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December 08, 2014

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Kansas' Science Standards

The dismissed lawsuit claims that the Next Generation Science Standards violates the religious freedoms of students and parents and promoted atheism.

November 13, 2014

Kansas Picks Randy Watson, Local Superintendent, as Next K-12 Chief

Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.

October 30, 2014

How Can States Use College Entrance Tests for NCLB Accountability?

Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.

October 30, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Kansas Gubernatorial Race

In a race where K-12 spending is a major issue, Kansas GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is squaring off against a Democratic state legislator, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

August 12, 2014

Kansas Union Challenges Tenure-Repeal Law

The Kansas National Education Association is challenging provisions tacked onto a 2014 budget bill eliminating due process.

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

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