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Distance learning program taking shape

An interactive distance learning pilot project by Keystone Learning Services is progressing after falling behind schedule.

An interactive distance learning pilot project by Keystone Learning Services is progressing after falling behind schedule.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Loss of rural internet program could be a problem

by Dennis Sharkey  A decision by the Kansas Legislature to eliminate a rural high speed Internet program is problematic for Keystone Learning Services. Director Dr. Tim Marshall told board members last month that the program will be completely eliminated by July of next year. He said Many school districts and other agencies such as public […]

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Keystone may need to address roof this year

Keystone Learning Services is experiencing some drips.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Keystone may look at administrative help

Spring time has meant cuts to the education budget and cuts in staff for the last three years but Keystone Learning Services may reverse the trend this year.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Door still open for Pleasant Ridge to join Keystone

Last year it was thought to be a dead issue but now a possible move for the USD 449 Pleasant Ridge School District to Keystone is back on the table.

March 1st, 2012 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

Keystone using technology to tame challenging students

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by Dennis Sharkey Teaching special needs students can be a challenge for educators at Keystone Learning Services’ John Dewey Learning Academy, but teachers are finding ways to use technology to lessen the challenge. The newest technology at Keystone is the use of iPads and the touch screen technology that they possess. Principal Terri Coughlin said […]

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

School budgets crunched, taxes on the rise

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If residents of eastern Jefferson County are looking for a sign of economic recovery they’re going to be disappointed when they open their next tax bill.

August 7th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Jefferson County North School District,Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,McLouth School District,Oskaloosa School District,Perry School District,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Keystone may return money to schools if House plan goes through

Keystone Director Dr. Tim Marshall told board members last week that a proposal in the Kansas House would take about $26 million that is owed to KPERS, the state’s employee retirement fund, and give it to special education to help fill a $60 million funding gap.

March 22nd, 2011 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

USD 338 board president responses to ad placed in Vindicator

Valley Falls Board of Education President Paul Brown opened the meeting Monday night disavowing the false implication that the school board had responded to an advertisement that has been appearing in recent weeks in this newspaper.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in County News,Keystone Learning Services,Schools,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Keystone ready for move to Ozawkie

A move for Keystone Learning Services to Ozawkie is all but done.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Jefferson West School District,Keystone Learning Services,Schools | Read More »

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