Fewer than 1 in 10 of Kansas' low-income children received a summer meal in July 2014.
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June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015
The new block-grant funding system replaced a per-pupil formula. It was signed into law in March.
June 26, 2015
After Gov. Sam Brownback approved changing to the state's per-pupil K-12 funding formula to a block-grant funding mechanism, some school districts headed to court to block the law.
May 15, 2015
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
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
The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.
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.