USD 253 Superintendent Theresa Davidson is optimistic a change in the state's Common Core assessment tests will be a more accurate reflection on how well Emporia students are learning.
Commencement activities, fundraisers and music highlight the upcoming weekend schedule.
Emporia State's winter commencement activities are taking place Saturday, and as has been the case the last couple years, they will take place at different locations.
Nobody was hurt, but a house in central Emporia was heavily damaged by fire Thursday afternoon.
The house fire at 1010 West was called in shortly after 2 pm. Fire Chief Jack Taylor says flames were plainly visible along the north wall when firefighters arrived.
Fire caused major damage to a home in rural Lyon County east of Emporia on Thursday.
Thursday night's Midnight Madness shopping session had Commercial Street packed. Most businesses along Commercial were open from 8 to midnight, seeing the crux of their business right at the beginning of the event.
State assessment reports were the biggest item on the agenda for the Emporia School Board meeting Wednesday night.
Emporia State University will now be the second Regents university in the state to incorporate the Accounting Pilot and Bridge Program into its curriculum. The program was developed at K-State, and its designed to give high school
students a chance to explore the field of accounting, and shed light on degree and career opportunities.
USD 252 South Lyon County school board had an action meeting Wednesday night, with a packed agenda on the table.