged to Apply for Grant Funding by April 14

Nonprofit, fully online university plans to award up to $100,000 in funding to teachers across Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota to bring innovative classroom projects and initiatives to life Topeka, Kan. (April 3, 2023) – Western Governors University (WGU) recently announced the return of its “Fund My Classroom” initiative, issuing a call for K-12 teachers across the state […]

Two teachers named Region 1 finalists for 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year

SALINA — Erin Pittenger, an elementary teacher at St. George Elementary School, Rock Creek Unified School District 323, and Gretchen Elliott, an art teacher at Smoky Valley High School, Smoky Valley USD 400, were named Region 1 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award program during a ceremony Saturday, April 1, in Salina.   […]

WSU event will introduce Hispanic K-12 students to STEM opportunities

By WSU Strategic Communications Wichita State University’s chapter for Society of Professional Engineers will host Noche de Ciencias for Wichita Public School students and their families, from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at Wichita North High School, 1437 N. Rochester St. Media are welcome to attend. This is a free event to introduce […]

Registration open for KAMS summer stem summit at FHSU

By FHSU University Communications HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science (KAMS) is offering a STEM Summit beginning  Sunday, June 4, and ending Tuesday, June 6. The summit is open to all incoming 8th, 9th, and 10th-grade students.   Students will work in teams, meet new friends, and perform […]

Two teachers named Region 3 finalists for 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year

OVERLAND PARK — Michelle Tapko, a sixth-grade teacher at Roesland Elementary School, Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512, and Taylor Bussinger, a social studies teacher at Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe USD 233, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during an awards ceremony Sunday, March 26, in […]

Two teachers named Region 2 finalists for 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year

TOPEKA — Fonda Telthorst, a music teacher at Piper Prairie Elementary School, Piper Unified School District 203, and Cherryl Delacruz, a mathematics teacher at Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501, were named Region 2 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, March 26, in Topeka. This award […]

Robinhood invests in financial education at Kansas State University

MANHATTAN — Robinhood Markets, Inc. is partnering with Kansas State University’s department of finance in the College of Business Administration to fund a four-year financial education program for student-athletes and the wider student body. The program begins with the 2023-2024 academic year and ties in with this year’s All In for K-State campaign to raise […]