Saturday, November 26, 2022

Senator calls for removal of DCF chief after second child dies in custody

Following the second death this year of a child in the custody of the Department for Children and Families, Johnson County Senator Molly Baumgardner (R-Louisburg) has called on Governor Kelly to fire DCF Secretary...

Soros contributions run counter to governor’s middle-of-the-road claims

Governor Laura Kelly’s acceptance of the maximum contribution from George Soros family members may have voters questioning her oft-repeated phrase this campaign season that she’s "in the middle of the road.” Both Jonathan Soros, scion...

Cowley Co. couple in property rights showdown with State of Kansas

A Cowley County bird dog trainer and handler has filed a property rights suit against Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Justin Smith, D. V. M., in his capacity as Animal Health Commissioner with the state...

Lansing school board member: CRT is taught in Kansas

Education officials insist that the tenets of critical race theory are not being taught in Kansas and other states, but a new survey of young adults indicates otherwise.  A Lansing, Kansas school board member...

Panel discussion to explore achievement gains in Wabaunsee school district

The Wabaunsee school district has consistently outperformed surrounding districts and the state average on math and reading state assessments tests over the last several years.  While the state and many districts have seen achievement...

Candidate invitation to speak at Derby school may be election law violation

A Derby High School instructor potentially ran afoul of state election law last week when she invited the Democrat challenger for the local State House of Representatives seat to speak to the school's civics...

Lansing parent challenges curriculum pushing Marxism, other political opinions

A Lansing parent has removed her high school senior from an English Composition class, contending the materials in the curriculum reflect political philosophy, like Marxism, that don’t belong in a class where students learn...

Rose Hill students taught there are five genders in dual credit college course

A Rose Hill high school student who has been taking concurrent (sometimes called "dual credit") courses at Butler County Community College said he was required to answer a question on how many genders exist...

JoCo poll workers warned about potential Konnech identity theft

Election workers for Johnson County from June 2016 to October 2022 are being cautioned to monitor their personal information amid concerns of identity theft by Konnech, Inc., the county’s election management software contractor. The company...

Reading, math proficiency plummet on 2022 NAEP assessment

Reading and math proficiency fell to historic lows on the 2022 NAEP test, with just a third of 4th-grade proficient and only a quarter of 8th-graders.  The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is...