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Opinion: Second thoughts about charter schools
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Feb 1, 7:51 AM: Kansas was wise in setting rigorous limits for charters. Let’s keep it that way.
‘We want our kids to be in school’: Wichita continues efforts to curb suspensions
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Jan 14, 7:21 AM: Wichita school officials say they don’t plan to back away from efforts to curb student suspensions and expulsions, even after the Trump Administration rolled back guidelines aimed at reducing racial discrimination in school >
Commentary: School choice part of the fix for Kansas’ broken education funding model
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Dec 31, 7:18 AM: Politicians love false dichotomies. They want you to think you have to choose between compassion and carefulness, efficiency and effectiveness. In the Kansas school funding debate, there’s a line in the sand: Either you want to save >
Opinion: Revamp Teach for America to address Kansas teacher shortage
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Dec 28, 8:04 AM: The Kansas teacher shortage reflects a national trend. When classes started this fall Kansas was 612 teachers short, up 19 percent from last year. Some positions still remain open. Furthermore, the cost of recruiting high-quality >
Column: Tax credit programs give parents power over their children’s education
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Dec 26, 7:15 AM: Education in Kansas has evolved dramatically since settlers plowed out a life on the Plains. The one-room schoolhouse is gone and the local community coming together to hire a young woman to teach are left to the Little House >
Editorial: Kansas is this close to ending school funding battle. Why would GOP leaders start over?
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Dec 13, 6:34 AM: Republican leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they may re-think the state’s school funding formula when lawmakers reconvene in January.
As Lee's Summit Redraws School Boundaries, White Parents Don't Want To Talk About Race
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Dec 12, 7:12 AM: The Lee’s Summit R-7 school board is considering a plan that moves about 800 of the district’s 18,000 students to different schools next year. Conversations about school boundary changes are always fraught. When schools are >
Applying To Most Charter Schools Is About To Get Easier For Kansas City Families
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Dec 4, 7:58 AM: A common app for Kansas City charter schools launches Monday. Sixteen of 22 charter schools are participating.
As lieutenant governor, Rogers says he’ll fight for education and rural communities
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Nov 26, 8:41 AM: As Rogers, 60, prepares for a new role as lieutenant governor, he says his experience as a parent, volunteer and school board member — as well as his 30-year career in agricultural finance — will guide him as he tries to steer a new >
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 >

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