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Wichita fourth-graders meet homework challenge

Associated Press - April 27, 2014 11:26 am

Restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students, the head of Kansas' governing board of education said after a community college announced plans to develop a degree costing just $15,000.

A Wichita fourth-grade class has defied expectations and met a challenge requiring every class member to complete homework assignments for 100 consecutive days.

Brianna Falvey’s class at Colvin Elementary School set the goal in September. Two students did not have their homework done in October and the class had to start over.

The Wichita Eagle reports the class hit its 100-day goal on Friday.

Now Falvey has to make good on a promise she made to her students if they met the challenge. On Monday, she’ll be in class with orange hair and wearing a prom dress.

And the kids will get to spend money provided by one of Falvey’s friends for a trip to All Star Adventures in Wichita, and to a Wichita State University baseball game.