- Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.
- > Apr 22, 8:30 AM: Eight months earlier, public schools near Wichita had rolled out a web-based platform and curriculum from Summit Learning. The Silicon Valley-based program promotes an educational approach called “personalized learning,” which uses
- Opinion: Kansas should look to Florida on how to reform public education
- > Apr 12, 5:06 AM: A false impression of student achievement is one of the greatest barriers to improving public education. Unfortunately, the new school funding bill won’t help as long as some in the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly continue
- Editorial: Anti-bullying measure is a sneaky plan to allow school vouchers in Kansas
- Mar 18, 7:24 AM: The Kansas Legislature is considering a new school finance bill that’s deeply problematic for several reasons, including this: It would establish a private school tuition program for students victimized by bullying.
- After Applying To Charter Schools Online, 2,500 Kansas City Families Now Have A Choice To Make
- Mar 8, 6:17 AM: Families of prospective charter school students who used a common application have received their offers and will have until March 22 to pick their top choice on School App KC.
- Private Schools Proposed As An Escape From Bullying, But Opponents See A Grab For Public Funding
- > Feb 21, 6:16 AM: A bill in the Kansas Legislature would let students escape bullying by transferring to a new school, either public or private. But critics say the bill is little more than an attempt to send state dollars meant for public schools to
- Kansas Hope Scholarship Act would transfer base aid to private schools for bullying victims
- Feb 19, 6:58 AM: Former Rep. Chuck Weber explained the hopelessness bullying victims experience in testimony last week for lawmakers entertaining ideas to restructure the way public school funding is used.
- Opinion: Second thoughts about charter schools
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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?
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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?
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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