July 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Danedri Herbert

New school board members need permission to attend KASB conference

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) annual convention kicks off this weekend, but newly-elected school board candidates need permission…

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Study: diversity administrators do not improve student achievement

The achievement gap between white and minority students likely increases when K-12 school districts hire chief diversity officers. That’s the…

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KS Board of Ed: districts withhold services to get more money

A half-empty bus passes a Wichita elementary student each morning as he walks more than two miles to the same…

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State school board groups reject NSBA domestic terrorists letter

School board associations in more than a dozen states oppose a letter about domestic terrorists the National School Board Association…

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Dark store theory: counties break the law, threaten residential property tax hike

Even the name — dark store theory — sounds ominous. With the willing participation of local media, some local officials…

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Justice Dept. threatens to sic FBI on parents as domestic terrorists

The U.S. Attorney General is threatening to treat concerned school patrons like domestic terrorists, but parents say they aren’t backing…

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KS Supreme Court sets date for SB 40 hearing

Save the date.  The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a new law stands on Oct. 26. The…

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Schools approve graphic gay sex scenes in classroom book

A book detailing the sexual exploits of a young man is on the approved reading list for students as young…

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Republicans differ on approach to eliminating federal vaccine mandate

Three Kansas state senators and two state representatives are asking fellow lawmakers to petition Governor Laura Kelly for a special…

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Dillons pharmacy in Hutchinson refuses to fill ivermectin prescription

When Dr. Mark Steffen, a state lawmaker and a medical doctor, prescribed ivermectin for a patient, a Dillons pharmacy in…

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Johnson County withholds data used to create misleading COVID chart

Instead of turning over raw data and emails related to a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment chart, county…

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Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options,…

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Charter Commission chair cancels meeting, six members stay to listen to public

A formal public hearing before the Johnson County Charter Commission ended abruptly last night, but a handful of its 25-members…

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Kansas Justice Institute files legal brief in defense of SB 40

The Kansas Justice Institute argues that a legislative overhaul of the Kansas Emergency Act, known as Senate bill 40, should…

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Hanzlick seeks to appoint, rather than elect, JoCo Sheriff

Johnson County Charter Commissioners are likely to debate whether to make the sheriff an appointed role rather than an elected…

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Mask mandates increase voter support for parental choice

Masks are doing for school choice what years of advocacy has not: Increasing Democratic support for parental choice. That’s according…

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KS Highway Patrol fights to destroy innocent man’s classic Corvette

When Richard Martinez bought a 1959 Corvette from an Indiana used car dealer, the Kansas man had no reason to…

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JoCo Sheriff opts department out of county vaccine, testing mandate

When county officials asked Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden to opt his department into a county government initiative requiring employees…

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Blue Valley teacher violates student’s privacy over medical mask exemption

A Blue Valley Northwest teacher is under fire today after parents complained she promised to tell her Facebook followers whether…

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GOP leaders to Governor: Stop illegally spending COVID relief funds

Republican leaders in the Kansas House and Kansas Senate will consider legal action against Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration over its…

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Attorneys say school districts can opt out of mask mandate

Johnson County’s Legal Director, an attorney in private practice, and arguably a State Attorney General opinion all say school districts…

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Confusion reigns on emergency orders after judge issues SB 40 ruling

Morris County officials are operating as if Senate Bill 40 is still in effect thanks in part to the threat…

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Teacher leaves Shawnee Mission over critical race theory, masks

Critical race theory and mask mandates prompted at least one Shawnee Mission School District teacher to throw in the towel…

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AG’s office asks Kansas Supreme Court to grant SB 40 stay

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to pause a District Court judge’s ruling that the…

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