| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:12 PM
John William Bardo is the new president of Wichita State University. The Kansas Board of Regents made the announcement Friday morning after a special meeting.
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"My wife and I are very excited to be part of the WSU...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Michael Moses Tarpeh allegedly went on a cross-country crime spree that included incidents of theft, sexual assault and attempted carjacking, many of them near college campuses where Tarpeh, 23, can blend in. Recently, he partied with some UConn...
| Feb 17, 2013
Every year millions of well-intentioned American kids show up for kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their complete name, let alone spell any of it.
That's enough reason for me to believe "high-quality...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My friend Bonnie served fresh strawberry pie last week, and I am still thinking about it. These ripe, red treats from the fields of Florida can't be beat.
As Plant City warms up for its annual Florida Strawberry Festival (Feb. 28-March 10), it's a great...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:35 PM
If you think it's bad now, just wait.
If you think college football recruiting has become too big and too time-consuming and too insanely excessive, just wait.
If you think 17-year-old high school football players have become too self-important, too...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.
But there's a...
| Jan 9, 2013
In this era of high-stakes testing, recess has taken a back seat to more scholarly pursuits. But don't be so quick to dismiss the value of downtime, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization began studying the importance of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing the future with a college degree is like being in a lifeboat on a roiling sea.
Facing the future with a high school degree is like being in the water.
If you're a member of the millennial generation - ages 18 to 34 - who...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment.
"We consider it essentially the child's...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association is holding its 35th annual workshop and trade show Jan. 8-10, 2013, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The theme for the 2013 workshop is No-till: An Evolution Toward Sustainable Ag.