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Kansas educators worry what five months away from classrooms will do to schoolkids

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — The summer slide. That’s the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away from school. Now researchers warn about a “COVID slide.”

By Stephan Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — The summer slide. That’s the annual learning loss that happens when students spend three months away from school. Now researchers warn about a “COVID slide.”



The Kansas economy is reopening, and experts say nursing homes aren’t ready

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — Residents and patients in under-resourced nursing homes, where outbreaks have fueled more than half of Kansas’ coronavirus deaths, will likely pay the steepest price for the

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen TOPEKA, Kansas — Residents and patients in under-resourced nursing homes, where outbreaks have fueled more than half of Kansas’ coronavirus deaths, will likely pay the steepest price for the






Black Kansans at least 7 times more likely to die from coronavirus than white Kansans

By Nomin Ujiyediin LAWRENCE, Kansas — The more Kansas tests people for the coronavirus, the clearer it becomes that black Kansans are being disproportionately affected — a sobering trend that is

By Nomin Ujiyediin LAWRENCE, Kansas — The more Kansas tests people for the coronavirus, the clearer it becomes that black Kansans are being disproportionately affected — a sobering trend that is


Kansas facing $1.3 billion tax shortfall, threatening to wipe out reserves, leave massive budget hole

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Across the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering state budget crises. Kansas is no exception, with tax collections expected to plummet by $1.3

By Jim McLean TOPEKA, Kansas — Across the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering state budget crises. Kansas is no exception, with tax collections expected to plummet by $1.3


Kansas lags all states on coronavirus testing, which could make reopening harder

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen and Dan Margolies Lawrence, KANSAS — The looming expiration date on Kansas’ statewide stay-at-home order worries Mary and Gary House of southeast Kansas. Though they’re staying in as much

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen and Dan Margolies Lawrence, KANSAS — The looming expiration date on Kansas’ statewide stay-at-home order worries Mary and Gary House of southeast Kansas. Though they’re staying in as much


Kansas universities had serious budget problems before coronavirus, now they may have to let more staff go

By Stephen Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas colleges will soon get millions in federal money to help with the ripple effects from the coronavirus, but educators and experts say it’s

By Stephen Bisaha WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas colleges will soon get millions in federal money to help with the ripple effects from the coronavirus, but educators and experts say it’s