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Kansas governor seeks to regain control of education debate

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ Democratic governor is trying to reassert control over the education debate in a tough reelection race, bidding to regain her preferred focus on public school spending hikes during her term after Republican attacks over transgender athletes and what’s taught in the classrooms, Gov. Laura Kelly sought Wednesday to portray Republican challenger Derek Schmidt, the state’s three-term attorney general, as a threat to adequate funding for public schools in their second and final debate. Kelly has branded herself as “the education governor” over her support for greater education spending. But Schmidt has emphasized what he...
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Governor candidates Kelly and Schmidt mostly disagree on how to make Kansas schools safer

TOPEKA, Kansas — A grant to fund school safety projects only has enough cash to fulfill half the requests it receives annually. The Safe and Secure Schools Grant has $4 million of state funding with an additional $1 million coming from the federal government. It pays for things like beefing up entryways, security cameras, communication systems and other ways to fortify schools against attacks and natural disasters.
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Missouri, Kansas receive millions for student mental health

FAIRWAY, Kan. (KCTV) – Missouri has received $15 million and Kansas has received $6.5 million for student mental health under a new gun law, according to The White House. The U.S. Department of Education announced the awards Tuesday and The White House shared the news. The money comes as...
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K-State gifted another $4 million for agricultural research

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - K-State has been gifted $4 million for agricultural research following a $5 million gift the day before. Kansas State University says on Tuesday, Oct. 4, that the Kansas Soybean Commission has pledged $4 million to support its College of Agriculture’s innovation centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research. It said the investment will fund new facilities, renovations of current buildings and improvements in tech and equipment needed for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.
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