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Regulation-Free Kansas Schools Want Rules Back
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Nov 20, 6:08 AM: Seven Kansas school districts freed from some state rules now say getting that special status isn’t worth the effort.
Kansas’ next governor says job protections for teachers should be restored statewide
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Nov 19, 7:47 AM: Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly said she would welcome a bill to again provide thousands of public school teachers with statewide due process protections that were eliminated years ago.
Will charter schools help or hinder Kansas’ education system and state budget?
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Oct 22, 4:41 AM: A national, yet controversial, charter school movement intended to promote school choice and school reform has made its way rather quietly to Kansas. Currently, 11 charter schools operate within Kansas’ 286 public school >
Opinion: Charter schools: Pro and con
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Oct 19, 5:08 AM: A national, yet controversial, charter school movement intended to promote school choice and school reform has made its way rather quietly to Kansas. Currently, 11 charter schools operate within Kansas 286 public school >
Is college the key to success? Many in Wichita say no
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Jul 9, 5:59 AM: So what's the issue? Are Wichita residents more skeptical of higher education than people elsewhere? Or were Wichitans in the survey sending a message that "college" — in the form of a diploma from a major four-year university — is >
Kansas school funding still inadequate, Supreme Court says
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Jun 26, 5:33 AM: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Monday that a new school funding plan is still inadequate, but gave the Legislature another year to fix it.
Kansas Supreme Court upholds repeal of teacher tenure rights
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Jun 18, 7:10 AM: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that state lawmakers did not violate the constitutional rights of public school teachers in 2014 when they repealed a law giving veteran teachers what are commonly known as tenure rights.
Kansas GOP candidates alone in advocating for tax dollars to support private-school vouchers
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Jun 18, 5:19 AM: Six candidates for Kansas governor or their surrogates clashed Wednesday during a convention of Missionary Baptist Church members on whether the state of Kansas ought to expand use of tax dollars to subsidize education of students >
Opinion: Kobach wrong on education
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May 23, 4:36 AM: There are other problems with school vouchers besides public money to private schools. Special-needs students don’t have as many options. There’s little school choice in many parts of rural Kansas. Private schools won’t accept all >
Proof that online high school can work: My daughter
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May 16, 6:29 AM: Perhaps inevitably, controversy has followed the growth. Some educators worry that online schools are inherently inferior to traditional classrooms with their flesh-and-blood teachers and peer-group teamwork. I agree that the trend >
Partnership designed to help high school grads land aviation jobs
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May 8, 5:31 AM: A new plan could have high-school students in Wichita walking off the graduation stage and into a job in the aviation industry. The plan is a part of a partnership with Wichita Public Schools, Wichita State University Campus of >
Kansas Supreme Court alters deadline for school finance filing so Kansas Legislature can fix $80M flaw
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Apr 26, 5:25 AM: The Kansas Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday altering deadlines for submitting legal briefs in an education finance case due to an error in the five-year, $525 million funding bill narrowly passed by the Legislature and signed >
Editorial: Passing a school finance bill doesn’t complete Kansas legislators’ work
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Apr 10, 5:38 AM: Kansas lawmakers took a significant step in the long-running school finance crisis over the weekend. The state Senate, kicking and screaming, finally agreed to a measure adding more than $500 million to school spending through 2023. >
Kansas City's First All-Girls Charter High School Picks A Leader
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Apr 9, 6:57 AM: Kansas City’s first single-gender charter school has found its founding principal. Tara Haskins will lead Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, which will serve predominantly young women of color in the city’s poorest >
Reading residents voice overwhelming support for charter school at special meeting
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Mar 29, 6:28 AM: Judging from the responses Wednesday, a proposal to turn Reading Elementary into a charter school may have struck a nerve across USD 251 North Lyon County.
House sends teacher tenure, anti-bullying bills to Senate
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Mar 9, 7:16 AM: The Kansas House gave final passage Thursday to two education bills, including one that restores teacher tenure rights, also known as due process rights, which lawmakers repealed several years ago.
DCHS touts pathways programs
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Mar 6, 6:35 AM: Vocational education at the high school level, or vo-tech, as it’s commonly known, used to consist of basic construction trades and perhaps some automotive repair, and the classes were sometimes viewed as a place for kids who simply >
Koch family to open new kind of private school at Wichita State University
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Feb 5, 6:54 AM: Modeled after schools such as Acton Academy in Austin, Texas, and NuVu (pronounced “new view”) on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wonder will incorporate facets of the “Maker movement” and other education >
Teacher tenure battle rises to Kansas Supreme Court once again
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Jan 29, 8:01 AM: Sen. Tom Arpke laid the foundation of an ongoing legal battle by championing a bill to end long-standing employment due process rights available to thousands of public school teachers.
Court Asks If Kansas Lawmakers Had Power To Kill Teacher Tenure
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Jan 25, 8:05 AM: Tenure, as Kansas public school teachers had known it for decades, died at the hands of lawmakers without a hearing in the spring of 2014.

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