The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.
All Blog Posts With Kansas Tag or Category
March 27, 2015
March 17, 2015
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
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
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
The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.
January 23, 2015
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
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
A district court in Kansas has found the state's K-12 funding system to be "inadequate to the task."
December 08, 2014
The dismissed lawsuit claims that the Next Generation Science Standards violates the religious freedoms of students and parents and promoted atheism.
November 13, 2014
Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.