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Past Conferences

2018 KSDE Civic Conference

KSPA executive director Eric Thomas presented two sessions at the KSDE civics conference in Topeka Feb. 19. The first session relayed the research of University of Kansas professor Peter Bobkowski who found that participation in journalism correlates with more civic activity later in life. The second session summarized the rights…...

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Two-day conference celebrates student free speech in Kansas

Celebrating 25 years of free student expression in Kansas, more than 800 students from 80 schools converged on Topeka last week. The event, the KSPA fall conference, gathered students from around the state for two days of break-out sessions, nationally known speakers, critiques and even a student dance. To commemorate…...

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Fall Conference: Sept. 25-26 in Topeka

Join schools from all over the state in September for a fall conference unlike any other. This two-day event will inspire you with stories of student journalists bravely reporting. And you will learn from the professionals with their years of experience. Plus, prepare your staff to meet their goals for…...

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Beginners Photography Workshop

Want to learn more about the basics of photography? Check out our workshop for middle school and high school students who are new to having a camera in their hands....

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Too Close to Call: KSPA Fall Conferences 2016

We want to earn your vote as the best day of journalism ever! With the upcoming political season -- from electing new members of the Topeka statehouse election to choosing a new president -- political coverage will be everywhere: on your website, on your broadcast, in your yearbook and on…...

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Fall Conference Registration Open!

Registration for the September conferences in Hays, Manhattan and Lawrence is open. Sign up before the Sept. 17 deadline to ensure that your students can participate in this day of learning, critiques and staff bonding....

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