June 9, 2023

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SMSD dodges questions about transgender policy

The Shawnee Mission School District has declined to answer questions about its “Transgender Practices & FAQ,” a document obtained by the Sentinel as part of an open records request. The document enumerates guidelines for teachers…

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Records request backs up SMSD teacher’s complaints about DEI

The results of a Kansas Open Records Act request to the Shawnee Mission School District back up several of the claims made by Shawnee Mission North teacher Caedran Sullivan, an English teacher with the district…

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KCC ignores landowners, grants route for power lines to take electricity out of state

In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) — which regulates public utilities in the state of Kansas — approved a “Siting Application” for a 94-mile electric transmission project that will…

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The science of reading is the solution to state, nation’s literacy problem

Thirty-four percent of fourth-grade students in the United States cannot read at the basic level, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. It may not be unreasonable, then, to conclude that a third of…

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