May 28, 2024

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Category: Featured

School districts sitting on $1.25 billion in operating cash reserves

New data from the Kansas Department of Education show school districts collectively added $68 million to their operating cash reserves…

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Democrats push property tax hike on cars, farms, businesses

With the legislative session just around the corner, Kansas House Democrats are pushing a big property tax increase on cars…

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Secret Codes curriculum unlocks the science of reading

The nation’s literacy crisis could easily be solved if educators simply started with the “Secret Codes” which unlock the mystery…

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Homeschooling jumps 57% in Kansas while public school enrollment declines

Calling it “the most detailed look to date at an unprecedented period of growth in American homeschooling,” the Washington Post has…

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Pennsylvania settlement allows parents to opt students out of SEL

In a victory for parents, America First Legal recently announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit it filed earlier this…

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NCTQ: Kansas among the states using weak teacher licensure test for reading

A new study by the National Council on Teacher Quality is casting doubts on the teacher licensure tests in many…

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Leavenworth supers want more money, higher property tax, no accountability

The 2024 legislative agenda that Leavenworth County superintendents are proposing for adoption by their school boards is loaded with demands…

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Judge blocks abortion notification requirements in Kansas

A Kansas court has temporarily blocked a long-standing abortion law called the “Women’s Right to Know Act.” On Oct. 30,…

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Health textbook with explicit sexual content pulled in Spring Hill

A “health” textbook describing everything from anal sex to “rational suicide” and presenting ideas such as the “gender spectrum” as…

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Race-based, income-based achievement gaps widen in Johnson County

Achievement gaps in math and English Language Arts are worse for minorities and low-income students in the three largest school…

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State audit: just spending more won’t improve achievement

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is touting recent slight increases in state assessments as proof that more spending results in improved…

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KU graduate teaching assistant union calls Israel ‘settler colonial project’

As Israel responds to the vicious terror attacks by radical Islamist group Hamas, a graduate student group based at the…

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Herington Hospital closure is unrelated to Medicaid expansion

Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly is once again using the closure of a rural hospital to push for Medicaid expansion…

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2023 ACT scores drop beyond 30 year low

A little more than a week after the Kansas Association of School Boards touted Kansas as one of only six…

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Education bureaucracy pushing the status quo in hearings

Legislative hearings over this and last week are focusing on how to improve outcomes in Kansas education, perhaps unsurprisingly, the education…

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Compass Academy Network prevents summer learning loss in middle school

An innovative new program based out of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, is hoping to make a…

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Hays High School construction project, restrooms stirs controversy

Ground is set to be broken at the new Hays, Kansas High School soon, and it is unclear if the…

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Ottawa beekeeper wins sweet victory for home-based businesses

People in Ottawa, Kansas who want home-based businesses to sell honey and produce won a victory recently, thanks to Ellen…

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ADHD medication shortage causes difficulties for patients

A shortage of medication for sufferers of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), many of them children, has persisted for much of…

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Prominent scientists balk at climate change narrative

For years the refrain has been “the science is settled,” never mind that actual science is never settled — but…

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Kansas loses private sector jobs while adding government jobs

Through the first seven months of 2023, seasonally adjusted numbers show Kansas has lost 2,700 private sector jobs, while adding…

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Legal experts savage the Marion County Record affidavit

Two Kansas legal experts are not mincing words about the affidavit used to secure the search warrant that led to…

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Johnson County policy raises 1st Amendment issues

Last week the Johnson County Commission adopted a new policy that raises serious 1st Amendment issues.  It was added as…

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Chief of Shawnee Tribe says KU professor falsely claims Indian descent

A University of Kansas professor who claims to be of Indian descent is falsifying his ancestory, according to Shawnee Tribe…

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