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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.

April 07, 2014

Kansas Budget Overhaul Includes Changes to School Choice, Teacher Tenure Policies

A school-finance package approved by Kansas lawmakers in response to a court ruling gives districts greater flexibility if they seek local tax increases.

April 02, 2014

Kansas Suspends State Tests Following Cyber Attacks

Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.

March 25, 2014

School-Finance Overhaul in Kansas Could End Early-Education Push

A plan to boost school funding in Kansas in the wake of a court ruling could mean Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to increase pre-K spending won't succeed.

March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

March 05, 2014

Stalled: Kansas Bid to Prosecute Teachers Who Show Students 'Harmful Material'

A bill that would facilitate the prosecution of school personnel for displaying material deemed "harmful" to students has stalled in the Kansas legislature.

February 18, 2014

Kansas Reading Roadmap Targets Third Grade

The Kansas Reading Roadmap hopes to promote 3rd grade reading proficiency, which research has shown is a strong predictor of students' future success.

February 18, 2014

Kansas Bill Would Authorize Harder Spankings by School Personnel

UPDATED: Democratic state representative Gail Finney, who introduced the bill, said that the measure was designed to clarify the boundaries of acceptable corporal punishment, which is not expressly defined in current Kansas statutes.

February 18, 2014

State Lawmaker Hasn't Read Common Standards But Wants to Revoke Them

A split in the debate about the common standards shows up starkly in the news coverage of a Kansas lawmaker's views.

February 13, 2014

The LGBT Community Isn't Welcome in Kansas Anymore

According to Time, "Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles." What does this mean for LGBT youth?

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