July 20, 2024

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Education establishment gearing up for new lawsuit over SPED funding

The State Supreme Court in 2019 determined that the Legislature met the Court’s definition of adequate funding of schools, including…

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KS Supreme Court sets date for SB 40 hearing

Save the date.  The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a new law stands on Oct. 26. The…

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KS education lobby attacks opportunity – Part 2, SMSD

The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is part of the education lobby that is attacking opportunity for students who are…

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School boards still diverting money to Schools for Fair Funding

Kansas school districts continue to pump money into Schools for Fair Funding, a coalition of school districts that successfully sued…

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SFFF diverts $8.4 million from classrooms to pay lawyers

Kansas public school districts have paid more than $8.4 million in membership fees to Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF), an…

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Court rejects Kelly’s request to file school finance brief

The Kansas Supreme Court denied Gov. Laura Kelly’s request to file an amicus brief in the on-going school financing lawsuit…

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School districts demand $270 million more than Gov. Kelly proposes

Governor Laura Kelly and the Department of Education say about $90 million more is needed to comply with the Supreme…

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More money won’t end school funding litigation

Even if legislators give schools the extra $90 million per year that the Department of Education says is needed to…

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Capital-Journal treats school funding rumor as fact

Despite a lack of evidence or confirmation, the Topeka Capital-Journal printed allegations from Democrats saying House Speaker Ron Ryckman, (R)…

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Denning: ‘We Did Our Work on Schools Last Year’

The Kansas Legislature will have a solution for school funding by April, Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning told the Sunflower…

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Wichita School District Hires Political Consulting Firm

The Wichita School District hired a political consulting firm to monitor and report to district administration on legislative activities. School…

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Supreme Court Rejects School Funding Model It Once Used

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional lawmakers’ most recent attempt at a school financing formula, in part, because the formula…

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