April 14, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Amy Cawvey

Students are trapped in the twilight zone of public education

Imagine, if you will, entering the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center and beginning the long walk through an underground stone…

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SB 428 reinforces school board members’ ability to conduct needs assessments

Senate Bill 428 (SB 428), currently in front of the Kansas Senate Committee on Education, would force district administrations to…

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SB 427 would give school board members tools to improve transparency and accountability

School board members would no longer be restricted to whom they could speak on district issues, nor be barred from…

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Lansing school board narrowly approves transgender policy

The Lansing USD 469 School Board adopted a transgender student policy at its December meeting, a year after the same…

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LVCO superintendents lobby legislators and try to exclude board members

A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators…

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property taxes truth in taxation increase

Switched vote insures Lansing school district patrons won’t see tax increase

The USD 469 Board of Education in Lansing has approved a budget for the 2023-2024 school year that will not…

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Lansing superintendent published false claims in ad pushing a 12% tax hike

USD 469 Lansing last week published on its website an advertisement entitled “Revenue Neutral Rate Explained” designed to encourage support…

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Recall effort underway for Leavenworth school board member Vanessa Reid

Opponents of first-term Leavenworth USD 453 school board member Vanessa Reid have launched a recall effort against her, accusing her…

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Lansing parent wins school curriculum challenge

Kirsten Workman, the Lansing mom who withdrew her 12th-grade daughter from an English Composition class over content she found objectionable…

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Lansing parent addresses BOE with content, curriculum concerns

Kirsten Workman, who withdrew her daughter from high school English class over her concerns its content focused more on Critical…

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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…

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Leavenworth Co. superintendents reluctant to discuss property tax with county

Leavenworth County commissioners sought a meeting with public school superintendents and school board members to discuss property tax and mil…

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CRT debate intensifies as school officials argue no one teaches it

Debates about teaching critical race theory in Kansas schools boil across the state and the nation. However, officials at the…

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