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School Redesign Part 1: Plan approved by staff, efforts begin

Jack Bellemere, Reporter

May 17, 2019

“We customize everything everything,” graphic design teacher Michelle Salmans said. “We customize our phones, our laptops [and] our clothing. Why can't we customize our education? Salmans is referring to the upcoming school ...

New bill passed prohibiting “harmful material” in schools

Juliana Hill, Reporter

April 13, 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 25, a bill was passed with a 26-14 vote by the Kansas Senate aimed at prohibiting any school taught material that may be deemed harmful or inappropriate.The bill’s purpose is to limit harmful or pornographic...

Free State Reacts: Teacher’s React to Students’ Tweets

Maria Carrasco and Catherine Prestoy

October 2, 2014

Do Teachers use Technology?

Evan Frook, Reporter

February 17, 2014

Later this semester, teachers will receive some type of mobile device, be it laptop, tablet, or otherwise. Given that some teachers still struggle with using their SMART Boards, there’s some concern surrounding teachers’ abili...

Horizon Award Presented to Rachel Downs

catherine prestoy, reporter

September 19, 2013

After school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Free State staff members sat at tables in the library, puzzled as to why a brief, general email from principal Ed West requested their attendance. Until the meeting began, the staff was not aw...

Laurie Folsom

Laurie Folsom

May 14, 2013

Technology Takeover

amani safadi

October 15, 2010

When students dive onto the computer they usually know what they want to do. Usually it’s entertainment, but more and more teachers are starting to ask their students to sign on for school. Although many students alre...

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