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Shawnee Mission, Kansas is located in Johnson County. Zip codes in Shawnee Mission, KS include 66250, 66208, and 66224.

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Urban farm to help Shawnee Mission culinary arts students

Students in the culinary arts program in the Shawnee Mission School District will be able to grow their own organic plants and vegetables at the new urban farm, which broke ground Tuesday.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

In Olathe and elsewhere, more taxing authority won't offset cuts

Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose praised the school-finance bill because "Johnson County schools finally got more local control," predicting the Shawnee Mission, Olathe and Blue Valley districts will take advantage of how the legislation enables them to raise local property taxes.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Kansas Supreme Court criticizes Brownback for signing judicial budget

The Supreme Court issued a statement strongly rebuking the governor Friday after he signed a judicial budget that ties funding to policy changes.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Great Bend Tribune

Poet laureate magically weaves words

Wyatt Townley, Shawnee Mission, finds poetry in every day life, in trains, in the Kansas wind, and in nature.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Kansas City Star

Negro Leagues Museum inducts four into Hall of Game

When animal escapes happen - and they do - zookeepers know the reasons, which can be human error or the more naturalistic designs of modern zoos.

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The Kansas City Star

Kansas school funding bill is huge win for area

But last week they made historic strides in bringing more local control to Kansas school districts, particularly to Johnson County and, specifically to the Shawnee Mission School District.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Prairire Village Post

George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' makes an appearance...

What do George Orwell's Animal Farm and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions in Citizens United have in common? They both are cited in a legal brief suggesting the Shawnee Mission School District families are victims of inequality and have had their First Amendment rights restricted.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Prairie Village Post

Rep. Rooker 'heartsick' over results of education finance bill

"What happened is immoral." That was State Representative Melissa Rooker's summation of the education finance bill that narrowly passed in the Kansas Legislature Sunday night.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Prairie Village Post

'Unkind words' for teachers in Topeka, NEA president says, as due process is removed

Nancy Fritz was in Topeka all weekend - along with hundreds of Kansas teachers - watching the final education bill unfold in the capitol.

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Prairie Village Post

SM East again makes Washington Post 'Most Challenging Schools' list

The Washington Post's newest rankings of the "most challenging" high schools in the country puts SM East and two other Shawnee Mission schools in good company.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

KCTV5

KS bill creates worry over teachers' due process rights, at-risk funding cuts

Kansas lawmakers are finished with a bill to answer a judge's order to better fund poor school districts, but not everyone is happy with it.

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Prairie Village Post

Shawnee Mission to file amicus brief in lawsuit that challenges school funding cap

The Shawnee Mission School District will file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by a group of district parents who challenged the state's limits on how much money residents can raise in an individual school district.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Prairire Village Post

Talk Amongst Yourselves: Increasing local taxes to fund Shawnee Mission schools

Versions of a new school finance bill being considered in the Kansas House and Senate would allow for an increase in the "local option budget" - the portion of a school district's operating budget that can come from local property taxes - from 31 percent to 33 percent.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Blazers lose baseball opener versus SMEHS

The Gardner Edgerton High School baseball team's offense struggled in a 5-1 loss to Shawnee Mission East High School in its home opener March 29. Luke Whitlow and Jacob Means had the Blazers' only two hits, and Chance Carney scored the lone run.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Prairie Village Post

Shawnee Mission awards design contract for new administration building

Antioch Middle School on 71st Street would be demolished to make way for a new administration center for Shawnee Mission schools.

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The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Blazer track season begins at SMS

Senior sprinter Jaylon Radel will lead the Gardner Edgerton High School Blazers at the Shawnee Mission High School South Invitational April 5. Submitted Photo After nearly a month of preparation, the Blazer track season will begin at the Shawnee Mission South High School Invitational, April 5. On the boys side, Gardner Edgerton High School track ... (more)

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Prairire Village Post

Westwood City Council candidates on the issues: Challenges to keeping Westwood attractive to families

Today we continue with the responses to our questionnaire for the Westwood City Council candidates .

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