July 17, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Blue Valley

A+ Team gets an F for honesty

The A+ Team, a slate of four candidates for the Blue Valley school board, posted a social media ad claiming that…

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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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Education officials top the 2022 KPERS ‘millionaires’ list

Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows Kansas has 3,778 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government…

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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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Goddard, Wichita, and Blue Valley address learning loss

In the wake of the release of an online calculator by Georgetown University that estimates the number of weeks of…

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Big property tax hikes proposed by most officials in Johnson County

As if past property tax increases that far exceed the change in inflation and population aren’t bad enough, most elected…

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Freedom to Learn KS PAC doesn’t want parents to learn the truth about achievement

A panel discussion hosted last week by the Freedom to Learn Kansas Political Action Committee serves as another reminder that…

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Kansas is #32 in educational racial equality, belying officials’ anti-racism claims

Kansas is the 32nd-worst state in the nation for racial equality, showing once again school officials’ alleged devotion to ending…

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Open Enrollment, other education reforms signed into law by governor

Beginning in 2024, open enrollment will permit any Kansas student to transfer schools, based on the receiving school’s capacity, following…

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Study: Masks get failing grade in keeping kids in school

A study of the nation’s 500 largest school districts indicates that masking children in school had the opposite effect that…

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Open Enrollment bill narrowly approved in House

Kansas K-12 students will be able to transfer and attend any school district in the state, depending on capacity limitations,…

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Kansas school calls domestic terrorism a ‘right-wing’ issue

A 9th-Grade history assignment and discussion at Blue Valley West High School in Kansas asked students to explain “What is…

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Blue Valley, Olathe: open enrollment brings undesirable students

School officials’ rejection of an open enrollment bill in the Kansas legislature offers a rare glimpse of an elitist attitude…

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No documentation for mask order at BVSW in USD 229

An email from Principal Scott Roberts on January 7 informed parents of Blue Valley Southwest (BVSW) students in USD 229…

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Blue Valley inflates COVID positivity rate for staff’s benefit

The Blue Valley school administration, notorious for putting the interests of adults ahead of students, has done it again.  This…

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School newspaper editorial criticizes free speech, religion

An editorial in the Blue Valley Northwest school newspaper recently called for a limitation on religious speech based on –…

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2021 state assessment results show continued decline

The new state assessment results from the Kansas Department of Education show achievement continuing to decline, with many more high…

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Schools won’t talk about getting 135,000 students to grade level

There were about 135,000 students reading and writing below grade level in Kansas in 2019, with about 17,000 of them…

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Blue Valley asks students to declare preferred pronouns

Under the guise of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), teachers in Blue Valley are asking students to declare their preferred…

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Survey: public school satisfaction lower than expected

Satisfaction with public schools in some of the state’s largest districts was lower than might be expected pre-COVID, and their…

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KSDE denial of critical race theory is just another fairy tale

The rapidly growing backlash against critical race theory yesterday prompted the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) to deny that CRT…

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Blue Valley ransom note to parents: pay up or else

Just when you think education officials’ money worship cannot be more depraved, an elementary school principal sends parents what amounts…

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Education officials top the list of nearly 3,000 KPERS ‘millionaires’

The 2020 KPERS pension payment listing shows Kansas has 2,993 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government retirees who will…

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Doctor says there’s no legitimate medical reason to mask children

One Kansas City-area mom had to fight tooth and nail to get a mask exemption for her children, despite having…

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