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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 >
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 >
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 >
Kansas school funding still inadequate, Supreme Court says
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
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 >
Kansas GOP candidates alone in advocating for tax dollars to support private-school vouchers
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 >
Opinion: Kobach wrong on education
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 >
Proof that online high school can work: My daughter
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 >
Partnership designed to help high school grads land aviation jobs
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 >
Kansas Supreme Court alters deadline for school finance filing so Kansas Legislature can fix $80M flaw
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 >
Editorial: Passing a school finance bill doesn’t complete Kansas legislators’ work
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 >
Kansas City's First All-Girls Charter High School Picks A Leader
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
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
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.



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