February 26, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas Association of School Boards

Bonner Springs superintendent defends gender pronoun instruction poster in middle school

Students at Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs can familiarize themselves with the issues involving gender identity pronouns with this…

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KS K-12 spending ranked #11, but ‘bang for the buck’ falls to #38

Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement)…

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Louisburg superintendent, school board face backlash over lack of transparency

It’s been a summer of discontent among Louisburg USD 416 patrons over recent actions by its superintendent and school board…

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Five myths in KASB attempt to excuse low student achievement

The recent report from the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) on K-12 student assessment entitled Understanding State Assessment Data…

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NSBA wants schools to effectively have “one free rape”

The National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) and Fairfax County Public Schools want the U.S. Supreme to hear a case that…

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Justice Dept. threatens to sic FBI on parents as domestic terrorists

The U.S. Attorney General is threatening to treat concerned school patrons like domestic terrorists, but parents say they aren’t backing…

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Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options,…

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KASB attorney discourages CRT ban in USD 312 Haven

The USD 312 Haven School Board could ban critical race theory (CRT) in its schools. But behind the scenes, the…

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Parents outraged by USD 416 policy using photos for contact tracing

A parent in the USD 416 Louisburg school district wants to know why the High School track coach is taking…

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Kansas lawmakers consider mandate for in-person learning option

Eighth-grader Ian Reimer has attended school in person for three days since March 12, 2020. The Gardner-Edgerton student started school…

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Lawmakers debate mandating personal finance class to graduate

Kansas students can graduate from high school without taking any classes on personal finance. A bill before the Kansas Legislature…

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KS education lobby attacks opportunity – Part 3, KASB

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB), the taxpayer-funded lobbying arm of local school boards, this week renewed their opposition…

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Lawmakers consider education savings accounts

A former school board member announced to the Kansas House K-12 budget committee on Monday that she changed her mind…

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Lawmakers face call to grow government with higher tax revenue

The group that creates budget estimates for the state of Kansas revised its tax revenue numbers last week, estimating the…

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Hope scholarship would help bullied students

Bullies started targeting Claire Tietgen at school when she was a first grader. Since that time, she’s transferred to eight…

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Lawmakers Debate Whether to Legitimize Unlawful Transportation Funding to Schools

Passing legislation that will codify the way the Kansas State Department of Education determined state funding for school transportation should…

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Legislative Leaders Seek Suspension of KS Deputy Education Commissioner

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman are asking the Kansas State Department of Education to…

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Hutch District Sitting on Large Cash Reserve Balance

The Hutchinson School District, a plaintiff in the Gannon lawsuit, is maintaining cash reserves of almost half of the district…

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School Districts Sitting on Record Amounts of Cash Reserves

Kansas school districts are sitting on record reserves. According to the Kansas State Department of Education, public schools are sitting…

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Astroturf Alert: KASB Urges School Boards to Submit Letters to Editor

The Kansas Association of School Boards is encouraging school boards across the state to submit letters to the editor lauding…

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KASB Uses Taxpayer Money to Lobby Against Obamacare Changes

The Kansas Association of School Boards is weighing in on proposed changes to Obamacare. In a KASB newsletter, the school…

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School Board Lobbyist Dispels Some School Funding Myths

Kansas Association of School Boards lobbyist, Mark Tallman, penned a blog post that dispels some myths about school funding and…

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