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WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services today announced it would be sending 125 million cloth masks to schools to aid in the continued reopening and safe return to classroom instruction. The announcement builds on funding, testing and other assistance provided to schools by this Administration.
ASHLAND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas Rural Development office announced a $20,400 grant for the City of Ashland library to install a new roof through its Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas Rural Development office announced Monday a $791,638 Distance Learning grant to the Paradise School District, USD 399, in Osborne County to purchase audio and visual equipment to improve distance learning opportunities for students in the district.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas Rural Development office announced Monday a $658,894 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK). This grant will support the organization’s 10-county, 11-school district virtual learning redesign project to reduce inequality of educational experiences, resources and career exploration opportunities in rural school districts in Central Kansas.
Getting students back in classrooms with face-to-face instruction this fall is imperative, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall said.
Marshall, who recently secured his party’s nomination in the Kansas Republican race for U.S. Senate during the primary election, spoke with the Mercury by phone Friday about on school reopenings and the stalemate among U.S. senators over coronavirus relief aid.
The former practicing physician said he thinks the benefits of in-person education outweigh the risks.
On Saturday, more than 1,500 museums across the U.S. – and 25 located right here in Kansas – will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, an annual celebration of the institutions that tell the stories of our past and preserve our culture and heritage. This year’s Museum Day will focus on musical collections and music-related programming.