Q&A with Dr. William Tsutsui

Q: What made this role, at this time, the right fit for both you and the University? A: From my perspective, I was really excited by the growth, momentum and dynamism of OU. Most private colleges are struggling; they are… more

University of Kansas School of Medicine among Top 10 schools for primary care in nationwide ranking

Among the top 10 medical schools for primary care in the U.S. is one right in the region's backyard: The University of Kansas School of Medicine. The school made No. 9 on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of medical… more

$73M bond approved for Platte County schools 

A Platte County bond initiative pushing to approve $73 million in funding for the Platte County School District passed Tuesday. Around 62 percent of voters approved the bond, a measure which proposed a no-tax-increase bond to generate about $73 million… more

Kansas bill requires schools to offer in-person learning option

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill this week requiring all unified school districts to provide the option for full-time in-person learning. According to Kelly's office, every school in the state has already returned to offering an in-person option due… more

UMKC Forward plan to invest up to $60M

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) rolled out its UMKC Forward plan, pledging to invest more than $50 million to $60 million over the next five years in five key investments. Investments are designed to achieve growth and excellence for… more

Raymore-Peculiar School District aims to land $72M bond up for vote on April ballot

The Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District will ask voters to borrow $72 million for construction of a new freshman center, which eventually would be expanded to a second high school. If passed, Proposition S also wound fund a new performing arts center, HVAC… more

Construction begins to revamp old Saint Luke’s health college

Rockhurst University is injecting $23 million to renovate Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, in particular Sedgwick Hall. JE Dunn has been hired to conduct interior demolition work on Sedgwick's structure, which it began in December. The building is over… more

KCPS students, staff resume in-person learning Monday

For the first time in months, some students are heading back to the classroom in the Kansas City Public School District. Like in many other districts that previously returned to in-person learning in the metro, it will be the youngest… more

Coping with COVID: Next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout commences in Mo. with focus on educators

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday the next phase in the vaccination rollout will begin March 15. That tier, Phase 1B Tier 3, includes 550,000 essential workers across the state, including teachers and grocery store workers. To see a full… more

Platte County school district seeks $73M from bond proposal

Leaders from the Platte County, Missouri, R-3 School District will host an information session Thursday evening to answer questions about a no tax levy bond initiative on the April ballot. District leaders said the bond will not raise taxes within… more