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July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

June 19, 2014

Doomsday Scenario: A Court Order to Increase Taxes for K-12

In its showdown with lawmakers, what would happen if the Washington state Supreme Court ordered an increase in taxes to pay for a larger K-12 budget?

June 16, 2014

Despite Questions, Kansas Education Board Approves Two 'Innovative Districts'

The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 09, 2014

Law Diminishing Kansas Labor Protections Challenged by Teachers' Union

The Kansas National Education Association is filing a legal challenge to a new law that eliminated due-process rights for state teachers.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

May 12, 2014

Contract Language May Save Due-Process Rights for Some Kansas Teachers

Due to their contract language with the local district, teachers in Wichita may be protected from a new Kansas law that ends due-process rights for K-12 educators.

May 05, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver State Will Be the First to Get Off High-Risk Status?

Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, each had until Thursday to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education addressing the agency's concerns with their waivers.

April 24, 2014

Michelle Obama Speech Plans Changed to Address Topeka Graduation Concerns

The first lady will instead speak at a "Senior Recognition Day."

April 14, 2014

Due Process About to Dissolve for Kansas Teachers

Teachers' unions in the state are protesting the change, which was approved by legislators as part of several adjustments to the state's K-12 funding system.

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