As Kansas adopts the Next Generation Science Standards for public schools, they face opposition over their teaching of evolution.
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I used to like school. I really did. But something changed when I hit high school. I find myself spending nights furiously writing, conjugating and graphing. I’ve been doing all this with the added pressure of looming standardized tests and the feeling that colleges are looking over my shoulder big brother-style.
Online study resources are assisting more East students.
Melissa Rooker, mother of East senior Jack and graduate Lindsey, is running for Kansas State Representative from the 25th district. Rooker will be running as a Republican, and wants to focus on education issues.
In an effort to cut down on underage drinking and increase alcohol education and awareness, Principal Karl Krawitz is considering implementing a relatively new online program.
Originally introduced in the 2011 session, the bill would increase testing and then evaluate a student’s progress. An intervention system would be established in apprehension of failing to reach testing goals.
Students 16 or older would be exempt from the compulsory attendance requirements of traditional school enrollment and attendance if they were enrolled in an alternative educational program deemed appropriate by the local board of education or if the student, parent/guardian and principal agree to the withdrawal of the student’s compulsory attendance.
The protests of Johnson County school workers have been heard across Kansas throughout the past month. On Feb. 8, over 6,400 employees signed and delivered a petition to the Kansas Statehouse against suggested changes to the state pension system.
Starting in August 2015, every student at East will be required to take Geometry some point in their high school career. Special education students will be forced to enroll in this class alongside classmates that are more advanced in Math.
This December, the world language department is getting a “Learning Lab” from Apple, including a set of 15 new iPad 2’s, to use in class after a grant was approved by the East Fund. The Learning Lab itself includes 10 of the black, 16 GB, Wi-Fi enabled iPad 2 devices, […]
Senior Julia Davis expresses her frustration with the lack of attention to the arts in high school curriculums.
East is one of many schools using technology to help improve students’ educations.