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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Posted at 1:01 PM

With many states calling for a moratorium on mandated testing, one state, namely California, is requesting for a reimbursement of one billion dollars for moneys spent on these standardized tests. Also, in their request, they are asking for $1.5 billion spent on supplies, inservice education, and materials in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as well as the recent CCSS are the law of the land. The request made for reimbursement...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Steve Richards would add a new face and a clear-thinking mind to the Newton USD 373 School Board. Steve’s only agenda is to work for the best education for the children of the district.

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

With the water bill five feet high and rising at my house, I could "feel the pain" when Kathy Valentine said at a recent commissioner candidate forum "we have a wound in this community! People are upset with utility bills going up; we need to...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Carol Sue Stayrook Hobbs has shown great dedication to the Newton public schools. In a time of crisis for our schools, it is crucial to have individuals like Carol Sue in office. Please join us in supporting her in the April...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

We learned to know Jim Nickel over 30 year ago.  I have found him to be a man of integrity and great character.  He started as a teacher and then moved into business.  When he came to Newton, he purchased a small...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I am supporting Jim Nickel for City Commission. Over the past eight years he has exhibited honesty and integrity in dealing with the issues facing the commission. He studies the facts and numbers and tries to come up with the best solutions with...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Who is Barth Hague? Over the past few weeks I have had several people ask me this question. I have known Barth for many years going back to our high school days in Newton. Barth was born and raised here and, after graduation from Newton High...

Posted Apr 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

To vote for Carol Sue Stayrook Hobbs will continue to bring solid and constructive decision making for the USD 373 Board of Education.Having known and worked with Carol Sue since she was in college, I consider myself fortunate to know...

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about issues through letters to the editor. Letters should be 400 words or fewer. Letters must be typewritten or submitted electronically. Handwritten letters will...

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I’m writing to encourage people of the Newton community to vote for Steve Richards for USD 373 School Board. I’ve known Steve since he came to town and have attended church, Sunday School, choir and many social occasions with him. I...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 3:46 PM

The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about issues through letters to the editor. Letters should be 400 words or fewer. Letters must be typewritten or submitted electronically. Handwritten letters will...

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