March 24, 2023

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Category: Featured

SCOTUS: parents of SPED students can sue districts under ADA

A United States Supreme Court decision handed down Tuesday related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enormous implications…

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School choice ESA bill passes the Kansas House in SB 83

In a major victory for school choice advocates in the Sunflower State, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the “Sunflower…

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Kelly administration wants $15 million to bail out failed incentive program

The Kelly administration is asking for approximately $15 million a year to prop up an incentive program that has shown…

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KCC supports “minimum bill” for consumers who generate own power

If the Kansas Corporation Commission — the entity tasked with overseeing utilities in the state of Kansas — has its…

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USD 259: honoring parents’ wishes on student pronouns is discriminatory

The Wichita School district is declining to answer questions about a teacher training that says it is “discriminatory” for teachers…

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Newton Board of Education appears to have violated KOMA

The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special…

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Big pay increases for JoCo employees mean tax hikes for residents

While the “pronoun pins” the Johnson County government recently purchased are a fairly minor cost to the taxpayers, the big…

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Johnson County spends $4,648 on pronoun lapel pins

Johnson County officials are spending $4,648 on lapel pins and stickers for employees to declare their pronouns, according to emails…

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Morris County schools super allegedly misused federal funds, audit finds

A yearly audit of the Morris County Unified School District 417 found significant problems within the district — particularly in…

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Derby Recreation Commission allows biological males in women’s locker room, even after used condom is found

The Derby Recreation Commission has refused to respond to questions about its transgender locker room policy, even after a used…

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Senate tax committee bills would save $463 million over three years

A bill recently passed out of the Kansas Senate Tax Committee would be a significant boon to retirees on a…

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Title IX does not cover gender identity, court rules

Title IX rules against gender-based discrimination do not include “gender identity,” according to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sitting…

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House committee approves ESA school choice bill

The Kansas House of Representatives K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony earlier this week on House Bill 2218, which would…

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Legislature considers bill to modify sports competition

Last year, the Kansas State High School Athletics Association — which governs all high school sports in Kansas — adopted…

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Legislature considers bill to modify sports competition

Last year, the Kansas State High School Athletics Association — which governs all high school sports in Kansas — adopted…

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Audit: Economic development ‘incentives’ don’t cover costs to taxpayers

A recent audit of economic development “incentive” programs by the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit found that — while…

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Kansas Supreme Court: KORA requires production of electronic records

A recent Kansas Supreme Court decision has put public records custodians on notice — under the Kansas Open Records Act…

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Blue Valley dodges questions about taxes ahead of bond issue

School districts routinely ask voters to approve hundreds of millions in new bond issue debt with the promise that it…

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New state Treasurer taking hard look at ESG, who manages state pension funds

Newly sworn-in Kansas State Treasurer Steven C. Johnson is taking a hard look at whether ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance)…

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Kansas School Board Resource Center to help districts close achievement gaps

In an effort to help school board members effectively address the state’s student achievement crisis, the Kansas Policy Institute, the…

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Fordham study finds positive impacts of Ohio’s EdChoice program

A new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute should allay concerns that school choice programs won’t benefit marginalized students.  …

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Wichita private school, one of 8 finalists for Yass Prize, awarded $500,000

A private school in Wichita, Kansas, which primarily serves African American students, was recently awarded $500,000 as one of the…

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Board of Tax Appeals hands Truth in Taxation victory to KJI, Baldwin City taxpayers

In a victory for the Kansas Justice Institute and Baldwin City taxpayers, the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals on Thursday,…

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Moran’s office won’t explain his vote allowing debate on $1.7 trillion omnibus bill

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to advance the massive $1.66 trillion omnibus spending bill to a floor debate, clearing the…

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