• Jobs

    Companies in Kansas City hiring on National Hiring Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re job hunting, or looking for a better position, May 4 could be the day. Companies are looking to fill open jobs and they need employees now. These are just some of the national hiring events taking place on National Hiring Day. You’ll find information on how to apply under each listing. We’ll continue to update the list as we hear about other opportunities. ARBY’S Restaurant chain Arby’s says it needs to hire dozens of workers right here in Kansas City. The company is looking to fill all positions, from cooks to full-time management. If you are interested, head to any Kansas City Arby’s location…

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    These are the 50 highest-paying jobs in Kansas City | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

    Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Kansas City, MO-KS, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2019. In Kansas City, the annual mean wage is $51,630 or 3.5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} lower than national mean of $53,490, while the highest-paying occupation makes $268,160. Read on to see which jobs make the list. Canva #50. Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors Kansas City, MO-KS– Annual mean salary: $97,590– #40 highest pay among all metros– Employment: 120 National– Annual mean salary: $94,810– Employment: 25,860– Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree– Metros with highest average…

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    Trust the Leader in Online School: Insight School of Kansas Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

    OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insight School of Kansas (ISKS), a full-time public school program of the Spring Hill Unified School District, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Available tuition-free to students in grades 7-12, as well as to adult learners, ISKS provides students statewide with the opportunity to finish their high school education and plan for college and career success. “At Insight School of Kansas, we partner with the student and learning coach and work to meet the individual needs of each student,” said Head of School Cassandra Barton. “Our team of experts supports and encourages students to grow and reach their full potential at every stop along…

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  • Education

    Kansas higher education institutions, including KU, are vulnerable

    I arrived in Kansas in 1979, having gone to college, grad school and then taught in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, states with a single land-grant flagship university. Kansas, I observed, had a much smaller population but two major universities (KU, K-State) and one (Wichita State) with such aspirations. Added to these were three regional universities, another (Washburn University) receiving substantial state aid, and 19 (count ‘em) community colleges. All for fewer than 2.4 million Kansans. Such immense capacity seemed crazy then, and even more so now, given the hefty administrative and physical plant costs for all this higher education. Such surplus capacity and duplication of administration and facilities didn’t bother…

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    The Kansas Educational Establishment Attacks Opportunity

    A high schools empty hallway because school is closed due to the caronavirus in March 2020. getty The Kansas Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program currently grants scholarships to 632 students to attend K-8 private schools. Funded via a $10 million tax credit, students must qualify for free lunch and be assigned to attend one of the 100 lowest-performing schools in the state to participate. Some legislators hope to tweak the law this year to allow students who qualify for free or reduced lunch to participate and to drop the school performance criterion. The total amount of tax credit remains the same and the income-eligibility change would move…

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    Proposed school ‘voucher’ bills could be harmful to public education in Kansas, opponents say

    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Public school advocates in Kansas are concerned lawmakers are looking to use tax dollars to subsidize private school and home schools. The so-called “voucher” bills would funnel tax money to private and home schools. The bills are being looked at and are expected to be taken up by lawmakers quickly. One of the bills, House Bill 2119, would allow qualifying students to have the money put in a savings account to pay private school tuition or other approved school costs, like tutoring or educational services.  Parents would be notified of their child’s eligibility for the program, then enter a written agreement with the state treasurer to open…

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