Sunday, August 2, 2020

2019 state assessment: stagnant, disturbingly low achievement in Kansas schools

Nearly two-thirds of Kansas fourth-graders and 75% of Kansas 10th graders tested below grade level or needing remedial training in math, according to state assessment data published by the Kansas Department of Education. Statewide, the results...

OP Mailman Busted in Pot Distribution Scheme

In the NYPD, they call what an Overland Park mailman did "a million dollar mistake." Terrell Dewayne Shears, 25, threw away a long, secure career with pension and benefits to make a quick buck...

First World News: KC Woman Without Hot Water for Two Weeks

Last week a Kansas City woman found a cricket in her Chinese take-out, and this week a woman has had to endure two weeks without hot water. What is this city coming to? FOX 4's...

Turnout in School Board, Municipal Elections a Mixed Bag

Kansas lawmakers moved municipal and school board elections from the spring to the fall hoping it would result in a spike in voter turnout. It worked in some counties, but not in others, according...

Kansas senators concerned about state’s use of Unacast GPS tracking

Last week the Sentinel reported that the State of Kansas was using GPS data from aggregator Unacast to track Kansans' movement during the COVID-19 lockdown. On April 1, Kansas Department of Health and Environment chief...

ACLU Bullies Kansas State Senator for Managing Her Own Facebook Page

The ACLU has historically talked a good game about free speech, but the organization has been notoriously selective in challenging those who are--or who are alleged to be--suppressing it. This reality is something that Kansas...

Tax increases on the table in Wichita riverfront design unveiling

After months of 'no comment' from city officials and downtown boosters, a sales tax increase in officially on the table to pay for the Wichita riverfront development along the east bank of the Arkansas...

Kansas Justice Institute convinces Osage County to rescind parade ban

The residents of Osage County, Kansas, were planning to attend an Easter car parade when it was canceled by the Osage County Health Department.  According to reports, the County Health Department deemed the parade...

NCTQ: Most Kansas university programs don’t effectively teach science of reading

Only a third of colleges and universities in Kansas are effectively teaching the science of reading, according to a new study by the National Council on Teacher Quality. “The state has made some progress...

Legislators Have Duty to Resist Judicial Encroachment, KS Supreme Court Says

According to a 2015 Kansas Supreme Court decision, lawmakers have an obligation to oppose judicial overreach. In the ruling, Justice Eric Rosen said legislation that encroached on the judicial branch's responsibilities was unconstitutional. Writing for...