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May 15, 2015

Kansas Tries Softer Approach to Getting Financial Literacy in Schools

Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.

April 02, 2015

Funding Cuts Force Kansas Districts to End School Year Early

Officials in the Concordia and Twin Valley school districts say that they will close early this year because of financial constraints caused by changes to the state's school funding formula.

March 27, 2015

Series Highlights Kansas' Rural School Woes

The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.

March 17, 2015

Kansas Lawmakers OK Shift to Block-Grant Funding, But Court Fight Looms

The Kansas Legislature has approved a plan to switch K-12 spending from a formula to block grants, but the state's legal system might not approve of the change.

February 19, 2015

Is Parental Consent for Sex Education Classes An Unnecessary Hurdle?

When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.

February 17, 2015

Kansas Lawmakers Mull Attaching Common-Core Repeal to Budget Bill

Last year, changes to teacher tenure and school choice were tacked onto the state K-12 spending plan. Could the same happen again for a common-core repeal effort this year?

February 03, 2015

ACLU Protests Mentoring Program for Boys in Kansas District

The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.

January 23, 2015

Kansas Reading Roadmap Boosts Learning, Study Says

Students who have participated in the initiative in one Kansas district have made steep reading gains and need fewer reading interventions than before the program.

December 31, 2014

Governor, Lawmakers in S.C. Ask Top Court to Reconsider K-12 Finance Ruling

In her petition to the state's top court, Gov. Nikki Haley says the November ruling doesn't take into account recent changes to state education spending.

December 30, 2014

Kansas School Funding Falls Short of Legal Standard, Court Rules

A district court in Kansas has found the state's K-12 funding system to be "inadequate to the task."

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