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Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Last Friday night, the Union of White NYU Students, a "community" on Facebook, posted its first status update.Linking to a student-run blog addressing diversity issues at New York University, the union's Facebook admin mused, "What does 'diversity' mean other than 'not white'? I'm not sure there is an answer to this. Is the word 'diversity' itself a discriminatory term against whites?"

Posted Nov 21, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Student achievement and other factors are continued signs of success in the Blue Springs School District, says the district’s superintendent. Chief among those is the rating in last month’s release of Missouri’s Annual...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 12:25 AM

Two seniors from William Chrisman High School have been honored by the Rotary Club of Independence as students of the month. • Anna O’Renick is a member of National Honor Society at Chrisman and at Blue River Community...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 12:24 AM

LOCAL SCHOOLS ISD to receive grant from KC HealthTracks for Project Lead The Way Looking to increase the number of low income and minority students entering post-high...

Updated Nov 21, 2015 at 12:24 AM

Students from Mason Elementary in Lake Lotawana won the grand prize in Burns & McDonnell’s Battle of the Brains, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition open to schools throughout the Kansas City metropolitan...

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

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Posted Nov 20, 2015 at 6:26 AM

What: Grain Valley High School students present the musical “White Christmas,” an Irving Berlin production based on a book by David Ives and Paul Blake and directed by Grain Valley Director of Theatre Tiffany...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM

WHAT: Truman High School presents “Guys and Dolls,” the 1950 Tony Award winning musical based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows,...

Posted Nov 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM

They knew it had been a great show. But how exactly the judges viewed and heard it – that was the big question for Blue Springs High School’s marching band, the Golden Regiment. The band’s goal had been to make the...

Posted Nov 19, 2015 at 5:09 AM

Just a couple months after she turned 13 years old, Justice Moyer had to face a second battle with cancer – one she says she was ready for. Moyer’s in the midst of that fight now against anaplastic large cell lymphoma, taking...

Posted Nov 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM

What: The Fort Osage High School theater department presents “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (2009), and directed by Jennie...

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