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Where to get help with kids’ homework, tech problems for free or cheap in Wichita

This fall looks remarkably different for thousands of Wichita public school students and parents this year, thanks to building shutdowns prompted by concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. All middle and high school students — and many elementary-aged children — are taking courses virtually for at least the first nine weeks of the fall semester, which may leave parents struggling to figure out technology problems and how to help with coursework.

If you find yourself needing assistance now that the school year is underway, here are some free or low-cost options for help, as well as free meal options, available in Wichita.

If you know of other resources, email Amy Renee Leiker at [email protected]

Homework and tutoring

Starting next week, Wichita Public Schools will resume its weekday homework help hotline, which connects struggling students with certified teachers qualified to assist with their assignments. The hotline, which is free to all K-12

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Drone survey reveals large earthwork at ancestral Wichita site in Kansas

Drone survey reveals large earthwork at ancestral Wichita site in Kansas
Left: Drone-acquired orthoimage of the site showing major features discussed in the paper. Right: Thermal images mosaic collected from 11:15 pm-12:15 am. (Images from Figure 6 of the study). Credit: by Jesse Casana, Elise Jakoby Laugier, and Austin Chad Hill.

A Dartmouth-led study using multisensor drones has revealed a large circular earthwork at what may be Etzanoa, an archaeological site near Wichita, Kansas. Archaeologists speculate that the site was visited by a Spanish expedition, led by Juan de Oñate, a controversial conquistador, in 1601. The earthwork may be the remains of a so-called “council circle,” as it is similar to several other circular earthworks in the region, according to the study’s findings published in American Antiquity.

“Our findings demonstrate that undiscovered monumental earthworks may still exist in the Great Plains. You just need a different archeological approach to recognize them,” explained lead author, Jesse J. Casana, a professor and

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