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USD 343 Can Now Say 'There's An App For That'

Posted: 05/12/2015 - At Perry-Lecompton High School, Jared Swafford's Business Technology class was given the opportunity to create a phone app that could act as a guide through USD 343 for students, teachers and parents.

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Union Pacific Investing $120 Million Into Kansas Rail Ways

Posted: 05/12/2015 - Union Pacific is investing $120 million to improve railroad infrastructure in Kansas. Union Pacific says that the capital expenditure is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2010 to 2014 more than $483 million has been put into strengthening Kansas’ transportation infrastructure. Of the $120 million being invested in 2015, $110 million will be used to maintain railroad track. $7.5 million will be used to maintain or replace state bridges. $2.2 million will be used to enhance signal systems. Key projects planned for the year include $20.2 million investment for 25 miles of rail line between Whiteside and Pratt. $12.6 million for rail repairs between Waldeck and near McPherson. And $7.7 million will be allotted for rail road ties and rock ballast between Oakley and Sharon Springs. Union Pacific plans to spend $4.2 billion across their network this year.

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Association Plans Online Brown v. Board Discussion

Posted: 05/12/2015 - The urban school's arm of the National School Boards Association is planning an online discussion to mark the 61st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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